The famously press-adverse creator of Calvin & Hobbes, Bill Watterson, has given a rare interview in the newly released documentary on famous comic strip artists, Stripped.
In it, he opens up about his work and creative process, which Fast Company shared insights from:
You Have To Lose Yourself In Your Work: “My comic strip was the way that I explored the world and my own perceptions and thoughts. So to switch off the job I would have had to switch off my head. So, yes, the work was insanely intense, but that was the whole point of doing it.”
Create For Yourself: “Quite honestly I tried to forget that there was an audience. I wanted to keep the strip feeling small and intimate as I did it, so my goal was just to make my wife laugh. After that, I’d put it out, and the public can take it or leave it.”