Bill Watterson of “Calvin and Hobbes” draws “Pearls Before Swine” strips

Sunday newspaper comics

If you’ve been reading “Pearls Before Swine” and found the artwork in this week’s strips strangely familiar looking, stop wondering—it’s true: Bill Watterson of “Calvin and Hobbes” fame has come out of his retirement (and J.D. Salinger-like reclusiveness) to draw portions of several strips for Stephan Pastis’ “Pearls Before Swine.” This has been Watterson’s first … Read more

Boom Kids! becomes “kaboom!,” releases a Peanuts graphic novel

Comic book shop display

Boom Kids!, the all-ages imprint of Boom! Studios, has now renamed itself “kaboom!” Kaboom! will continue to publish child-friendly titles, including the non-Pixar Disney comics line (the Pixar comics have moved to Disney-owned Marvel Comics). One of kaboom!’s new titles is a graphic novel adaptation of a new “Peanuts” animated special, “Happiness is a Warm … Read more