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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes about 15 hours ago

    @FANOLIO: Sorry, I wrote that one in Math-geek-eese.

  2. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes about 18 hours ago

    @spirit1942: Well, maybe it’s legitimate for Calvin’s chart to have time on the Y-axis, if he’s looking at it as a correlation between a series of hypothetical bedtimes and the corresponding popularity of his dad, rather than as a function of linear time in a particular evening. Note that his curve is increasing exponentially. If he had flipped the axes, it would be plateauing, and it would not have the desired psychological impact on his dad. Then again, it’s not clear that he is having much psychological impact on his dad anyway.

  3. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes about 23 hours ago


    Dad has never been subjected to an assessment of his parenting that contained such graphic illustrations.



    Here’s a very early one, from back when Calvin looked smaller and his hair hadn’t grown as much. This was Bill Watterson’s 15th Calvin and Hobbes strip:

    Click here: Calvin and Hobbes (December 2, 1985)

    Calvin and Hobbes (December 2, 1985)


    Here’s a Peanuts strip drawn by Charles Schulz 21 years before the Calvin and Hobbes strip above, and 26 years before today’s Calvin and Hobbes:

    Click here: Peanuts (October 10, 1964)

    Peanuts (October 10, 1964)


    And here’s another Peanuts strip, this one from near the end of Charles Schulz’s 49-year career, drawn 3 years after Calvin and Hobbes ended. It’s easy to think of Peanuts as an early precursor to Calvin and Hobbes, since Bill Watterson wasn’t even born when Peanuts began. But Schulz’s career was so long that he was still drawing Peanuts after Watterson retired.

    Click here: Peanuts (November 23, 1998)

    Peanuts (November 23, 1998)

    Note that this 1998 Peanuts strip is a lot taller than the 1964 strip above. Peanuts was about the same height as Calvin and Hobbes in the later years.

  4. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes 3 days ago

    On the other hand, the U.S. Congress has great difficulty seeing the other side of things. Perhaps that is because they don’t work anywhere close to the speed of light.

  5. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes 3 days ago

    @Night-Gaunt49: The speed of light? That could explain it, because Calvin’s imagination works at close to the speed of light.

  6. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes 5 days ago

    @Thirdguy: Sort of like trying to pick up a souvenir baseball that lands right in front of you.

  7. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes 5 days ago

    @Sammy Shizznatz: LX013 lives in Europe, and English is not her native language. She is a very kind person. Please treat her with respect.