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Creator Of Calvin & Hobbes Is No Sell Out [Pic

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5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26157 Posts
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 2:52:25 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.

edana42
Female, 50-59, Eastern US
 2505 Posts
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 1:36:17 PM
2010 stamp


Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12564 Posts
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 8:40:09 AM
Isn't the world filled with Calvin merchandise?

collegebound
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3740 Posts
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 8:15:14 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...

Magentab0b
Female, 30-39, Western US
 1462 Posts
Monday, February 25, 2013 9:20:24 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.

AvatarJohn
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 1017 Posts
Monday, February 25, 2013 9:01:08 PM
This story is as old as Old Ollie.

skullgrin
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 916 Posts
Monday, February 25, 2013 6:54:42 PM
what an idiot

dreambrother
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 101 Posts
Monday, February 25, 2013 2:52:07 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?

EVILLECUTTER
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 212 Posts
Monday, February 25, 2013 12:56:05 PM
i see him pissing on car logos all the time

chalket
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2481 Posts
Monday, February 25, 2013 10:52:27 AM
There is a seller on ebay (dericsmom) who has been selling (presumably) bootleg "art prints" of Watterson's for years now...

panth753
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 8871 Posts
Monday, February 25, 2013 10:18:15 AM
Good for him, there is a thing as overexposure...

IminurHaus
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 40 Posts
Monday, February 25, 2013 9:22:11 AM
what about the car stickers with calvin peeing that were super popular about 10-15 years ago?

Rizzo71
Male, 40-49, Europe
 385 Posts
Monday, February 25, 2013 9:01:42 AM
Bravo!

greekhop
Male, 30-39, Europe
 116 Posts
Monday, February 25, 2013 7:02:51 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...

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Sunday, February 24, 2013 11:44:42 PM
Ooh, there's a bitter take on it, Onoffonoffon! You're probably right, but it's still pretty black.

onoffonoffon
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2166 Posts
Sunday, February 24, 2013 11:30:58 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.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14742 Posts
Sunday, February 24, 2013 10:24:54 PM
He has every right to control his intellectual property, but I don't find his position to be particularly admirable.

supermoo9999
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 22 Posts
Sunday, February 24, 2013 10:23:10 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.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26157 Posts
Sunday, February 24, 2013 9:59:25 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.

thelonious
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3246 Posts
Sunday, February 24, 2013 7:50:47 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!

FAKEBACON
Male, 18-29, Canada
 592 Posts
Sunday, February 24, 2013 7:50:33 PM
@bordo "I hate high an mighty snobs like that."

why? they make you look bad?

SarahofBorg
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 3573 Posts
Sunday, February 24, 2013 7:32:00 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.

Metalcraze
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 101 Posts
Sunday, February 24, 2013 7:13:32 PM
You're the reason I don't have a hobbes plushie non-nice individual.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4744 Posts
Sunday, February 24, 2013 7:10:52 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.


bordo
Male, 50-59, Western US
 793 Posts
Sunday, February 24, 2013 6:50:32 PM
I hate high an mighty snobs like that.

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