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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for October 28, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 3 months ago

    Exactly what did Mrs. Wormwood expect from a 6 year old boy?

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    Sugar Bombs 95  3 months ago

    Miss Wormwood: Have fun and be creative!

    Calvin: has fun and is creative with his art

    Miss Wormwood: Wait, that’s illegal.

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    Guilty Bystander  3 months ago

    Got to admit the blending of the prehistoric with the futuristic was pretty visionary. Should be worth SOMETHING.

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    codycab  3 months ago

    Wow! Can’t even pass a drawing assignment.

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    sirbadger  3 months ago

    It left Earth 75 million years before the asteroid hit so its descendants should still be alive.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 3 months ago

    Without doubt it is more understandable than a lot of contemporary art.

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    californiamonty  3 months ago

    Mrs. Wormwood obviously never saw The Last Starfighter or even the original series of Star Trek. Nothing wrong with having a reptilian spacefarer.

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    The Reader Premium Member 3 months ago

    It’s the earliest known drawing of Stegosaurus Rocket Man!

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member 3 months ago

    And what, exactly, is not serious about a stegosaurus in a rocket ship?!

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    Kind&Kinder  3 months ago

    Hey, my kid coulda drawed that!

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    jpayne4040  3 months ago

    I’m not fond of elementary school teachers who don’t let little kids use their imaginations. If the assignment was to draw something specific that’s one thing, but based on her feedback that doesn’t seem like the case.

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    Mr_Cool  3 months ago

    I’m guessing it’s Spaceman Spiff’s much much older brother.

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    Jeff0811  3 months ago

    Next time draw a heart attack. “There Ms. Wormwood, how’s that for serious.”

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    jagedlo  3 months ago

    Calvin, don’t worry….great art isn’t appreciated until years later!

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    jvo  3 months ago

    Calvin saves his SERIOUS art for his snowmen.

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    derdave969  3 months ago

    I thought Calvin’s drawing was representational. Didn’t the aliens bring the dinosaurs here in space craft?

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    Dobby53 Premium Member 3 months ago

    And Calvin went on to write a Dr Who adventure. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinosaurs_on_a_Spaceship

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    dlkrueger33  3 months ago

    I think this is such a creative idea! – the juxtapositioning of the prehistoric vs the futuristic. As a former teacher, I would give this drawing an A+.

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    proberts23  3 months ago

    So that’s where Steven Moffat got the idea from…

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    tripwire45  3 months ago

    I think it’s cool.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Okay, I’m in Calvins corner on this. Who friggin expects “serious” art from a little kid? Just give them a crayon and some paper and let them make pretty colors. If they learn to keep it on the paper great, if not, well that’s okay too. Life is lived in many colors and most of them aren’t always serious.

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    Snolep  3 months ago

    For his next art project, he tapes a banana to a wall.

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    bbenoit  3 months ago

    “I am a figment of you’re imagination, so of course I understand it.”

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    fuzzbucket  3 months ago

    Keep all the weird dreamers. They become our next great artists in every field.

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    cubswin2016  3 months ago

    It could be that Calvin’s use of elements from different time frames confused Miss Wormwood.

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    Pohka  3 months ago

    Hmmm, I think we just learned that the family name is Washburne. Wouldn’t surprise me if the ship is named Serenity;-)

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    Teto85 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Paint what you know.

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    scotta775 Premium Member 3 months ago

    It was probably supposed to be a math assignment.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  3 months ago

    Art is subjective, Calvin. Lighten up.

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    gantech  3 months ago

    When my wife was in grade school, she was asked to write an essay on where she would travel and what she would like to see, if she could go anywhere she wanted. She said she would witness the building of the Taj Mahal. The teacher gave her an “F”, saying it was not possible. She countered, saying that possibility was not one of the criteria. The teacher refused to budge. When my wife’s dad heard about it, he went straight to the teacher and read her the riot act. The teacher changed the grade.

    Personally, considering how young she was at the time, I thought her theme was quite imaginative.

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    YippiKiAyMofo  3 months ago

    Sounds better than 99% of the …stuff… foistered on us all in the guise of “art.”

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    WCraft Premium Member 3 months ago

    Dang – I was close. I was going to guess a stegosaurus riding a missile…

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    Mr. Reader  3 months ago

    I mean come on, how can the mona lisa compare to this?

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    dougsathome  3 months ago

    When I was a kid in art class, I made a drawing similar to that. The art teacher held it up in front of the class and said, “Don’t ever use our materials for something like this!”. I was crushed.

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    hoffquotes2  3 months ago

    Why did the assignment need to be serious? No wonder Calvin hates school, he has a teacher like Mrs Wormwood that crushes all creative expression

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    raybarb44  3 months ago

    She was wrong. He drew what he saw in his mind’s eye…..

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    BiggerNate91  3 months ago

    I know the reason why Miss Wormwood is so upset, but I’m going to wait for the strip that explains it.

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    Blaidd Drwg Premium Member 3 months ago

    ‘Dinosaurs on a Spaceship’, ridiculous. Or is it?? “Rory’s Dad will save us.”

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    Thinkingblade  3 months ago

    I think we are only getting part of the story – the assignment was probably, “please draw your family”. :-)

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    Sir.waffle  3 months ago

    calvin i think she means something else….

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    willie_mctell  3 months ago

    Art has to be serious?

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    Calvins Brother  3 months ago

    If you close one eye and look just right…….

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    ThomasPurcell  3 months ago

    Mrs. Wormwood now works for Twitter.

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    mfrasca  3 months ago

    Mr. Kelly sez you have to think like a dinosaur.

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    DCBakerEsq  3 months ago

    Van Gogh is rolling over in his grave. With his one ear.

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    mistercatworks  3 months ago

    My mother discouraged my youngest brother’s budding artistic skills when he drew his own cartoons based on “Pogo”. She told him it was plagiarism. As far as I know, he never drew again. So unthinkingly cruel.

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    konjiki  3 months ago

    “Not Serious” is a completely invalid criticism for a work of art…

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    admiree2  3 months ago

    Reminds me of my encounter in eighth grade with a teacher who had a limited intellect. The assignment was to provide a solution about how a country like China with an escalating population could control its growth.

    My main solution which I offered as the best and most feasible one was that their autocratic government would have to declare a limitation on family size. Each household could have one or with a possible exception two children.

    It was returned to me with a low grade. She actually took the time to write about the impossibility of the answer and what I did not understand about family, marriage and biology (probably because it was a time that teachers had to be careful using words like sex or sexual drive).

    Years later when China mandated a one child policy I Fantasized about tracking her down and calling her to tell her what she could do with her grade book. I relented because she contributed to other fantasies that 13 year olds might have.

    She was one of those unmarried young teachers who liked to wear a light weight dress or skirt with a chiffon type of material. It was obvious that she did not wear a slip. She would usually position herself during a lecture in front of the large window or a backlight. Always wondered if it was intentional or not. The girls never said anything to any of the guys I knew but the 13 year old guys had some comments for each other about it.

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    SweetSinger  3 months ago

    You just KNOW that this very thing happened to Mr. Watterson in first grade! The world is glad you disputed the opinion, sir.

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  3 months ago

    Hmmm, I wonder if Mom will put in on the fridge.

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    yangeldf  3 months ago

    I can’t really judge this without knowing what the subject of the assignment was meant to be

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    swanridge  3 months ago

    This reminds me of a recent child thinking that he can alter the path of a hurricane with a sharpie on a map. No one takes him seriously either, especially other nations.

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    rentier  3 months ago

    Hobbes can see good with the heart!!

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    Number Three  3 months ago

    What was Calvin supposed to be drawing in the first place?

    His imagination just shines through. Miss Wormwood should be pleased.

    xxx

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    Mediatech  3 months ago

    That’s no good at all, his tail spikes would poke holes in his space suit.

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    dwane.scoty1  3 months ago

    “Wormwood was right! You forgot Steggy’s goggles!”

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    hagarthehorrible  3 months ago

    Pity Geniuses are mostly not recognised by the school teachers.

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    lindz.coop  3 months ago

    Seems like that kind of drawing could be quite serious to a little boy.

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    TheGuyWhoPlayz0_0  2 months ago

    You wouldn’t even know what my art is

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