Monday, February 1, 2010

Bill Watterson Talks!

(old photo, but doesn't he look like one very happy dude?)

Bill Watterson, the creator of the dearly missed Calvin and Hobbes, gave an interview to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.  This is news because Mr. Watterson hasn't done an interview in like 20 years.  He talks about the strip's legacy, what it is like to be a former rock star, and the new Calvin stamp to be issued by the U.S. Postal Service.

Fifteen years after Calvin and Hobbes rode their sled into the sunset, the compilations are still big sellers for us.  Parents want to share the wonder that the strip created with their kids.  Nothing has come along to replace it and, given the state of newspapers, nothing probably ever will.

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