Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Pre-Calvinozoic Era Watterson
Cleveland.com has a story up right now with several examples of Bill Watterson's work as an editorial cartoonist from before his work on Calvin & Hobbes. Check it out. They're from microfilm copies of the paper, so not the highest resolution, but readable. As you'd expect, most of them are very much of their time, with caricatures of various political types of the era, some local to the region, and with references that were no doubt crystal clear to readers of the day but faded into obscurity now. Some of the cartooning is pretty good, as you'd expect, with a few hints of his later work, like the bit I chose to highlight above.
Oh, and there's an interview with Watterson up there, too.