Lost Side of Suburbia by Kory Merritt

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 4 years ago

    “A silent cry for help.”

  2. BikeNBoatN

    BikeNBoatN said, over 4 years ago

    Calvin n Hobbs was never in our local paper, so I never followed it or its artist. Is today’s story factual or fiction?

  3. Tyrnn

    Tyrnn said, over 4 years ago

    Kudos to Kory. You’ve managed to blur the lines between fact and fiction to a fine, smooth grain.

  4. chireef

    chireef GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago


    there are re-runs on go comics here but this sounds like fiction, bill quit drawing calvin and hobbs because he had said all he wanted to say and thought it better to leave the party early. he also hated the idea of merchandizing and none of the merchandized images of calvin and hobbs are authorized calvin wizzing on a logo was popular a few years ago all of them are pirated

  5. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 4 years ago

    I wonder how much of this is even partially reflective of Mr. Watterson’s reality? It is certainly mythopoetic!

  6. J2P2

    J2P2 said, over 4 years ago

    I love the color palette today (even though I had to look up the word palette to make sure I spelled it correctly). Orange and red are great colors for the psychotic break poor Mr. Watterson is alleged to have had (although if all this happened to me, I would likely HAVE a psychotic break before all was said and done).

  7. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 4 years ago


    Please don’t use “alleged”. It is a dirty word. We like to keep our conversations clean here.

  8. Elderflower

    Elderflower said, over 4 years ago

    I am just in awe. ’Scuze me while I go pick up my jaw.

  9. Kyrel

    Kyrel said, over 4 years ago

    Great job as usual, Kory…

    Even as good a father as I am, I think many of us can still relate to that last line.

  10. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 4 years ago

    Well, that answers my earlier question on the order of events. But to think that such a tragedy could yield such a funny comic…

  11. Guard Mouse

    Guard Mouse said, over 4 years ago

    Did/does Bill Watterson actually have a son named Marvin? That’s the question. I couldn’t find anything on the interwebs.

  12. arsmall

    arsmall said, over 4 years ago

    Kory, when are you going to develop an official website/blog?

  13. Monida Brown

    Monida Brown said, over 4 years ago

    Today’s strip almost made me cry.

  14. Rhadamanthus

    Rhadamanthus said, over 4 years ago

    Absolutely unbelieveable! You have managed to create an entirely new type of comic (to the best of my knowledge) and it is great!
    I must ask, Kory, do you know Bill Watterson? Is he cooperating in the creation of this tale?

  15. bmonk

    bmonk said, over 4 years ago

    The first Calvin & Hobbes strip was Nov. 18, 1985, so the loss of Marvin would have happened earlier in 1985, perhaps June or so?

    Watterson actually did work for The Cincinnati Post for some months in 1980 as a political cartoonist—but then he spent four years designing grocery ads.

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