Bill Watterson grants rare interview

The next print issue of Mental Floss will contain an interview with Calvin & Hobbes creator and genius Bill Watterson.

A brief except of the interview is on its website.

I could not take the strip with me if I quit, or even prevent the syndicate from replacing me, so I was truly scared I was going to lose everything I cared about either way. I made a lot of impassioned arguments for why a work of art should reflect the ideas and beliefs of its creator, but the simple fact was that my contract made that issue irrelevant. It was a grim, sad time. Desperation makes a person do crazy things.
-Bill Watterson

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