Calvin: "Oh boy! It's bedtime!"
Mom: "Bedtime. Let's go"
Calvin: "Aww. I hate getting ready for bed"
February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Today’s strip shows Calvin’s imagination, but it’s also something his mom might wish for. When it’s time for Calvin to go to bed, she has a hard time getting him to spring into action.Today it seems like Bill Watterson could have been inspired by a combination of Rube Goldberg, The Cat In The Hat, and The Jetsons.Perhaps Calvin could use the following Rube Goldberg invention when it’s time to get up:Click here: Rube GoldbergEach year, the National Cartoonists Society presents the Ruben award, named after Rube Goldberg, to the outstanding cartoonist of the year, chosen by secret ballot of the society’s members. Bill Watterson received the award in 1986 (the first full year of Calvin and Hobbes) and in 1988.Charles Schulz received the Ruben award for Peanuts in 1955 and 1964. Patrick McDonnell received it in 1999 for Mutts. Here is a tribute to Rube Goldberg by Patrick McDonnell. He has written “Patrick McDonnell (+Mr. Goldberg)” at the bottom of the panel:Mutts (March 4, 2001)In today’s Calvin and Hobbes, the hands that help Calvin change into his pajamas are reminiscent of The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss:Click here: The Cat In The HatHere is another Calvin and Hobbes where it looks like Bill Watterson was inspired by The Jetsons:Calvin and Hobbes (March 28, 1993)