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WATCH: Official trailer for Calvin & Hobbes doc Dear Mr. Watterson

October 11th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

I often give credit to Spider-Man or the X-Men for getting me into comics, when in fact it was most likely Calvin & Hobbes. Not only was it a great book with amazing art but it was full of little life lessons and all types of social commentary.

Below is the official trailer for a documentary that centers on the comic strip. It comes from first time filmmaker Joel Allen Schroeder, and is titled Dear Mr. Watterson. The film chronicles the impact that the comic strip created by author and illustrator Bill Watterson had on the world. It features interviews with several famous illustrators, actors, and other fans about the role these characters played in their lives.

The comic ran in syndication from 1985 to 1995, when Watterson ended its run on New Year’s Eve. Watterson has been extremely protective of his work and has kept it away from potentially lucrative licensing deals, because of course he knows Hollywood will only mess it up. You have to respect that, as no movie would ever do the strip justice. 

The movie gets a limited theatrical and VOD release starting on November 15th 2013. 

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Born and raised in NY, a self titled Nerd Jedi. He met his destiny at 5, with the snap-hiss of Luke's lightsaber in Star Wars. He's never looked back. He wields dual lightsabers, called Common Sense and Humor, and uses them in pursuit of all things Nerd. A husband and father, he still finds time for comics, video games, movies, and shows. You can follow his blog at or his Twitter @ed_pool