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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for January 12, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 6 months ago

    Excuse me, there’s something in my eye.

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    Sugar Bombs 95  6 months ago

    Normally Calvin’s dad is kind of a sarcastic jerk to his son. This strip stands out for being one of the most wholesome C&H strips ever.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  6 months ago

    As some advertisements of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a tag line, “family: it’s about time.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph-VLCz88SE&list=PLBCBE915D39DC3594&index=1

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    bluram  6 months ago
    What a dad. He’s all heart.
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    codycab  6 months ago

    Now does everyone get why we love snow?

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    latexdolphin  6 months ago

    “Cat’s in the Cradle” comes to mind.

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    mattro53  6 months ago

    We don’t have a lot of money, we have barely enough. I could go back to work and we could have newer stuff and a bigger car. That’s not happening and if we ever got a good amount of snow I’d go out with them as much as I hate the cold. My boys will have what my my brothers and I never did.

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    RuinQueenofOblivion  6 months ago

    I gotta say, this is one of my all time favorite Calvin and Hobbes comics. The images tell all you need to know about it, making it sequential art at its finest. The story is heartwarming and has a simple message that anyone can enjoy or even relate to. I just love it.

    Thanks Bill.

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    SHIVA  6 months ago

    Obviously, this happened when he was ‘normal’.

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    retrocool  6 months ago

    nice !

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    Bilan  6 months ago

    In the eight panel, the realization occurs, Why am I inside doing paperwork when I could be outside playing in the snow?

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    Obi-Haiv  6 months ago

    Calvin’s dad will be polling well tonight!

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    Sonic the Hedgehog  6 months ago

    Abadoning paperwork pays

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    Watcher  6 months ago

    And Calvin will remember this day all the days of his life.

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    Scorpio Premium Member 6 months ago

    Who says you need a punchline for a cartoon? And it does not need to be funny, just warm the heart.

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    Packratjohn Premium Member 6 months ago

    Sweet, Thanks yet again, Bill.

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    Dr. Quatermass  6 months ago

    Ah yess, that reminds me of back when I was a resident of the Mid-Atlantic and loved snow. Then I moved to New York’s North Country. sigh

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    Orcatime  6 months ago

    Reminds me of the Harry Chapin song “Cat’s Cradle.”

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    lucky444  6 months ago

    The moral?

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    Tom Gaylord Premium Member 6 months ago

    A delightfully rare moment.

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    Kim Metzger Premium Member 6 months ago

    “I won’t grow up!I won’t grow up!”

    And why should you?

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    Kali  6 months ago

    Nice to see a moment of calm and some family togetherness.

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    dave1960  6 months ago

    Given half a chance…….

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    Barry1941  6 months ago

    If a picture is worth a thousand words these are worth a hundred thousand.

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    peb6006  6 months ago

    When your parents pay attention to you, then you don’t need any stuffed pet.

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    InuYugiHakusho  6 months ago

    An all too rare wholesome father-son moment between those two.

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    jpayne4040  6 months ago

    Much better choice, Dad! Way to go!

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    Ned Snipes  6 months ago

    This one should be used as a reminder poster for all working parents.

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    tripwire45  6 months ago

    Finally, Dad does something normal with Calvin.

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    morningglory61 Premium Member 6 months ago

    That’s better.

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    jamessveta  6 months ago

    You can always make more money but you can’t make more time. Once it’s gone it’s gone.

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    pony21  6 months ago

    I love a happy ending.

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    A Common 'tator  6 months ago

    155 “Likes” for just one cartoon… I’ve never seen that many before… and ironically one of the few not to feature Hobbs…

    Just leaves a warm glow inside me… Thank you Bill…

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    Amra Leo  6 months ago

    Sometimes, you’ve just gotta…

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    mourdac Premium Member 6 months ago

    Dad has guaranteed re-election for another term.

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    mizdurble  6 months ago

    Where’s Hobbes?

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    A R V reader  6 months ago

    Building up his “Dad Points”.

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    Prescott_Philosopher   6 months ago

    No one has noted how different this strip is from all the other Calvin snowman strips.

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    jrankin1959  6 months ago

    Mark well this Sunday panel… where Dad’s not portrayed as a doofus.

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    Wizard of Ahz-no relation  6 months ago

    one of those rare cases when dad and son both get it right

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    sonnygreen  6 months ago

    The last panel says it a lot better than any drivel that I could add. Nice job Bill!

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    arianseren  6 months ago

    It’s not so much that his parents are abusive, they’re trying to raise a kid by teaching him right from wrong. And before anyone jumps on me just look around. Respect for others is lacking now days. There is no off switch anymore for decision making. Get angry with someone – kill them. Want something that isn’t yours, steal it. There is more abuse now days because respect, morality and ethics are no longer taught by parents.

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    hardwickd  6 months ago

    ❤️ Wish I’d done more of that with my own kids, they’re some of my happiest memories.

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    mmotsko  6 months ago

    One of my favorites. Work will always be there, but the child that wants to play will not.

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member 6 months ago

    I love little Calvin in the title panel. It reminds me of my cat … reminding me there’s always enough time for play.

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    Bill The Nuke  6 months ago

    And that’s the way I hope my children think of me. I know my grandchildren do.

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    rs  6 months ago

    Boy if that family isn’t just like mine… only my son’s name is CA***N. (Not Calvin.)

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    DCBakerEsq  6 months ago

    Life is short.

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    WCraft Premium Member 6 months ago

    A rare strip where Calvin is a “normal” child, the parents show him their love, and Hobbes isn’t present. Despite the previous mentioned deviations form the normal Calvin and Hobbes….I love it!

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    eladee AKA Wally  6 months ago

    Actions speak louder than words in the language of love.

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    josh_bisbee  6 months ago

    One hundred years from now, it won’t matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank, nor what my clothes looked like. BUT the world may be a little better, because, I was important in the life of a child.

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    BiggerNate91  6 months ago

    The wordless strips are, in my opinion, some of the most powerful.

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    dtdbiz  6 months ago

    Anyone else hearing Harry Chapin’s “Cat’s in the Cradle”? Only this time the song has a happy ending.

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    mistercatworks  6 months ago

    My cat does this for me. She loves to go for walks.

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member 6 months ago

    Along the same lines…too cute

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8gUFfkgMDg

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    jshill922  6 months ago

    Is this his parents’ daydream?

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    wesleylscott1  6 months ago

    That was so heartwarming, it’ll melt all the snow !!!

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  6 months ago

    Nobody ever laid on their deathbed thinking “I wish I’d gotten more paperwork done”.

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    jrgtr42  6 months ago

    Further proof that a comic doesn’t have to have dialogue or a joke to be a great one.

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    chidecki Premium Member 6 months ago

    Could this be the sweetest Calvin strip of all? Could be….

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    JMG316  6 months ago

    One of my favorites!!!!

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    batmanwithprep  6 months ago

    That does it, I gotta have a son.

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    wesleylscott1  6 months ago

    It would only be sweeter if Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs would fall like manna from the heavens….

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    eolan59  6 months ago

    One of the best Bill did

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    sobrown51  6 months ago

    Its a comic strip people. It only shows the funny things and seldom (like today) the touching and loving stuff I am sure his parents do. I wonder where Hobbs was today?

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    Ermine Notyours  6 months ago

    Do you want to build a snowman?

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    Numbnumb  6 months ago

    Finally a happy thing for Calvin and his Father!! WHOOP!!

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    Scoutmaster77  6 months ago

    Way to go Dad! :-)

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    Papa  6 months ago

    Awwwww…!

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    chmsam  6 months ago

    Priorities.

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    alexius23  6 months ago

    Essence of Fatherhood

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    jmworacle  6 months ago

    Priceless! Mr Watterson please bring Calvin back!

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    mitchel.farr  6 months ago

    Best Calvin in a long, long time.

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    cosman  6 months ago

    Fathers seeing today’s strip, shifted their regard for their child a bit.

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    hagarthehorrible  6 months ago

    I kinda love this family! For a parent nothing is more satisfying than some quality time with kids. This is life!

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    Dae  6 months ago

    The best cartoons need no dialog. Remember Henry?

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    tinstar  6 months ago

    They are being PARENTS! How we turn out, is basically up to us. I was spanked, but basically, behaved. I have never been arrested, and, there is a line between abuse, and discipline. How many times do you have to chase a child, to keep them out of the road, when sometimes, you have to take the adult stand, and discipline them. Don’t beat the hell out of them, and make the punishment fit the crime, but, lack of discipline, now, has given us a society of entitled children/teenagers. Everything they do that is bad, illegal, or, even violent, is attributed to a “mental health” problem. Yeah, right.

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    Shikamoo  6 months ago

    This one is one of my all time favorites. I can see where Calvin gets his imagination.

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    tinstar  6 months ago

    P.S. – This, is a comic strip. People would enjoy them more, without over-reading them, or psychoanalyzing them! They are basically meant to be read, and taken at face value.

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    lindz.coop  6 months ago

    For once.

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    beentheredonethat  6 months ago

    awwwwwwwwww……..

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    wesleylscott1  6 months ago

    Maybe Calvin and Dad can go out and make yellow snow, using the same technique Calvin once used on the unauthorized auto stickers back in the day.

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    srmcd1  6 months ago

    Since when does Calvin ever want to play with his dad? Feels very out of character.

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    Ray  6 months ago

    One of my favorite episodes.

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    MelanieMather  6 months ago

    In Bill Watterson’s own words, “They do a better job than I would.”

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    GreggW Premium Member 6 months ago

    <3

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    AndrewBarksdale  5 months ago

    Cat’s in the cradle.

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