Despite fearing many cancellations, he was pleasantly surprised that most newspapers supported the change.
Free of the shackles of tiers and panel restrictions, Watterson gave us visually exciting and beautiful strips that hadn’t been since the glory days of newspaper comics in the 1920s and 30s.
I was ready to pursue different artistic challenges, work at a less frantic pace with fewer business conflicts, and …
I eventually realised it was a fool’s dream (also, my work was nowhere near good enough) and decided webcomics was the place to be.
A strip that managed to convey the joy of childhood, absurdity of humanity and power of imagination all through the relationship between a boy and his stuffed tiger.
And most importantly, a strip that was consistently laugh-out-loud funny.
He was free to create strips like this, and this and this.
was at the height of its popularity and was being published in over 2,000 newspapers, Watterson stopped.
He stayed at this miserable job and submitted strips to comic syndicates for four years before “The only way to learn how to write and draw is by writing and drawing …