You’d be hard-pressed to find someone among even the most casual of comics readers who doesn’t treasure Bill Watterson’s Calvin & Hobbes. So, it’s really no surprise that he’s been awarded the Grand Prix at the Angoulême International Comics Festival.
There’s no one out there who would deny Watterson this or any other prestigious award in comics. But, the Grand Prix… it comes at a cost. It means that the notoriously reclusive cartoonist may in fact need to leave his house to get it. I’m sure if push came to shove they could mail the extremely strange-looking trophy, but we all know what the organizers of this convention want. It’s what we all want.
Bill Watterson, back from his Spaceman Spiff adventures and amongst the living on planet earth.
May we be so lucky.
And seriously, what is the deal with that trophy?
Today’s page crawls from the woodwork thanks to Kev Harper:
Kev Harper is a freelance illustrator based in Glasgow, Scotland. On occasion when the mood takes him he dabbles in the world of small press comics producing the 3 chord thrill spectacular that is SCHEME COMIX which features amongst other delights the queens of galaxies underbelly the SPACE KITTENS, all brought to you in glorious black and white 2D-O-Vision.
Have a great weekend, we’ll see you back here Tuesday!