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More “A Boy and His Tiger” Art is Available on eBay

If you enjoyed seeing Lynn’s “Calvin and Hobbes” tribute art up for auction on eBay, check back for more Calvin-themed works by other cartoonists!

The Cartoon Art Museum is closed to the public right now, but they’re running their fundraiser online. Learn more below.

It all started when…

The Cartoon Art Museum launched its second biannual tribute auction at the beginning of this year, A Boy and His Tiger: A Tribute to Bill Watterson. Artwork created by professional artists, graphic novelists, illustrators and animators was created and auctioned off on eBay beginning in January, and the remainder will be sold throughout the spring. Following a public display of the original artwork, these pieces will be shipped worldwide to our generous auction winners.

Comic Art Fans gallery page featuring A Boy and His Tiger artwork.

Cartoon Art Museum eBay page.

A Catalog of …

In addition to the auction and the exhibition, the museum is producing a 48-page full color tribute catalog of the artwork, so that all can enjoy the intersection between this master creator and all of his colleagues whose works emulate and pay tribute to his creation.

You can help the Museum with their fundraiser by pre-ordering the exhibition catalog here.

On eBay Now: Calvin and Hobbes Tribute Art by Lynn

Want to own some Calvin and Hobbes / FBorFW Crossover art? Lynn’s Calvin and Hobbes tribute is now up for auction on eBay, with proceeds benefitting the Cartoon Art Museum of California, a nonprofit educational museum.

 

The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to announce its second biennial Tribute Auction, A Boy and His Tiger: A Tribute to Bill Watterson, featuring original art in homage to Bill Watterson and his seminal comic strip creation Calvin and Hobbes.

Watterson’s classic comic strip Calvin and Hobbes first appeared in newspapers in 1985 and ran for 10 years, twice earning Watterson the National Cartoonists Society’s prestigious Reuben Award and appearing in more than 2,400 papers worldwide at its peak. Both comics fans and artists were drawn in by Watterson’s artistic style, charming characters, and unique perspective on childhood—and the kids who grew up with Calvin are now sharing the strip with their own children more than two decades after Calvin and Hobbes departed the comics page.

The Cartoon Art Museum’s salute to Watterson’s enduring talent, A Boy and his Tiger: A Tribute to Bill Watterson, will include original brand-new creations from dozens of top graphic novelists, animators, and cartoonists who have drawn inspiration from the Watterson’s imaginative comic strip. Featured artists include Harry Bliss (The New Yorker) with Steve Martin, Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son), Brian Fies (A Fire Story) Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Steve Purcell (Sam and Max), Riley Rossimo, Jon Way$hak, Mo Willems (Don’t Let the Pigeon and Elephant and Piggie), and more to be announced.