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Micturation and Merchandising

The tasteless history of the peeing Calvin decal
posted by figurant on Jul 4, 2014 - 50 comments

All I know for sure is it's not the guy that draws Ziggy.

Somebody is providing guest art for this week's Pearls Before Swine strips. Somebody who can draw a fantastic scene of Martian robotic destruction. Somebody who hasn't drawn a comic strip in 19 years?
posted by rouftop on Jun 5, 2014 - 137 comments

Anarchy Sucks

Hobbes Was Right [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Apr 13, 2014 - 57 comments

The Age of Anxiety

Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy And Doom is a new book by Elaine Scarry, author of The Body In Pain (NYRB, LRB), in which she contends that the existence of nuclear weapons creates an unaccountable monarchy. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Feb 23, 2014 - 14 comments

It’s a Midwestern strip

From 1989, when Calvin & Hobbes was still pretty new, The Comics Journal's interview with Bill Watterson. The interviewer was Richard Samuel West.
posted by MartinWisse on Dec 6, 2013 - 18 comments

The sins of this universe would trouble anyone.

Calvin & Muad'Dib
posted by zarq on Sep 15, 2013 - 49 comments

Dear Mr. Watterson

Joel Schroeder, with the help of Kickstarter, has finally finished a documentary about Calvin and Hobbes and its creator, Bill Watterson. It's scheduled to be released on Nov. 15, 2013.
posted by reenum on Jul 16, 2013 - 36 comments

Five Feet of Books

"During his days as Harvard’s influential president, Dr. Charles W. Eliot made a frequent assertion: If you were to spend just 15 minutes a day reading the right books, a quantity that could fit on a five-foot shelf, you could give yourself a proper liberal education. Publisher P. F. Collier and Son loved the idea and asked Eliot to compile and edit the right collection of works. The result: a 51-volume series of classic works from world literature published in 1909 called Dr. Eliot’s Five Foot Shelf, which would later be called The Harvard Classics." (Via) [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jul 11, 2013 - 89 comments

Calvin and Hobbes - the movie?

This Gritty Reboots Calvin and Hobbes reimagining is fun. Wormwood hall, indeed!
posted by pjern on Apr 7, 2013 - 32 comments

If ever a thread needed an [IMG] tag...

Calvin & Hobbes GIFs
posted by zarq on Mar 27, 2013 - 47 comments

A Very Calvin and Hobbes Christmas

A Very Calvin and Hobbes Christmas Nifty little YT short recreating some of the classic Calvin and Hobbes snowmenagerie.
posted by ironjelly on Dec 16, 2011 - 19 comments

A Picture of the Future.

Her name is Bacon, and Donald Trump gives her nightmares. [more inside]
posted by timsteil on Jun 1, 2011 - 116 comments

Calvin & Hobbes Playroom Murals

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 - 67 comments

Everybody and Hobbes

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. [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on Aug 21, 2010 - 27 comments

It's Just a Stuffed Tiger

Calvin Minus Hobbes, via Comic Alliance. [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw on Jun 7, 2010 - 138 comments

Calvin and Hobbes, Eighth Wonder of the World

Bill Watterson, the reclusive creator of Calvin & Hobbes, gives what is believed to be his first interview since 1989.
posted by Effigy2000 on Feb 1, 2010 - 89 comments

Calvin & Hobbes on a Stamp

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 - 99 comments

Blogging the Philosophers

The Guardian's How to Believe series summarizes some great philosophical works in the reversed-date format we all know and love. Giles Frasier evaluates the lasting value of Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals, Julian Baggini tells us what to believe about Hume's critique of religion, Mary Midgeley begrudgingly accepts the majestic contributions of Hobbes' Leviathan, and Simon Critchley throws himself into the hermeneutic circle of Heidegger's Being and Time. [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Jul 1, 2009 - 63 comments

Well what do you want? It's just an FPP!

Calvin. Hobbes. Calvin and Hobbes. John Calvin and Thomas Hobbes. Calvin and Hobbes and Ten Pounds of Bullshit. Calvin and Durden. Nash and Hobbes. Calvin and Hobbes and School Controversies. Calvin and John Calvin and Hobbes and Thomas Hobbes and Republicans. Calvin and Hobbes and Childhood.
posted by Navelgazer on Jul 29, 2008 - 23 comments

Watterson on Schultz

Bill Watterson comments on Peanuts as part of a review for David Michaelis's new biography of Charles Schultz. [more inside]
posted by dismas on Oct 13, 2007 - 125 comments

Animated Children's Philosophers

The Animated Calvin & Hobbes. A fantastic student project. via
posted by graventy on May 17, 2007 - 79 comments

Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes
posted by afu on May 26, 2006 - 53 comments

A Snowy Tribute to Calvin and Hobbes

A Snowy Tribute to Calvin and Hobbes
posted by lacus on Jan 25, 2005 - 21 comments

The Return of Hobbes

A little dated, but too good to pass up. Deconstructing Fight Club, Watterson-style.
posted by cohappy on Nov 18, 2004 - 19 comments

Transmogrify

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 - 36 comments

Where's Bill?

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 - 58 comments

New Calvin and Hobbes book!

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 - 11 comments

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