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11.27.1995

Weasel

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so little has changed....

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Bill Waterson ruled and managed to put a lot of universal truths in his comics without being political about it.
 
Yes sir. I would love to have a beer with Bill.

I'd buy the beer if he would allow it to happen, but hes always been a very private person from everything I've read about him. Might actually be the type to fit in here, ya never know.

EDIT: Just looked up his net worth, $100 million :eek: no wonder he wants to be left alone.
He never wanted to do any kind of merchandising, tv shows or anything that diluted his comics down, if he made $100mil from 10 years as an artist, can you imagine the cash flow from selling out?
 
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I'd buy the beer if he would allow it to happen, but hes always been a very private person from everything I've read about him. Might actually be the type to fit in here, ya never know.

EDIT: Just looked up his net worth, $100 million :eek: no wonder he wants to be left alone.
He never wanted to do any kind of merchandising, tv shows or anything that diluted his comics down, if he made $100mil from 10 years as an artist, can you imagine the cash flow from selling out?

Reminds me of J.D. Salinger.

If you've read Bill Watterson's collection or the 10th anniversary book, he writes a lot about how he just wanted to be left alone and not merchandise. The first time he saw bootleg T-shirts or those Calvin "piss on xxxx" stickers, he fired his agent.

The 10th anniversary book is worth the read.
 
He was also a mogul in the newspaper industry keeping comics real. His idea for a strip was a full page in the newspaper. Some of his works were a huge fuck you to the newspapers that tried to dumb down, get more comic strips, or lessen the space a certain illustrator got on a page.
 
I've got the box set. My 11yo daughter reads them in bed most nights. :cool2:

...and is really, really tired of being told things "Build character."
 
He was also a mogul in the newspaper industry keeping comics real. His idea for a strip was a full page in the newspaper. Some of his works were a huge fuck you to the newspapers that tried to dumb down, get more comic strips, or lessen the space a certain illustrator got on a page.

My take as well. I think he'd still be going if it wasn't for the above. Brings back alot of stuff I have forgotten about growing up and reading C&H.
 
Not sure where my copies of his books ended up, I know they were real mood uplifters after a hard day at work
 
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