First Bill Watterson interview in 15 years

Chris sez, "Bill Watterson, creator of the timeless comic classic Calvin & Hobbes, looks back on the strip with no regrets in his first interview in 15 years. Short, but definitely worth reading."

By the end of 10 years, I'd said pretty much everything I had come there to say.

It's always better to leave the party early. If I had rolled along with the strip's popularity and repeated myself for another five, 10 or 20 years, the people now "grieving" for "Calvin and Hobbes" would be wishing me dead and cursing newspapers for running tedious, ancient strips like mine instead of acquiring fresher, livelier talent. And I'd be agreeing with them.

I think some of the reason "Calvin and Hobbes" still finds an audience today is because I chose not to run the wheels off it.

I've never regretted stopping when I did.

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

(Thanks, Chris!)

(Image: Hobbes and Calvin, a Creative Commons Attribution photo from walknboston's photostream)