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  1. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes about 8 hours ago


    The ball is teaching you that you are not the Bat Master, son.



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    Calvin and Hobbes (April 1, 1994)

    Calvin and Hobbes (April 1, 1994)


    Peanuts (August 24, 1952)

    Peanuts (August 24, 1952)


    Peanuts (December 13, 1960)

    Peanuts (December 13, 1960)


    Peanuts (April 18, 1954)

    Peanuts (April 18, 1954)


    Peanuts (July 7, 1956)

    Peanuts (July 7, 1956)

  2. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes about 8 hours ago


    The ball is teaching you that you are not the Bat Master, son.



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    Calvin and Hobbes (April 1, 1994)

    Calvin and Hobbes (April 1, 1994)


    Peanuts (August 24, 1952)

    Peanuts (August 24, 1952)


    Peanuts (December 13, 1960)

    Peanuts (December 13, 1960)


    Peanuts (April 18, 1954)

    Peanuts (April 18, 1954)


    Peanuts (July 7, 1956)

    Peanuts (July 7, 1956)

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

    @rajasetlur: I remember some of the old strips, but I keep track of many of my favorite strips by date in my own database, where I can search for them on my computer.

  4. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes 1 day ago


    Yesterday, GNeilPh wrote:

    @Hobbes
    My fav Peanuts strip goes back to the 60’s or maybe 70’s.
    Linus is working his heart out building a snowman while Snoopy watches. Finally he lies back exhausted & says something like “Snoopy, you’re lucky you are a dog & don’t have to do this.” Snoopy’s thought response is “It never occurred to me that it was compulsory”. Any chance that your encyclopedic knowledge of all great comics would include that one?
    Apologies to GoComics & other readers for the irrelevant comment.




    @GNeilPh: Here is that strip. You remembered the dialogue very well. I guess in most Peanuts strips Snoopy is a lucky dog.

    Peanuts (January 13, 1963)

    Peanuts (January 13, 1963)

  5. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes 1 day ago

    @chithing: It may be a toss-up, but after this experience, Calvin will be afraid of throwing up again.

  6. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes 1 day ago


    @Mac Wiley: Calvin is sometimes a southpaw, but not always. It depends on which way Bill Watterson wants him to face in a particular panel.

    The order of the dialogue can determine which way he faces – for example, which character makes the final comment in the strip. Also, if Calvin is walking somewhere in the strip, it will generally be from left to right, since that is the direction of flow of the panels.

    Once Bill has determined which way Calvin needs to be facing, often the hand in front will be the one that is doing something such as throwing a ball or writing on a piece of paper. That is because it is easier for us the see the hand in front. Sometimes if Calvin were to use the hand that is behind, it would be blocked by the hand in front.

    So, drawing one of these strips generally requires figuring out the dialogue first and which characters will be saying what lines, then figuring out which direction each character will face in each panel, and finally figuring out whether Calvin looks best doing something right- or left-handed in each panel.

    Today Calvin is throwing left-handed because he is facing toward our left, but yesterday he was batting right-handed because he was facing toward our right. And whenever Calvin throws a snowball at Susie, he is almost always right-handed. That’s because he is throwing from left to right in the strip, in the direction of flow of the panels.

    Calvin and Hobbes (January 18, 1994)

    Calvin and Hobbes (January 18, 1994)

  7. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes 1 day ago


    Calvin’s dad knows that if Calvin wants to wear gloves on both hands, there must be a catch to it. More than one, actually.



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    Peanuts (June 26, 1957)

    Peanuts (June 26, 1957)


    Peanuts (April 1, 1954)

    Peanuts (April 1, 1954)

  8. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes 2 days ago


    @GNeilPh: I’m at work right now, but I can post that Peanuts strip for you tomorrow.

    We taste testers have gotta keep things moving here at the tuna factory……..

  9. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes 2 days ago

    @LeadingEdge: They both have that questioning look on their face.

  10. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes 2 days ago

    @LeadingEdge: I thought that everyone’s avatar showed how they actually look. Mine is a selfie.