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Ever Wished That Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson Would Return to the Comics Page? Well, He Just Did.

Reblogging this because Calvin & Hobbes was such a great influence and Bill Watterson was and still is so amazing as a cartoonist

Pearls Before Swine

Bill Watterson is the Bigfoot of cartooning.

He is legendary. He is reclusive. And like Bigfoot, there is really only one photo of him in existence. 

Few in the cartooning world have ever spoken to him. Even fewer have ever met him.

In fact, legend has it that when Steven Spielberg called to see if he wanted to make a movie, Bill wouldn’t even take the call.

So it was with little hope of success that I set out to try and meet him last April.

I was traveling through Cleveland on a book tour, and I knew that he lived somewhere in the area. I also knew that he was working with Washington Post cartoonist Nick Galifianakis on a book about Cul de Sac cartoonist Richard Thompson’s art.

So I took a shot and wrote to Nick. And Nick in turn wrote to Watterson.

And the meeting…

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Focusing in on Singapore GE2015

So on Friday 11 Sept 15, Singapore had its 13th general elections. If you have any Singaporean friends on Facebook, it would very apparent that the Singapore elections are coming, many Singaporeans suddenly becomes a political pundit.

The reason for this? The elections in Singapore tend to be snap elections, called suddenly and with a very short period of campaigning. On 24 Jul, the electoral boundaries were drawn and the number of seats per location were allocated. During the month of August, the different parties started introducing their candidates and where they were contesting as well as their party manifestos. The Parliament was dissolved on 25 August 2015 and the candidates were nominated on 1 September 2015. Election rallies were only allowed from 2 September to 9 September, 10 September is “cooling off day” a day when none of the parties or the candidates are allowed to campaign. (I too took a “cooling off day” one day after the elections, 12 Sep before posting this!) So it is only for this short period when election fervor hits the island city and everyone starts revealing their political inclinations on Facebook. Continue reading “Focusing in on Singapore GE2015”

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