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Today in Nerd History | December 31

Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on December 31st in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

THE END OF CALVIN & HOBBES

In 1995, Cartoonist Bill Watterson ends his comic strip, Calvin & Hobbes, believing he had accomplished all he could in the medium over his 10 year run.

Nerdy Fact: Watterson refused to license his characters for merchandising, such as toys, mugs, or stickers. He wanted to preserve the artistic integrity of his work and avoid commercial exploitation. So, all those stickers of Calvin peeing on things from the late 90s were not official. The first known thing this illegal drawing of Calvin peed on were the letters FSU, which stood for Florida State University.





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