Calvin and Hobbes should be everyone’s favorite comic strip. But what makes it so special? Kaptain Kristian dives in to explain why the strip is so good. The argument centers around the idea that Calvin and Hobbes puts art before commerce, as all art should.
What happens when you take one of the world’s best cartoon strips and remix it with some random process math? Wonderful gibberish is what.
In the comics world, a little kid like Calvin can churn out a small army of miniature snowmen in a single afternoon. In reality, it takes a lot longer, and you'll end up with a pair of freezing soaking wet gloves well before you're finished. But if you have access to a 3D printer, you can make the process of building…
The world is full of shitty things. Bill Watterson's clever, poignant comic series Calvin and Hobbes is not one of them. And now, compendiums of the illustrated saga of a boy and his sage toy tiger available on Amazon are currently $2 for Kindle editions.
Calvin and Hobbes made a lot of mischief during their decade-long run—but just how much damage did they actually do? One intrepid superfan went through every single panel and tallied the total cost of their mayhem, from $2 cracked glass jars to $4,798.83 to fix a flooded home.
Holy crap! Calvin & Hobbes' creator Bill Watterson has been secretly drawing a comic strip! Nobody knew it except Stephan Pastis, the author of Pearls Before Swine. You're looking at his artwork right above these lines—the first two panels are drawn by the legendary cartoonist, the third by Pastis.
After almost two decades retired, Bill Watterson—the genius who crafted the universally beloved Calvin & Hobbes from 1985 to 1995—has published a new cartoon: A movie poster for Dave Kellett and Fred Schroeder's Stripped. (Wait, is that Calvin 20 years later?)
Words cannot express how giddily excited we are by this news: you can finally get Calvin and Hobbes ebooks for the first time. Goodbye, weekend.
Here's a father that will make your heart melt in aww and a nursery that'll make you want to go back to being a kid again. Screw real life, I want to grow up again with Calvin and Hobbes. Heck, I don't care if I can even fit on the bed... I want to live in that room right now.
Here's something that'll brighten you up just in time for the end of the week: Calvin and Hobbes being spliced into real life photographs. I don't know how many times I wished these guys existed in real life when I was young. Hell, I think I still do.
I wasn't supposed to be here today. Growing up, I was obsessed with dinosaurs and dreamed of becoming a paleontologist—the thought of sifting through heaps of stone and soil was far more enticing than fighting fires or learning Ninjutsu, my two fallback careers. But then Calvin's dad went and blew my mind.
Being a nerd doesn't necessarily mean you or your friends have an extreme affinity for gadgets. Some of you might have a perverse attraction to toys, comics, board games or anything sci-fi-related. If you're looking for an alternative gift for your pop culture obsessed friend or loved one, these might do you some good.
Rejoice, humans, for life just got a lot better thanks to a new wonder of the internet: the Calvin & Hobbes search engine!
I can't imagine a better Christmas decoration. Well, unless that decoration is a different Calvin and Hobbes comic brought to life.
In today's Remainders: the fastest text messengers in the world; PC sales are up, but the PCs are smaller and cheaper; Calvin and Hobbes's snowman violence realized; and hacked billboards with hardcore porn bring Moscow traffic to a standstill.