This is fascinating on many levels: Bill Watterson, the reclusive genius behind “Calvin and Hobbes”, makes a rare public appearance to write a review of a new biography of Charles Schulz, the genius behind “Peanuts” who inspired him to be a comics artist. Check it out. Thanks to Mark Evanier for the link.
Turns out (also via Evanier) that Schulz’s son dislikes the result; apparently, he “expected vanilla and got Rocky Road”. All I can say is that this makes me want to read it even more. More specifically, over here, Monte Schulz says “Honestly, the quote I’ve really wanted to give the press, after reading both the early of the manuscript and the final book, is this: ‘The book is stupid, and David Michaelis is an idiot.'” Yowza. It doesn’t appear that Monte’s message is getting through, however. You’ll have to judge for yourself. And those were two more links from Mark Evanier.