Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 19 hours ago

    I see a career for Calvin in Hollywood.

  2. Susie Derkins Returns D:

    Susie Derkins Returns D: said, about 19 hours ago

    There’s entertainment for a reason Calvin,

  3. LeadingEdge

    LeadingEdge said, about 18 hours ago

    I like to watch movies about epic World War II battles on a South Pacific tropical island with a lagoon and volcano. That way I get violence, hatred, beauty and value all at the same time.

  4. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, about 18 hours ago

    @LeadingEdge

    Cue … “Bali Hai …”.

  5. LX013

    LX013 GoComics PRO Member said, about 17 hours ago

    So, so. I hate twisted values and violence especially! But it exist some beautiful works in popular culture, too, I pick them out and sometimes I do it, to earn money, but not works of violence and hatred. I’m in anger when they show so much blood and disgusting things in theatre!!

  6. pelican47

    pelican47 said, about 17 hours ago

    It was the strips like this one that made me think I understood why Watterson retired: he said all that he wanted to say and was exhausted.

  7. LeadingEdge

    LeadingEdge said, about 16 hours ago

    @dukedoug

    Bali Hai

    Good example! The song ‘Bali Hai’ is actually in the movie ‘South Pacific’ (1958). Here is the link to the original movie trailer
    South Pacific

  8. lorddarke

    lorddarke said, about 16 hours ago

    I agree with Hobbs. Our “culture” is looking more and more like an over-ripe petri dish.

  9. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, about 16 hours ago

    @LeadingEdge

    Bali Hai … yes, hence the reference. Also “There is nothin’ like a dame”, “I’m gonna’ wash that man right outa’ my hair” etc. etc. …


    My parents were right into the shows of the era and my daughter now performs in amateur theatre – including musicals. (I’m a bit of an old thespian myself …).

  10. bluram

    bluram said, about 15 hours ago

    Creativity is a drug I cannot live without. ~ Cecil B DeMille

  11. cdward

    cdward said, about 15 hours ago

    No art merely reflects culture. It always helps to shape it as well.

  12. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago




    To view the following strips in the archive and help GoComics generate revenue, please click on the blue archive links below. To view the strips directly, click on the images below or stretch them.



    Here is an early strip where Calvin and Hobbes appear younger and cuter:

    Calvin and Hobbes (June 19, 1986)

    Calvin and Hobbes (June 19, 1986)


    It would appear that the Calvin and Hobbes strip that I just posted was inspired by the following Peanuts strip. However, it probably wasn’t. The Peanuts strip was in the newspapers in 1952, and Bill Watterson was born in 1958. It is a Sunday Peanuts strip that wasn’t published in books until 2004 when the first volume of “The Complete Peanuts” finally came out, and after Calvin and Hobbes ended in 1995. Probably, these two strips were inspired independently by a universal childhood theme.

    Peanuts (August 10, 1952)

    Peanuts (August 10, 1952)

  13. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, about 14 hours ago

    @bluram

    Oooh: I like that; I may have to use that today.

  14. chovil

    chovil said, about 14 hours ago

    I have to admit, I really liked Kill Bill one and two, about as violent as you can get.

  15. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    @LeadingEdge: Do your favorite movies include honest soldiers with perfect eyesight? That way you could also get vision and integrity.

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