In First Bill Watterson Interview In Two Decades, Reclusive Artist Disses Newspapers

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Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin & Hobbes, famous recluse, spoke to Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter John Campanelli via e-mail. (Good job, Campanelli!) It’s believed to be the first interview Watterson has done since 1989. Wow.

And what does Watterson have to say for himself? When Campanelli asked, “How soon after the U.S. Postal Service issues the Calvin stamp will you send a letter with one on the envelope?” Watterson replied:

“Immediately. I’m going to get in my horse and buggy and snail-mail a check for my newspaper subscription.”

Ooohh, burrnnnnn.

But seriously, folks. If you’re a Calvin & Hobbes fan, read read read.