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Calvin and Hobbes creator makes a comeback

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Bill Watterson is a legend in the world of cartooning.

Unfortunately for us, the Calvin and Hobbes creator is also retired. (The adventures of the troublemaker boy and his stuffed tiger ended in 1995.)

But an amazing thing happened last week.

For three days only, Pearls Before Swine comic strips ran with some panels drawn by Watterson (pretending to be a schoolgirl called Libby who had been introduced in the previous two strips).

Fans of Stephan Pastis and Watterson were kept in the dark until all the strips were out.

The big reveal was done in a post on Pastis' blog on Saturday. 

What lured the recluse out to doodle once more?

Charity work. The original strips will be auctioned off to raise money for Team Cul de Sac, a charity co-founded by fellow cartoonist Richard Thompson.

If you missed the comic strips last week, you can see them below.

June 4

June 5

June 6

The Pearls Before Swine comic strip runs every day in The New Paper.

Sources:, Mail Online