Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for February 20, 2020

  1. Img 0910
    BE THIS GUY  over 2 years ago

    Hey, plenty of Henry Moore’s works are monochromatic.

     •  Reply
  2. Calvinosaurus
    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  over 2 years ago

    I bet that philistine on the sidewalk isn’t laughing anymore.

     •  Reply
  3. 8d4e8ad6 4494 4665 8009 edd51c3035f8
    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  over 2 years ago

    I doubt Calvin is going to ask his mother for the food coloring.

     •  Reply
  4. 3083024 0826053922 daveb
    Kaputnik  over 2 years ago

    If being an artist doesn’t work out, he can be an art critic.

     •  Reply
  5. Missing large
    codycab  over 2 years ago

    All these big words that Calvin uses and he still gets "F"s?

     •  Reply
  6. Minifig2
    silego  over 2 years ago

    He may struggle academically at school, but when it comes to Philosophy or Art Calvin is pretty advanced.

     •  Reply
  7. Missing large
    favm  over 2 years ago

    Had to look oeuvre in the dictionary.

     •  Reply
  8. Badger 4 360
    sirbadger  over 2 years ago

    Is Hobbes saying that it would look better with a little bit of yellow? It looks like a cyclops owl.

     •  Reply
  9. Avatar tmp 56884 thumb
    orinoco womble  over 2 years ago

    Winter is Calvin’s White Period.

     •  Reply
  10. Packrat
    Packratjohn Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Surrounded by black and white nature, think Ansel Adams.

     •  Reply
  11. Bluedog
    Bilan  over 2 years ago

    Translation for those that don’t speak artist: I don’t know what it is. I was hoping you could tell me.

     •  Reply
  12. Felixthecat
    Auntie Socialist  over 2 years ago

    Charlie Brown once did a modernist snowman sculpture

     •  Reply
  13. Purplepeopleeater small
    Purple People Eater  over 2 years ago

    “Abstract” is just an excuse for people who can’t create real art.

     •  Reply
  14. Rankin badge   tartan 2
    jrankin1959  over 2 years ago

    Don’t tell him about food coloring…

     •  Reply
  15. Profile msn
    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    If you have to explain your art, it isn’t working. However, just because you refuse to explain your art doesn’t mean it’s good. This sort of the difference between career and passion, I think.

     •  Reply
  16. Farmer with pig
    Who, me?  over 2 years ago

    I like abstraction, especially in Calvin’s snow art. Panel three shows the “pure form” Watterson strives for in his Calvin and Hobbes comics.

     •  Reply
  17. Missing large
    donwalter  over 2 years ago

    The “genius” that is Hobbes should have an accent over the letter “e”

     •  Reply
  18. Missing large
    Connie.Shearer  over 2 years ago

    Yes, Calvin, it’s just snow, but don’t let that limit you. You should see what they do with ice sculpture in Fairbanks, Alaska using colored lights at night! Awesome! I think it’s coming up in March. :-)

     •  Reply
  19. Missing large
    Connie.Shearer  over 2 years ago

    I think perhaps I know what Hobbs was referring to as Calvin’s “oevre”. From the Devil’s Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce:

    “I had an ovation!” the actor man said, But I thought it uncommonly queer, That people and critics by him had been led By the ear.

    The Latin lexicon makes his absurdAssertion as plain as a peg;In “ovum” we find the true root of the word.It means egg.
     •  Reply
  20. Citizens for a canadian republic
    A Hip loving Canadian...  over 2 years ago

    Frank Zappa will teach you all you need to know about yellow snow.

     •  Reply
  21. Michaelparksjimbronson
    well-i-never  over 2 years ago

    One of my favorites! I’ve got 27 below this morning at 7:30 and that snow is not packin’. Ffffffahrenheit!

     •  Reply
  22. Groucho3
    Barnabus Blackoak  over 2 years ago

    you could work with ‘yellow’ snow…..

     •  Reply
  23. Coexist
    Bookworm  over 2 years ago

    The Abstractionist’s Lament:

    “I cannot paint portraits (if only I could). / Nor can I sculpt objects in marble or wood. / So I merely paint blobs or fling drops on the face / Of a blank canvas to fill up the space, / And criticize you when you say it’s no good!”

     •  Reply
  24. Img 1610
    WCraft Premium Member over 2 years ago

    What child -let alone what adult – talks that way? I love the kid!

     •  Reply
  25. Gc logo
    carlzr  over 2 years ago

    Is this the beginning of Calvin’s artistic career?

     •  Reply
  26. Photo
    j.l.farmer  over 2 years ago

    i need a dictionary to understand this one!

     •  Reply
  27. Missing large
    bethib  over 2 years ago

    hilarious….love it.

     •  Reply
  28. Missing large
    Bruce388  over 2 years ago

    With that level of discourse, along with that vocabulary, no wonder Calvin is bored out of his skull at school.

     •  Reply
  29. Nate24
    BiggerNate91  over 2 years ago

    Only this strip would ever say something like “I notice your oeuvre is monochromatic.”

     •  Reply
  30. Missing large
    DondiDoo  over 2 years ago

    Invite a dog for a viewing. The yellow streak can represent the random indignities of life.

     •  Reply
  31. Img 0009
    chimpulis  over 2 years ago

    I am going with Hobbes. Calvin’s art did not reflect his shady character. A very honest acceptance by Watterson.

     •  Reply
  32. 690904ef 1e7c 4d36 a98a f46b185ca15f
    DCBakerEsq  over 2 years ago

    Use the yellow snow for a dash of color.

     •  Reply
  33. Pteranodon2
    Pteranodon  over 2 years ago

    I love Hobbes’ response in panel 2. Yeah, Hobbes buddy. Been there, said that.

     •  Reply
  34. Ellipsis
    suñña  over 2 years ago

    It’s always fun to hear the simple unrefined way kids talk.

     •  Reply
  35. Oldgeezerlittle1
    Numbnumb  over 2 years ago

    Drat! I have NO idea what the heck they are talking about!!!!

     •  Reply
  36. Pupil
    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  over 2 years ago

    Tigers have little tolerance for monochromatism.

     •  Reply
  37. Gcav
    Brian  Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I’ve been waiting for this one. The “oeuvre is monochromatic” comment is so out of left field.

     •  Reply
  38. Missing large
    Grimmwood900  over 2 years ago

    Calvin has strong verbal and visuospatial skills but is poor at single-digit arithmetic. There is no place for him in this world.

     •  Reply
  39. Picture
    RobertLawton  over 2 years ago


     •  Reply
  40. Images
    hagarthehorrible  over 2 years ago

    Thanks bill for increasing by vocab library.

     •  Reply
  41. Img 2306 3
    sugordon  over 2 years ago

    I took a 20th century art class in college. Yes, they really do talk this way

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment

More From Calvin and Hobbes