Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Good, Short Interview For Your Morning Perusal

Bill Watterson, the J.D. Salinger-esque creator of Calvin and Hobbes/professional recluse, just gave his first interview in over 20 years.

It's a nice, short, and interesting read in which Watterson sticks to the idea that he quit the strip at its prime and doesnt regret it at all. As he points out, had he continued to cover the same ground year-in, year-out, most of his fans would be wishing he went away. It's a refreshing take from an artist who could have easily coasted on his name for at least another decade while racking up piles and piles of money. Not that Watterson is hurting for money, given the continued popularity of C&H books and whatnot, but it's such a rare event to see someone not destroy every shred of their artistic credibility for another stack of dollar bills.

In other news, The Family Circus is still being published.

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