Calvin & Hobbes Creator: A Very Rare Interview

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Entertainment
http://www.cleveland.com/living/index.ssf/2010/02/bill_watterson_creator_of_belo.html

Bill Watterson is a bit of a recluse, but he created our favorite comic strip and he"s finally talking after 18 years!
There are 33 comments:
Male 712
Bill Watterson was a genius. What I always took from Calvin and Hobbes was that this was the life of nearly every child. Every moment was magic. Every cardboard box network was an impenetrable fortress and every child knew better than the adults.

Just because the strip ended doesn`t mean squat...the contribution has been made and we`re all better for it.

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Male 610
i cried a little when i read this. it was like losing them again. i was young when it happened, and i didn`t feel the impact until later, but man that hurt
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Male 2,422
Man, I practically learned to read with Calvin and Hobbes.
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Male 10
Tyrannosaurs in F14`s
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Male 25,416
yay!
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Female 2,927
everything in the universe aligned and all was perfect for one day, because calvin and hobbes had been created.
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Male 915
calvin an hobbes for world leaders of 2012
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Male 174
great i lov c & h!
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Male 1,297
wonderful interview from a humble and razor sharp mind. we (in the business of creative art) should all stop and think about what it means to distance yourself from your work for the audiences sake, as well as knowing to quit when you`re ahead. Bill Waterson created a gem!

i have all the books too :3

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Male 542
I have every book, as well.. I wish this was a video interview though, dangmuffins.
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Male 1,815
I have every book released, short of the new Complete Collection. I was able to collect them over a number of years. Sadly, their actual newspaper popularity was during a point in my life where I was too young to care.
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Male 608
Greatest comic strip ever! Man was I lucky Bloom County and Calvin and Hobbes in our paper when I was in HS....
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Female 4,028
I adore(d) Calvin & Hobbes. I think I may have all of the books. Now that I`m older, I am seeing the underlying jokes and messages and that just makes me appreciate them more. I remember being in elementary school and middle school, staying up all night, reading my stack of comics.
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Female 1,386
C&H is a prime example of knowing when to quit while you`re ahead. I`m not a big fan of the cartoon, but I find it admirable that the artist stopped in his prime, rather than continuing to ride the cash cow till it keeled over and died.
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Male 617
i havent even clicked this yet. best birthday present yet. thanks IAB
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Male 363
Calvin and Hobbes impacted my life a crap load. Wuvs them <3
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Female 4,447
I too have every book, even the super huge/heavy three book set that came out a few years ago. I *still* laugh when I read them, but the older I get the more the experience changes. Back when the strips actually ran in the papers I read them with a much more childish understanding, seeing mostly the surface humor, but now I can see beyond that to the points Mr. Watterson was making. Calvin and Hobbes is still relevant, will probably always be so. I`ll always have Hobbes chasing Calvin across my shoulders to remind me of how much I love them.
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Male 189
Lurve the horse and buggy line. Newspaper subscriptions are for the waffles. :->
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Male 3,756
I have every Calvin and Hobbes book and have read them at least 5 times each.

Also, does anyone else think the arrows to go to different links go the wrong direction?

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Female 9,475
I love Calvin and Hobbes. I have a book just with the strip.
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Male 2,436
Calvin and Hobbes was the BEST! What made it great was Calvins` imagination that blurred the lines between reality and fantasy, mixed with innocence and mischief. Oh, and Hobbes` dry wit.
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Male 7,611
love calvin and hobbes. that and the boondocks are my alltime favorite strips.
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Male 2,549
Those were somewhat redundant questions.
Also, "HELP! Suddenly everything has turned Neo cubist!"
(Tiger bless that wonderful man.)
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Male 37,693
[quote]Can I say it?!? Calvin and Hobbs is not funny? - madest[/quote]
No, you cannot, goto the corner! Bad dog!
C&H was a wonderful experience! It warms my heart just thinking about all the joy I shared (in that pre-internet way) with millions of other readers.
There`s treasure EVERYWHERE!
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Male 9,306
"Can I say it?!? Calvin and Hobbs is not funny?"

There were some strips that were (like whenever Rosie would babysit Calvin and he`d give her all kinds of grief), but for the most part the series felt like I was reading something more philosophical and creative. Not just leading to the next punchline.

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Male 92
This comic was bigger than just being funny everyday madest. Read some of the collections like a graphic novel, the levels this strip operated on were way ahead of any other weekly/daily "funnies". I reread some of the books from time to time and it makes me feel young (and mischievous) again.
p.s. and at least its not dennis the menace o_0
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Male 1,765
Calvin & Hobbes is awesome, and many people (ie: Matt Groening, Seth McFarlane) could take some advice from him on ending series instead of pushing them for longer than they should.
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Male 1,403
i love calvin and hobbes so much. i have every one of those giant comic books he came out with and i still read them.
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Male 266
Calvin and Hobbs was alwasys a good read for me
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Male 7,378
Can I say it?!? Calvin and Hobbs is not funny?
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Male 252
this was great. when my dad lost his leg i remember my mom bought him a bunch of calvin and hobbes to keep him busy, so those 2 have a big fan base in my house haha
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Male 9,306
I love how he`s a smartass. XD
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Male 20,111
Link: Calvin & Hobbes Creator: A Very Rare Interview [Rate Link] - Bill Watterson is a bit of a recluse, but he created our favorite comic strip and he`s finally talking after 18 years!
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