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Old 04-13-12, 11:52 AM
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Calvin and Hobbes Today...how appropriate.

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I loved Calvin and Hobbes; it had a big influence on me growing up.
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I would like their to be new work. The "classic" will have to do. C&H, C&V.
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Bill Watterson was/is a genius. And yes, very apropos.
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A couple people say Frazz is Calvin all growed up. Jef Mallett denies this, but there's a certain resemblance.

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Originally Posted by nikku View Post
Bill Watterson was/is a genius. And yes, very apropos.


I agree with nikku, Bill Watterson's a genius.
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One of my favorite Calvin and Hobbes:


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Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
A couple people say Frazz is Calvin all growed up. Jef Mallett denies this, but there's a certain resemblance.

That guy in the car seems to be the artist of Pearls Before Swine.
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Originally Posted by Orrery View Post
I loved Calvin and Hobbes; it had a big influence on me growing up.
Me too. Growing up, people often said that I was a hybrid of the two characters, (Calvin and Hobbes).
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He's a brilliant artist, a brilliant writer, and a very funny dude (for such a reclusive grump!).

BTW - That Frazz art is terrible: it took me a while to figure out panel 3 because the driver is clearly starting at something behind and beyond the biker, who is apparently riding a 24cm frame.

I miss C & H.
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Calvin was always adfraid of his bike, his dad was the cyclist in the family ha









I grew up with Calvin&Hobbes, had all the book collections. The comic ran through my 'formative' years. Bill Watterson is the man.

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Had to chime in on this one.



Sorry it's blurry. I made this for my son a few years ago.

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Thanks for sharing cobrabyte, the last one was really nice.
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Originally Posted by Captain Blight View Post
That guy in the car seems to be the artist of Pearls Before Swine.
Naw... you think?

It's dueling cartoonists! Duck!
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The Frazz vs. Pearls Before Swine 'fight' (I am pretty sure the artists are pals) had them all in a tizzy in A&S. It started with a PbS cartoon where the (oafish, stupid, greedy, always-wrong) mouse character made a remark about running cyclists off the road. Some of the dimmer A&Sers were sure this was an incitement to violence, probably directed at them personally.

I gotta remember to stay outta that forum. It's like a gang of Helen Lovejoys who cycle.
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btw here's a favorite of mine. I may post this on Facebook this weekend, too.

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I miss both Calvin and Hobbes and Bloom County. The comics aren't very good these days.
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You MADE a Hobbes for your boy?

Thumbs up mum.

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Had to chime in on this one.


Sorry it's blurry. I made this for my son a few years ago.
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You MADE a Hobbes for your boy?

Thumbs up mum.
Woah...I missed that in kiwigem's post.

Kiwigem, I don't know if you are actually a kiwi, but you're a gem for sure.
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Originally Posted by kiwigem View Post
Had to chime in on this one.



Sorry it's blurry. I made this for my son a few years ago.
Want. Want want want.
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This one is more appropriate for most of the members here:

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Originally Posted by Chicago Al View Post
Woah...I missed that in kiwigem's post.

Kiwigem, I don't know if you are actually a kiwi, but you're a gem for sure.
Awww, you guys!
Watterson didn't license any products, so when my daughter insisted that her twin brother needed a Hobbes for Christmas, I had to take matters into m own hands. She really deserves the credit!
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Originally Posted by cobrabyte View Post
I grew up with Calvin&Hobbes, had all the book collections. The comic ran through my 'formative' years. Bill Watterson is the man.
My kids grew up with C & H, and we still have all their books. We all shared and enjoyed them; my kids' introduction to subversive thought and cynicism (which I heartily espouse, as a way of getting along in the world), and it was great because it was independently done on their parts.
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I had all the books before I had kids, but when the kids started reading, they found the books on the shelf. There is a liitle bit of Calvin in each of them.

Kiwigem, your Hobbes looks like he could be the pattern if there was any licensed stuff. Nice work.
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