Dear Mr. Watterson is a documentary film about the greatest comic strip ever: Calvin & Hobbes. Calvin & Hobbes dominated the comics in thousands of newspapers for ten years, having a profound effect on millions of readers across the globe. When its creator, Bill Watterson, retired the strip on New Year’s Eve in 1995, devoted readers everywhere felt the void left by the departure of Calvin, his tiger Hobbes, and Watterson’s other cast of characters, and many fans would never find a satisfactory replacement.
It has now been 17 years since the end of Calvin & Hobbes. Bill Watterson has kept an extremely low profile during this time, living a very private life in Ohio. Despite his quiet lifestyle, Mr. Watterson is remembered and appreciated daily by fans who still enjoy his amazing collection of work. Newspaper readership and book sales can be tracked and recorded, but the human impact he has had and the value and significance of his art are perhaps impossible to measure.
Dear Mr. Watterson is not a quest to find Bill Watterson, or to invade his privacy. It is an exploration to discover why his 'simple' comic strip made such an impact on so many readers in the 80s and 90s, and why it still means so much to us today.
link to Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fingerprintfilms/dear-mr-watterson-a-calvin-and-hobbes-documentary
Webseries: The Other Side of the Fence
Description of webseries: Come take a peek on the other side of the fence; the world of the not so loud and proud. The characters from the book come to life in the webseries of the same name. Watch them navigate through college life, sexuality, friendships, addiction, and relationships. Their limits are tested, social norms are questioned, friendships are made, relationships ebb and flow, and the beauty of self discovery is realized.