February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Ghostwriting is a thankless job.
A plus!? Am I reading the right strip???
Maybe Hobbes should do all Calvin’s homework from now on.
Or post it on the Internet for everyone to see.
When has Calvin ever gotten a good grade? I recall one Sunday strip were after receiving an A, Calvin was envisioning a celebratory parade in town and given the key to the city.
This arc reminds me of a note I found outside a daycare. It was by what I guess is a four year old asking grama for help and to get her out of school. Note also had a note from a teacher that the girl wouldn’t come in at the end of recess
Personally I think it should be posted in every newspaper in the country and in “Riply’s Beleve It Or Not”!
This episode appeared in 1992, the same year that Tina Brown took over THE NEW YORKER and ruined it…
Paraphrasing Rod Serling, Submitted for your consideration. An imaginary tiger that’s smarter than its human friend. Next stop, the Calvin Zone.
At least he didn’t send it to TYT.com or Newsmax. Hobbes has no political bias.
In truth, Calvin is nothing if not creative. That’s his forte. His imagination and creativity are off the chart, and far too much for rote school education to contain or satisfy.
Love Hobbes’ innocent expression in panel one.
Calvin take this lesson and run with it “Let’s Hobbes loose on your creative writing in future”
To the New Yorker, yes!!
Hobbes expression, in panel one, cracked me up, those big innocent eyes……
this story line has been so much fun!
This story line right here is what makes C&H such a fantastic comic. Imagine Calvin reading the story in class like he’d never heard it before, completely playing the idea that Hobbes wrote it. The class WOULD be roaring with laughter, and any teacher would eat up the creativity of the stuffed animal narration and presenting it like this.
No, Hobbes—send it to “The National Enquirer”!! It has a bigger readership than “The New Yorker”!!
chowderhead is perfect description of calvin
I remember writing a few book reports for some other guys in my High School English class. It was a little irritating when they got A’s and I got a B. The teacher mentioned that they really seemed to apply themselves. …no. They applied me.(Not sorry)
I usually got A’s on my essays or would have if not for the spelling. I had one teacher who gave everyone the opportunity to improve their grades on essays we wrote in class: he made editorial suggestions on the papers so we could re-write them at home and resubmit them.
It was easy for me. All I had to do was sit down with a dictionary. Spell check would have allowed me to nail it on the first shot, but that was about 40 years into the future.
I watched “The Time Machine” last night. I don’t think there were any tigers. Morlocks!
That or start a book…“My life with Calvin!”
Calvin wants success but can’t handle it when it falls his way.
A literary star is born.
Hobbes should submit it to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, although The New Yorker pays better.
One more piece of evidence supporting the idea that calvins will be a writer.
If other people see Hobbes as a stuffed animal, how can his story be read by the teacher?
Gotta keep in mind, Hobbes had help from the 7:30 Hobbes.
Definitely to The New Yorker!
Hobbes in the first panel…
One of the best story lines ever, but I have a question: Since Hobbes is actually just a stuffed toy, who DID write Calvin’s story?
Now, don’t get cocky, Hobbes – The New Yorker is tough.
Classic! I love Hobbes!
Perfect ending for a great story arc!
This is where principle is more important than success
The only “A” of any kind that Calvin will ever receive.
Nah, publish it in a comic strip. It’s got the “common touch”. :)
Too late. It was already published in a comic strip.
Of course the irony is Hobbs didn’t write it, he’s a stuffed Tiger, so Calvin actually did it himself.
You get the job hobbes.
Hehe, Hobbes knows he’s in trouble with the first panel! At least later on, Calvin did get a honest “A” grade… https://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1993/10/24
Just shut up and take credit, Calvin!
Calvin? An A+? I think I’m going to faint…LOL
Hobbes is always more insightful and creative than Calvin. Good for the Tigger…
And this was the inspiration for the movie Looper.
hobbes has a brain 12 times bigger than calvin
That’s especially impressive considering that Hobbes spelled “Hobbes Creek” as “Hobs Crk.”
Calvin’s imagination is remarkable. He can even imagine critiquing himself.
All of this “reality” is but a grade B movie made out of Producers Releasing Co. and we are are all characters in a lousy buck-pea flick…
I wouldn’t pay a nickel to see it…
Forget the New Yorker. This should go to The Weekly World News. The world’s only reliable news!
A new SF writing talent is born.
Great job, Hobbes, but I think you’re being a little too optimistic in thinking that The New Yorker will be interested in it.
Calvin.. Just take the A+ and quit your complaining already. Who knows when or if you’ll get another one…
it’s too good for “The New Yorker.”
That story would make “Mad” magazine, if it still was being published.
His first decent grade and he wants to kill the messenger.