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After Getting Taste of Limelight, Bill Watterson Can't Stop Producing New Work

Written by Jude Terror and Frank Miller on Tuesday, June 10 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

After Getting Taste of Limelight, Bill Watterson Can't Stop Producing New Work

The Calvin and Hobbes creator will draw the poster for French comic con Angoulême Festival, as well as write the intro for IDW's Puck Magazine retrospective.

Source: The Beat

Last week, we reported on legendary cartoonist Bill Watterson's triumphant return to comics with a three strip secret guest artist stint on Stephan Pastis's Pearls Before Swine. But now that Watterson has gotten a taste of the limelight, it seems that he just can't get enough. According to a report on The Beat, Watterson is slated to draw the poster for the upcoming Angoulême Festival, a French convention celebrating comics and stinky cheese. Watterson has also been declared the President of the festival (the French will surrender to anyone), but it is unlikely he will attend due to a reported aversion to mimes and bad body odor. Watterson will also be writing the intro for IDW's upcoming Puck Magazine retrospective,  Puck: What Fools These Mortals Be, out in October. Puck was a political satire and cartoon magazine published around the turn of the century (last century, not this one). Basically, it was The Outhouse of its day, except better and infinitely more important.

Prior to now, Watterson was considered something of a recluse, so we just hope he's not taking things too fast. Take it easy, Bill Watterson. Pace yourself, is all we're saying. We wouldn't want you to get burnt out too fast and have to take another twenty year break.

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