February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Not exactly subtle, are you, Calvin?
I would suggest more relying on nature, at all!
Great sweater, Dad…ack!
Every kid’s dream!
Nice sweater, Dad. Calvin, if you don’t like being disappointed, I’d think about lowering your expectations.
Vermont just got a foot of new powder!
HE wants a small one,just big enough to make slush balls.OK
or, you can visit switzerland. snow, cheese, chocolate, etc…
How big of a snow-making machine would you need to cover Susie Derkins?
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.
Dad: I’d be happy to install a snow-making machine if you buy it. Just let me know, ’kay?
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…
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.
What’s with Dad’s shirt/sweater? Looks kind of like a reject from the thrift store.
Really, Dad? Not the best way to keep your numbers up.
Machines make man-made… ?
LOL LOL… Calvin is so cute.
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.
Don’t worry, Calvin. It doesn’t snow much here in southern New Mexico.
Hey Calvin a lot of folks in states want snow to play in.
And don’t those machines take money to run? Who pays?
he could ski on the cold shoulder from dad
“Hint, hint”, or …get my ‘drift’?
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.
Calvin, you’re lucky to have a state with snow. Where I live it doesn’t.
Does he want to ride his sled or build another snowman army?
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!
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…
@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.
Hey Dad, you could just do what Vancouver did for the 2010 Olympics — truck the snow in from the high Rockies!
Nope — I remember saying that as a kid more than 40 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.
calvin its snow big deal