The documentary Dear Mr. Watterson explores what makes Calvin & Hobbes so special, beloved, and influential, and why its creator was willing to take on newspapers and the comics industry not only to serve his creation, but comics in general.
We've all heard that if you find a job you love you'll never work a day in your life. The same can be said of environmental activism -- if you find the role that's right for you, you may find yourself experiencing things and learning more than you'd ever imagined.
Dave's beat allowed him to have close interactions with columnists like Ann Landers, Dear Abby, Walter Cronkite and just about every cartoonist who has ever walked the planet. He writes about those people and experiences in Comic (and Column) Confessional.
Contrary to what has been claimed by various reviewers, "The Someday Funnies" was not 40 years in the making, though it is true that four decades elapsed between the time I undertook the project and the time the book finally saw the light of day.
Taken with a sense of disbelief, superheroes live in a world of constant danger. A day off is always just out of reach. Even a day at the beach brings up bad memories of a Sandman/Hydroman team-up. And the Waynes couldn't even enjoy a quiet night at the theater.
t might seem that comics themselves are dying, but the truth is that comics are alive and well. In fact, they are conquering global culture. What's more: Comics increasingly are the home of our spiritual imagination.