Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. Johanan Rakkav

    Johanan Rakkav GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It’s not the thing, it’s the use of the thing, Calvin. (And it’s not how much but in what direction, Hobbes.)

  2. Dogsniff

    Dogsniff said, over 2 years ago

    I spent enough time in the principal’s office to replace him.

  3. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 2 years ago

    Love Hobbes’ expression in the last panel. :-)

  4. rogue53

    rogue53 said, over 2 years ago

    So, did you put it to use in the political arena?

  5. Wiseguy411

    Wiseguy411 said, over 2 years ago

    @Dogsniff

    Love your Icon.
    Did weasel’s rip your flesh ??

  6. formally known as doc white

    formally known as doc white said, over 2 years ago

    @Dogsniff

    Me too. I had my own chair in the office.

  7. abiqua75

    abiqua75 said, over 2 years ago

    I should have tried that. It would have saved me SO MUCH time sitting in class …

  8. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, over 2 years ago

    @Wiseguy411

    Weasel’s what ?

    (ref. K M yesterday – Wizard of Id)

  9. Destiny23

    Destiny23 said, over 2 years ago

    That’s like book reports — they teach kids to hate reading! (Not EVERYTHING in a book has to have a deep, hidden meaning!!)

  10. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, over 2 years ago

    Stick to your guns, Calvin. It will be great practice for when you run for office.

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  12. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    In the two Peanuts strips above, note that the panels in the first one, from 1971, are not as tall as in the second one, from 1977. If Charles Schulz had drawn the second strip in 1971, Snoopy’s paper wouldn’t have been able to fly as high out of the typewriter.

    The panels in Calvin and Hobbes are even taller than in either Peanuts strip, which is fortunate because they often contain a whole lot of text, like in today’s strip.

    Calvin and Hobbes (1992)

  13. battle of plattsburgh

    battle of plattsburgh said, over 2 years ago

    kids should be encouraged to use their imaginations, but not to get too far out-of-the-box when they’re six years old.

  14. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Today’s Calvin and Hobbes strip is a good example of why Bill Watterson only drew about eight years’ worth of original material (ten years minus two sabbaticals), before he retired because he didn’t have much more to say.

    Watterson says so much in four panels and gives the reader so much to think about: excessive structure causing kids to hate writing assignments (panel 1), rigidity and grade pressure stifling creativity (panel 2), the fact that the creative process can actually be fun (panel 3), the importance of focusing on the fun when writing at a young age — perhaps also a reminder to teachers and administrators (panel 3), the difficult balance between being highly creative and conforming to the expectations of others (panel 4), and finally, two punch lines (panel 4).

  15. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) said, over 2 years ago

    I see a Steven King success story in the making

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