WATTERSON’S FIRST INTERVIEW IN 15 (OR SO) YEARS

Posted by on February 2nd, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Fresh newly crafted Calvin and Hobbes comic strips haven’t been in the newspaper for fourteen years. During that time, the strip’s creator, Bill Watterson, has been absent from the public prints, refusing to be interviewed or photographed. But Watterson grew up in Chagrin Falls and still makes Greater Cleveland his home, and he presumably has some residual affection, even loyalty, to the local paper, the Plain Dealer. Whatever the reason, Watterson recently answered some questions via e-mail from reporter John Campanelli. It’s believed to be the first interview with the reclusive artist since 1989, apart from some exchanges in connection with the publication of The Complete Calvin and Hobbes in 2005. Published February 1, the interview can be found here:

http://www.cleveland.com/living/index.ssf/2010/02/bill_watterson_creator_of_belo.html

Or if that doesn’t work, go to GoComics.com, click on “blog,” look around for Watterson, and you should find a link.

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