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Dear Mr. Watterson

Film/Video
Dear Mr. Watterson

Dear Mr. Watterson

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Dear Mr. Watterson Teaser Trailer

Dear Mr. Watterson

(Joel Allen Schroeder, 2013)

Sat, Mar 22, 2014 4 PM

Dear Mr. Watterson traces the impact and legacy of Bill Watterson’s comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, one of the most popular in the history of the medium. Watterson retired the strip in 1995 after a 10-year run and at the height of its popularity to move out of the public eye (to somewhere near Cleveland). Aside from releasing the collected strips as books, he has refused to merchandise his iconic characters to this day. With Stephan Pastis, Berkeley Breathed, Jan Eliot, and Jenny Robb of Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. The film screens in conjunction with the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s exhibition Exploring Calvin and Hobbes, on view March 22–August 3. Visit cartoons.osu.edu for more information. (89 mins., HDCAM)

Catherine Opie, Untitled #1, 2012

Be sure to RSVP for our Spring Exhibitions Preview on Friday, May 15—and don't miss a conversation with Catherine Opie and Jack Whitten right before the reception.

Stephin Merrit

Magnetic Fields front man Stephin Merritt brings an acoustic set (and longtime bandmate Sam Davol) to our intimate Performance Space on Saturday, May 16.

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