So cool: ‘Calvin’ creator comes back – briefly

bill watterson pearls before swine

How cool is this?

Artist Stephan Pastis, like other comic strip artists, sometimes makes reference to Bill Watterson’s much-loved and long-gone strip “Calvin and Hobbes.”

Pastis and the notoriously private Watterson struck up an email friendship recently and that led to Watterson actually drawing a couple of days worth of Pastis’ strip, “Pearls Before Swine.”

One of those days’ strips is above.

Here’s Pastis’ blog explaining how it happened.

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