The Cleveland Plain Dealer recently got a Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin & Hobbes, to answer a couple questions by email on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the comic strip ending. It’s believed to be the only Watterson interview since 1989, as Watterson has turned into the J.D. Salinger of the comic world. I’ve now got a new goal. See below and click through for examples of the wit that made Calvin & Hobbes a favorite.
What are your thoughts about the legacy of your strip?
Well, it’s not a subject that keeps me up at night. Readers will always decide if the work is meaningful and relevant to them, and I can live with whatever conclusion they come to. Again, my part in all this largely ended as the ink dried.
How soon after the U.S. Postal Service issues the Calvin stamp will you send a letter with one on the envelope?
Immediately. I’m going to get in my horse and buggy and snail-mail a check for my newspaper subscription.
Via The Daily What