Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Remembering Calvin and Hobbes

A great remembrance of Calvin and Hobbes, based on the hard work and inspiration of Bill Watterson.
To me, Calvin and Hobbes is cartooning perfection – that rare strip that has both exquisite writing AND gorgeous artwork. A strip that managed to convey the joy of childhood, absurdity of humanity and power of imagination all through the relationship between a boy and his stuffed tiger. And most importantly, a strip that was consistently laugh-out-loud funny. I flick through my Calvin and Hobbes books a few times a year, not to read them cover to cover anymore, but just to get lost in Calvin’s world for awhile and to remind myself what comics are capable of.
Time to play a game of Calvinball. And avoid Susie.

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