"Inside the complicated world of Calvin and Hobbes GIFs
"Since launching the blog in July, he's collected more than 5,000 followers. Each GIF averages around 250 notes on Tumblr. Yet despite the positive feedback Linn has received, it's been difficult to enjoy the success without wondering if Watterson approves.
"The iconic illustrator has never officially licensed his products except for his comic book collections, two calendars from the late 1980s, and a children's book, Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes. And while he spoke highly of the art form in 1989 interview, Watterson has never allowed for his comics to be animated."