Nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it around.

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5 Responses to Nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it around.

  1. Sledge says:

    I believe the pee-ing Calvin is the reason Mr. Watterson got out of the business. IIRC, he lost control over the images and those that controlled the images produced merchandise depicting Calving engaging in Un-Calvinist activities. This was explained, again IIRC, in the foreword to The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, he heaviest and most expensive book ever to make the New York Times bestseller list. (It debuted Oct. 23 at No. 4.) I vaguely remember reading that and concluding that pee-ing Calvin is what forced Mr. Watterson off but it seems probably more complicated than that.

    I feel like the Y-axis should be something about the value of Bill Watterson’s lawyers’ retainer. Then again, maybe not.

    • Jomegat says:

      I’m pretty sure that none of the peeing Calvin’s were authorized. They are all illegal ripoffs. Watterson never lost legal control over Calvin.

      • Number Six says:

        Jomegat is correct – Watterson fought long and hard to retain control, and in the end, the syndicate let him. the ‘calvin peeing’ decals you see periodically around were done later and yes, illegally – but they weren’t the reason he retired. He wasn’t ‘driven out’ by any means, he quit on his own. Read the ’10th anniversary’ C&H book and he talks about it quite extensively….


  2. Dan says:

    That’s so true… And it’s so meee… I sometimes feel that I am so evil, because when I am angry , I can’t get calmer unless everybody around feels as bad as I do … It’s not good, I know, but I can’t help it !!

  3. Philip says:

    I only had to read the title of this one to know what it would be about. Thanks for the smile :)