Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for April 18, 2021


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 2 months ago

    I wonder if Calvin is going to invite his parents to his first art exhibit?

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    Sugar Bombs 95  2 months ago

    Has anyone carved a real life version of that veggie glop sculpture?

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    dadthedawg  2 months ago

    Calvin is a born…..artist.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  2 months ago

    no sculpting at the dinner table during dinner time, young man

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    Concretionist  2 months ago

    Calvin’s parents know how likely an artist is to make a living and move out…

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Seems a primitive idol of some mysterious island in the middle of the Oceans.

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    ImDaRealAni  about 2 months ago

    Looks like some mysterious offbrand jello.

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    codycab  about 2 months ago

    Looks like Calvin invented the Chia pet and it got stolen.

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    rentier  about 2 months ago

    The sculpture looks more and more like Hobbes.

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    allen@home  about 2 months ago

    Can’t say i blame Calvin. That green blob doesn’t look very appetizing.

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    Robin Harwood  about 2 months ago

    No-one appreciates his artistic talent.

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    Bilan  about 2 months ago

    Why is Dad complaining? He always said that Calvin needs to build character. Well, now he’s building one.

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    TomB1  about 2 months ago

    An artist or visionary is never appreciated in their own time.

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    dave1960  about 2 months ago

    Reminds me of mash potato’s mixed with mushy peas…..

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    Olddog04  about 2 months ago

    I have a nephew who will order a big Mac with no vegetables on it.

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    John Wiley Premium Member about 2 months ago

    If you read Thatababy, Blork is not very appetizing.

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    TampaFanatic1  about 2 months ago

    What is that Calvin is being forced to eat anyhow? It looks like something really nasty, like pureed Brussel sprouts (man those things used to make me want to hurl as a kid) blended in with some potato and peas to make it a solid mass.

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    mickjam  about 2 months ago

    The dichotomy between Calvin’s parents and Wallace’s parents is remarkable. Both kids live in a highly creative and fearless world of their own making. Calvin’s parents seem often to be exasperated by it. Wallace’s parents encourage and celebrate it.

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    Calvinist1966  about 2 months ago

    On Thursday, someone made a comment about Shakespeare’s Hamlet being “fake news” and I commented that it was based on a legend among Danes living in Anglo-Saxon England. I was later informed by another commentator that the legend originated in Jutland.

    My source had been a book about the King Arthur legends which stated that Arthur’s maternal grandfather is sometimes known as Amlawd and that this may be an early version of Hamlet as the Hamlet legend was growing among the Danes in England as the King Arthur legend was growing among the Welsh. Presumably, the Hamlet legend began in Jutland and was brought to Britain by the Jutes who preceded the Angles and Saxons. The Saxons would be King Arthur’s main enemies and the area ruled by Jutish, Anglo and Saxon kings would become England.

    I like the idea of King Arthur being a grandson of Hamlet but it is more likely that Amlawd comes from Emir Lyddaw referring to the area of Lyddaw which included Brittany and was later ruled by Arthur’s cousin King March or Mark. Arthur would have inherited his kingdom from his father Uthyr Pendragon and March would have inherited Lyddaw from his grandfather who was Emir of Lyddaw.

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    Calvinist1966  about 2 months ago

    Someone also commented that MacBeth was fake news and that it was “probably written to please the English queen.” MacBeth was actually written by Shakespeare to please her Scottish successor King James VI of Scotland, I of England. After Elizabeth I died an elderly virgin, her Scottish cousin James ruled over Scotland and England. King James would have been pleased with the play MacBeth as it demonised the historical MacBeth and glorified Banquo, a rival claimant to the throne of Scotland. It also played upon King James’s fear of witches.

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    Who, me?  about 2 months ago

    Hey, that’s a pretty good sculpture! Lettuce for hair and garbanzo beans for teeth.

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    flemmingo  about 2 months ago

    I had Calvin’s take on Spam. I fell asleep at the table because I was forced to eat it and didn’t.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member about 2 months ago

    When I went to high school, I sat with a kid in the cafe who would make things with his food, especially if we had mashed potatoes that day. Don’t think he ever ate any of it.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Well, now it’s art. You can’t eat it.

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    Redd Panda  about 2 months ago

    Sympathy for Calvin, I used to put ketchup on my mashed potatoes, so I could choke them down.

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    SchipLvr  about 2 months ago

    And we wonder where our creativity got squashed…..

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    jrankin1959  about 2 months ago

    Y’all have been watching Close Encounters of the Third Kind, haven’t you?

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    KEA  about 2 months ago

    ah… more sounds

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    hagarthehorrible  about 2 months ago

    Father screaming * playing with your food builds bad character.*

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    BC in NC Premium Member about 2 months ago

    The stifling of creativity. :(

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    jmcenanly  about 2 months ago

    Things will really start to get odd if he models a replica of Devil’s tower from his mashed potatoes

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Dad is stifling Calvin’s imagination and creativity

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    formathe  about 2 months ago

    Back when I was a kid my mom would make a dinner treat for me. Fried ground beef, mashed potatoes and canned creamed corn. I would mix mine up and sculpt all sorts of thing and eat the whole mess cold. when the fat in the GB congealed you could get some serious height. NEVER got yelled at for that.

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    DanWolfie  about 2 months ago

    Love it when Calvin mimics the face of his work of art in the tenth panel, and how in the eleventh the “hair” reacts to the Dad’s yelling!

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    christelisbetty  about 2 months ago

    It looks like unbaked spinach souffle. It really does taste good, but you MUST bake it.

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    Camiyami  about 2 months ago

    HAHA! O come on, Dad, it’s funny and creative. Calvin’s parents really don’t seem to ever enjoy or praise him ever. Sure, he’s at the dinner table, but give him a bone once in a while, sheesh! :D

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    jimsulis  about 2 months ago

    Usually funny, although today was horrid. Made no sense to me.?

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    sbulger Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Looks like mashed peas for a baby! I wouldn’t want it either!

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    joannesshadow  about 2 months ago

    Don’t know what it is, but I wouldn’t touch it either Calvin.

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    yangeldf  about 2 months ago

    what even IS that? The only food I can think of that’s sculptalble like that is mashed potatoes, but those aren’t green

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    DCBakerEsq  about 2 months ago

    Artists must suffer for their art.

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    verticallychallenged Premium Member about 2 months ago

    “They must have taken out an insurance policy on me.”

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    Brian  Premium Member about 2 months ago

    My guess is that it didn’t start out like that, probably Calvin mixed up peas and mashed potatoes or something.

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    WCraft Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I think we were served something similar on Thursday’s in elementary and middle school….

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    eccolibri60 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Parents often fail to see or appreciate their child’s artistic talents.

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    Lightpainter  about 2 months ago

    Remember the horrible trend in the 60’s of making jello in molds with vegetables and stuff inside? Completely disgusting.

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    Lightpainter  about 2 months ago

    GREAT expression in panel two, Calvin.

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    FroggyFrogster  about 2 months ago

    We need some new material in Calvin and Hobbes. Wish Bill Watterson was still active

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    SofaKing  about 2 months ago

    Bluck bloop blip schloop…Bill Watterson must have been a fan of Don Martin.

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    Adam-Stone(Soup)  about 2 months ago

    Never put a damper on a child’s creativity. Even at the dinner table, as long as they eat – some of it and no snacking later.

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    CalvinAndHobbes658  25 days ago

    Nice Sculpture

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