February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
You knew it was coming
Apparently calvin, things do happen
That’s why I sleep so much too! (or at least that’s what I tell my wife!)
Why should calvin be surprised if Hobbes coming to life is just in his imagination? When I first ventured on to this strip many years ago, I believed that the tiger was a real tiger, known only to Calvin.
A good tiger pounce required a well rested beast.
You were saying, Calvin? Ask and ye shall receive. Love Hobbes’ sneak attack.
Hobbes could use Snoopy’s line: “I was asleep, but now I’m just resting my eyes.”
What is Hobbes doing there, why don’t we see it?
“Nothing ever happens around here.” Until Stuff Happens,then it’s Katy bar the door!!
Things happen when you least expect it. The thing that happens most though is you getting into trouble.
Oh for such an imagination! But wait! BILL has one!
<< kuren444 said: Uhm..very strange last panel. Camera fixed? >>Sometimes Hobbes moves so quickly that the cartoonist can’t keep up with him. Bill just draws what he sees.
Click here: Peanuts (July 15, 1958)
Here is Charles Schulz’s 12th Peanuts strip:Click here: Peanuts (October 14, 1950)
Watterson liked to leave something to our imaginations. He would set it up for us, and let us have the fun of creating the result of the leap.The man knew art! Too bad he stopped doing the strip.
Owning a tiger (real or imaginary) Rule No. 1:
The Tiger is Always Right
Love,love,love. The first joy of my day.
i need sleep so much….too
“Nothing ever happens around here!”Famous last words!
“Give me a break!”Okay, let’s start with your arm!
“I like to be rested when things start to happen.”Hobbes was lying, but he wasn’t lying! …Huh?
margueritem said,“A good tiger pounce required a well-rested beast.Maybe Calvin should have sung to Hobbes. “Music has charms to soothe the savage ‘beast’.” Actually, it’s ‘breast’, but that word doesn’t fit, here. Perhaps Thirdguy can ‘relate’ to that one, and then we’ll know the ‘rest’ of the story!
Some people make things happen, some people watch things happen, and Calvin is wondering what happened.
Taking Hobbes’ advice…going back to bed just in case something happens today!
Click here: Peanuts (April 26, 1981)
Hobbs happens around here Calvin. Hahaha
Calvin you never learn! That wouldn’t have happened if you kept your mouth shut!
Ha! Any dwelling containing the likes of Calvin could never have “nothing” happen!
Yep! There it is.
I often wonder why cats sleep so much.
Awwwww… How sweet!
sounded like a left clavicle?
It’s been awhile since i have seen him pounce
“Uhm..very strange last panel. Camera fixed?”
No, just too slow panning to keep up. It conveys the motion, and also keeps the gore off camera.
When being pulled over for speeding the comment is: no one was driving officer, we were all in the back seat….
@LX013: Usually I try to focus on “food for thought,” together with humor. That’s why I like Bill Watterson’s approach, and Charles Schulz’s.
@Vonne Anton: Well, there are some who consider my tiger identity to be a bit fishy. Nevertheless, tuna and salmon do happen to be two of my favorite foods.
Panel 3 is taking a Cue from Alfred Hitchc—k, (Take THAT Evil Nannybot!), who understood quite clearly that the Viewers Imagination was far more Vivid,Gruesome and all around Disturbing than ANY Image he could simulate on Film. The famous “Shower Scene” in PSYCHO is an excellent example of this Philosophy…. Incidently, Anthony Perkins wasn’t even on Set when that Scene was Filmed, but he Still gets the occasional piece of Hate mail for it…. :-)
Don’t threaten to turn him into a rug, either.
And yet another surprise heart attack for this particular little 6-year-old boy! I wonder how many that makes now?!?!? ;-)
A picture may be worth a thousand words (Confucius), but an imagination is priceless (to mix a metaphor) …
Number Six: I haven’t been able to be here since this past Saturday but I got your message along with the You Tube link you posted . . .
While I enjoyed the Al Bowlly song “Midnight, The Stars And You”. . . (thank you!) that movie it was in, “The Shining”, scared the absolute hell out of me! It’s been many years since I first saw it and I’ve never been able to watch it again since then! Stephen King has one warped, twisted mind!!!!! ;-)
Spoke too soon, Calvin.