Bill Watterson

Born on this day in 1958, Bill Watterson is best known as the creator of the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes. The strip below is actually drawn in his style by Gavin Aung Than who was inspired by the words of a speech Watterson gave to the graduating class of Kenyon College in 1990. As someone who takes undemanding jobs to pursue other activities and abandoned a career to stay home and raise a child, this one struck a chord with me.

Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in various publications, including Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

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