The story of the Calvin & Hobbes documentary is almost as compelling as that of Bill Watterson himself. Filmmaker Joel Schroeder has spent years piecing together an extensive retrospective on not just one of the most compelling comic strips of all time, but the enigma of the man behind the pen.
Titled Dear Mr. Watterson, the documentary features insight and commentary from many noted comic strip scribes and individuals like Berkeley Breathed (Bloom County), Bill Amend (Foxtrot), Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine) and Seth Green (Robot Chicken and Family Guy).
In other good news, Variety is reporting that the documentary has been picked up for North American release this November and will see both theatrical and VOD release on the 15th.
It’s a real delight, especially for Calvin & Hobbes fans. No word however if the documentary features the reclusive Watterson (I doubt it), but there’s just a joyous sense of nostalgia to the strip that lives long after the last new one was printed in 1995.