Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 3 months ago

    Hobbes, if you told Calvin what he was doing other half of the time, he would realize it’s a good thing he doesn’t remember.

  2. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 3 months ago

    Ahhh, no wonder Calvin is so attached to Hobbes…they’ve been friends since the beginning! And, Calvin, you didn’t miss much…wet diapers (or worse), burping, enumerable baths, soppy cereals, strained vegetables, bibs, playpens, naps when you did Not want to sleep, visits and fussing over by numerous weird relatives (until you lose your cuteness by about six years old…), etc. ;)

  3. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, 3 months ago

    How would Hobbes know what Calvin was doing before he could remember?
    This is a plotting error, I think. I present this as evidence.

    Link to the start of “Calvin & Hobbes”

  4. opuscroakus70

    opuscroakus70 said, 3 months ago


    If one accepts the premise that Hobbes is really a stuffed animal, someone would have had to buy him for Calvin (but that would make for a boring first strip). It’s entirely possible that Calvin has had him since birth or thereabouts, but didn’t have the imagination to go on adventures with him until he was older (oh and the second strip always cracked me up- “Bring it home and stuff it!” indeed).

  5. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, 3 months ago

    There’s a theory out there that children only begin to remember things when they begin talking in complete sentences. So yeah, depending on the child, three is about right.

  6. Baba27

    Baba27 said, 3 months ago

    I read once if you can’t remember anything from your first three or four years, it means you had a very happy and harmonious time.
    I had a close childhood friend who left when I was three and who I don’t remember at all. Neither does she, even though we played together every day. We only know because of photos and renewed contact in later years.

  7. unnormal

    unnormal said, 3 months ago


    Understandably, Hobbes would well remember that Calvin did a lot of burping up . . . he was likely the target of much of it.
    But then . . . his sentient nature would have to precede Calvin’s.
    Oh, my head!

  8. Eyjafjallajokull

    Eyjafjallajokull said, 3 months ago

    It’s to avoid recalling where from we went out. And it’s a good thing Calvin, believe me.

  9. moronbis

    moronbis said, 2 months ago

    I blame it all on Mom and Dad. Why did they tell Calvin that he is six years old?

  10. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, 2 months ago

    Click here: Peanuts (March 20, 1952)

    Peanuts (March 20, 1952)

    Click here: Garfield (August 2, 2002)

    Garfield (August 2, 2002)

    Click here: Ziggy (May 1, 1978)

    Ziggy (May 1, 1978)

    Click here: Thatababy (January 18, 2012)

    Thatababy (January 18, 2012)

    Here is one of my all-time favorites, from the first year of Calvin and Hobbes (back when Calvin was less than a year “old”):

    Click here: Calvin and Hobbes (June 9, 1986)

    Calvin and Hobbes (June 9, 1986)

  11. Rufus The naked mole rat

    Rufus The naked mole rat said, 2 months ago


    Yeah. This strip is notorious for contradicting the first strip where Calvin caught Hobbes in the tiger trap. Though if that were the case, then where did stuffed Hobbes come from? Something to think about.

  12. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, 2 months ago

    @Rufus The naked mole rat

    Maybe he caught Hobbes, had him skinned and then stuffed.

  13. Baba27

    Baba27 said, 2 months ago

    Maybe Calvin already got Hobbes when he was a baby and that first strip is just about a game they played – catch a tiger or something.

  14. plus4

    plus4 said, 2 months ago


    “It’s entirely possible that Calvin has had him since birth or thereabouts, but didn’t have the imagination to go on adventures with him until he was older”
    I believe that to be the “true” explanation of the first C&H strip.

  15. TXPAScot

    TXPAScot said, 2 months ago

    “The Calvin Identity”… naaaah.

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