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January 31, 2001 3:20 PM   Subscribe

Who knew that Calvin's favorite magazine was real?
posted by JFunk2800 (5 comments total)

 
Totally off topic, but I gotta ask - anyone know what Bill Waterson is up to nowadays?

I didn't realize it till reading this post, but I really miss Calvin n' Hobbes . . .
posted by aladfar at 8:27 PM on January 31, 2001


Went into seclusion. I've read stuff about him saying that sometimes he wished that he didn't draw C&H 'cause of the publicity he gets. Hard to live a normal life.
posted by hobbes at 9:07 PM on January 31, 2001


Watterson is a genius. Amazing line, drawings that come alive. Always reminded me of sumi-e paintings. Calvin & Hobbes always seemed like the work of a creator dying to share the best of himself.

Where is he now?
He retired in '96 and is now in Salinger/Pynchon mode.

Reading this speech from 1989, one wonders what Watterson might have done had the web been around when Calvin was huge. Would he have shunned it as yet another avenue of commercialization to avoid, or embraced it as another avenue of expression?
posted by artlung at 11:13 PM on January 31, 2001


Calvin and Hobbes was undoubtedly one of the top 5 influences on the young me. I still read it all the time.
posted by sonofsamiam at 7:04 AM on February 1, 2001


sonofsamiam,

on that, if nothing else, we can blissfully agree.
posted by Optamystic at 2:09 AM on February 2, 2001


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