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Old 07-05-2019, 01:53 PM   #1
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Creator of the 2nd of the 2 greatest comics of our lifetime, Calvin and Hobbes.

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Who's the first? If the answer isn't Gary Larson then I hate you.

I hope people get what this fake doc is referencing, otherwise it's not that funny.

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1. Berkeley Breathed
2. Bill Watterson
3. Gary Larson

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Old 07-05-2019, 03:02 PM   #4
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Gary Larson @ The Far Side, naturally
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Red Meat is clearly the number one comic strip
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Nothing beats little Jeffy and the Family Circus
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There's some really interesting stories about Bill Watterson and what happened after he put the plug in Calvin and Hobbes. Stories about him sneaking autographed copies of his books into the Library in his town so that unsuspecting readers would get a cool little gift and then stopping the practice because the books turning up on ebay.
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I still enjoy my Calvin & Hobbes collection of books...

Nice glass of scotch, sit back and giggle for a half hour...

No TV, No radio...
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Same here, I own all of the Calvin and Hobbes collections as well as Bloom Country and some Far side, they're in storage boxes now, but once in a while I break them out.


I also have a couple of autographed Dilbert books.
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my kids have discovered Calvin and Hobbes very recently - the past month or so they've been reading my books. As a parent I'm torn between wondering if they're a good influence (the power of imagination) or a bad influence (which of Calvin's shenanigans will they use against me?).
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There was no happy ending, no neat resolution, when Moe bullied Calvin out of his toy truck. But during that two week stretch of Calvin & Hobbes strips from 1989, cartoonist Bill Watterson made a dark but salient point about how unfair life can be. It was a gutsy move, and it resonated with anyone who had a less than idyllic childhood. Calvin said it best: “People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.”
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I still loved the very last Calvin and Hobbes, no angst, no flash forward to puberty or adult hood, just a simple child like, "Lets go exploring"


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I always loved that Moe's dialogue was always written in lower-case.
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Calvin and Hobbes is transcendent, I read the books religiously as a kid and if I have children I'm sure they will too. I'll have to introduce them to my niece when the time is right. They're university funny. No such thing as a bad strip, either -- he quit at just the perfect time.
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he was always a nice contrast to the crass commercialization of guys like Jim Davis (Garfield)
for comics I read as a young adult, I rate Calvin and Hobbes #1.
I also love the original Bloom county and Doonsbury.
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