Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson’s iconic serial cartoon creation, is as uniquely American as anything Norman Rockwell ever painted. From November 1985 Watterson gave us exactly ten years of his genius and then abruptly turned off the hose and millions of us C&H fanboys (and girls) have been jonesing ever since and it’s been eighteen years since we’ve had our last fix.

What do you say, Bill? How about bringing Calvin back to life. He’d be in his late twenties now. And what would this twenty-something’s relationship with a modern-day Hobbes be like? Only Bill Watterson could answer that question. And millions of us sure wish he would.