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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by RobertR, Mar 31, 2002.
I still dig out my Calvin and Hobbes books from time to time to read through them. Completely timeless and absolutely guaranteed to make me smile like no other comic ever has.
I own all the book compilations with the exception of Yukon Ho!, which was lent out and never returned. For many years now, they have performed a steady rotation sitting in the magazine rack in the master bathroom. :b
The Calvin and Hobbes comics contain keen observations on life, brilliantly seen through a 6 year old's eyes. This comic like no other (even Bloom County) has grabbed my mind and heart.
Some of my favorite moments:
Calvin's snowmen (any of 'em)
Susie's attempts to play house
Philosophical musings on the Flexible Flyer™.
Reading old C&H comics is bittersweet because
1. we'll probably never see any new ones.
2. I'm reminded about how awful the current Sunday comics are. No more C&H, The Far Side or even the innocent but somehow cool Peanuts gang. Now we're stuck with Jeffy talking to Grandpa in heaven every Sunday.
Plus the Dilbert schtick is getting old. Yeah, office life sucks. Time to move on.
I'm with you guys. My favorite comic strips are Bloom County and Calvin & Hobbes - although they're decidedly different styles of humor!
Thanks for the link. I haven't seen that particular strip in several years.
Thanks Robert!! This used to be a daily highlight for me in College, and I'll never forget the last strip, and how sad I was. Great stuff, and kudos to Bill W. for his imagination, wit, and artistry. I miss the strip, but it never got stale. Comics aren't even worth the time anymore Good to see it is not forgotten
..and don't forget those
Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs!
Wow did that bring back some great memories! C&H and The Far Side are the greatest cartoons IMO. I don't even bother taking a look at the weekend comics any more. Nothing worth following.
While I do miss C&H I have to give Watterson credit. He did not simply "milk the franchise" dry. He put a decade of great work together and went out on top. Very classy (and unusual) IMO.
Let us not forget..Hamster Huey and Gooey Kablooie
Any theories on the "Noodle Incident"?
I've always wanted to try and make one of Calvin's snowmen, especially the suicidal ones, but haven't felt ambitious enough to actually try.
Did anyone ever read this article that laid out how "Fight Club" was really just "Calvin & Hobbes"?
I have spent quite a bit of time with my transmorgifier. Now if I can just find the right button to bring me back.
Ahh, there we go. Spaceman Spiff has been victorious again. Watterson was/is one of the best. Larson and Watterson are my favorites. I sometimes wish they were both still at it.
You mean this article? It's also here, only changed slightly.
The second best thing Watterson ever did was end Calvin and Hobbes. So many comic strips drag on well past their welcome. Many stips burn brightly for a year or two and then take up space on the comics page for all eternity.
Peanuts would be a good example. It's lovely that a strip can run for 50 years, but should it? They are running classic Peanuts now, and I'm not sure I'd be able to know they weren't new if the label weren't changed and I wasn't aware of Charles Schultz's death.
Watterson and Larson were amazing talents that knew to get off the stage while people were begging for more.
I loved Calvin. I loved every strip, though some more than others. I still get goosebumps when I look at the final strip. What a classy finale. To this day I have friends who send along a Calvin strip that seems tailor made to the events of the day.
Calvin is Timeless.
Strips like that are the reason my two cats are named Calvin and Hobbes. (Although I can never get the vet to spell Hobbes's name right, which really annoys him. )
Somebody had to post this... :sigh:
If I can rip off a "The North Face" logo here:
Never Stop Exploring