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How reclusive ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ comic master did guest turn in ‘Pearls’ strip

FILE -This Oct. 23 2013 file phoshows curator Billy IrelCartoLibrary   Museum Columbus Ohio holding 'CalvHobbes' comic by cartoonist

FILE -This Oct. 23, 2013, file photo shows a curator at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in Columbus, Ohio, holding a "Calvin and Hobbes" comic by cartoonist Bill Watterson. Watterson made a brief, unannounced return to newspaper cartooning to raise money for a good cause he said, and because he thought it would be funny. Watterson collaborated with "Pearls Before Swine" cartoonist Stephan Pastis on three strips that ran this week, and Watterson drew one panel in each _ the first time his art has appeared in the funnies since "Calvin and Hobbes" ended its run in 1995. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File) ORG XMIT: WX101

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Updated: June 9, 2014 4:45PM

The two cartoonists traded ideas — this was in mid-April. Bill Watterson was “fun and flexible and easy to work with.”

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