‘CALVIN AND HOBBES’ ART AUCTION: Watterson’s watercolor original sells for $107K


Original "Calvin and Hobbes" art sells for six-figures. (BILL WATTERSON / Andrews McMeel / courtesy of Heritage Auctions)

BILL WATTERSON’s CREATIVE GENIUS remains priceless.

On Thursday, however, a price tag could be put on his original art. A late-’80s watercolor by the ”Calvin and Hobbes”creator sold at auction for $107,550, according to the Heritage Auctions website.

The artwork was published in a 1989-90 calendar. Bill Watterson ended his much-beloved strip in the mid-’90s.

Last year, the Ohio-based Watterson released his first widely public art in more than 15 years — as a contribution to Team Cul de Sac.

[TEAM CUL DE SAC: New book jacket is unveiled]

Writer/artist/visual storyteller Michael Cavna is creator of the "Comic Riffs" column and graphic-novel reviewer for The Post's Book World. He relishes sharp-eyed satire in most any form.

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