In 2010 Dave Kellett, cartoonist extraordinaire of Sheldon, delivered a speech titled “The Freeing of Comics” at Ohio State University. I remember hearing Dave discuss the speech on Webcomics Weekly and I’m happy to see that the speech has been posted on YouTube. Dave’s speech made the case for webcomics but also came as a response to the famous Bill Watterson (legendary cartoonist of Calvin and Hobbes) speech of 1989 entitled “The Cheapening of Comics.” I believe that these speeches should be required reading for anyone entering the world of comic strips and cartooning today.

Bill Waterson’s Speech “The Cheapening of Comics”

Dave Kellet’s Speech “The Freeing of Comics” Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, andPart 5.