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Response to Recursion (Reply #38)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 01:01 PM

42. David Willis (author/artist of the rebuttal) is the one in his 30s...

...in the same age range as Watterson was when he was drawing Calvin and Hobbes.

I see both points. There's substantial truth to what Watterson says, but it's a lot easier for him to look back on his choices and see them as right when he had a huge success that essentially allowed him to retire before he was 40.

For the rest of working artists who do everything from cartoons to graphic design to film & tv storyboarding to thousands of other commercial art jobs, the same choice might leave them on the street and unable to support their families. Watterson's strip implies they're making the wrong choice, and Willis begged to differ.

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