Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. LX013

    LX013 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Read the ad!

  2. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    This isn’t the first time that Calvin was concerned about spending money to achieve coolness.

    Click here: Calvin and Hobbes (1986)

    Calvin and Hobbes (1986)


    Perhaps today’s Calvin and Hobbes strip helped to inspire the following Non Sequitur comic:

    Click here: Non Sequitur (2009)

    Non Sequitur (2009)

  3. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Pay attention to Hobbes, Calvin.

  4. dpaksundar

    dpaksundar said, about 3 years ago

    I like Hobbes’ reaction… But why isn’t Hobbes interested in gums??!!

  5. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, about 3 years ago

    @dpaksundar

    Real tigers don’t chew gum (and stuffed tigers can’t).

  6. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, about 3 years ago

    A famous 19th century US financier (whose name escapes me as so many things do) is quoted as saying, “Selling something you have to someone who wants or needs it, is not business. Selling something you don’t have to someone who niether wants nor needs it—this is business!”

  7. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, about 3 years ago

    @Hobbes

    I wonder if Watterson had seen the Bill Cosby Show episode “Theo and the Shirt”?

  8. jkl555

    jkl555 said, about 3 years ago

    @dpaksundar

    Maybe because the gum advertisers havent tried to reach out to tigers, yet? Perhaps gum with tuna fish flavor would make Hobbes more interested.

  9. JohnnyDiego

    JohnnyDiego said, about 3 years ago

    I read yesterday that you have a hard time reading the Peanuts strips that Hobbes posts because they are so small.

    Me too.

    Try Ctrl/+ or Ctrl/scroll.

    That works for me.

  10. The Saccharine-Free Bakery

    The Saccharine-Free Bakery said, about 3 years ago

    Hobbes, your post reminded me of another Calvin strip from 1993 (sorry I don’t know how to post anything other than a link):
    http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/30c8abcc250a102d94d7001438c0f03b

    Plus the story arc with the propeller beanie. Marketing is in our lives so much but we barely notice it because of all the din from other things.

  11. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Thanks, Astute Social Observer. That’s a good one. Even in the case of things that we do know exist, we used to be protected from wasting our money in many cases simply because we were unable to locate the items. But now with the Web and especially eBay, we can just continue searching and eventually find what we really don’t need, and then buy it.

  12. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Thanks, JohnnyDiego. Ctrl/+ and Ctrl/scroll work great for me in Firefox. I would add that it may be necessary to press “Control” and “Plus” together repeatedly until the text is large enough. The opposite, to reduce the text, is pressing “Control” and “Minus” together.

  13. Dha Dha

    Dha Dha said, about 3 years ago

    afew days so like boring Hobbes’s but Calvin very enjoy with GUM….

  14. Dr Fogg

    Dr Fogg said, about 3 years ago

    Just like cigarettes and alcohol are depicted to make one look one look cool, but more like just act like a fool.

  15. posterblue

    posterblue said, about 3 years ago

    Ooooo. Hobbes, it looks like you need to relabel some comic strips! Astute Social Observer just ‘served’ you with a link to a much more applicable Calvin strip. Lol, just messing, it is nice to receive even more links to similarly themed comic strips.

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