Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 05, 1993
Calvin: Look at that kid's snowman! What a pathetic cliche! Am I supposed to identify with this complacent moron and his shovel?? This snowman says nothing about the human condition! Is this all the kid has to say abotu contemporary suburban life? The soulless banality of this snowman is a sad comment on today's art world. Now come look at my snowman. I call it "The torment of existence weighed against the horror of nonbeing." As he melts, the sculpture will become even more poignant. Hobbes: I admire your willingness to put artistic integrity before marketability.