Walt Disney had already demonstrated that commercial artists could build lucrative brands without necessarily sacrificing the quality of their work. The larger ambitions that Watterson harbored for his strip were bound up with artistic expression, not monetary gain. His model cartoonist was publicity-shy, protective of his work, narratively and aesthetically ambitious, impervious to moguldom, and, above all, solitary. But he never lost sight of the fact that he was servicing clients first and foremost. I asked Trudeau to sign my dog-eared copy of Doonesbury Dossier:
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How exactly did Welsh rarebit become the snack of choice for American barflys? Subverting the gag-cartooning formula, Peanuts strips often conclude not with a punch line but with an anguished expression of despair. Watterson relented at times, allowing a line of Calvin and Hobbes calendars and a tutorial book to be produced, but he mainly stuck to his no-licensing pledge. If you work in retail now, have done so in the past, or plan to do so in the future: He worked on a number of newspaper comic strips during his career but is most known for the work he did as Chic Young's successor on Dumb Dora and as an assistant to Cliff Sterrett on Polly and Her Pals late s. Catch up with these Daily stories!
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When most kids make a snowball, they just mush a bunch of snow together. Within three years, Calvin and Hobbes had amassed an enviable readership. But the biggest splash will come this November, when the first CGI Peanuts movie is released in theaters. Little did his syndicate know how much this horrified Watterson. Beginning November 1, , Dok created a daily cartoon to accompany The Weather ,  which featured a character who came to be known as the Umbrella Man , or "Sport". They just needed the right platform from which to launch him.
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