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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for September 10, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 3 months ago

    I think that’s how Edvard Munch got started.

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    Sugar Bombs 95  3 months ago

    What’s wrong with being extra creative?

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    codycab  3 months ago

    Just Calvin drawing who he really is…a monster!

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  3 months ago

    I wonder what Susie’s self portrait was like (assuming Mr. or Mrs. Derkins was also at the PT conference).

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    eromlig  3 months ago

    True genius is so seldom recognized in its own time…

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    su43dipta  3 months ago

    There’s a “downhill from there”?

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    Baarorso  3 months ago

    It makes me wonder how much Ms. Wormwoood hits the bottle after every school day (heck, she may even have been “dry” before Calvin came along ;D).

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    whahoppened  3 months ago

    It did it’s job, you identified Calvin’s desk.

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    dcdete.  3 months ago

    If Calvin is supposed to be 6 years old, and if I remember my drawings at that age of people that were called stick figures at the time, a round circle for a head, a straight line for the body and straight lines sticking out an an angle for arms and legs, I would imagine the parents would have a very difficult time finding their children’s desk!

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    The Reader Premium Member 3 months ago

    Nobody appreciates a great artist until after they die. That should happen any minute now!

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    jpayne4040  3 months ago

    I’d say he nailed the self-portrait! :-)

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    well-i-never  3 months ago

    She looks defeated. When life hands you lemons, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS…or something like that. It was in Cul-de-Sac.

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  3 months ago

    Cheer up Mom, at least Calvin doesn’t need an exorcism ritual performed on him.

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    Ralph Newbill  3 months ago

    The child has great creativity!

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    donwalter  3 months ago

    Wine…bring the bottle…

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    harf59  3 months ago

    In P2, Mom’s demeanor does not match what she reveals in panels 3&4.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 3 months ago

    The babysitter decides to use all her Calvin babysitting money to go to college and become a shrink. She then sends her kids to college treating Calvin as an adult.

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    Mediatech  3 months ago

    Conformity to society, always out to stifle individual creativity.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 3 months ago

    An artist is rarely appreciated in his own time.

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    admiree2  3 months ago

    Hey Mom, it’s not that bad. At least his drawing had both ears intact.

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    JudyHendrickson  3 months ago

    Hey hey!!!! That’s my boy!!!!

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    kab2rb  3 months ago

    Sounds right for Calvin, why the creator wants Calvin strip.

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    Nyckname  3 months ago

    That sounds more like open house night than parent/teacher conferences, which should be private.

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    jazz_enthusiast_m  3 months ago

    I remember this as one of the first ever C&H strips I ever read, in a compilation book at an estate sale. (I wanted to but it, but my parents wouldn’t let me.)

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    ForrestOverin  3 months ago

    Oh, and don’t forget to mention the part about Calvin having reassured mom that he was doing so great, Ms. Wormwood said she didn’t need to bother coming in. That adds texture to the narrative, too…

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    mistercatworks  3 months ago

    Possibly Calvin grew from a cartoon character into a cartoonist. It’s been known to happen. :)

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    mkd_1218  3 months ago

    God help the parent with a “Calvin” at home. They need the strength to guide that imagination and “I’ll do it my way” attitude. <3

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    DanWolfie  3 months ago

    I remember those kind of parent-teacher conference sessions when I was in elementary school. They would be conducted on Thursday and Friday, and we’d have a half-day of school on those mornings so that the rest of the afternoon and evening could be used for the conferences. I remember how usually my my parents would actually take my brother and I with us to go speaking with our teachers, since we usually wouldn’t be able to get a babysitter handy.

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    dwdl21  3 months ago

    Sounds awesome and creative to me

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    John Mason Premium Member 3 months ago

    Progression of Mom’s expressions from panel one to four is exactly my SO’s means of indicating “you must help more with out little (monster) darling”.

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    WesC Premium Member 3 months ago

    And why didn’t dad go too? He is just sitting around reading a magazine.

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    dadlivonia  3 months ago

    why then is she smiling when she came in the door?

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    Vangoghdog01  3 months ago

    Wow! Calvin’s mom has amazing self control going from cheerful to exhausted in 30 seconds.

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    kathleenhicks62  3 months ago

    He needs to go to a school that would develop his creativity.

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    Havasujon  3 months ago

    Hmm,Green,fangs,six eyes..Sounds like my 1st wife!

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    syzygy47  3 months ago

    Before funny face modifying phone apps were around…

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    Moon57Shine  3 months ago

    This is not going to end well…

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    rodjen1  3 months ago

    Why wasn’t his dad there?

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    Tentoes  3 months ago

    First parent-teacher meeting ended with, “But then, he is very small and the youngest in the class. I’m sure he’ll be ok.”

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    locake  3 months ago

    That was an Open House she attended since other parents were there. Dad should have been there too. Teachers do not talk about each individual child at open house.

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    jon  3 months ago

    Ruuuuuuuunnnnnnnnnn!!!!!

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    gawkface  3 months ago

    I thought there wud be his trademark snowmen on the desk lol

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  3 months ago

    Miss Wormwood should have had Calvin redo his; to check with ‘encouraging creativity’.

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    phoenixnyc  3 months ago

    Yes, Calvin is a handful, but sometimes I think his parents need to unclench, and this is one of them.

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