Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 1 year ago

    I guess, the policeman doesn’t have any kids.

  2. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, about 1 year ago

    How can a 7 or 8-year-old child be “weird” when talking about his/her favorite stuffie? If this policeman doesn’t have children of his own, he also obviously doesn’t have young nieces or nephews either… ;)

  3. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, about 1 year ago

    At least, none with a hyperactive imagination working overtime at warp speed!

  4. leopoldenoch

    leopoldenoch said, about 1 year ago

    “How can a 7 or 8-year-old child be “weird” when talking about his/her favorite stuffie?” Well, he’s not 2-3 year old child, at his age he should read and write, etc. and know that hobbes is a toy, not a real animal (not to mention that even real animals cannot look at mug shots and recognize the suspects)…

  5. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 1 year ago

    @leopoldenoch

    Oh boy! You DO know this is a cartoon, right?

  6. Susan Wobb

    Susan Wobb said, about 1 year ago

    @ORMouseworks

    Calvin is six.

  7. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    If you read the blurb to the right, describing the strip, you will see that Calvin is meant to be 6…

    in fact in early strips I believe he’s only 5.


    Some of the humor derives from his reluctance to be dragged from a toddler’s world of imagination and play to a school child’s life of facts, rigidity and confinement.


    So yeah, he hangs on to his little-boy faith in Hobbes….. cos without that tiger as a bridge to his days of freedom, he’d have to grow up.


    If Watterson had stuck around till Calvin fully accepted that Hobbes was inanimate, and couldn’t scare off a burglar or recognise a mug shot, at that moment, the strip would have been over anyway.

  8. graham rogers

    graham rogers said, about 1 year ago

    And that policeman hasn’t even broached the availability of tigrine counselling!

  9. moronbis

    moronbis said, about 1 year ago

    @ORMouseworks

    “How can a 7 or 8-year-old child be “weird” when talking about his/her favorite stuffie?”

    stuffie? where? what??

  10. Barry1941

    Barry1941 said, about 1 year ago

    @ORMouseworks

    I think he’s referring to Calvin’s Dad.

  11. Barry1941

    Barry1941 said, about 1 year ago

    @leopoldenoch

    Boy! What a killjoy.

  12. Dha Dha

    Dha Dha said, about 1 year ago

    so true Hobbes was in house

  13. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago


    There have been a lot of close calls in Calvin and Hobbes. Just three years earlier, Susie narrowly escaped the mandibles of death:

    Click here: Calvin and Hobbes (October 5, 1986)

    Calvin and Hobbes (October 5, 1986)

  14. James

    James said, about 1 year ago

    Hey, he’s a kid. That’s what they do. Now if Dad were talking about mandibles of death…

  15. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, about 1 year ago

    …now would be a good time for Hobbes to come alive, that is if Bill was right about his C&H concept.

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