Sep 26, 2007

Whatever Happened to....

Calvin and Hobbes?

5 comments:

Nyiti (Gabor) said...

It's probably when Calvin turns 7 or 8 years old... It's not consistent with the other C&H, except that it's still clever -- but this time, sad and not cheerful.

Strange, I haven't seen this strip before, and I've seen quite a many...

Ajahn Punnadhammo said...

That's because it's a fake that I found floating around the internet. The unknown artist did catch the look just right though.

Tom said...

Yeah. The real C&H cartoonist, Whatshisname, would not have allowed readers a view backstage of the strip or outside the absurdist iconoclastic fantasy world. Also, C&H had its own oddly sweet sensibility that only Whatshisname could capture.

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TigerYogiji said...

The creator of Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson, decided to end the strip on a high note (while it was still popular) about ten years ago. He didn't want it to become another "Family Circus" or "Blondie" recycling the same tired jokes from the last forty years...

He also allowed very little "legal" merchandising of the characters, so all of those offensive "Calvin peeing" stickers you see on cars are rip-offs.