Monday, February 1, 2010

Bill Watterson Speaks!

The Reclusive creator of Calvin and Hobbs granted a short interview by John Campanelli of the Clevelant Plain Dealer. What struck me is how much he seems to dismiss his success. His comics are as well known and loved by "Gen Y" as Bill Shultz Peanuts are by the Baby Boomers.  So in that vein I think he's wrong about the "Sell by Date" of his comic.  Peanuts prove that something has culturally significant as Calvin and Hobbes can and would have remained popular forever.    That said it was just good to hear from him after all these years. It looks like hope of a Calvin and Hobbs return is very very unlikely after 15 years. Click below to read the whole interview.