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Posted 6 years ago

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I read on BoingBoing the other day that cartoonist Brian Basset is selling an original Sunday comics panel of Calvin and Hobbes, given to Basset by Bill Watterson, Calvin's creator. Here's a link to the article:

Other than being a huge Calvin and Hobbes fan, my connection to all this is minimal, but I do have a sketch of me that Basset drew in the late 1970s, probably around 1979. We used to eat at a little cafe in Seattle called Cafe Sabika up on Capital Hill. For some reason our paths crossed frequently for a year or two. Since we both enjoyed sitting at the counter, we'd talk about this and that. A few times, Basset sketched me in the act of eating, which is apparently a sight to behold (i.e., I'm a slob).

Fun fact: once I asked the owner/chef for the secret of his cream of broccoli soup, which was amazing. He looked around to make sure no one was within earshot and whispered "pork stock."


  1. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Love it!... and thanks for passing the soup tip on....:-)
  2. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
    I am also a Calvin and Hobbes fan. - Rob
  3. MattyG MattyG, 6 years ago
    Very very cool Ben.

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