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October 18, 2007 8:59 AM   Subscribe

Complete archive of Calvin & Hobbes cartoons, from the first to the last. (although maybe not this one) One list of the 25 best. But you should buy the damn book, already. Bill Watterson would appreciate it. Maybe.
posted by dersins (22 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: pretty cool archive of every old strip, but it's been posted several times before in other forms. -- mathowie



 
Well, there's a site that has a short life. As does, I suspect, this post.
posted by y2karl at 9:06 AM on October 18, 2007


Oh my.
posted by allen.spaulding at 9:09 AM on October 18, 2007


Agreed. That site wont be up for long.
posted by Totally Zanzibarin' Ya at 9:10 AM on October 18, 2007


Copyright issues, maybe? Hmmmmm. Whether I'm posting in a deleted thread or not, though, I will say that the collection of home-colored strips at link number four pleased me greatly. I myself am tempted to bust out the Crayolas every time I see a Marvel Essential or DC Showcase.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 9:10 AM on October 18, 2007


This not like linking one magazine article that could be covered by an argument for fair use. Unless Watterson approved that archive, this is on the level of linking a bit torrent.
posted by y2karl at 9:10 AM on October 18, 2007


this is on the level of linking a bit torrent...

Or an mp3 blog? Or a youtube clip of a live performance?
posted by dersins at 9:12 AM on October 18, 2007


Holy poops, I had those calenders. I always wondered why I stopped getting them.
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:12 AM on October 18, 2007


Reminds me how much I've really missed Calvin & Hobbes over the years. If I didn't have a report to edit today (and it's so boooooorrrring), I'd vanish into that site before it disappears.
posted by rtha at 9:13 AM on October 18, 2007


We already killed one of these sites.
posted by pardonyou? at 9:14 AM on October 18, 2007


Or an mp3 blog discography? Or a youtube clips of a every live performance?
posted by prostyle at 9:17 AM on October 18, 2007


Or an mp3 blog? Or a youtube clip of a live performance?

Or an artist's entire life's work ?
posted by y2karl at 9:17 AM on October 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thanks, pardonyou, I swore I had seen us do this before.

Bad internet! Naughty!
posted by cavalier at 9:21 AM on October 18, 2007


I loved the strip, but that site just doesn't seem right.
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 9:21 AM on October 18, 2007


Oh, wow -- that site pardonyou? linked to is perfect; it doesn't do the asshole move of giving away someone else's artistic output, it just allows you to find what you're looking for and tells you exactly where you can buy a copy. That's excellent!
posted by Greg Nog at 9:21 AM on October 18, 2007


An artist's entire life's work.
posted by dersins at 9:22 AM on October 18, 2007


Public domain, though.
posted by starman at 9:25 AM on October 18, 2007


Greg Nog: Interestingly, at the time jonson posted the link, that link was to an elaborate, nicely designed site that allowed you to pull up the graphic of every strip. I thought it had been totally fubar'd following the original post. However, when I just posted the link above, I clicked over and noticed that it now has the description of every strip, which is pretty cool in and of itself. I can't really remember if the original site had the descriptions along with the graphic.
posted by pardonyou? at 9:26 AM on October 18, 2007


Or an artist's entire life's work ?

Every year, roughly, there seems to be a post which links to the entirety of Watterson's work, which seems really icky to me.

At the very least, in any case, this post is a double.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:30 AM on October 18, 2007


And apparently a triple, as well.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:32 AM on October 18, 2007


I bought the Complete Calvin and Hobbes for my mother christmas a couple of years ago. One warning, it's not small, and yet still incredibly dense...

Awesome however!
posted by opsin at 9:37 AM on October 18, 2007


On the one hand, many Calvin & Hobbes strips are insightful, and many times I've thought of an appropriate strip to link to on Metafilter. On the other hand, why devalue the strips that way?
posted by Citizen Premier at 9:38 AM on October 18, 2007


This post may be deleted, but I hadn't seen the "maybe not this one" link and I found it to be fascinating. So, there's that.
posted by ORthey at 9:41 AM on October 18, 2007


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