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.
Bill Watterson has been notoriously reluctant to license his famous comic, Calvin and Hobbes. So when an artist began mashing up the comic and Frank Herbert’s Dune, the lawyers came out. What happened next might surprise you.
The Force Awakens fan art is everywhere. But none can top Brian Kesinger’s mashup of the film’s characters with the wonderful stylings of Bill Watterson. None of it.
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.
Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes is one of the most widely revered comic strips of all time. Why?
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.
How much ruin can a 6-year-old possibly wreak (assuming Calvin "represents the worst-case scenario in terms of the amount of damage a child can do")? One dedicated soul has read through the comic's entire run to find out.
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.
Bill Watterson, the famously reclusive creator of beloved comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, returned to your newspaper's comics page this week, and you probably didn't even notice. The sub rosa comic strips – three of them, to be exact – are the first Watterson has illustrated and published in almost 20 years.
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.
There is already a fantastic sense of movement in Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes comics. But animator Adam Brown wanted to see what the pair looked like in motion, and his video of them dancing is pure delight.
This short clip of the iconic Calvin and Hobbes' dance in the woods by Canadian animator and compositor Adam Brown makes me want an animated cartoon so badly. One that is silent because, really, no actor would be able to get their voices right.
Bill Watterson's enchanting 10-year run on Calvin and Hobbes is the high-water mark of comics. And now the Kickstarter-based documentary Dear Mr. Watterson, which centers around the creation and influence of this masterpiece of childlike wonder, is coming to your television screen.
Artist Andrew Kolb pays tribute to Calvin and his indefatigable imagination with a pair of seasonal prints. Whether it's summer or winter, Bill Watterson's duo can travel through space and meet up with dinosaurs, UFOs, giant robots, and, of course, those mutant snowmen.
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.