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August 21, 2010 4:24 PM   Subscribe

A Star Wars/Calvin & Hobbes mashup t-shirt has gotten a lot of buzz, but the 'relentlessly cheerful' James Hance did it first (and it went semi-viral just a few days earlier). But Calvin and Hobbes have gotten 'mashed-up' before... a lot.
« Cthulhu and Hobbes.
« Batmin and Robbes.
« Fight Club (spoiler) illustrated and in text (previously).
« The controversial (for here) Calvin and Jobs.
« Calvin Rockwell
« Kraven the Hunter from Ryan Dunleavy's mashup collection (previously).
« Buddy Cops (incorrectly labeled as P.I.s).
« Semi-related: C&H meet Christopher Robin & Pooh, Hobbes Meets Tony and Role Reversal.
« And, of course, Calvin and Hobbes.

Certainly an improvement over the days of "Peeing Calvin", according to my Hobbes.
posted by oneswellfoop (27 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

 
This one is much better, thank you!
posted by phunniemee at 4:27 PM on August 21, 2010


oneswellfoop: « Buddy Cops (incorrectly labeled as P.I.s).

I don't really approve of any of this or find i cute or cleaver or whatever. But this one specifically is just really, really terrible.
posted by paisley henosis at 4:49 PM on August 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ordinarily I don't care for stuff that trades on the Calvin & Hobbes legacy, but that shirt is just adorable. I love the crossbow and the little blaster (Spaceman Solo!) and of course the Falcon and the expressions on their faces. Too cute. (Wouldn't want to pay twenty-five bucks for it, though.)

The other stuff, meh.
posted by Gator at 4:52 PM on August 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


This one made me chuckle.
posted by Grimgrin at 4:58 PM on August 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


I love that the filename of the James Hance one is called "kessel.jpg". Definite geek bonus points there.
posted by formless at 5:09 PM on August 21, 2010


Ahh, I see it's named after the title of the piece. Still awesome.
posted by formless at 5:10 PM on August 21, 2010


Well, I think it's pretty clever, but the true irony is that Patterson loathed the idea of merchandising the C&H brand.

Lucas and Patterson being on opposite ends of this spectrum, y'see.
posted by clvrmnky at 5:15 PM on August 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


I hadn't heard that Fight Club theory before, but it makes a lot of sense. Also, I want the mashup shirt. I love it when fanart captures the spirit of the original; I felt that pretty strongly here.
posted by immlass at 5:21 PM on August 21, 2010


How long before the "Assange and Cops" version of this t-shirt?
posted by Elmore at 5:24 PM on August 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


I would wear a John Calvin and Thomas Hobbes shirt -- it's a little bit subtle, and doesn't directly rip off Calvin's visage -- just sort of the feel.
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:38 PM on August 21, 2010 [3 favorites]


I thought this was pretty clever
posted by rux at 5:49 PM on August 21, 2010 [6 favorites]


clicked. every. link.
thanx!
posted by liza at 6:49 PM on August 21, 2010


I once wrote up a fake origin of the Calvin Peeing decals, as their existence amuses me to no end.
posted by JoeGoblin at 7:13 PM on August 21, 2010


oneswellfoop: You made a far, far better post than I did. I thank you, sir.
posted by cerebus19 at 7:15 PM on August 21, 2010


clvrmnky: It's "Watterson," not "Patterson."
posted by cerebus19 at 7:18 PM on August 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


JoeGoblin "their existence amuses me to no end"

me too, I made this one
posted by idiopath at 7:45 PM on August 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


idiopath "me too, I made this one"

Genius!
posted by JoeGoblin at 8:24 PM on August 21, 2010


That's a good 'un.
posted by Trochanter at 10:30 PM on August 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


My fave is a teeny tiny forum avatar that I can't even find online anymore, where Calvin asks Hobbes, "I want you to hit me, as hard as you can..."
posted by Slap*Happy at 10:45 PM on August 21, 2010


I love the crossbow

As the resident pedantic nerd about SF/F weaponry, that there is a bowcaster.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 12:33 AM on August 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


JoeGoblin: I once wrote up a fake origin of the Calvin Peeing decals, as their existence amuses me to no end.

Just FYI, the Calvin peeing stickers have been around since before the Complete Collection or GMail; I clearly remember seeing them back when Calvin was still in the papers, maybe as far back as 1992 or so.
posted by paisley henosis at 10:56 AM on August 22, 2010


I know, purely an exercise in alternate universe whimsy.
posted by JoeGoblin at 12:55 PM on August 22, 2010


Slap*Happy: My fave is a teeny tiny forum avatar that I can't even find online anymore, where Calvin asks Hobbes, "I want you to hit me, as hard as you can..."

Ping.
posted by WCityMike at 2:13 PM on August 22, 2010


JoeGoblin: I know, purely an exercise in alternate universe whimsy.

I can dig it.
posted by paisley henosis at 2:22 PM on August 22, 2010


Oh, man, I'm torn. I've always hated the peeing Calvin ripoffs, partly because of copyright infringement. But I really, really, really want to get a Chewie and Han T-shirt for my Star Wars and Calvin and Hobbes obsessed seven-year-old son...
posted by The corpse in the library at 7:47 AM on August 23, 2010


Joker and Lex
posted by homunculus at 4:23 PM on August 27, 2010


Hance shot first?
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Sockpuppetry at 12:09 AM on August 30, 2010


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