As much as I love Calvin & Hobbes and would love to see more material, this makes me really happy because it’s kind of a brilliant display of artistic integrity.
It’s not like Watterson is rich or anything. He could make a shitload of money from selling the rights but he refuses because he doesn’t think it would work for the story.
He also won’t make any kind of merchandise deals at all, and decided to stop writing the comic strip after ten years because he felt that the characters had run their course and going any further would be milking it. PAY ATTENTION PEOPLE. This is how you do it.
"Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.”
(Source: ktt, via ofools)