Calvin & Hobbes is a great comic. The artist, Bill Watterson withdrew from comics and public life in 1995.
Eric wonders if he's back. This time as a school janitor.
Looking at the comic I would say the artist, Jef Mallett, was inspired by Calvin & Hobbes and for that reason would make the following reference
Frazz is talking with one of the girls at the school. She mentions that she plans to be famous one day, and when Frazz points out that she doesn't even like to be called on in class, she says she wants to be famous, not well-known; that she wants to be well-known for her work but not be a public figure. "Like J.D. Salinger or Bill Watterson," says Frazz. "Never heard of them," she responds, for the punchline.
The strip mentioned seem to be unavailable now.