Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. Cooro

    Cooro said, over 3 years ago

    as i had predicted ..

  2. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 3 years ago

    Hobbes, the right-wingers have been battling that for a while now.

  3. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago

    Sure, because school doesn’t get into the subjects that excite him, such as tigers, dinosaurs, and chewing gum. If he could study those subjects instead of plain old Spelling, Arithmetic, Geography, and History, he’d be at the head of his class!

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    The melting pot ideal went out with multiculturalism, started under the 103rd Congress and President Clinton.
    Indeed, the Left would have few votes if it were not for dividing Americans into different classes and groups. The legal term, also from the Clinton Administration on, is “protected class.” This means everything from preferential hiring to grants to effectively being exempted from the Rule of Law.

  5. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nice try, but the concept of a “protected class” goes back much farther than that — all the way to the “equal protection” clause of the Fourteenth Amendment — you know, the Amendment (along with the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments) that the Conservatives have been trying to legislate out of existence for the past 25 years.

  6. bloodstar

    bloodstar said, over 3 years ago

    If he brings one of those to school, he needs to bring enough for everyone.

  7. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Yesterday, Stephen Gilberg said: “I guess these reruns aren’t directly from start to finish. Last year we had strips from ’86. This one appears to be from ’91.”

    Hi Stephen.

    Actually the reruns have been going in order, but it doesn’t seem like it, because from May of last year until February of this year we were in the period of Bill Watterson’s first 9-month sabbatical.

    When he took his first sabbatical, beginning in 1991, Bill selected some very early strips from 1985-87 to be rerun during the 9 months that he was away. So GoComics was re-running those sabbatical reruns, from May 2011 until February 2012.

    GoComics has been running the strips in order since November 2010. Here is a guide:

    November 2010 — May 2011: GoComics ran strips originally published November 1990 — May 1991.

    May 2011 — February 2012: GoComics ran strips originally published December 1985 — February 1987, which had been rerun during Watterson’s first 9-month sabbatical, May 1991 — February 1992.

    February 2012 — May 2012: GoComics ran strips originally published February 1992 — May 1992.


    As you can see from this list, since November 1990 we have been reading Calvin and Hobbes reruns almost exactly 20 years after they were first published (with the exception of the sabbatical reruns).

    I would expect that, over the next 4 years, we will be reading reruns of the final 3 years’ worth of Bill Watterson’s work, plus reruns from his second 9-month sabbatical, which occurred just before his final year.

    We should reach the end of Calvin and Hobbes in December 2015, 20 years after the final strip was published in December 1995.

    Then we can all start over, and begin re-running all of our old postings.

  8. LX013

    LX013 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    You must fill it again, Calvin!!

  9. frumdebang

    frumdebang said, over 3 years ago

    @Hobbes

    Now you’ve gone and made my head hurt.

  10. win

    win said, over 3 years ago

    Does your chewing gum lose its flavour
    On the bedpost overnight
    If your mother says don’t chew it
    Do you swallow it in spite
    Can you catch it on your tonsils
    Can you heave it left and right
    Does your chewing gum lose its flavour
    On the bedpost overnight

  11. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Are you sure you aren’t just making all this stuff up, Calvin?

  12. Collo Rosso

    Collo Rosso said, over 3 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Great post . . . Thanks!

  13. Collo Rosso

    Collo Rosso said, over 3 years ago

    Sounds like the Race Industry. You think Al and Jessee should be worried about losing some of their followers?

  14. PixieJane

    PixieJane said, over 3 years ago

    It’s pretty bad when I read a comic on gum chewing to find multiple people whining about multiculturalism, race industry, and things like that and realize I’m not surprised by it anymore. Are the other comics as plagued by people who use any twist they can to promote some right wing ideological viewpoint that has almost nothing to do with the comic as this one?

  15. brickster3072

    brickster3072 said, over 3 years ago

    Everything is Obama’s fault

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