Documentary - Dear Mr. Watterson (2013)
Calvin and Hobbes dominated the Sunday comics in thousands of newspapers for over ten years and had a profound effect on millions of readers across the globe. When he strip’s creator, Bill Watterson, retired the strip on New Year’s Eve in 1995, devoted readers felt the void, and many fans would never find a satisfactory replacement. In the time since, Bill Watterson has lived a private life just outside of Cleveland. Although newspaper readership and book sales can be tracked and recorded, the human impact he has had and the value of his art are impossible to measure. This film is not a quest to find Bill Watterson or to invade his privacy. It is an exploration to discover why his 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.