I was obsessed with Calvin & Hobbes growing up. Bill Watterson’s work inspired me loads in my early days of drawing, as evidenced by a post I made here a long time ago. The shameless rip-off Zac & Mac definitely wasn’t the first comic I ever drew—it was preceded by short, generic superhero comics and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rip-offs, for sure—but circa 4th and 5th grade it was probably the one I spent the most time on.
Needless to say, I’m looking forward to Dear Mr. Watterson:
Never forget how deep my well of originality runs. Some day I’ll punish you all by scanning and uploading both full volumes.
Thanks to James Harvey’s tweet for the heads up!