By now, you've probably heard how famed "Calvin and Hobbes" cartoonist Bill Watterson has come out of retirement to draw a few "Pearls Before Swine" strips with Stephen Pastis. But you may not yet know that the original artwork for those strips will be on display during HeroesCon, Charlotte's annual comic book convention (and one of the nation's largest), June 20 - 22. Sometime after the convention, the strips will be auctioned off to raise money for Team Cul de Sac, a charity co-founded by cartoonist Richard Thompson that raises money to fight Parkinson’s disease. Thompson created the comic strip "Cul de Sac", which many folks considered the best strip to come along since "Calvin & Hobbes" itself. But, at the height of its popularity in September of 2012, Thompson ended the strip and retired to focus on his own battle with Parkinson's.
On Friday, June 20, 5:30 pm, during the convention, HeroesCon will hold a panel discussion about this wonderful confluence of Watterson, Pastis and Thompson and the efforts of Team Cul De Sac. Join us!
(HeroesCon logo and 'Pearls Before Swine' art courtesy of Shelton Drum & HeroesCon. 'Cul de Sac' art courtesy of gocomics.com)