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.