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SanityTheorist
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Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:26 pm

Is there a Calvin and Hobbes post or should I be the first to start one? I know many others adore the comic strip as well, and it deserves the praise.

Been reading for over half my life and love it, so I'm willing to do a multi-part series to introduce the series to others.


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Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:29 pm

It was a sad day when they went away...

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Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:06 pm

I like the strip, too. WP has some C & H avatars in their gallery, that you can use for your profile. They also have a number of other categories, including some Larsen ones. I went with a goofy looking Larsen alien, myself. :-D


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Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:41 pm

Oh I adore Calvin and Hobbes and I read their comic books from the library all the time!



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Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:48 pm

Me and my brother have all of them :)



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Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:58 pm

I grew up with Calvin & Hobbes. (: When I was younger, I didn't quite understand the deeper meaning of the content in some strips, so as an adult, I have a new appreciation for the comic.


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Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:26 pm

I'm glad to see there are people who still remember this wonderful comic strip...starting tomorrow I'll do daily installments of key themes of the strip. Today though I should be getting off by this time, so here is a good introduction for those that need refreshing:

http://www.progressiveboink.com/archive ... hobbes.htm

Love that website name....Progressive Boink hehe.

Same for me Cheshire, Bill Watterson was a brilliant man, lacing dark truth with lighthearted comedy. A lot of commentary on the human condition throughout...


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Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:53 am

I was going to post on them but schools apparently block all image searches. I find that bullshit...daily post in a few hours.


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Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:26 pm

I found a bypass at last.

The snowmen were often the most humorous images got in Calvin and Hobbes. Sometimes they were used to satirize recent events, but often they are used for visual humor. These are the most complex Watterson did outside of the Sunday Strips.

Enjoy the following!

http://bigpicture.typepad.com/writing/i ... 0110_3.gif
http://cdn.twentytwowords.com/wp-conten ... 34x207.gif
http://lovelyhorribles.files.wordpress. ... hicken.gif
http://jennielyse.com/wp-content/upload ... tbycar.gif
http://www.chase3000.com/userpages/calv ... gplant.gif
http://calvinandhobbessnowmen.com/wp-co ... nowmen.jpg
http://creaturesofsnow.com/wp-content/u ... ations.gif
http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/jus ... .57-PM.png
http://www.chase3000.com/userpages/calv ... romise.gif - one of the rare philosophical snowmen strips, very funny
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-z5j2KeU4lOo/T ... obbes.jpeg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_XmSxWfvnwsE/S ... esting.png

Next: character descriptions


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Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:38 pm

SanityTheorist wrote:


Stop it! Don't you know that Calvin and Hobbs overdose is very dangerous?! One can only view two or three strips at the most a day! And those should be viewed at least three hours apart.



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Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:46 pm

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Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:53 pm

No such thing as overdose. It is addictive though, definitely.

Too many images though? I am willing to take recommendations. I just think showing my point rather than writing about the themes of his writing or art influences is important.

Trivia: Bill Watterson was heavily influenced by Krazy Kat and Peanuts.


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Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:59 pm

Also I saw the post on Calvin and Hobbes avatars, thank you. Avatar updatedm, the architecture interest is revoked.


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Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:29 pm

Another part I really liked about calvin and Hobbes are the sunday strips. Bill Watterson says he felt like he could really express himself with these, and I agree. Examples below:

http://www.progressiveboink.com/jon/ima ... s/jon1.GIF
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__3Q5VU_ujpg/S ... rexF14.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-b0c0NRFv-3w/T ... 860525.jpg
http://www.jqgill.com/images/86.png
http://yojimbojapan.files.wordpress.com ... agines.gif
http://reginarivera.com/blog/wp-content ... jejune.jpg
http://68k.org/~spraints/comics/20080608/ch080608.gif
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvqvc ... o1_500.jpg - I can relate to that, pretty sure most of you all can as well.
http://www.freewebs.com/calvin-hobbes-org/Docter.jpg
http://homepage.mac.com/tigershark/spac ... spiff1.jpg

I love how his artistic abilities really show through in the Sunday strips...he can tell a story in a series of panels instead of having dialogue do the talking.


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Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:36 pm

Great strip!


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