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.
Missing! 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
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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