Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Calvin and Hobbes Goes Manga


Calvin and Hobbes, the popular comic strip by cartoonist Bill Watterson, is scheduled to be re-launched in newspapers around the world this summer, but with a twist: Calvin and Hobbes are going Manga.

Universal Press Syndicate comics editor John Glynn said, "We have been trying to get Bill to start doing Calvin again for years. He always said he wasn't interested. But then we introduced him to (Japanese cartoonist) Yuki Yoshiro, and everything just started clicking."

The new Calvin and Hobbes is expected to debut in over one thousand newspapers this summer, the largest number ever by any comic strip. Bill Watterson plans to continue writing the comic, with Yuki Yoshiro taking over the art chores. Watterson, known for being reclusive, was not available for comment.

Universal Press Syndicate, an Andrews McMeel Universal company, is the world's largest independent syndicate and provides syndication for a number of lifestyle and opinion columns, comics, and various other content. Some of the most popular columns include Dear Abby, Ann Coulter, Roger Ebert, William F. Buckley and News of the Weird.

14 comments:

  1. Ha! You actually had me for a minute.

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  2. Shane, enjoyed your site! I added it to our list of links.

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  3. I said that in confidence!

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  4. That is too funny and a great comment on current trends and the idea of what makes a new cartoon property marketable!

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  5. Hahhahahhahahha! I especially love all those tails.

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  6. Hey, Richard! Congrats on the Reuben nomination! Just heard about it!

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  7. Dang it, I'm Sorry, John. In my family, "Whatever you do, don't tell anybody else," is just a figure of speech. I thought you meant "Blab it to the world!"

    Mum's the word on angamay arfieldgay!

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  8. Ted, I would love to print that AFD 'toon in the next issue of STAY TOONED! Magazine. Drawings like that deserve to be seen in ink! Let me send you a copy of the premiere issue so you can see what I'm up to.
    johnread3@hotmail.com

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  9. You got me there... until you told me!

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  10. If it was a regular pic of Calvin and Hobbes, I'd like it. This is a disgrace to Calvin and hobbes!!

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  11. I think that is stupid. I love calvin and hobbes, but not this way. Its just stupid. I love calvin the way that he is. Everything will go downhill now. Calvin and Hobbes are ment to be like they are.

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  12. lol. that is all.

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