Before Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson briefly pursued a career as a political cartoonist, with short stints drawing cartoons for The Kenyon Collegian and the political cartoon quarterly magazine, Target. Here’s the original art for two related cartoons he drew back in 1982.
Just in Case You Missed It Before Dept.: I made an animated-ish cartoon that’s viewable on the internet, with the help of some entirely generous people who you might know and/or love and/or tolerate (or who you might not know but who you should get to know and/or love and/or tolerate). I’d mentioned it before, so sorry if this seems like self-promotional spam— I promise this is the last time I’ll do this; I hate this kinda thing, too. But I thought to myself, I thought, hey, maybe you had missed this before? Maybe you were gone that week? Maybe you were on vacation? Maybe you were in Thailand? Maybe you’re a sex tourist who has to travel to non-extradition countries in order to sate your unspeakable desires and quench all your unquenchable nibbly-parts? I have no idea— I’m not the NSA (then again, if I were the NSA, isn’t that exactly what I would say? ooooooh). I’m just a guy who made a cartoon and thought I should mention that more than once because… I don’t know, that’s probably what people do. And you? You’re a special person who deserves to be loved, tenderly and wetly and sometimes with handcuffs involved, who deserves to find out about things they missed while they were out of the country on an immoral sex-tourism vacation. So here it is again! Thanks and sorry!