Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for October 14, 1990
Calvin: Heck, I could make a better picture than that. C'mon Hobbes, I've decided to be a wildlife painter! We'll go outside and you can pose for me. Hobbes: Oh boy! I get to be in a painting! Calvin: This looks like a good natural environment. Sit on that big rock. Hobbes: Van Gogh would've sold more than one painting if he'd put tigers in them. Calvin: Ok, you're lord of the wilderness! From your perch your survey your territory with the quiet confidence and steely eye of a jungle cat! Hobbes: Like this? Calvin: No, that's not quite it. Hobbes: This? Calvin: Too formal. Let's try one where the fierce tiger rests in the shade after a kill. Hobbes: How's this? Calvin: No, no. Hobbes: How? Calvin: This isn't working at all. Hobbes: How about this? Calvin: Yes! That's it! Hold that! Boy, I had no idea this would be so hard. Can you imagine posing a dumb moose? Hobbes: Notice I'm more of a yellow ochre than a straight orange.