First new Bill Watterson art in 16 years benefits Team Cul-de-Sac

Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson has a been a notorious recluse for 16 years or so; however, he has broken his visual silence for a pretty worthy cause, Michael Cavna reports. Watterson has donated a painting — yes a painting — of Richard Thompson’s Petey character from Cul-de-Sac to a Parkinson’s disease benefit. (Thompson suffers from that illness.)

Avatar hires Kuhoric as VP-Publishing/Managing Editor

James Kuhoric has joined Avatar as Vice President of Publishing and Managing Editor. Kuhoric was formerly Director of Purchasing for Diamond and author of several comics including ARMY OF DARKNESS and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA.

Avatar has traditionally run a very tight ship so hiring Kuhoric and another recent recruit, sales director Keith Davidsen, shows they are maybe ready to make a run for that contested #5 publisher spot?