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.
Zounds! I swear it was just this morning I found myself recalling old C & H strips and laughing to myself. He’s right, of course, but my world has been a poorer place since he and Gary Larson capped their pens. Has there been anything since that can compare to those?
And I still want to hurl a burning brick through every car window with one of those stupid fucking “Calvin pissing” decals, not to mention the atrocious ones that use his image kneeling in prayer before a cross emblem. What, you assholes couldn’t use Linus for that?