The reclusive creator of the beloved comic strip Calvin and Hobbes returned to the funny pages for the first time since 1995, surprising his fans around the world. Over the weekend, it was revealed that the one and only Bill Watterson had guest-illustrated a series of comics (that ran from June 4-7 ) for the syndicated series Pearls Before Swine, through the perspective of a young, imaginative girl named Libby.
In typical Watterson fashion, he made Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis promise that he wouldn’t reveal the collaboration until after the series ran. Pastis wrote on his blog, “It was the hardest secret I’ve ever had to keep,” and told The Washington Post how difficult it was to edit a legend like Watterson: “Like telling Michelangelo: David’s hands are too big.” You can go here to see the entire Watterson series. Enjoy, because it may very well be another 20 years before new Watterson comics are ever published ... Discuss