On Knowing When To Leave The Stage

Still great

“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.”
-Nice interview with Bill Watterson, whose “Calvin and Hobbes” was one of the sweetest, most life-affirming cartoon strips this nation has ever produced.