Better go get the tissues.
Bill Watterson, the legendary creator of Calvin and Hobbes, is idolized by many as the world’s greatest cartoonist. He followed his vision, ended the comic on a high note after 10 incredibly successful years, and never sold out to money-hungry syndicates which wanted to monetize his creations with endless merchandise deals. Five years into the comic strip, Watterson gave a brilliant speech to his alma mater, Kenyon College, where he told the young graduates about the value of pursuing your own interests, despite those who want to make you conform to their own idea of who you should become.
Like many other cartoonists, Gavin Aung Than believes that this strip was the greatest ever to exist, and he sees many similarities between his own life and that of Bill Watterson. Wanting to pay tribute to the artist, he created a comic in Waterson’s well-known style that illustrates the most famous quotation from his commencement speech. By the end, if you’re like me, you’ll probably be in tears.
Here’s the comic:
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