Staying in a homeless shelter is no fun, especially for little kids. But a bright and sunny playroom can make it a little more comfortable, especially with Calvin
& Hobbes murals
on the walls
. [more inside]
posted by Gator
on Oct 28, 2010 -
Calvin & Hobbes will be put on
a U.S. postage stamp
, honoring "Sunday Funnies," along with Garfield, Beetle Bailey, Dennis the Menace, and Archie. Although there has been no end to the homages
and unlicensed materials
regarding his beloved characters, creator Bill Watterson, "the only cartoonist who resented the popularity of his own strip," has expressed his disapproval of third-party appropriation in detail
A wordy, multiple-panel strip with extended conversation and developed personalities does not condense to a coffee mug illustration without great violation to the strip's spirit. The subtleties of a multi-dimensional strip are sacrificed for the one-dimensional needs of the product.
Even if Watterson hasn't approved, nothing in the USPS committee's selection criteria
requires artist approval. [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw
on Jan 6, 2010 -
The Calvin & Hobbes Extensive Strip Search
(C.H.E.S.S.) is a wonderfully obsessive database of every Watterson strip indexed by keyword & description, with each strip scanned, as well as a book & page # listing of which collection the stip appears in (and original newspaper publication date). It's wildly in violation of copywrite, but it's also very cool. and the geek in me wonders how they do the cool right-mousebutton trick when you click on the strips
posted by jonson
on Mar 2, 2004 -
If you can offer the world a strip like Calvin and Hobbes, don't you have a responsibility to keep working?
The Cleveland Scene
travels to Chagrin Falls, Ohio, trying to track down its most famous (and famously reclusive) resident, Calvin and Hobbes
author Bill Watterson
. Along the way, the reporter contemplates micturating Calvins
, burning paintings, the cost of hewing to one's principles, and the utter vacuity of Jim Davis's
soul. In the end, there's even a brief encounter with a man who may or may not have once made millions happy by drawing a six-year-old boy and his stuffed tiger.
posted by pardonyou?
on Dec 2, 2003 -
New Calvin and Hobbes book!
"Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995" will reprint the 35 sunday strips that are being featured at the 2001 Festival Of Cartoon Art at the Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library. While not really a 'new' book, it will include "an essay by Mr. Watterson about his work on the strip, plus his comments on each of the strips in the display."
This is a treat for fans because Mr. Watterson is an extremely private individual, and has given no interviews or produced any new work since Calvin and Hobbes left us, December 31, 1995.
posted by o2b
on Aug 23, 2001 -