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Mon, Dec. 29th, 2003, 06:37 am
paradox_hero: imaginations and a stuffed tiger

what about the comic strip calvin and hobbes? that was the greatest. bill watterson is the man. i wish he would come out with some more. or that my parents hadn't gotten rid of all the "old stuff" we "didn't need" for all the times we moved. sigh.

Mon, Dec. 29th, 2003 06:51 am (UTC)

THe best comic strip ever conceived of. i still read those books over and over and over. I have my favorite strips dog eared, and i cried at the last "let's go exploring" Sunday strip.

My user name was almost "Susie Derkins" since I was such a school nerd.

I love when Calvin flips out at school and says "WHAT AM I DOING HERE ON THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY! THIS IS THE ONLY LIFE I'VE GOT!"

Mon, Dec. 29th, 2003 09:03 am (UTC)

My whole family consists of Calvin-and-Hobbesaholics.

We have catch-phrases that we use all the time, including "Muchas smooches por El ConKISStador!"

We also admire Spaceman Spiff, and would love to get up a game of Calvinball sometime.

From time to time I like to look at my cat while she's asleep and notice how the fur around her mouth looks just like Watterson drew it, with the broken line to indicate fuzziness.

Watterson was a creative genius, but I think I prefer to have had it end when it did, before it became stale, or he became too burnt out or disenchanted. He went out at the top of his game, which is more than you can say for Garfield or, sadly, Peanuts.

Mon, Dec. 29th, 2003 01:19 pm (UTC)

I couldn't have been a bigger C&H fan. I don't think I ever read one of Watterson's strips that I didn't like. His humor was intelligent but still accessible (unlike, say, Dennis Miller) and you couldn't help but love both Calvin and Hobbes. I was sad to see the strip end but I'm glad he didn't do a Dilbert. (i.e., license the hell out of his strip, make a bad television show and basically end up hackneyed and trite.)

My favorite image is still Calvin struggling with his suddenly-intelligent school lunch.

Mon, Dec. 29th, 2003 05:25 pm (UTC)

I was just thinking about C&H the other day! My nephew Morgan (at 9 mos) reminds me of Calvin, and I was wishing for a Hobbes for him. I would love it if he had a stuffed tiger that was his best friend and boon companion.

Sat, Mar. 13th, 2004 01:37 pm (UTC)

i loooooooooooove Calvin and Hobbes....i used to have the first volume but threw it out some time ago...stupoid, stupid, stupid....

I wish *i* could be as imaginative and as innocent as Calvin...sigh.

Wed, Jun. 9th, 2004 07:14 pm (UTC)

Was that movie SECOND HAND LIONS about the creator? Someone said it was ...