Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for April 14, 2013

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    Akame  almost 10 years ago

    Yeah, Calvin. A little violent for your part.

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    Linux0s  almost 10 years ago

    Hobbes doesn’t like playing Catastrophe?

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    rentier  almost 10 years ago

    I’d like something else, too!

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    meg_grif  almost 10 years ago

    Farmer Brown’s about to have a bad day.

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    in.amongst  almost 10 years ago

    Farmer Brown is toast…

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    adubman  almost 10 years ago

    Well at least Farmer Brown can be thankful his ranch isn’t next to a lion sanctuary!

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    ratlum  almost 10 years ago

    Toys are going all over the place,when we where kids we played these kind of games. No TV yet at our home.

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    Celarius Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    looks like one of my slow days

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    alviebird  almost 10 years ago

    “Can’t we play something else?”

    That’s what Farmer Brown is about to ask.

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    Someone Somewhere  almost 10 years ago

    That’s one unlucky farmer…

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    Jobecur  almost 10 years ago

    Some phenomenal artwork here!

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Click here: Peanuts (June 8, 1953)

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Some days nothing goes right.Farmer Brown just needs to remember the philosophy of Lou Holtz: “Life is ten percent what happens to you, and ninety percent how you respond to it.” Today is one of those ten percent days.

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    @orinoco womble: Over the years, Snoopy’s head and ears first became much narrower. Then they became wider again as his head grew to be almost as big as the rest of his body.Calvin and Hobbes also had bodies that evolved a little bit over the years, but they never changed as dramatically as the Peanuts characters.

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    Lucid Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    I like the guy leaping (or being thrown?) from the train in the third panel.

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    Melki Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Throw in an asteroid, and you’ve got the ultimate Irwin Allen disaster flick! I’d pay to see it!

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    germanvisitor  almost 10 years ago

    Incidently farmer Brown’s last thoughts were: “Hopefully this will destroy all the evidence in the freezer.”

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    nickword  almost 10 years ago

    I just love the build up

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    Ken in Ohio  almost 10 years ago

    One thing about Bill Watterson – he drew accurate details in these Sunday strips. Those aren’t “generic” locomotives out of his imagination. They are GE locomotives, with flared radiator grills, and boxy fuel tanks, and catwalks inset behind the cabs with accurate handrails. I’ll bet the aircraft is just as accutate, too.

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    silverking1953  almost 10 years ago

    Planes, trains and……..gas leaks?

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    Snoopy_Fan  almost 10 years ago

    Oh, the humanity!

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    RobinHood2013  almost 10 years ago

    Hobbes most certainly isn’t one for catastrophe role-playing.

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    rmacprivate  almost 10 years ago

    Oh, I like this story!

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    rshive  almost 10 years ago

    Farmer Brown hasn’t yet seen the asteroid headed for his house.

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    xsintricks  almost 10 years ago

    That aircraft is a 3 engine one. 747’s have 4 on the wings.

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    Red_Fez  almost 10 years ago

    Al Qaeda fairy tale?

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    Change49  almost 10 years ago

    Frame 3 there’s a dude leaping from the train…wild.

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    tahoeh2o  almost 10 years ago

    Farmer Brown Shorts…

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    Squoop  almost 10 years ago

    Old McDonald had a farm. E i e i noooooayeeee!!!

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    The Reader Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    I can’t wait to find out chat happens next.

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    TheAuldWan  almost 10 years ago

    “Tune in tomorrow and find out…”

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    Perkycat  almost 10 years ago

    That earthquake fault is pretty accurately drawn also. Farmer Brown is a disaster magnet – we’ve all known people like this.

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    sundogusa  almost 10 years ago

    Poor Farmer Brown! If it’s not the gubment, it’s Calvin!

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    kittenpah  almost 10 years ago

    Hey! That’s an L-1011! Don’t see those flying much anymore.

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    Red_Fez  almost 10 years ago

    Three minutes to Wapner.

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    Hoodude  almost 10 years ago

    Yeah,this is about art..and L-1011s did that,and let’s hope Whip is pc,but that was a MD-80 which did that too.Dunno bout GE engines,but iirc Denzel was driving one of them too.Hell this whole strip is Denzel! Can he stop sinkholes too?Cheers,RE

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    celeconecca  almost 10 years ago

    is Framer Brown masquerading for Wile E. Coyote?

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    Poollady  almost 10 years ago

    Poor Farmer Brown

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    twatt2011  almost 10 years ago

    it’s daylight in the strip. Farmer Brown would not be in his after sun up.

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    tnazar  almost 10 years ago

    I think Calvin writes for Glenn Beck.

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    locake  almost 10 years ago

    Love this one, lots of disasters!

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    Number Three  almost 10 years ago

    I always love the detail in the Sunday Strips.

    And the colours…


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    sharpy  almost 10 years ago

    calvin, please don’t scare hobbes like that!!!

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    katina.cooper  almost 10 years ago

    The only way to go is to go out with a bang.

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    Raygun  almost 10 years ago

    Masterskrain, the DC-10 went straight through, the L1011 was ducted down. Here’s a Delta pic link:

    … and yes, I think Watterson drew the L1011 in this comic. Why draw a plane with fewer passengers for this “Calvin Catastrophe”?

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    dzw3030  almost 10 years ago

    Of course, all this happens on April 15th. :-D

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    kelli47  almost 10 years ago

    Calvin watches way too much SYFy channel.

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    Rickapolis  almost 10 years ago

    The resulting collisions gave birth to the tea party, and untold death and destruction has followed in its wake.

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    The plane looks closest to an L-1011, with two engines on the wings and one on the tail. But note that Bill Watterson has drawn some downward curvature on the top of the tail engine as it connects to the tail. The L-1011 was flat on top of the tail engine and curved upward at the tail: L-1011He has not drawn a 727, because the 727 had no engines on the wings and three on the tail. The top engine was horizontal on top and did not curve upward where it connected to the tail: 727Both the L-1011 and the 727 were ducted downward and exited at the back of the fuselage, like in Bill Watterson’s drawing. He has not drawn a DC-10, because the DC-10 had a tail engine that went straight through: DC-10Sadly, all three planes tended to look quite similar after they crashed.

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    David Rickard Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Michael Bay, the early years…

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    lazygrazer  almost 10 years ago

    Thanks again, Bill Watterson, for making me wet my pants laughing again…

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    toradoradragon  almost 10 years ago

    Farmer Brown’s eye is keener than it wants to be…

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    Mitchtheone  almost 10 years ago

    A bad day to be farmer Brown. On the lighter side his wife of 30 years is about to get a pay check.. that was until she fatefully went sky diving in a the plane that is about to land on farmer Brown..

    Where is the wicked witch of the west when you need her..

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    Ray_C  almost 10 years ago

    Great vocabulary, Calvin. He doesn’t get bad marks because he’s dumb. He gets them because he’s bored. Though I wish he’d take math more seriously.

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    rentier  almost 10 years ago

    All this would have happened, but thanks God, it didn’t!!

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    rentier  almost 10 years ago

    It didn’t happen, for Hobbes wanted to play something else!!

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    Miss Buttinsky Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Jobecur appreciates Watterson’s awesome talent-I agree 100%. Calvin’s imagination is right up there, too.

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    AKcuir  almost 10 years ago

    It’s the “…eye twitches involuntarily.” That makes it. It’s all in the details.

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    Hykke  almost 10 years ago

    Misfortunes never comes singly

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    westny77  almost 10 years ago

    The Tiger is right this si too intense. Calvin you are one funn y dude.

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    Dry and Dusty Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    rshive said, about 9 hours ago: Farmer Brown hasn’t yet seen the asteroid headed for his house.

    I had something, but yours is WAY BETTER! LOL!

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    listmom  almost 10 years ago

    This is one of my all-time favorite C&H strips. The involuntary eye-twitch is icing on the cake of this disaster sequence.

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    wamaruna  almost 10 years ago

    I thought for sure the last panel would have Dad taking a match to the charcoal grill.

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    gekk0  almost 10 years ago

    One of the truly great C&H strips!

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    Draquinty  almost 10 years ago

    I hate to think of what will happen in the next 30 seconds of their game…

    I’m also a new person here, so hello everybody.

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    I LOVE LOUIE MORE  almost 10 years ago

    It sounds like a Leslie Nielson movie, without the funny bits.

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    radams36  almost 10 years ago

    Farmer Brown’s day will probably still be better than my work day.

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    EarlOfCork  almost 10 years ago

    Man, the art in that last panel is outstanding.

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Hi Draquinty. Welcome! Most of the comments on this site are early in the day (Eastern time), so probably very few people saw your posting. Sometimes there are 15 or 20 comments before 6:00 am Eastern.

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    chirodc  almost 10 years ago

    Obviously Calvin seems to have some anamosity toward farmer Brown.

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    khpage  almost 10 years ago

    The farmer’s remaining family will sue the stove manufacturer….

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    matalupe  over 9 years ago

    Oh No, Mr. Bill!

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    ComicFan4Life  almost 3 years ago

    Poor guy

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