In the blog post on Looking for Calvin and Hobbes, I wrote that “I got the impression that Bill [Watterson]… didn’t really want the attention that fame brings and didn’t understand why people would regard him any differently than the average person.” Perhaps it would be more fair to say that he would prefer that the attention be focused on the results of his labours rather than on the labourer who created the comics and it’s my bias describing Bill as an example of egalitarianism.

Because, let’s face it, nobody likes being treated like everyone else. We would all like to be treated better than others if not uniquely special. To have the keys to the executive washroom, or fly first-class.


I suppose there are burdens to being a celebrity… a loss of privacy, people demanding your attention, unsolicited obligations… possibly. If I’m ever famous, I’ll let you know.