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Good find via Meltdown Twitter feed from a post by @beatzo

Bill Watterson, creator of beloved ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ comic strip looks back with no regrets.

By John Campanelli, The Plain Dealer

February 01, 2010, 5:45AM

Bill Watterson, creator of the syndicated cartoon strip “Calvin & Hobbes” is shown in this 1986 file photo.

This marks the 15th year since “Calvin and Hobbes” said goodbye to the comics pages. Creator Bill Watterson, who grew up in Chagrin Falls and still makes Greater Cleveland his home, recently answered some questions via e-mail from Plain Dealer reporter John Campanelli. It’s believed to be the first interview with the reclusive artist since 1989.

With almost 15 years of separation and reflection, what do you think it was about “Calvin and Hobbes” that went beyond just capturing readers’ attention, but their hearts as well?

The only part I understand is what went into the creation of the strip. What readers take away from it is up to them. Once the strip is published, readers bring their own experiences to it, and the work takes on a life of its own. Everyone responds differently to different parts.

I just tried to write honestly, and I tried to make this little world fun to look at, so people would take the time to read it. That was the full extent of my concern. You mix a bunch of ingredients, and once in a great while, chemistry happens. I can’t explain why the strip caught on the way it did, and I don’t think I could ever duplicate it. A lot of things have to go right all at once.

What are your thoughts about the legacy of your strip?

Well, it’s not a subject that keeps me up at night.

Read more about the strip in John Campanelli’s story. And see examples of his early work as an editorial cartoonist for the Sun Newspapers.

Read all about it here: CLEVELAND.COM

  3 Responses to “Bill Watterson, creator of beloved ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ comic strip looks back with no regrets –”

  1. It’s posts like this that I
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  2. Bill you need to come back to cleveland i love ur comic strip