For Christmas 1995, the papers that published Calvin and Hobbes
received a rather cryptic letter from Watterson. “I believe I've
done what I can do within the constraints of daily deadlines and
small panels,” the letter read. “I am eager to work at a more
thoughtful pace, with fewer artistic compromises.” And that was it.
The strip ended on December 31, 1995, with Calvin saying, “It's a
magical world, Hobbes, ol' buddy. Let's go exploring!” as the two
sledded down a snow-covered hill.
Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson. Last seen in northeast
Ohio. Do not approach.
Bill Watterson, elusive comic creator. Calvin and Hobbes was
probably one of the best comic strips in existance; really, one of the only
reasons to even read the comic
section but I do have to respect him for not selling out like Jim Davis
(who's own strip, Garfield is about as lively as The Family
Circus) but still, getting information about Bill Watterson is
hard, as the article relates; a varitable Thomas Pynchon of
the comic world.
But hey, if Berkeley
Breathed can make a come back, would it be too far to wish that
Watterson come back with a Sunday-only Calvin and Hobbes strip?
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