Adult strip chat
For those not familiar with comic strip lingo, each week a newspaper comic will have six ‘daily’ strips (usually black and white, one tier, 3-4 panels) and one ‘Sunday’ strip which is larger and in colour.
He went through a long and traumatic fight with his syndicate over the licensing rights, and although he eventually prevailed, Watterson was so disillusioned with the industry he almost quit cartooning.
“I worked too long to get this job, and worked too hard once I got it, to let other people run away with my creation once it became successful.
I was hooked, and I remember copying Watterson’s drawings relentlessly as a kid (Calvin’s hair was always the hardest to get right).
To me, is cartooning perfection – that rare strip that has both exquisite writing AND gorgeous artwork.
I flick through my , Watterson decided to instead focus on comic strips.
Broke, he was forced to move back in with his parents and worked an advertising layout job he hated while he drew comics in his spare time.
I was a bit too young to appreciate it while it was originally published from 1985-1995, but I started devouring the book collections soon after.I think my brother had a few of the treasury collections and I must have read those dozens of times.If I could not control what my own work was about and stood for, then cartooning meant very little to me.” • Luckily Watterson didn’t quit and took a sabbatical instead.Eager to reinvigorate his creative mojo on his return, Watteron proposed a radical new layout for his colour Sunday strips.A strip that managed to convey the joy of childhood, absurdity of humanity and power of imagination all through the relationship between a boy and his stuffed tiger.