Mental Floss' Exclusive Interview with Bill Watterson

Jake Rossen, writing for Mental Floss

There is a tendency to rehash and regurgitate properties with sequels and remakes. You had an idea, executed it, then moved on. And you ignored the clamor for more. Why is it so hard for readers to let go?
Well, coming at a new work requires a certain amount of patience and energy, and there’s always the risk of disappointment. You can’t really blame people for preferring more of what they already know and like. The trade-off, of course, is that predictability is boring. Repetition is the death of magic.

Like everything else Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Watterson-related, this interview glimpse leaves me simultaneously proud to be a fan—and disappointed in confirming, yet again, that the end was really the end.

 /via WIRED