Calvin and Hobbes Print Sells for $107K
Bill Watterson's watercolor from a calendar sells at Heritage Auctions
By Dustin Lushing, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2012 4:51 PM CST
The Bill Watterson watercolor print was on a calendar cover.   (Heritage Auctions)

(Newser) – Someone's a really big fan of the Calvin and Hobbes strip. A watercolor of the pair napping under a tree fetched $107,550 in a sale by Heritage Auctions this week, reports the Washington Post. The piece was created in the late 1980s by Bill Watterson, author of the famous comic strip. Sized 13 by 10 inches, it was originally an illustration on the cover of a calendar for 1989-1990. Time recounts how much Watterson loved doing his ink drawings.

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Winston_Smith
Feb 25, 2012 8:55 AM CST
I thought Watterson did the right thing in retiring C&H when he did, but it's disappointing that he has published virtually nothing since then. I thought he could have been a second Dr. Seuss.
Winston_Smith
Feb 25, 2012 8:53 AM CST
A better interview, also from 2005: http://www.andrewsmcmeel.com/calvinandhobbes/interview_text.html .
WallyEFunk
Feb 25, 2012 2:22 AM CST
Best comic strip ever, since he never ran it into the ground, unlike a number of others. Like someone said below, I too selfish wish for just one more of his books, but it might kill all the great work he's done.