Monday, February 01, 2010

Alas! No Future Calvin & Hobbes!

Creator of the beloved Calvin & Hobbes, Bill Watterson finally agreed to an interview after a 20 year silence! (Is it coincidental that J.D. Salinger, another literary recluse, just died?)

Sadly, Watterson told The Cleveland Plains Dealer he has no interest in a reunion:

"It's always better to leave the party early. If I had rolled along with the strip's popularity and repeated myself for another five, 10 or 20 years, the people now "grieving" for "Calvin and Hobbes" would be wishing me dead and cursing newspapers for running tedious, ancient strips like mine instead of acquiring fresher, livelier talent. And I'd be agreeing with them.

I think some of the reason "Calvin and Hobbes" still finds an audience today is because I chose not to run the wheels off it."

Art snagged from SpaceCoyote.

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