“Calvin and Hobbes” fans will be thrilled to hear of all of the attention surrounding the iconic and beloved comic strip this week. To coincide with the release of “Dear Mr. Watterson” the much praised documentary about the comic’s creator Bill Watterson, in select theaters and on VOD on Friday, iTunes has made the documentary’s soundtrack and the entire “Calvin and Hobbes” collection available to download here. You can also pre-order “Dear Mr. Watterson” in the iTunes store.
Accompanying the films’ release and soundtrack, GoComics
appropriately decided to supply a free mobile app and website download
of the entire “Calvin and Hobbes” collection.
“Dear Mr. Watterson” delves into the creation of the “Calvin and Hobbes” comics, and the inspiration that they brought to aspiring cartoonists in the industry today. Director Joel Allen Schroeder isn’t so much interested in exploring the life of infamous cartoonist, Bill Watterson in this documentary as he is in exploring the foundation of the “low-art form” of cartoon illustration that Watterson perfected.
Read Eric Kohn’s review of the film here.