Jim Davis' other strip
was U.S. Acres
, with Orson the Pig, Roy the Rooster, chick and egg Booker and Sheldon, sheep Bo and Lanolyn, and... a dog named Cody and a cat named Blue?
Everyone who grew up from that time remembers the long-running Saturday morning show, but no one remembers the strip, which ended a couple of years before the cartoon did and evolved on a different track. Platypus Comix brings us highlights from the strip's surprisingly good, yet neglected, newspaper run.
posted by JHarris
on Jun 12, 2007 -
If you can offer the world a strip like Calvin and Hobbes, don't you have a responsibility to keep working?
The Cleveland Scene
travels to Chagrin Falls, Ohio, trying to track down its most famous (and famously reclusive) resident, Calvin and Hobbes
author Bill Watterson
. Along the way, the reporter contemplates micturating Calvins
, burning paintings, the cost of hewing to one's principles, and the utter vacuity of Jim Davis's
soul. In the end, there's even a brief encounter with a man who may or may not have once made millions happy by drawing a six-year-old boy and his stuffed tiger.
posted by pardonyou?
on Dec 2, 2003 -