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November 4, 2014

Bill Watterson Provides Comic-Strip Poster To Angouleme; Makes It Official He Won’t Attend


Better view and short interview here. I knew that Watterson had done a poster -- that isn't automatic -- but I wasn't aware that it would be its own comic strip. Watterson was elected the president of next year's show by a new process reasonably far removed from the "past winners in a room" scenario, which some folks claimed led to an insular line-up of presidents.

In the interview, Watterson says he won't be going -- a version of the well-received Billy Ireland show will be the exhibition of his work -- and points out that he didn't use Calvin and Hobbes for the poster because he doesn't use them to advertise other things, and that includes comics.
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