Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. LX013

    LX013 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Phantasy is not far away from reality!

  2. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    I like today’s Calvin and Hobbes because it also says a lot about the adult Bill Watterson.

    Calvin is ahead of his time, absorbed in the future. Bill Watterson was ahead of his time as a cartoonist, like his heroes/mentors George Herriman (Krazy Kat), Walt Kelly (Pogo), and Charles Schulz (Peanuts) before him.

    Calvin is most creative when he is lost in the world of his own imagination, disconnected from the “real” world. Similarly, Bill Watterson’s creativity depended on him being disconnected from the rest of the world to a large extent.

    Calvin lets out a sigh at the end of today’s strip, because he is being brought out of his own world and into the “real” world, against his will. Similarly, I can picture Bill Watterson sighing like this when he has been forced to deal with the “real” world, rather than being left alone in his own world where he has always been the most comfortable.

    Calvin’s imagination is pure genius. Bill Watterson’s imagination is pure genius. But then, come to think of it, Calvin’s imagination is…….. Bill Watterson’s imagination.

  3. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Click here: FoxTrot (October 4, 2011)

    FoxTrot (October 4, 2011)


    Today isn’t the first time that Calvin didn’t hear what his Mom was saying. Remember this one? It’s a very early strip that we read during the reruns of the sabbatical reruns a couple of years ago.

    Click here: Calvin and Hobbes (June 18, 1986)

    Calvin and Hobbes (June 18, 1986)


    Click here: Red and Rover (November 24, 2012)

    Red and Rover (November 24, 2012)


    Click here: Peanuts (April 15, 1965)

    Peanuts (April 15, 1965)


    Click here: Pearls Before Swine (January 5, 2008)

    Pearls Before Swine (January 5, 2008)

  4. snoopy323

    snoopy323 said, over 3 years ago

    Calvin meets the Flintstones

  5. Number Six

    Number Six said, over 3 years ago

    @snoopy323

    The Jetsons surely?

    Nice to again, Hobbes!

  6. barticle35

    barticle35 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Reality is a major cause of stress for those in touch with it.” Lily Tomlin

  7. TheSnoopster

    TheSnoopster said, over 3 years ago

    @Hobbes

    I haven’t talked to you in a while!!!! Remember me?!?! :)

  8. TheSnoopster

    TheSnoopster said, over 3 years ago

    Gotta love 2213 Calvin and Hobbes LOL

  9. ratlum

    ratlum said, over 3 years ago

    He really gets into his day dreams,make believe,whatever.

  10. ratlum

    ratlum said, over 3 years ago

    Mom knows about Calvins mind drifting from the present so she may know the truth about Hobbes ?

  11. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Calvin’s nothing like George’s boy, Elroy, but Watterson must have loved The Jetsons, as I do.

  12. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Bill Watterson is 54, so he’s the right age to have grown up watching the Jetsons.

  13. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Hi Snoopster. Glad to see that you are still here.

  14. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 3 years ago

    “No wonder Calvin looks dazed. It’s the first time his hair is combed in the fourth and seventh frames. Back to normal in the present.”


    I was just about to say that in the future they have obviously invented something to tame Calvin’s hair (I bet there’s nothing that can tame Calvin, though)

  15. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel said, over 3 years ago

    I know that “Where are all my Cool FUTURE Tech Stuff?!?!” feeling too, sadly…
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    If I knew Reality’s address, I go over to it’s house and give it a GOOD BLOODY BEATING every week… for messing-up everyone’s (what could have been a very cool) future.

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