Calvin & Hobbes: The Downhill 16 Thomas

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Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:31 pm

On one hand: "Only thieves and vandals have made money on Calvin and Hobbes merchandise." -Watterson, Bill (1995). Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book. Andrews and McMeel. p. 12.

On the other hand: "But I want it." -buyers of this print
maden wrote:I would like to see a 16"+ diameter tube.
BlakeAronson wrote:This one is just big enough, but not too overwhelming in size.
jordachep wrote::drool: Can't believe the size. I want this so bad.
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Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:43 pm

tourist504 wrote:On one hand: "Only thieves and vandals have made money on Calvin and Hobbes merchandise." -Watterson, Bill (1995). Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book. Andrews and McMeel. p. 12.

On the other hand: "But I want it." -buyers of this print
Is it still technically merchandise if it wasn't sold in a retail outlet?
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Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:46 pm

sold=merchandise. Losing some momentum now...
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Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:50 pm

Diabolos80 wrote:sold=merchandise. Losing some momentum now...
But it's not really sold if people are pooling money to commission art. If the art already existed, you'd be buying art, but you're paying to create art. You could argue the same for the printer, that you're paying for a service and not merchandise.
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Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:59 pm

So are you guys going to be this angry when in 2060 and Calvin and Hobbes goes into public domain?
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Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:02 pm

Real fans have respect for Wattersons's wishes. Case closed!

The thieving artist and the printer have both profited here (at a minimum) - to say this is not for profit is an insult to the mostly intelligent people on eb.
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Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:05 pm

lujborg wrote:Real fans have respect for Wattersons's wishes. Case closed!

The "artist" and the printer have all profited here - to say this is not for profit is an insult.
Thanks true believer. You clearly know how to show respect to people.
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Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:06 pm

Watching you morons try and rationalize this fudge is hilarious.

This is a unique example where the artist has specifically gone out of his way to ask people not to be thieving kittens and to respect his vision for the characters, but y'all had to go and be a bunch of kittens anyways.
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Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:08 pm

MoviePosterEmpire wrote:
tourist504 wrote:On one hand: "Only thieves and vandals have made money on Calvin and Hobbes merchandise." -Watterson, Bill (1995). Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book. Andrews and McMeel. p. 12.

On the other hand: "But I want it." -buyers of this print
Is it still technically merchandise if it wasn't sold in a retail outlet?
Yes.

Honestly I wasn't even going to get in the middle of this one, but reading this thread prompted me to read a little more about the man. Having done that, I can say there is no way Mr. Watterson (who is very much alive) would approve of this comission, retail or not. No way.

I doubt this thread will be the end of this, and frankly I believe this will end up putting other future comissions in jeopardy.
maden wrote:I would like to see a 16"+ diameter tube.
BlakeAronson wrote:This one is just big enough, but not too overwhelming in size.
jordachep wrote::drool: Can't believe the size. I want this so bad.
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Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:09 pm

alittle wrote:Watching you morons try and rationalize this fudge is hilarious.

This is a unique example where the artist has specifically gone out of his way to ask people not to be thieving kittens and to respect his vision for the characters, but y'all had to go and be a bunch of kittens anyways.
Pretty much this, I think.
maden wrote:I would like to see a 16"+ diameter tube.
BlakeAronson wrote:This one is just big enough, but not too overwhelming in size.
jordachep wrote::drool: Can't believe the size. I want this so bad.
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Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:13 pm

Do you guys yell at people with calvin and hobbes bumper stickers?

And where do you guys fall on parody images? Are they thieving kittens as well?
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Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:14 pm

kittens gotta kitten?

Ill let myself out....
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Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:14 pm

God I hope this thread gets locked.
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Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:16 pm

Since I'm such a giver, I got a strip that reflects my feeling on this thread.

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