Wednesday, November 13, 2013

'Dear Mr. Watterson' Review

I love Calvin and Hobbes. A lot of people love Calvin and Hobbes, but only one of them decided to make a movie about its creator, Bill Watterson. The resulting documentary, Dear Mr. Watterson, is as fawning and enthusiastic as you might imagine. Director Joel Allen Schroeder (pictured above) inserts himself into the material far, far more than I would have liked, so it's a good thing he was able to get a lot of contemporary cartoonists to talk to him to help flesh out his passion project. I reviewed Dear Mr. Watterson for Paste.