Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 28, 2012

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    legaleagle48  almost 10 years ago

    Not exactly subtle, are you, Calvin?

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    rentier  almost 10 years ago

    I would suggest more relying on nature, at all!

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    Vonne Anton  almost 10 years ago

    Great sweater, Dad…ack!

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    margueritem  almost 10 years ago

    Every kid’s dream!

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    GROG Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Nice sweater, Dad. Calvin, if you don’t like being disappointed, I’d think about lowering your expectations.

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    thirdguy  almost 10 years ago

    Vermont just got a foot of new powder!

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    ratlum  almost 10 years ago

    HE wants a small one,just big enough to make slush balls.OK

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    vwdualnomand  almost 10 years ago

    or, you can visit switzerland. snow, cheese, chocolate, etc…

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    Linux0s  almost 10 years ago

    How big of a snow-making machine would you need to cover Susie Derkins?

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    orinoco womble  almost 10 years ago

    Snow machines spit out little uniform pellets of snow. I wonder if that has a “ball-bearing effect” making people ski faster? Call me a flake, but I prefer the original, unique stuff. Of course I don’t ski.

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    bluram  almost 10 years ago
    But Dad, Calvin is not like “any other kid”, ask Ms Wormwood.
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    cdward  almost 10 years ago

    Dad: I’d be happy to install a snow-making machine if you buy it. Just let me know, ’kay?

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    Aaberon  almost 10 years ago

    Dad’s Sweater!!!!!! That was the FIRST thing I noticed: I vividly remember when I was a kid and the adult neighborhood males would wear those sweaters on ‘casual date night’. We thought they were SO beautiful back then. But they really weren’t…

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    PoodleGroomer  almost 10 years ago

    Thanks to water shortages, they are having to use sewage treatment effluent in snow machines. Watch out for the yellow snow. It really makes him want to point one at Susie.

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    rshive  almost 10 years ago

    What’s with Dad’s shirt/sweater? Looks kind of like a reject from the thrift store.

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    ossiningaling  almost 10 years ago

    Really, Dad? Not the best way to keep your numbers up.

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    stevenjohns  almost 10 years ago

    Machines make man-made… ?

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    Number Three  almost 10 years ago

    LOL LOL… Calvin is so cute.


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    apolitical  almost 10 years ago

    I’ve enjoyed Calvin and Hobbes since the beginning and own several of “their” books. I see a distinct similarity between C & H and now Cow and Boy which I believe to be just as insightful, but edgier. I hope I’m not out of place here, recommending another comic, but give it a shot. Here’s a review I found on Amazon.

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews4 of 4 people found the following review helpful5.0 out of 5 stars Expect Hilarity July 26, 2009By Aaron K. SmithFormat:PaperbackI started reading Cow & Boy online, where I read all the strips I follow, without expecting much. There are lots of comics dealing with a child and their animal companion, most of which are not likely to thrill. Unlike those, however, Cow & Boy is not simply about an child and his animal. It’s about life, growing up, having adventures, anxiety, outright fear, stupid stunts, politics, current events, obsession, etc all through the eyes of the wise yet semi-naive Cow and the precocious Billy.

    Although I am loathe to make this comparison for fear of pigeon-holing the artist, Mark Leiknes have a perfected a tone of voice that can bring out the hilarity and outright silliness in situations that you and I deal with every day. This particular voice has only been expressed by one other author that I know of, Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes. Is Cow & Boy and a Calvin and Hobbes knockoff? Heck no! Leiknes has his own way of telling stories and setting up punchlines. Cow and Billy are very different characters from Hobbes and Calvin. The similarity between Watterson and Leiknes is not in style but rather in the ability to expose your deepest concerns and treat them will comfort and insightful humor.

    The bottom line is this: Cow & Boy is downright hilarious. From Cow’s obsession over Hollywood stars to Billy’s endless ideas for adventure and/or payoff. You will not regret getting this collection. I doubt, in fact, that it will take you more than one sitting to feverishly read through the entire book. You’ll kick yourself for not finding this strip sooner, and you beg for another collection to be published.

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    StrangerCoug  almost 10 years ago

    Don’t worry, Calvin. It doesn’t snow much here in southern New Mexico.

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    kab2rb  almost 10 years ago

    Hey Calvin a lot of folks in states want snow to play in.

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    tuslog64  almost 10 years ago

    And don’t those machines take money to run? Who pays?

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    Popeyesforearm  almost 10 years ago

    he could ski on the cold shoulder from dad

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    Puddleglum2  almost 10 years ago

    “Hint, hint”, or …get my ‘drift’?

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    Rakkav  almost 10 years ago

    But, Calvin, you don’t LIVE on a hillside and as some comics seem to show you living in Ohio, there’s not a suitable slope that I know of in your whole region.Yeah, go to Switzerland. For the snow and the chocolate alone, if you don’t like cheese.

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    calvinsfriend110  almost 10 years ago

    Calvin, you’re lucky to have a state with snow. Where I live it doesn’t.

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    Rickapolis  almost 10 years ago

    Does he want to ride his sled or build another snowman army?

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    caseyatbat16  almost 10 years ago

    Snow’s pretty but it packs down quickly into ice on sidewalks and streets making for some bad accidents. I know – after six years in Alaska I could not care less about snow!

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    khpage  almost 10 years ago

    I decided this time to really take a close look at the pattern in Dad’s chair. It changes from panel to panel. Camoflauge furniture – no wonder Calvin is so mixed up…

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    @khpage: The varying pattern in the furniture tells you that Bill Watterson drew every panel individually, without using any tricks to reproduce part of it from one panel to the next. Of course, it’s a lot easier for cartoonists to use tricks like that today, in the digital age.

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    JP Steve Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Hey Dad, you could just do what Vancouver did for the 2010 Olympics — truck the snow in from the high Rockies!

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    legaleagle48  almost 10 years ago

    Nope — I remember saying that as a kid more than 40 years ago!

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    beyondnow777  almost 10 years ago

    All you need to make your own snow is anything that will spray a fine mist high enough to freeze before it lands. An electric pressure washer works great.

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    reshiram501  over 9 years ago

    calvin its snow big deal

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