Bill Watterson brought Calvin & Hobbes to an end, on New Year’s Eve 1995.
Awww… But there were rumours of a final unpublished strip. Which appeared in a number of forms.
And it’s a version of that one that recently popped up on eBay.
Supposedly signed by Bill Watterson, though all eyes on the strip don’t see his penwork in it, and it certainly was never published. The strip is provided with this provenance.
This comic strip was purchased off a kind elderly boutique owner with known ties to Bill Watterson, in Chagrin Falls in 2008 .This strip comes with a signed letter from the boutique owner stating its authenticity and provenance to the winning bidder.
The strip sold for $14,100 with 28 bids. The seller, with a zero sales history, however is not keen to provide details of how they came by the piece, telling me,
I can only release that information to the buyer.
I do hope, whoever the buyer is, that they look into this further.