Saturday, 21 June 2014

The Longest Day?

Five years ago today we crossed the border into Canada. Our two mini doxies and we had driven a long way and were anticipating new experiences on this adventure. It's surprising how time seems to rush by. The mind quickly latches onto recollections of the many events, experiences and relationships we've been part of.  


Last night we watched a documentary, "Dear Mr. Watterson" that highlighted the work of the creator of "Calvin and Hobbes".  To hear so many artists, scholars, and kids at heart speak about what his work means was inspiring. Mr. Watterson himself doesn't appear in the film as he guards his privacy. Among the things learned....those who draw for newspapers have it very they are so proud to produce gets schmooshed into a very tiny space (often mis aligned) so as to accommodate advertising flyers and other content. As a fan of "Calvin and Hobbes" I was reminded of the virtuoso quality of the art and writing. Other professional cartoonists say Watterson made it 'hard for the rest of us'. Really. 


1 comment:

Gary's third pottery blog said...

I know, and Calvin and Hobbes is still fresh :)