A feature-length documentary highlighting the world's best cartoonists...talking about the art form they love, and where it's going. Read more
This project was successfully funded on September 22, 2011.
We wanted to share some particularly fun news for everyone following STRIPPED:
Bill Watterson will be involved in the film!
Mr. Watterson very kindly answered 15-20 questions on the current state of cartooning, the competing concerns of art-vs-business, the decline of newspapers, the appearance of webcomics, the changing relationships with readers, and the changing nature of how a cartoonist creates their art.
He was incredibly generous in his responses: They're in-depth, thought-through, and demonstrate incredible insights with the art form.
Keep in mind: He didn't have to take the time to answer our questions, nor even respond to our inquiries... so Fred and I couldn't be more thankful to him. He's a good man.
As film-makers, the challenge now will be to cleverly incorporate static text into the film -- but we're feeling good about the creative solutions we're coming up with.
So! Short version: Bill Watterson is awesome, and we couldn't be more thankful to him for adding his thoughts to the film.