Lost Side of Suburbia by Kory Merritt

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  1. win

    win said, over 2 years ago

    is that Waldo?!

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 2 years ago

    Looks like the very, very last “Calvin and Hobbes” strip, but with Watterson contemplating for the final inspiration. It is, indeed, a magical world.

  3. Rick Smith

    Rick Smith GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Very nicely done, Kory!

  4. hildigunnur

    hildigunnur GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    no, the worst of it was that Melissa had forgotten their son :(

  5. benklaz

    benklaz said, over 2 years ago

    The design for Melissa seems to be taken from the 22 July, 1988 strip (or vice versa).

  6. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 2 years ago

    Something, some toy or the like, was left behind, as in each of the Bogey’s abductions. Poor Mr. Watterson. Now at last we know the real reason he ceased cartooning (as well as the inspiration for that final “Calvin and Hobbes” strip)….

  7. crookedwolf

    crookedwolf GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Very evocative.

  8. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 2 years ago

    “The worst was when I turned around and the house was gone. And I’d just made the last payment on it, too.”

  9. J2P2

    J2P2 said, over 2 years ago

    @hildigunnur

    I fear you’re right about that. Yike…

  10. waycyber

    waycyber said, over 2 years ago

    The last C&H for comparison http://bestofcalvinandhobbes.com/2012/02/final-calvin-and-hobbes-its-a-magical-world-lets-go-exploring/

  11. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, over 2 years ago

    Love this – enjoying every second! (This is reminding me of my grade school, where the teacher would read to us for a half hour first thing every morning…) Thank you, Kory : )

    Interesting that the kids from ‘our’ story have disappeared overnight from their rooms, and Bill’s son Marvin disappeared during the day, while playing outside…

  12. arsmall

    arsmall said, over 2 years ago

    Awesome Kory! Marvin is even dressed like Calvin from the last strip.

  13. Joel Schroeder

    Joel Schroeder GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t know if you all realize it, but “Calvin & Hobbes” was originally going to be “Marvin & Hobbes”, but a strip called “Marvin” came out before Calvin & Hobbes was launched.

  14. Demonick

    Demonick said, over 2 years ago

    @Joel Schroeder

    Joel…you just completely blew my mind!!!!

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago

    And as I recall last year Lió found Calvin’s bones an a stuffed tiger in the snow. And we also see a news paper saying a boy is missing from 1990. A masterful bit of Kory an it isn’t over yet. Lovecraft would be proud!

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