Found at a fansite called the Calvin and Hobbes Resurrection, this 1998 newspaper article – Calvin Creator’s Secret Hideout – chronicles the reclusive, publicity-shy nature of legendary cartoonist Bill Watterson.
It has been almost three years since Calvin and Hobbes rode a toboggan off the comic pages to go exploring. And Watterson would like it if the two of them would just go on without him. “He would like it all to fade away,” said his father, Jim, a patent lawyer, the same profession as Calvin’s dad, who was satirized often in the strip. “He doesn’t get his kicks by being famous. He was just doing something he enjoyed doing.”