Best Dad Ever of the Day:
Jim Clark wanted to get a Hobbes doll for his Calvin-alike son to play with, but, as Bill Watterson has vehemently refused to allow the merchandising of his strip, Mr. Clark did the next best thing: He had one custom made.
“I think itâ€™s a shame that Mr. Watterson doesnâ€™t offer merchandise of his characters. It seems to me that he could create something for the public that wouldnâ€™t tarnish his strip. But he chooses not to, and thatâ€™s his prerogative. I suppose it speaks a lot about his integrity and the care he has for his creations.”