Watch: First Trailer & Poster for Comic Strip Documentary 'Stripped'
by Ethan Anderton
February 27, 2014
Last year, Calvin & Hobbes and the comic strip's creator Bill Watterson got their own documentary called Dear Mr. Watterson. Now a new documentary called Stripped goes a little more broad by focusing on Jim Davis, Cathy Guisewite, Mort Walker, Mike & Jerry, Matt Inman and Jeff Keane, the names behind comic strips like Garfield, Cathy, Beetle Bailey, Penny Arcade, The Oatmeal and Family Circus respectively. And there's plenty more cartoonists interviewed in this documentary looking into the art of comic strips. We love how it spans from the oldest newspaper strips to today's online comics. In addition, the poster below is the first comic strip illustration Watterson has made in 18 years. Check it out!
Here's the first trailer for Dave Kellett and Frederick Schroeder's Stripped via The Film Stage:
And here's the poster for the documentary, created and illustrated by Bill Watterson:
Stripped is written and directed by Dave Kellett and Frederick Schroeder. The Documentary brings together the world’s best cartoonists to talk about the art form they love, and what happens to it as newspapers die. In addition to the first-ever audio interview with Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes), the documentary also talks to Jim Davis (Garfield), Cathy Guisewite(Cathy), Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), Mike & Jerry (Penny Arcade), Matt Inman (The Oatmeal), Jeff Keane (The Family Circus), Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics), Bill Amend (Foxtrot) and tons more. Sequential Films releasing the film on iTunes & DVD on April 1st. Cool?
As much as I hate hipsters, I feel the need to proclaim that I backed this on Kickstarter before y'all knew it existed. #selfrighteousness
Nick Perkins on Feb 27, 2014
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