I will be stopping Calvin and Hobbes

Letters of Note has a copy of the letter Bill Watterson sent to newspaper editors in 1995 announcing that he was no longer going to be drawing the cherished Calvin and Hobbes comic strip.

This was not a recent or an easy decision, and I leave with some sadness. My interests have shifted however, and I believe I’ve done what I can do within the constraints of daily deadlines and small panels. I am eager to work at a more thoughtful pace, with fewer artistic compromises.

That last strip still gets me.