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01 Feb 2010 19:22


Culture: “Calvin and Hobbes” creator Bill Watterson is no longer J.D. Salinger

  • 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.
  • “Calvin and Hobbes” creator Bill Watterson • In his first interview since ending the strip 15 years ago. While he appreciates the success it gave him, he’s glad he stopped and has been able to recover some semblance of a normal life. “I wrote “Calvin and Hobbes” in my 30s,” he noted, “and I’m many miles from there.” Is it ironic that he came out of the woodwork the week J.D. Salinger died? Yes, yes it is. source

28 Jan 2010 20:29


Culture: Three key years in recluse J.D. Salinger’s life of not talking much

  • 1951 the year Salinger published his only book; that book, “Catcher in the Rye,” was a doozy
  • 1965 the last time Salinger published a short story, “Hapworth 16, 1924;” he lived in seclusion
  • 1981 the last time he gave an interview, to the The Advocate of Baton Rouge, Louisiana source