And check out OUR NEWLY LISTED ITEMS. This is a rare original proof for Calvin and Hobbes, the all-time classic newspaper strip written and illustrated by the legendary Bill Watterson. This is a proof sheet from Universal Press Syndicate that contains a full week (December 4 - 9) of episodes from 1989. Each episode is a classic example of the legendary off-beat and incredibly distinctive humor that made Calvin and Hobbes one of the most beloved strips in the history of syndication.
It features great images throughout the entire page, and I believe features Calvin in basically every single panel on the page! The page has been folded down the middle, which was commonly done with syndicate proofs.
Please note that this is NOT a mass-produced print, lithograph, or poster reproduction. It is an original proof that was created during the production process for the comic strip. Calvin & Hobbes was one of the greatest comic strips ever, and items such as this are highly sought-after and tough to find on the open market.This is a very cool and rare comic collectible that you will hardly ever get a chance to see, and would be an outstanding addition to the collection of any C&H fan. It would look fantastic framed and prominently displayed. Please note that this is an authentic piece from the 1980's, not something made for a later reprint or collection book. We have been told there are reprint production art pieces being listed by other sellers that make them seem to be old and from original printings, even though they are not for example, older production art did not have the words on a separate sheet from the images. Those kinds of things were only done much more recently, using computer technology. We advise buyers to be careful, as there are disreputable sellers tricking many people into believing they are purchasing items that are older and more valuable than what they actually are. Some sellers simply do not state their items are from reprints, while others make very long listings and put a tiny mention about reprints buried deep in the listing, and/or use a hard-to-read font color (like yellow) to prevent buyers from seeing this information. Unfortunately, everything else in the listing the title, pictures of the cover of the comic from the 1st printing, etc. This item is a genuine proof from the'80's, not something made for a reprint. Check out our other auctions for more great items. Check it out, you'll be glad you did! The item "CALVIN AND HOBBES BILL WATTERSON 1989 ORIGINAL PROOF PAGE COMIC PRODUCTION ART" is in sale since Saturday, September 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comic Books & Memorabilia\Original Comic Art". The seller is "satchj3" and is located in Brooklyn, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.