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Calling all Calvin and Hobbes fans


Sep 16 2013, 1:00am

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Calling all Calvin and Hobbes fans Can't Post

Obviously we're all Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit fans. But what about Calvin and Hobbes? It's my favorite comic strip of all time. I really love the humor, artwork and dialogue.

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Sep 16 2013, 1:24am

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*raises hand* [In reply to] Can't Post

My all-time favorite comic strip as well. We've got all the books and still pull them out from time to time. It remains the only comic that consistently makes me laugh.


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Sep 16 2013, 1:30am

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Yep, another one here. [In reply to] Can't Post

The author is a genius. I have a particular love of Calvin's snowman art. Cool

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Tol Eressea

Sep 16 2013, 11:47am

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Me too! [In reply to] Can't Post

Gems, all of them.

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The Shire

Sep 16 2013, 1:15pm

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Me too [In reply to] Can't Post

Calvin and Hobbes is brilliant. Bill Watterson is such a talented man.

I've seen some Calvin and Hobbes fan-made images with a Hobbit theme, where Bilbo and Gandalf are walking over a river.


Sep 16 2013, 2:56pm

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Loved this as a kid. I think I still might have a book or two floating around the place. [In reply to] Can't Post


The Shire

Sep 16 2013, 3:07pm

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Yes, Genius. [In reply to] Can't Post

Seconded on Watterson being a genius. Love, love, love, love this strip.


Werde Spinner

Sep 16 2013, 3:08pm

Post #8 of 19 (94 views)
We have three or four of the books, at least. [In reply to] Can't Post

I love Calvin and Hobbes! They are so hilarious. The snowmen, the transmogrifier, even the commentary on society and human nature... Tongue I particularly like it when Calvin mocks modern art, but that's just me.

"I had forgotten that. It is hard to be sure of anything among so many marvels. The world is all grown strange. Elf and Dwarf in company walk in our daily fields; and folk speak with the Lady of the Wood and yet live; and the Sword comes back to war that was broken in the long ages ere the fathers of our fathers rode into the Mark! How shall a man judge what to do in such times?"

"As he ever has judged. Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house."

The Shire

Sep 16 2013, 3:09pm

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Spaceman Spliff. [In reply to] Can't Post

His first-person Sci-Fi adventures rocked!



Sep 16 2013, 3:47pm

Post #10 of 19 (103 views)
When I read books to elementary school kids... [In reply to] Can't Post

I had a unit on Dreams where I covered all the different sorts of 'dreams': sleeping dreams, aspirations, goals, etc.

I used Calvin and Hobbes strips for 'daydreams'

I don't bother reading many comic strips in the paper these days. I wish I had an ignore button for most of them. But I miss C&H.

I used to have this strip on my refrigerator to remind myself to find the humor in mothering.


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Sep 16 2013, 4:41pm

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C&H is one of the best! [In reply to] Can't Post

Anolther favorite of mine that no longer appears daily is Fox Trot by Bill Amend. You can probably guess that my favorite character is Jason Fox.

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The Shire

Sep 16 2013, 4:45pm

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YES [In reply to] Can't Post

Huge fan of Foxtrot, as well. I have all of C&H anthology, all of the Foxtrot books... and ESPECIALLY all of the Far Side anthology books.


Tol Eressea

Sep 16 2013, 10:25pm

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Loved them... [In reply to] Can't Post

Still have a few of those books lying around the house....

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Sep 17 2013, 12:20am

Post #14 of 19 (74 views)
Two hands high in the air, one for Calvin, the other for [In reply to] Can't Post

Quess who? I introduced C&H to my daughter when she was in about 3rd grade. We now have several books that comprise every strip. She also loved having them read to her at bedtime, which could be tiring when it was Spaceman Spiff because every line ended with exclamation points!! Loved the humor and Calvin's way-out imagination. And Waterson was really an awesome artist -- remember his dinosaurs and some of the alien backdrops? Authentic rather than cartoony.

If there was one now-gone comic strip I had the power to bring back, it would have to be C & H.

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Sep 17 2013, 1:15am

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I'll read C&H anywhere, anytime. [In reply to] Can't Post

As they became rarer and rarer over the strip's lifetime, I always liked the appearances of Hobbes as a stuffed doll - shocking given his essential reality as a character and yet necessary. It reminded us that C&H was, in some way, Winnie the Pooh updated from an English nursery to a late 20th century American suburb.

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Tol Eressea

Sep 17 2013, 5:07am

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Looooove Calvin and Hobbes! // [In reply to] Can't Post


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Sep 17 2013, 3:31pm

Post #17 of 19 (43 views)
Yes, yes, yes! [In reply to] Can't Post

My favorite of all time!

I went into mourning when he stopped producing them.Unsure

Ethel Duath

Sep 17 2013, 3:35pm

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One of my favorites [In reply to] Can't Post



Sep 17 2013, 4:40pm

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Calvin and Hobbes is still my favorite comic strip [In reply to] Can't Post

I spent a couple of years when I was a kid obsessively gathering all the Calvin and Hobbes collections I could find until I was certain that I had read every C&H strip ever published. Then less than a year after I was finished, the official Complete Collection was published and I felt a bit silly. Crazy I still haven't bought that cause I couldn't justify the $150 price tag when I already owned everything included in it.

NB I'd recommend every C&H read the Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book if you haven't before. It's a great look into the history of the strip and the mind of the famously reclusive Bill Watterson. Smile

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