An Interview with the reclusive Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes

It’s been 15 years since Watterson stopped producing the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip, and 20 years since he granted an interview, making this short interview even that much more special. Watterson:

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.

Still my favorite strip ever, perhaps even more now that my little boy seems to be turning into Calvin.

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