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Time to get excited! Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson back with new comic strip

Bill Watterson, the mastermind behind Calvin & Hobbes wooed us all with his first comic strip in 1985. After a hiatus of 20 years, the legendary cartoonist is back with a wordless comic strip for France's 2015 Angouleme International Comics Festival.

books Updated: Nov 07, 2014 19:46 IST
Comic-strip-by-Bill-Watterson-Photo-Twitter
Comic-strip-by-Bill-Watterson-Photo-Twitter

A recluse by choice, Bill Watterson, the mastermind behind Calvin and Hobbes wooed us all with his first comic strip in 1985.

After his retirement for almost a decade, Watterson has not really lent his artistic hand to any new work. Surprisingly, that's changed a bit in 2014 for the legendary cartoonist.

On November 5, his fans were treated to a masterpiece-a new poster for France's 2015 Angouleme International Comics Festival. The wordless format of the comic strip is a bold step towards breaking down language barriers.

Speculations are rife about the balding main character in the poster being Calvin, probably forty years older than his last appearance in 1995.

Masterpieces in 2014
Earlier this year, Watterson agreed to draw a poster for Stripped, a document about the comic book industry and as a part of a charity effort he crafted, a handful of comic strips for the Pearls Before Swine, an American comic strip.

Although there's no sign of Watterson coming back to illustrating comics on a regular basis, it's always fun to see teasers of his art.