Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. LX013

    LX013 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    That’s the right thing for Calvin, isn’t it?

  2. Cinquefoil

    Cinquefoil said, over 4 years ago

    And he was a Blue Light Special at K-Mart.

  3. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Just what he wanted to hear, given his love for the pre-historic stuff.

  4. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I love Dad’s dry humor.

  5. Downundergirl

    Downundergirl said, over 4 years ago

    There is hope for Dad yet!

  6. ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯

    ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯ GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Calvin’s one of a kind!

  7. Gabriel 7

    Gabriel 7 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Offer any other answer to Calvin and he’d be horribly disappointed….especially the truth.

  8. GrimmaTheNome

    GrimmaTheNome said, over 4 years ago

    Calvin would probably find the truth unbelievable.

    Had the strip been longer, he’d have been pulling his dad up on the liklihood of a hairy pterodactyl though, that’s wrong!

  9. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, over 4 years ago

    Sometimes I love Dad…

  10. Dha Dha

    Dha Dha said, over 4 years ago

    @LX013

    cool cool…

  11. Johanan Rakkav

    Johanan Rakkav said, over 4 years ago

    Nothing good can come from this one-liner. Next thing you know, Calvin will be trying to jump off the roof… wait, he does try that eventually.

  12. Commentator

    Commentator said, over 4 years ago

    I’m surprised Calvin didn’t correct his dad & explained it was in fact a Pteranodon.

  13. Puddleglum2

    Puddleglum2 said, over 4 years ago

    Why isn’t Calvin offended that he wasn’t ‘ceremoniously’ dumped down the chimney…?

  14. Commentator

    Commentator said, over 4 years ago

    Calvin’s parents are used as a reality check to highlight Calvin’s outlandish and humorous side (that’s why it’s called a COMIC strip). If you dig a little you’ll see his parents are quite loving, as the time his dad put aside his work and played with him outside in the snow and had to stay up late to finish his work. So try not to be too harsh.

  15. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago


    @jeremy0203 and @bizaker: Excellent, thought-provoking comments yesterday on Calvin’s parents and the different sides of their personalities.

    We all inevitably read Calvin and Hobbes at least a little differently, from our own unique perspectives as children growing up, and as adults.

    Some who grew up as high-maintenance kids, like Calvin, and some who have raised high-maintenance kids, like Calvin’s parents, may resonate with Calvin or his parents and have more sympathy for them. Some may also enjoy a lot of pleasant memories when reading the strip.

    On the other hand, some who are less happy with the parenting that they received as children may resonate with the ongoing tension between Calvin and his parents, which is vital to much of the humor, but which may bring back some unpleasant memories.

    It is very interesting to observe the diversity of reactions to Calvin and Hobbes. It illustrates how each of us is unique and how, for each of us, our thinking and emotions are so closely intertwined with our past. The same can be said of observing the great diversity of reactions to postings on this site.

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