“If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it’s a duck”
And so all the rumors of Bill Watterson doing some art for the comic “Pearls Before Swine” by Stephan Pastis are true! Read Stephan’s full post HERE. Here’s a sample comic too:
His story proves one thing: You have nothing to lose by asking. If Stephan had just said to himself “Why bother sending Watterson an email? He won’t reply or care. Ah, screw it…” Well, we know the answer to that: none of this would have happened. So the real lesson is never hesitate to ask or try. The worse that can happen is they say “no”. Even if they say no in a nasty way, at least you tried.
So, squealch those fears and do it! Yoda said it best “Do, or do not. There is no try.” And I for one truly believe that. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. So, go on, try something this week. Push your boundaries, take that risk. You just may surprise yourself and end up with Bill Watterson drawing some comics for you!
As a side note, I’ve seen some commentary on Facebook and others sites where some trolls have gotten their panties in a knot because a fellow artist did not think Watterson the God of all Gods in comics. Folks, people are entitled to their own opinion. If you disagree, certainly express it in a professional manner and move along. To troll someone and call them names or insult them because they feel differently than you is pure nonsense and it only makes YOU look foolish and stupid. Do yourself a favor, think TWICE before leaving a sarcastic remark or comment. It may come back to haunt you.