Bill Watterson on the new ‘Exploring Calvin and Hobbes’ →

March 12, 2015 |

Great article by Michael Cavna for The Washington Post. “Exploring Calvin and Hobbes” is a new book by Bill Watterson and Robb Jenny which is meant as a companion to the extensive Calvin and Hobbes exhibition at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library at Ohio State University. The book is a wonderful trip down memory lane but perhaps best of all, it includes the first truly comprehensive interview with Bill Watterson in over 20 years:

For years, the cartoonist didn’t make public comments. Now, in a single wide-ranging and revealing and illuminating and engrossing and self-deprecating and poignant and, of course, deeply funny interview, Watterson has proved more generous than we perhaps could have ever hoped for.

Bill Watterson has delivered a gift, a trip down memory lane that is populated densely on each side with personal and professional insights — some grippingly specific, some that ring universal, many that resonate as both.

If this isn’t an instant buy, I don’t know what is.