Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 6 months ago

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

  2. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 6 months 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, 6 months ago

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

  4. leopoldenoch

    leopoldenoch said, 6 months 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, 6 months ago

    @leopoldenoch

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

  6. A Common 'tater

    A Common 'tater said, 6 months ago

    The comments on this page or so polarised. Depending on whether Calvin is the victim or perpetrator, at that moment, almost everyone gathers up behind him or against him, conveniently forgetting his last episode.
    I guess it’s the same with politics.

  7. Susan Wobb

    Susan Wobb GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @ORMouseworks

    Calvin is six.

  8. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months 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.

  9. graham rogers

    graham rogers said, 6 months ago

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

  10. moronbis

    moronbis said, 6 months ago

    @ORMouseworks

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

    stuffie? where? what??

  11. Barry1941

    Barry1941 said, 6 months ago

    @ORMouseworks

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

  12. Barry1941

    Barry1941 said, 6 months ago

    @leopoldenoch

    Boy! What a killjoy.

  13. Dha Dha

    Dha Dha said, 6 months ago

    so true Hobbes was in house

  14. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months 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)

  15. James

    James said, 6 months ago

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

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