How did I miss this?
Beautiful. The rest of that dude’s site is “meh” and I really wouldn’t look much further. If you want to read about a guy and his pants, check out Brad The Game.
However it’s stuff like this that makes me outraged that Bill Watterson is still alive. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t wish Watterson dead or any harm come to him. But the guy has a Calvin And Hobbes fan base and he outright ignores us.
“But he hasn’t sold out! Watterson’s an artist!”
As a capitalist, I find that offensive. If I had that kind of talent, I would exploit Calvin And Hobbes to the hilt. Garfield isn’t less Garfield, just because Jim Davis sells Garfield everywhere. Peanuts wasn’t damaged because of cartoons like A Charlie Brown Christmas*. If I could ever finish my book and someone wants to buy the movie rights, I sell it. I would still have complete control, as I wouldn’t just have anyone make anything. Watterson is the only one to blame because we don’t have an animated Calvin And Hobbes show** or a stuff Hobbes doll to give our own kids. I have a nephew (likely as close as I am ever to going to be a father) and I was forced to missed giving him a stuff Hobbes doll!!
And as I said, he’s also just ignoring us fans. He won’t sign autographs or even visit fans and gives very rare interviews. Watterson won’t even take five minutes out of his retirement to come to a convention to do a panel on Calvin And Hobbes. It’s not that I hate the guy, I just don’t care much for him much.
I’ve said this once before and I’ll say it again: If you are a true fan of Calvin And Hobbes, you shouldn’t be a Bill Watterson fan.
Sorry about the rant. I hope it doesn’t depress your enjoyment of the aboved linked strips or Calvin And Hobbes in general.
Well, see ya’ later!