Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for February 02, 2012

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    margueritem  over 10 years ago

    LOL! Hobbes is so modest, hoping to make Calvin feel good.

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    Harryfan  over 10 years ago

    I think that the model is a display of Hobbes suppressed feelings.

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    pouncingtiger  over 10 years ago

    The model of Hobbes will scare the wits out of Calvin.

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    Vandal00  over 10 years ago

    My artistic skills were about on par with Calvin’s. I think everything I attempted to make out of clay eventually turned into a bowl.

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    dabodyshotking  over 10 years ago

    Reminds me of the Bill Cosby sketch where, as a kid, he messed up a what-not shelf so he put two grooves in it to make it into an ashtray. Ha!

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    Phapada  over 10 years ago

    wowww Calvin’s cooking …

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    GROG Premium Member over 10 years ago

    I couldn’t even make a half descent ash tray. Wait until Calvin’s eyes sees what Hobbes did.

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    rentier  over 10 years ago

    Hobbes is a genius, let him work, Calvin, you’ll never reach this! Certainly you have other qualities!I play organ and I have an acquaintance, who does it much better than I, I can train all day long, it doesn’t help! People are not equal, some do certain things better!

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    Destiny23  over 10 years ago

    I think Hobbes watched “Alien” one time too many…

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 10 years ago

    So…….. Calvin’s imagination has more artistic skill than Calvin has, and without him knowing it?…….. Calvin actually created the tiger sculpture behind his back without looking at it yet? Or……….?Today’s strip is one of the rare cases where Bill Watterson signs his name in white on a black background. Looks like a lot more work to outline the white letters in black, when he could have just signed in the 3rd panel using black letters. Perhaps he preferred to have his signature under Hobbes’s tiger rather than under Calvin’s “bowl?”

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 10 years ago

    Click here: Peanuts (1954)

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 10 years ago

    << JohnnyDiego said: "I once made a B1 stealth bomber out of a hunk of clay. But then I couldn’t find it. >>Hi JohnnyDiego. Very clever, slipping that joke in under the radar, to see whether it would fly.After you made the model, maybe you shouldn’t have tried throwing it to see if it would fly.

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    gforgina  over 10 years ago

    Don’t eat it and don’t put it in your hair!

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    hazardboy  over 10 years ago

    Maybe he just signed it in white after he painted the table black and let it dry….if it had to dry. What medium did he cartoon in? pencil? ink? crayon?

    Why would you make it so much more difficult than it is? Most of my artwork in clay was fingerprints.

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    rshive  over 10 years ago

    It’s whatever you want it to be Calvin. Some more work and it’ll be a great paperweight.

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    nurbz  over 10 years ago

    I wanted to make an kiln baked ashtry for my Camel smoken parents when we did this in 1st or 2nd grade…the teacher HATED the idea…so I changed it to a little cream pitcher….my parents always drank their coffee black but they loved it…now it’s on my desk holding pens…..

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 10 years ago

    @Commentator: Bill Watterson made pencil sketches for his strips and then used India Ink. The white signature has fatter lines than his normal black signature, so I was assuming he had sketched the signature in pencil and then inked around it. Don’t know how he actually did it.

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    Dr_Fogg  over 10 years ago

    Even child prodigies practice. :-)

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    marvee Premium Member over 10 years ago

    I still have a “bowl” my 51 year old son made. It’s been used as an ashtray.

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    lindaf  over 10 years ago

    The creative process summed up in four panels!

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    philguebert  over 10 years ago

    It reminds me of teaching High school art – for those looking for an easy credit.

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    pactrick12  over 10 years ago

    i like cheesecake

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    BluePumpkin  over 10 years ago

    Oh my, reminds me of so many art classes where a clay project started out promising, but then turned into a boat anchor. :/

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    Wiseguy411  over 10 years ago

    The one time I had a class that used modeling clay, it was made of asbestos. No ash tray made there ever burned …

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    Puddleglum2  over 10 years ago

    Hobbes is a model of decorum, but his model isn’t!

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    Puddleglum2  over 10 years ago

    So Hobbes created a tiger in his own image; in the image of Hobbes created he him.

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    Puddleglum2  over 10 years ago

    Hobbes is a model of ‘consistency’, but it doesn’t look that way!

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    Puddleglum2  over 10 years ago

    @Hobbes,That Peanuts reminds me of the Drabble where Norman is blowing ordinary bubbles.Patrick: “Can (may) I try it?”Norman: “Sure(ly), Patrick! Just make sure you get the right amount of bubble fluid, and then hold the wand right about…”Patrick blows a completely formed animal bubble!Norman: “Yeah, that’s pretty good.”

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    fran650  over 10 years ago

    I like the sharing attitude.

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    Ez2foome  over 10 years ago

    Everything I made started out and ended up being an ash tray..

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    kkgenesis  over 10 years ago

    Wow. Hobbes is really good. Look at that likeness of him, that he made. Very good – way to go Hobbes. Yours isn’t too bad Calvin. Your mom & dad will like it.

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    kkgenesis  over 10 years ago

    P.S. to my original comment. Hobbes likeness of himself looks a little angry & fierce. Better look out Calvin. He might be expressing his inner feelings toward you.

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    k-la  over 10 years ago

    Dude your bowl is amazing!

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    Number Three  over 10 years ago

    Awww, That’s adorable!


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    bmonk  over 10 years ago

    I got pretty good at elephant heads, and mice, cats, among other animals in clay. But I’m more in Charlie Brown’s class of card houses than in Linus’.

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    Popeyesforearm  over 10 years ago

    yeah, I made one of those around 1973. It was confiscated by the MP’s.

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    APersonOfInterest  over 10 years ago

    Odd that Calvin seems to be able to make very complex sculptures from snow, but clay just won’t shape for him.

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    khpage  over 10 years ago

    Now that he’s gotten his clay tiger all painted and everything Hobbes will have to “fire” it. Oh. that’s right, the fireplace in the living room will do nicely. Why does Calvin’s house continue to exist?

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    glitterygal07  over 10 years ago

    Hobbes made that in about one second, Lol

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    starr654321  over 10 years ago

    Why is the table black in the first, second and third panels, but white in the third?

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    squirrel500  over 10 years ago

    Next strip doesn’t Hobbes want a smock?SMOCKSMOCKSMOCKSMOCKSMOCK!

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    Navvulu  over 10 years ago

    Wow. How pleasant Calvin could get?

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    Shikamoo  over 10 years ago

    There are far too many excellent comments here for me to reply to, so I leave you with this:

    People who make clay bowls shouldn’t have tigers.

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    adubman  over 10 years ago

    “….I’ve got a pretty good bowl or something going here…” HAH!! Even Calvin isn’t sure at this point what he’s created!! Martian rock, perhaps?

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    fmasroor  over 10 years ago

    Just being nice.

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    LittleBelladonna  over 10 years ago

    Calv-ie i know how you feel! Clay is not my soulbird either….

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