So the piglet IMs me a link to a conspiracy theory, which, I'll admit, makes good reading. And since it's something I would very much WANT to hear, it's believable. The secret return of Bill Waterson is probably the one headline I'd always want to believe in.
I follow up all the links on the page, and even read all thirty available strips on comics.com, but I've come away disappointed. It's not there. It's not him. The art is good, and I might say, at times, even better, but the infinite wisdom is missing. There are time machines and there is spiky hair, but something's amiss, definitely.
Desperate conspiracy theory? Ingenious viral marketing trick? I don't know. But if I'd read Frazz on my own, I'd have rated it average to good. Given the comparison with Calvin, I'm thinking that this strip doesn't quite have it. It's a good strip, no doubt. But it's not Bill Waterson. At least, I don't think so.