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44 Responses to Creator Of Calvin & Hobbes Is No Sell Out [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm
    Link: Creator Of Calvin & Hobbes Is No Sell Out - Watterson isn`t about the money. Can you imagine how much he could make if he was though?
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    Not much at all really kitteh
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    SageBlue Male 30-39
    70 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 1:42 pm
    F*ck ya!
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    danagamer Male 30-39
    701 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 1:57 pm
    what about the millions of `peeing calvin` window stickers?
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    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 2:17 pm
    What person would want to stay poor?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36200 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    There are plenty of Calvin & Hobbs tshirts.
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    indisguise Female 40-49
    267 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 2:22 pm
    @ danagamer - they`re pirated merchandise.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm
    I still own one of the two Calvin and Hobbes T-shirts I have bought in my life. Pity I ripped the "Life is short - fly naked" one. Both rip-offs, of course.
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    misfit77 Male 30-39
    89 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 2:58 pm
    Calvin is on every retard`s back window, peeing on something.
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2029 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 3:14 pm
    hes always peeing on poo football teams!
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    Solvent
    `what person would want to stay poor?`
    He`s far from poor
    he`s an old school cartoonist
    been doing the C n H for decades
    good for him
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3907 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 3:36 pm
    I always love hearing stories of artists who refuse to let there work be exploited. Most people who start out as artists, musicians, etc do it because they love it, some get lucky enough to be able to make a career out of it. When someone comes in and exploits their life work it`s insulting. One of my favorite recent stories is when Slash refused to allow the producers of "Glee" to use a Guns N Roses song because he thinks the show sucks. He said, "Glee is worse than Grease, and Grease is bad enough" hahaha!
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 3:41 pm
    O god Glee I just want to shoot em all
    good for Slash,
    Must be so good to say `feck off`
    to these corporate crap pumping tv shows
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
    2682 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    i have a t-shirt with a disgruntled looking calvin on it with a caption that says, "everyday of my life im forced to add another name to the list of people who piss me off."
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 4:21 pm
    This isn`t technically true. He did authorize a couple of calendars back in the 80`s, a run of postage stamps, and there were a few teachers manuals that included C&H. As for those stickers you see on everyone`s back widow, those are C&H ripoffs. They are NOT affiliated with Bill Watterson in any way.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 4:35 pm
    robthelurker
    Male, 18-29, Canada
     478 Posts Sunday, February 24, 2013 3:47:52 PM
    i have a t-shirt with a disgruntled looking calvin on it with a caption that says, "everyday of my life im forced to add another name to the list of people who piss me off."

    Chinese bootleg bullcrap is what you have. Hope you think of child labor and rape when you wear it, because that is what you are, a child laboring rapist. Ok, not really, all I`m saying is bill waterson will be suing you as soon as I forward him your screen name, which I will.

    Ok, not really.
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    ak4775 Male 30-39
    354 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 5:58 pm
    Props to him for not selling out cause I sure would. I like C&H but come on, the guys not Hemingway. Personally I`d enjoy a stuffed toy Hobbes. On second thought, no props to him. Greedy jerk...
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    indisguise Female 40-49
    267 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 6:18 pm
    @ whodat - Really? That`s awesome! My respect for Slash just went up a few notches.

    @ robthelurker - if you had any integrity, you`d burn that shirt.

    "When cartoonists fight their syndicates, it`s usually to make more money, not less. And making the whole issue even more absurd, when I didn`t license, bootleg `Calvin and Hobbes` merchandise sprung up to feed the demand. Mall stores openly sold T-shirts with drawings illegally lifted from my books, and obscene or drug-related shirts were rife on college campuses. Only thieves and vandals have made money on `Calvin and Hobbes` merchandise."
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 6:29 pm
    and yet every day you will see at least 3 Calvin-peeing-on-something stickers on a car
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    bordo Male 50-59
    907 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 6:50 pm
    I hate high an mighty snobs like that.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    5877 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm
    darkmagic14n-"yet every day you will see at least 3 Calvin-peeing-on-something stickers "

    Not licensed by the artist, and he see`s no money from it.

    I loved (still love) Calvin & Hobbes. Great strip.

    I hated when he quit syndicating them, but I appreciated his reasoning not to run a good strip into the ground.

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    Metalcraze Male 18-29
    101 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 7:13 pm
    You`re the reason I don`t have a hobbes plushie non-nice individual.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 7:32 pm
    If he refuses to license it, than he has no right to complain when people bootleg it. People want to own merchandise related to something they love. I would kill for a cute Calvin and Hobbs shirt, and wearing one would make anyone respect the comic less.
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    FAKEBACON Male 18-29
    586 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 7:50 pm
    @bordo "I hate high an mighty snobs like that."

    why? they make you look bad?
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    thelonious Male 40-49
    3278 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 7:50 pm
    I spent a few seconds thinking, "You know, I didn`t realize it but there is no C&H merchandise out there". Then I realized I had already spent most of my life not giving a shiat anyways. And I have a couple of C&H collection books. So, meh!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 9:59 pm
    AS much as I love Calvin & Hobbes, and think Bill Watterson is completely insane, I stand behind him in his fight for his rights!

    Charles Schultz demanded that EVERY single "Peanuts" spin off product be shown to him for his approval. He only "vetoed" a handful over the years, but everyone agrees the makers knew he was watching and made better products because of that.

    E.C. Segar Created "Popeye" and got money from a spinach company to put him on the label.
    After the first 2 year term was up, Segal REFUSED to renew the contract (even though it was a big % of his income!) because he said the spinich was poor quality. The company BEGGED him to reconsider and VOWED to put #1 spinach in. He did, they did. Popeye Spinach was the top quality in canned spinach for decades.
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    supermoo9999 Male 18-29
    22 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 10:23 pm
    "If he refuses to license it, than he has no right to complain when people bootleg it."

    Sure he does. It`s still his intellectual property. He has the right to expect people to follow established copyright law, regardless of those peoples` sentiment toward the property in question.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 10:24 pm
    He has every right to control his intellectual property, but I don`t find his position to be particularly admirable.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2310 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 11:30 pm
    He should have cashed in because it won`t be much longer until the us population will be too stupid to understand his comics.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 11:44 pm
    Ooh, there`s a bitter take on it, Onoffonoffon! You`re probably right, but it`s still pretty black.
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    greekhop Male 30-39
    116 posts
    February 25, 2013 at 7:02 am
    Thats cool, thats his perogative, but I dont see what difference it makes to anyone but him anyways. Its not like he fought against the comemrcialization of a public resource to prevent suffering. Hes just an eccentric who can afford to be difficult. Good for him, Meaningless for us. Love the comic strip though, and am happy to keep enjoying them either way...
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    Rizzo71 Male 40-49
    427 posts
    February 25, 2013 at 9:01 am
    Bravo!
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    IminurHaus Male 18-29
    38 posts
    February 25, 2013 at 9:22 am
    what about the car stickers with calvin peeing that were super popular about 10-15 years ago?
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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9184 posts
    February 25, 2013 at 10:18 am
    Good for him, there is a thing as overexposure...
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    February 25, 2013 at 10:52 am
    There is a seller on ebay (dericsmom) who has been selling (presumably) bootleg "art prints" of Watterson`s for years now...
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    EVILLECUTTER Male 18-29
    244 posts
    February 25, 2013 at 12:56 pm
    i see him pissing on car logos all the time
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    dreambrother Male 18-29
    102 posts
    February 25, 2013 at 2:52 pm
    I`ve known about this for a while, and it still seems odd. Like, I can understand the argument for artistic integrity, but...if he had exercised control over WHAT C&H merchandise was licensed, he could have kept his integrity AND made money. Watterson stopped making new C&H comics 17 years ago...wonder what he`s been doing to support himself?
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
    937 posts
    February 25, 2013 at 6:54 pm
    what an idiot
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
    1059 posts
    February 25, 2013 at 9:01 pm
    This story is as old as Old Ollie.
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    February 25, 2013 at 9:20 pm
    I agree with his statement about quick cash but not all merch is bad especially if the artist is the one creating them like Voltaire.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    February 26, 2013 at 8:15 am
    too bad...id like to buy a shirt or two...ill probably just get one of those T-shirt painting guys in our local mall to work something up for me...
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    February 26, 2013 at 8:40 am
    Isn`t the world filled with Calvin merchandise?
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    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    February 26, 2013 at 1:36 pm
    2010 stamp

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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    February 26, 2013 at 2:52 pm
    If he refuses to license it, than he has no right to complain when people bootleg it.
    @SarahofBorg: What? YOU refuse to let me watch you take a shower, but you complain & phone the police every time I try!

    (I hope this comes off as "funneh" and not "creepeh" eh?)

    It`s his product, if he doesn`t want -more- money off it then that`s for him to decide.

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