“Stripped” is a love-letter to comic strips and an investigation into what happens to comics in a failing newspaper industry.

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“Stripped” is a feature-length documentary on the art of the comic strip, our enduring love for the medium and what happens to comics when newspapers die and the digital world takes over. 

Filmmakers Dave Kellett and Frederick Schroeder consider the prospects of the comic strip in the 21st century through the eyes of the people behind them. More than 70 interviews with the world’s finest cartoonists were conducted for the film, including the first-ever audio interview with the legendary Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes), as well as Jim Davis (Garfield), Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), Mike & Jerry (Penny Arcade), Matt Inman (The Oatmeal), Jeff Keane (The Family Circus), Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics), Lynn Johnston (FBOFW), Zach Weiner (SMBC), Scott Kurtz (PvP), Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics), Richard Thompson (Cul de Sac), Jeph Jacques (Questionable Content), Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), Bill Amend (Foxtrot), Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant) and more. 

“A musing on comic strips by many of their creators, how the medium has evolved and the migration to the internet.” – The New York Times

“This is a seismic time for comics […the film has] come along just in time.” – The Washington Post