Final Calvin and Hobbes - Last Comic - by Bill Watterson for December 31, 1995


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    azsxdcfvgbhnjmkl  over 11 years ago

    What an awful way to end Calvin and Hobbes!!!!!!!!!!!

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    ds133  about 11 years ago

    I think this strip is a beautiful way to say good-bye to Calvin & Hobbes. It is leaving us with the idea that the story keeps going even if it isn’t being written and drawn anymore. “Full of Possibilities,” is the line Calvin uses, and it makes you smile at this farewell, rather than be merely depressed at the ending of the series.

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    talbert11  over 10 years ago

    It was sad to see the end of Calvin and Hobbes but “it’s a magical world”, says Calvin, and we should be happy that we were able to get them in the first place. The series may be over, but the spirit of Calvin and Hobbes will never die in our hearts.

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    AwesomeComicsFan  almost 10 years ago

    What a way to go.


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    Outrider7  almost 10 years ago


    Now let’s go exploring!

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    tobybartels  almost 10 years ago

    This is the actual comic for this date, even though previous Sundays in the GoComics archives have been re-runs out of order.

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    tubosun1  almost 10 years ago

    i have been reading this comic since i was seven and i feel as though a little part of me died… (no not really) but this is still an amazing comic!!! Bill Watterson is my hero!!!!!!!!!!

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    FORAJSKL123  over 9 years ago


    Those “new” comics are repeats of the original. If you follow those back up to 1985, you’ll see that they’re the same.

    And yes, I made this account just to tell you that.

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    brekkyjuice  over 9 years ago

    that was so beautiful. i love the way they did it.

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    lfweigel88  over 9 years ago

    I cry ever time I read this one. What a great comic.

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    joylion  about 9 years ago

    I love u Calvin and Hobbes! <3 Calvin and Hobbes!

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    DenBow  about 9 years ago

    Bill Watterson is owed a debt of gratitude for sharing his syndication experiences with budding cartoonists. He, as well as those cartoonists, know what I mean. THANK YOU, Bill!

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    roboticfish23  almost 9 years ago

    Bill Watterson, thank you for the past 10 years of comics. Including: G.R.O.S.S. Spaceman spiff, stupendous man etc. The 2 Transmogrifiers Gross dinners polls babysitter girl Moe the bully Snowball fights snowmen and other things I didn’t mention THE END to C & H

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    coldplague  over 8 years ago

    Didn’t know what I was expecting… but this is not how I imagined my fav cartoon would end. Deep Sigh Anyway, Thanx a million, Bill!

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    the denominator  over 8 years ago

    the saddest C a H comic ever.

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    TheSpanishInquisition  over 8 years ago

    Brilliant, Mr. W. A beautiful ending to what is hands-down the BEST comic strip of all time!

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    grenoleno  over 8 years ago

    WHAt a great ending

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    Dr.diggs  over 8 years ago

    I wish that bill came back and rote more

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    wbtthefrog  about 8 years ago

    We’ll miss you, Bill. Thanks for the amazing years that you shared with us your work and Calvin & Hobbes’ explorations. It’s a wonderful world, and much more wonderful for your work having been in it!

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    COMIC-ER  almost 8 years ago

    i can’t stand it…i don’t want it ever to end, I’m almost crying

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    bensquarepants12  over 7 years ago

    aw man. I still read every book of this wonderful comic series.

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    BigNate+CalvinandHobbes=:)  over 7 years ago

    Calvin And Hobbes Is the Best Comic Strip Ever!!!!

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    Moojuice45  over 7 years ago

    Sigh… how wonderfully sad. The best comes last.

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    comicsfannate  over 7 years ago

    What a sad way to end it. :(

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    foxsurrickgocomic  over 7 years ago

    Awwwww, I’ve always grown up reading Calvin and Hobbes on snowy days…..what a perfect way to end an amazing comic strip. Thank you Bill Watterson

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    Soroxas  about 7 years ago

    The last new Calvin and Hobbes, sigh, this would also make a great ending for a Calvin and Hobbes movie

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    notevan82  about 7 years ago

    Its like it never ended… :’ )

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    Mr. C  about 7 years ago

    Thank you so much Mr. Watterson!

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    legoboye  about 7 years ago

    Bill, if your out there, thanks.

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    !!IceFire!!  about 7 years ago

    Full of possibilities !! Great way to end a great strip !! Thanks Bill !!

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    atypicaloracle  almost 7 years ago

    I find it strange that people are calling this sad. Is it sad because a beloved comic is ending? Because the image itself – the part that really matters – is full of hope and wonder. Calvin and Hobbes will always be Calvin and Hobbes; exploring and imagining, having the sorts of adventures that we loved them for.

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    xall2h1  almost 7 years ago

    The best way to end the Calvin and Hobbes strip…

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    tammsys  almost 7 years ago

    What a great ending to a great comic, I wish Bill would’ve wrote/drew more Calvin and Hobbes, but it’s good that he ended on a high note rather than dragging it on.

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    ComicsLoveMeAndILoveThem  over 6 years ago

    i was sort of hopeing that the end would be when calvin ant see hobbs anymore either by losing him or growing up

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    Brandonboll  over 6 years ago

    Pants are overrated did a short continuation of the story that’s really cute.

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    LuigitheMetal64  over 6 years ago

    What a bad way to end a comic strip series. It’s probably better if it’s like a “good-bye” feel strip.

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    pelican47  about 6 years ago

    This one is my inspiration in beginning retirement.

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    Jax2013  about 6 years ago

    Bill Watterson……… We will never forget the legacy of Calvin and Hobbes

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    primalcoach  about 6 years ago

    I thought this was a very touching, creative and imaginative way to end the strip. I think he’s urging us all to say “Goodbye” to the past and go exploring into the magnificent future. Exploring is a way to expand one’s perspective and wisdom, which implies that Calvin, which, to me, is a symbol for the curious and genius little child in each of us, is headed for a bright and exciting future — he’s going to finally grow up. Maybe I will, too.

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    jthurber  almost 6 years ago

    Sad would be Calvin waking up and Hobbes is just a stuffed Tiger laying on the bed…

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    ArtNOLA  almost 6 years ago

    It’s interesting, I just looked back at the month of Dec 1995 his mother and father only appeared in one strip each.

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    comeonbanana  over 5 years ago

    yes, how symbolic isn’t it

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    bermudamel  over 5 years ago

    I remember reading this in the paper that last day and crying and there was a note saying it was the last one and thanks to the readers…I still cry when I see this one. Beautiful ending…

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    pineapplehead101  over 5 years ago

    I LOVE C&H. Sad to see it go. Thank you very much Bill Watterson.

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    ucantbeme  about 5 years ago

    Let’s go exploring!

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    weatherford.joe  about 5 years ago

    Parting is such sweet sorrow.

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    rotcivloyal  about 5 years ago

    Very appropriate as we get ready to receive the New Year, lets follow Calvin and Hobbes and ’Lets go exploring!

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    the calvinosaurus that calvin wanted to discover  almost 5 years ago

    awesome comic from “so long pop, i’m off to check my tiger trap” to it’s a magical world hobbes old buddy, let’s go exploring"

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    #1 Calvin and Hobbes Fan  almost 5 years ago

    This is the last calvin and hobbes sterip

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    umbya  over 4 years ago

    I miss calvin and hobbes :(

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    umbya  over 4 years ago

    Bill y u stop your still alive

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    Sandranil  over 4 years ago

    The fake ending was pretty deep too if you think about it.

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    Marathon Zack  over 4 years ago

    Goodbye, Calvin & Hobbes! You are greatly missed!

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    tdoug1  over 4 years ago

    Goodbye Guys see you on the other side of the hill!

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    Official_Dalek  over 4 years ago

    I am crying like my name is Rose Tyler and it’s Doomsday

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    leeguru  over 4 years ago

    Greatest way to end the strip. I couldn’t pick a favorite but this one brings a little tear to my eye…

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    kenyonpascual  about 4 years ago

    my favorite comic strip. side by side with peanuts. the bliss of the innocent.remembering times when life was just life.

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    mcrognale  about 4 years ago

    I remember when this was coming out. My local rag ran it two days or so as part of the news story about the end of the strip. I was totally pissed. Ruined it for me.

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member about 4 years ago

    Berkeley Breathed came back. Maybe Bill Watterson will come back too?

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    BlueZoe15  about 4 years ago

    This is the best way to end Calvin and Hobbes.

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    TheWingnut  about 4 years ago

    I will tell you all that this still brings tears to my eye whenever I see it. I loved Calvin and Hobbes so much as it was a reflection of my childhood and the magic and insight that came with being a child and having that special friend who was your comrade-in-arms…the one who knew all your secrets…the one who understood your imagination and who shared in all the good and bad things that you got up to. With this one page, you rejoice because it shows that that friendship will last forever. Thank you Bill Watterson

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    Tackerdog  about 4 years ago

    A great ending for a comic strip that lives on.C&H have many, many, many fans still.

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    the calvinosaurus that calvin wanted to discover  almost 4 years ago

    My favorite comic series, from “So long, Pop! I’m off to check my tiger trap!” to “It’s a magical world, Hobbes, old buddy, let’s go exploring!”

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    ChasMac  almost 4 years ago

    Thanks for the memories. C & H ended before any of my kids were born but they hold pride of place as our collective favourite comic. Thanks, Bill

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    I agree

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    Chad Cheetah  almost 3 years ago

    A truly great way for an equally great strip to end

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    CupcakeLover964  over 2 years ago

    sigh I remember when i to finally know calvin and . At 7 years old, first met them. Lying around in my bookshelf. I finally grabbed the book and when i opened it, things seemed to look up. I know its sad that it ended, but i don’t think Bill would want us to be miserable. He rea

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    pkreutzer47  over 2 years ago

    Bill gave us the joy of knowing that C & H are still out there exploring. This was the Gettysburg Address of comic strips. A sad farewell but an encouragement to look ahead. The world is a better place because of C & H.

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    Moothu  over 2 years ago

    This is the last Calvin and Hobbes strip:(

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    HobbesForPresident  about 2 years ago

    first comment: What an awefull way to end C and H! Last comment: damn.

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    HobbesForPresident  about 2 years ago

    nobody comments on the first comics

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    Sojourn  almost 2 years ago

    go explore Calvin and Hobbes! you will be forever the embodiment of Wonder and Imagination!

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    slifer79  almost 2 years ago

    It’s been over 22 years and I still miss Calvin and Hobbes:( Why is it my favorite comics of all time, C&H and The Far Side only lasted 10 years?? The comics page has never been the same for me without them:(

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    Some guy on the internet  almost 2 years ago

    I hope Mr. Watterson will come to this site and see that to this very day, there are plenty of people still reading and loving Calvin and Hobbes’ old strips… It’s extremely unlikely, but I just hope this will happen someday…

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    xyzscorpion00  over 1 year ago

    thanks a million, bill, for 10 wonderful years. i will never forget how much i cried when i read the last strip

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    Lakshay  over 1 year ago

    the THE series, that is.

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    spyroclub1  about 1 year ago

    Wait, it ended? So all along i’ve been reading re-runs?

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    sushiramenexpress  about 1 year ago

    What a sweet way to end it!

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    NYRfan28  12 months ago

    Most touching strip ever. Mr. Watterson, U R the greatest genius to ever walk the earth

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    IronBeagle  11 months ago

    I’m not crying…You’re crying

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    thomasltoons  11 months ago

    This is a wonderful strip! Thanks for the laughs, Bill

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    The comic warrior  11 months ago

    I could almost cry

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    Comic Lover 2020 Premium Member 9 months ago

    <3 This is so sweet

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    Calvin&Hobbes  5 months ago

    I love that the last thing we ever see is Calvin and Hobbes descending into the forest about to go on their own adventures. “It’s a magical world Hobbes ol’ buddy.”…..“Let’s go exploring!”

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    jdawkins1124  2 months ago

    Don’t know if you’re out there Bill. I don’t care what anyone says, this was the perfect ending! Makes me cry every time. I’ve been reading your comic strips for 27 years. Since I was seven years old. I will pass this legacy on to my children. I love the fact that I as a child I wouldn’t get some of the jokes, but years later when I re-read them, and they were hilarious!!! Thanks so much Bill!

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    ScotRanney  about 2 months ago

    I was never ready for Calvin and Hobbes to end, I mean, who was apart from Watterson? One day I saw some people writing short stories about the last days of C&H and wanted to share my idea. Hope you enjoy it!

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    WDD  about 1 month ago

    Calvin and Hobbes is to me the flip side of Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh. Christopher Robin was to me a shy kid whose toys came to life and acted out their gay and adventurous ways. The same was true of Dooley’s World (comic ran 1972-1978, cartoonist was Roger Bradfield). But Calvin was a Hellraiser who took his (sometimes reluctant) tiger companion on crazy exciting adventures.

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    legorobin6  about 1 month ago

    This is the best end anyone could wish for. I wish Calvin and Hobbes could come back

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