As much as I loved Calvin and Hobbes, I find the hero-worship of Watterson to be kind of odd. I mean, come on, Michelangelo? Watterson is a talented artist, no doubt, but I wonder how much of the myth is just his inscrutability. The “not a fan of technology” comment is extremely telling, if it is true (hard to tell what it means without some clarification from Watterson himself). It’s an ideological statement, not an artistic one; real art is focused on the message, not how it was produced. It reminds me of a recent episode of “Chopped” when one of the contests — an all-natural, vegan cook — was horrified because she had to use a couple of canned or processed ingredients. She made quite a point of stating that she never used such things in her cooking. Meanwhile, the judges, top chefs all of them, were saying things like, “What’s wrong with using canned stuff? Just so long as the dish works.”
The NBA is so far ahead of the NFL — Joe Barry Carroll played 30 years ago without any fuss. And that’s 50% more first names!