Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for February 08, 1990
Calvin: First I figured I'd try the Derkins dame. Susie and I never hit it off, although occasionally we hit each other. Susie had a face that suggested somebody upstairs had a weird sense of humor, but I wasn't going to her place for laughs. I needed information. The way I looked at it, Derkins acted awfully smug for a dame who had a head for numbers and not much else. Maybe she's got something on Jack and Joe. The question is, will she sing? Susie Derkins: No, I won't tell you what the answer is! Do your own work!
Fies about 12 years ago
Oh, for ONCE they forgot the Suzie tag…
yow4zip Premium Member about 8 years ago
She has the voice of an angel.
D3v1ke almost 8 years ago
“Susie had a face that suggested that somebody upstairs had a weird sense of humor” rolling on floor laughing :’D
bmonk over 7 years ago
Susie certainly has something on Jack and Joe—and she’s squealing if he thinks she’s gonna squeal.
DM9001 about 7 years ago
Bill spent a lot of time drawing the background.
DevilDog2001 Premium Member almost 2 years ago
I get that Bill Watterson was going for the “detective noir” feeling in these Tracer Bullet arcs, but I just don’t like that he depicted the character as a chain smoker. Personal opinion. I wouldn’t have included the cig, but I am not about to tell Bill how to do his job. Besides, cigs aside, the Tracer Bullet strips are among the best Calvin and Hobbes strips, not only because of the artwork, but the dark comedy, and how Calvin’s imagination translates the real world with this personality.
leopardglily 8 months ago
“Susie and I never hit it off, though occasionally we hit each other.” – One of my favorite Tracer Bullet lines.