Before he drew CALVIN & HOBBES, the comic strip that made talking to your tiger all the rage, and before he become a reclusive painter, Bill Watterson drew a college comic strip for Kenyon College. Now these rareky-seen strips have been put on the internet for all to share:
While a student at Ohio’s Kenyon College, Bill drew cartoons for the school newspaper The Kenyon Collegian and for the yearbook. Thanks to the generosity of Nat D., a schoolmate of Bill, here are scans of Bill’s work from that era.
Not as funny as C&H but the early style is similar, and it’s interested to see how he tightened and simplified his linework. And boy he must be overjoyed tat this work is being seen again.