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Link Posted: 8/11/2008 7:52:28 AM EDT
It's a magical world out there Hobbes 'ol buddy; let's go exploring.
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 7:52:47 AM EDT
It is the best comic ever. It was the only comic I've ever actually given a crap about. I used to look forward to every Sunday paper as a child just to read it.
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 8:36:18 AM EDT
I would get the collections and flip through it at random and read a few pages, that way years down the road i would find a page i hadn't read and it was like christmas.

I need the master collection now!
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 8:41:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PCR-00:

Originally Posted By RED_5:

Originally Posted By DV8:

Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:

Originally Posted By macman37:

Originally Posted By PCR-00:

Originally Posted By bigsapper:

Originally Posted By blacksunshinez51:
I always wonderd why he quit making that strip.


Actually, I think it was the proliferation of the "pissing" calvin images that starting popping up everywhere.


Yea, that can go away any time now.


Come on, those stickers are the pinnacle of classiness!


Those, plus a set of trucknuts, just embody style and sophistication.


Throw in some stick on bullet holes and a windshield banner that says "Touch of Class" or "Git 'r Done!" and you've reached the Valhala of Classy.



not complete without the busty womenz silhouette!


Gotta add the female calvin on the pass. side squatting on something...

Don't forget the mullet.
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 8:47:47 AM EDT
i always like C&H, but i was more of an outland kind of guy.

-matt

Link Posted: 8/11/2008 8:53:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2008 8:53:37 AM EDT by GLHX2112]
Yep, my all time favorite comic too. I looked forward to reading the latest Calivn and Hobbes when I grabbed a Stars and Stripes newspaper. Then there was Far Side, and Bloom County. Those were the days... (wow, that was back when Stars and Stripes cost a dime, wonder what it costs now?)
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 9:24:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2008 9:27:41 AM EDT by AR15Texan]

Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
My favorite was the one of Calvin on the swingset that ends with the empty swing in the air and "Houston, we have a problem..."


My favorite is the one where Calvin builds snowmen in horror around the body of a fallen and headless snowmen just hit by the dad's car.

ETA found it:
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 9:25:56 AM EDT
I was such a Calvin.

Calvin and Hobbes and The Far Side... best comics ever
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 9:42:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 9:55:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:
The snowmenCalvin and Hobbes strips always killed me...



thanks...
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 9:59:51 AM EDT
See Avitar. BEST      COMIC      EVER!!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 10:02:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hokie:
definately one of the best comic strips ever created


Yep. My favorite alter-ego is Tracer Bullet. Also Stupendous Man.
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 10:03:45 AM EDT

Link Posted: 8/11/2008 10:10:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2008 10:11:05 AM EDT by raygixxer89]

Originally Posted By blacksunshinez51:
I always wonderd why he quit making that strip.


I think it's because he got into this huge licensing disagreement with the AP,or something. They wanted to merchandise Calvin and Hobbes and the author(Waterson)didn't feel it would be in his best interests.
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 10:12:04 AM EDT
Aha.  Here it is.

Link Posted: 8/11/2008 10:33:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
I just loved the exasperated look on the father's face... I saw that a lot growing up.

The best though was the mom kicking dad's ass into gear and sending him outside to play with Calvin in the Winter and seeing the kid light up.  Priceless... a modern Norman Rockwell image.


Yeah,that one always makes me feel good when I read it. +1 on the Dad,too!
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 10:38:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By raygixxer89:

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
I just loved the exasperated look on the father's face... I saw that a lot growing up.

The best though was the mom kicking dad's ass into gear and sending him outside to play with Calvin in the Winter and seeing the kid light up.  Priceless... a modern Norman Rockwell image.


Yeah,that one always makes me feel good when I read it. +1 on the Dad,too!


Hmmm...do you have that one handy to post?
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 10:40:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2008 10:41:46 AM EDT by raygixxer89]

Originally Posted By PosterChild:

Originally Posted By raygixxer89:

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
I just loved the exasperated look on the father's face... I saw that a lot growing up.

The best though was the mom kicking dad's ass into gear and sending him outside to play with Calvin in the Winter and seeing the kid light up.  Priceless... a modern Norman Rockwell image.


Yeah,that one always makes me feel good when I read it. +1 on the Dad,too!


Hmmm...do you have that one handy to post?


You knw what? I was looking for my collection right now and can't find it. I couldn't remember the writer's name and looked just about everywhere! I don't know/remeber if I lent them to somebody(probably my sister) or what. I'll look around some more and then call her if I can't find them.
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 1:18:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2008 1:19:05 PM EDT by dread-pirate]

Originally Posted By intheburbs:
Best comic ever.  


Originally Posted By Andras:
Complete C&H Archive with downloadable zip file.


Awesome link.  Thanks!


Originally Posted By dread-pirate:
I was not allowed to read the comic when I was a kid. Seems it gave me too many ideas. I did the locking the babysitter in the garage and hammering nails into the coffee table among others.




Yeah, my mother was less than impressed. Technically I think I am still grounded for that.
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 1:22:33 PM EDT
Greatest comic strip of all-time!  

HH
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 1:34:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dread-pirate:

Originally Posted By intheburbs:
Best comic ever.  


Originally Posted By Andras:
Complete C&H Archive with downloadable zip file.


Awesome link.  Thanks!


Originally Posted By dread-pirate:
I was not allowed to read the comic when I was a kid. Seems it gave me too many ideas. I did the locking the babysitter in the garage and hammering nails into the coffee table among others.


star.walagata.com/w/donker/Calvin_and_Hobbes_-_Trick_question.4.jpg


Yeah, my mother was less than impressed. Technically I think I am still grounded for that.




TRG
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 1:50:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 1:53:10 PM EDT
Subscribed for drunken reading tonight after work.
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 2:02:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 2:03:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raygixxer89:

Originally Posted By blacksunshinez51:
I always wonderd why he quit making that strip.


I think it's because he got into this huge licensing disagreement with the AP,or something. They wanted to merchandise Calvin and Hobbes and the author(Waterson)didn't feel it would be in his best interests.


Yes I heard his refusal and fighting over licensing eventually got to him.
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 2:53:14 PM EDT
Scientific progress goes "Boink"

My kids have done this






Link Posted: 8/11/2008 3:08:45 PM EDT
The syndicate was OK with no licensed products, even though a Hobbes plush toy would have made them millions, so long as it kept Watterson on board. Just the book compilations where hugely profitable. But Watterson did pass up millions in licensing deals to maintain his vision of the comic.

Eventually Watterson just wanted to move on. Rumor has it he's trying his hand at fine arts/painting now. You have to respect his decision, even if it does deprive you of C&H. It's not like you can draft him and force him to draw comics at bayonet point.
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 3:44:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By scottMO:
"snow sharks" ?


"He's a goner."

Yep, the snowmen comics were some of the best.
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 3:46:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 4:02:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JLH3:
Aha.  Here it is.

www.marcellosendos.ch/comics/ch/1989/05/19890528.gif


There was another, similar one that I really liked. Mainly because it hit so close to home during my rather unpleasant divorce.

They were in the wagon rushing down the hill. Discussing the ways of the world. Off the cliff they go. Flying assholes over elbows Calvin waxes "Nothing is so bad it can't always get worse."


Link Posted: 8/11/2008 4:03:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2008 4:09:32 PM EDT by Quintin]
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 4:09:24 PM EDT
My bro has every book that he put out, freaking awesome.
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 4:09:31 PM EDT
My bro has every book that he put out, freaking awesome.
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 4:47:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
My favorite was the one of Calvin on the swingset that ends with the empty swing in the air and "Houston, we have a problem..."


I've never seen that one.

I'll be looking for it.
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 4:48:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USMC88-93:
My favorite, and to some degree there was the occasional Bloom County strip that I found amusing.


I loved Bloom County!

Link Posted: 8/11/2008 4:53:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mcgredo:
The syndicate was OK with no licensed products, even though a Hobbes plush toy would have made them millions, so long as it kept Watterson on board. Just the book compilations where hugely profitable. But Watterson did pass up millions in licensing deals to maintain his vision of the comic.

Eventually Watterson just wanted to move on. Rumor has it he's trying his hand at fine arts/painting now. You have to respect his decision, even if it does deprive you of C&H. It's not like you can draft him and force him to draw comics at bayonet point.


That would make a good Calvin in Hobbs strip.  Forced to draw comics at bayonet point.
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 5:05:02 PM EDT
I would buy a Hobbes plush right now. I understand Watterson not wanting to whore himself out though. Stark contrast to Peanuts and Garfield. I read somewhere that Watterson will deny his identity if you talk to him.

See if this doesn't make you want to cry. Not a real strip by the way.
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 5:09:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2008 5:10:12 PM EDT by MichiganMafia]
This thread rocks!
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 5:10:23 PM EDT
I want a Flame Thrower@!
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 5:24:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By clivus:
I would buy a Hobbes plush right now. I understand Watterson not wanting to whore himself out though. Stark contrast to Peanuts and Garfield. I read somewhere that Watterson will deny his identity if you talk to him.

See if this doesn't make you want to cry. Not a real strip by the way.
img210.imageshack.us/img210/8/calvinaddremix8sf.jpg


Wow.  Ain't that no shit!  
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 5:32:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2008 5:38:03 PM EDT by 95thFoot]

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Link Posted: 8/11/2008 5:45:21 PM EDT
Mom would be alot more fun if she were more gullible.
C&H is great
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 5:53:43 PM EDT
When my kids were in their early years, I bought my wife as many Calvin and Hobbes books as I could.  She never had younger brothers and her next oldest brother was almost 9 years older than she was.  I felt she needed some insight into the mind of small boys.

C & H may just have saved my kids from an early death at the hands of their Mom. (note: this is an exageration, honey.)
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 6:01:36 PM EDT
Best comic strip EVER!!!
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 8:23:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Houstons_Problem:

Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
My favorite was the one of Calvin on the swingset that ends with the empty swing in the air and "Houston, we have a problem..."


I've never seen that one.

I'll be looking for it.


Found it....12/7/95

Link Posted: 8/11/2008 8:34:41 PM EDT
I own every single C&H book.  Best comic EVER.  The Far side pretty close.  No others get close.
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 8:42:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Rainman667:
It's a magical world out there Hobbes 'ol buddy; let's go exploring.


And thus it ended.  
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 8:56:29 PM EDT
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