Gili Bar-Hillel abhillel at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 29 11:04:11 EST 2001

>From: Paul Andinach <pandinac at tartarus.uwa.edu.au>
> > One of my heroes is Bill Watterston ("Calvin and Hobbes") who has
> > NEVER allowed marketing of ANYTHING other than books and the
> > original comic strip. Not that a stuffed Hobbes wouldn't be a fun
> > thing to have around the house, but even tasteful stuff (Peanuts
> > materials for the most part, for example) really dilutes the effect
> > of the original work.

JKRowling was also opposed to spinoff products. She stated so quite 
explicitly in a number of interviews. But I suppose the pressures were too 
great - I doubt Warner Brothers can concieve of doing a movie without 
promotional junk.
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