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|07-15-2018, 08:51 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Old Slow Fat Guy
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Manhattan, KS
Tales From The Far Side
I am so sheltered. I only found this today.
This was run on Halloween 1994 on CBS. Apparently the Brits got to see part II in 97.
Interestingly, the creators of both The Far Side and Calvin & Hobbes retired at the height of popularity. Neither authorized much in the way of merchandise. (Nerdchandise?)
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|07-15-2018, 09:36 PM||#2 (permalink)|
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Tag for later review. I, too, had no idea this existed.
The Far Side would have been more difficult to merchandise, since there werent any regular characters or storylines. I guess the cows were kinda recognizable. I do remember calendars and mugs and such with full cartoons printed on them.
Bill Watterson was actively opposed to any kind of merchandising or franchising. He viewed his work as an art form and felt that merchandising cheapened it. He went through a long fight with his syndicate over it, to renegotiate a contract he felt pushed into just to get a chance when he was an unknown. There's some detail in the 10th Anniversary book; Watterson writes that by the terms of the original contract, Universal could have actually hired someone else to write Calvin & Hobbes had Bill Watterson walked away
I tend to agree. I would hate to see Calvin & Hobbes made into a movie, and replace the voices I hear in my head, or have Hobbes' true nature decided by some screenwriter
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Last edited by Axel; 07-15-2018 at 09:39 PM.
|07-15-2018, 09:41 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Money Pits 'R Us
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Salem, MA
I had a lot of Farside calendars/collected books. The Jane Goodall one used to kill me. That, and the 'Blob Family at home' comic. Man had a special sense of humor.
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|07-27-2018, 04:49 PM||#7 (permalink)|
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