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CalvinAndHobbes creator on Life’s Meaning #FollowFThursday

Posted on 05 Sep 2013 in FollowFThursday | Comments Off on CalvinAndHobbes creator on Life’s Meaning #FollowFThursday

Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson on Life's MeaningMy Advertising Art Direction prof told us it’d be impossible for us to ever legally use Calvin and Hobbes in an ad.
Back in the day, all I could think of was how much of a drag that was.
This strip, a touching homage from Web Cartoonist Gavin Aung Than at kinda got me choked up.
He’s now officially the first Web Cartoonist I’ve ever followed.

The gist of the story is that Watterson worked in the ad industry and it so sucked the soul out of him that he couldn’t bear his own original work being “sold out” in that way. I encourage you to read the long story by clicking on the cartoon.
It’s a case-in-point that behind every story, even one that’s a drag, there are often reasons behind that put it all in perspective.
I have a bit of an urge to ride a crazy cart or something down a big hill with our daughter now…

A fitting post to launch my own twist on #FollowFridays and #ThrowbackThursdays: getting my follow stuff out a day early, on #FollowFThursdays, because I read somewhere that Thursdays are a pretty good day to post.
And I’m just funny like that.
A hat tip to for getting this in front of me.

Next FollowFthursday will be Fascinating. And how…


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