Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 27, 1987
Calvin: Here's a box of crayons. I need some illustrations for a story I'm writing. You can draw something besides tigers, can't you? Hobbes: Sure, leopards, pumas, ocelots..you name it. Calvin: Here Dad, read this story tonight. I wrote it and Hobbes illustrated it. Dad: Um...ok.. "The Dad Who Lived To Regret Being Mean To His Kid." Calvin: What are you pausing for? Keep reading. Calvin's story: Barney's Dad was really bad, so Barney hatched a plan. When his Dad said, "Eat your peas!" Barney shouted, "No!" and ran. Barney tricked his mean ol' Dad and locked him in the cellar. His Mom never found out where he'd gone, 'cause Barney didn't tell her. There his Dad spent his life, eating mice and gruel. With every bite for fifty years he was sorry he'd been cruel. The End. Calvin: You know how a lot of stories have morals to them..? Dad: I get it! I get it!