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


    @Agingstoner: While I would acknowledge that the “Good Old Days” probably weren’t all that good in many ways, I do enjoy reading some of the stories on this site, especially ones that are from “before my time.” Some of them are very entertaining / informative.

    The good thing about written text is that if you find a posting to be too long or it doesn’t interest you, you can skip over the rest.

    Hope you read this far…….

    :>)

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

    @Joshua: Yes, that’s correct. When Rosalyn turned out to be Calvin’s swimming instructor, Calvin made her unhappy, so he was hoping she wouldn’t drown her sorrows.

  3. Hobbes GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes about 9 hours ago

    @somebodyshort: Maybe Calvin doesn’t have to avoid Rosalyn at other times. Maybe she avoids him.

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


    As a context for today’s strip, it is important to realize what happened to Calvin previously. Here is a strip from 3 years earlier:

    Click here: Calvin and Hobbes (May 16, 1986)

    Or stretch this image:

    Calvin and Hobbes (May 16, 1986)

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


    Today’s Calvin and Hobbes strip is from 1990. Bill Watterson may have been inspired by this Far Side strip by Gary Larson from 1985:

    Click here: The Far Side (1985)

    The Far Side (1985)


    Click here: Mutts (May 31, 2012)

    Mutts (May 31, 2012)


    Click here: Peanuts (November 26, 1968)

    Peanuts (November 26, 1968)


    Click here: Peanuts (November 17, 1953)

    Peanuts (November 17, 1953)

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


    Hi, verticallychallenged.

    (Hmmm……. That sounds derogatory………)

    Charles Schulz avoided showing adults’ faces in Peanuts, but he did show some adults in a very unusual early strip (without drawing in their faces):

    Click here: Peanuts (May 30, 1954)

    Peanuts (May 30, 1954)

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

    @Number Six: Are you sure that’s Calvin’s dad? He doesn’t seem to have aged much in 20 years, in spite of being Calvin’s dad. I’m guessing it is actually a picture of Bill Watterson, now living under an assumed name.

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


    In the 3rd panel, the stuffed Hobbes is the same height as Calvin, except that he’s sitting down. If he were standing up, he would be taller than Calvin.

    No little kid would carry around a stuffed animal that large. Hobbes must be alive.

    :>)


    Here’s where Calvin first met Rosalyn, except that Rosalyn’s name isn’t mentioned:

    Click here: Calvin and Hobbes (May 18, 1986)

    Calvin and Hobbes (May 18, 1986)


    Here’s an early Peanuts strip, back when the adults sometimes talked from “offstage.”

    Click here: Peanuts (July 2, 1953)

    Peanuts (July 2, 1953)

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

    Hi rgcviper. In the earliest years of Peanuts, the adults would sometimes speak from “offstage.” Also, there was an early Sunday series with Lucy playing in a golf tournament with adults. Only the legs of the adults were shown.