View Full Version : Inspiring. Calvin and Hobbes
June 29th, 2006, 11:22 PM
A friend sent me this, and for some reason It really struck me.
Fairly inspiring. Reminds me to do my own thing and try not to draw the same stuff over and over, or try to emulate someone else's work.
June 29th, 2006, 11:26 PM
sweet, it is now my desktop, thanks dude
June 30th, 2006, 12:30 AM
from the last calvin and hobbes strip, practically makes me cry every time...
June 30th, 2006, 07:30 AM
Bill Watterson is a well of extraordinary depth.
The Calvin and Hobbes Collection should be required reading in basic philosophy courses.
June 30th, 2006, 07:42 AM
Here's the whole one:
June 30th, 2006, 09:00 AM
I recently became obsessed with this comic again. I've started reading them all over. i recall way back when I was in Junior High School, my English teacher remarked on the power and subtly of Bill Waterson's comics. About how he could tell a whole story through even 1 frame sometimes, with no words at all.
Then it made me think about A remark on one of Marko Djurdjevic's interviews. About how illustrations is capturing that perfect moment in time when the scene is most dynamic. I wish I'd thought about what my English teacher was really getting at way back when I was young.
June 30th, 2006, 09:20 AM
Hehe, this one really reminds me of myself. I'm even doing it on the LMS2 Thunderdome.
Here's a nice site comparing the striking similarities between Calvin & Hobbes and Fight Club:
June 30th, 2006, 10:29 AM
Calvin & Hobbes seriously fucking ruled...i can't even say
I agree with dogfood...so much more meaningful than harry potter, i mean they have classes for that don't they
June 30th, 2006, 10:51 AM
I never did get around to reading calvin and hobbes. People had been telling me to for a long time but whenever i was somewhere wher i had the oportunity to buy a book containing the comics it allways slipped my mind. Well anyway im gonna get one next chance i get and that final strip is now my background on my computer :)
June 30th, 2006, 11:06 AM
Yeah Calvin and Hobbes is one of the rare strips these days where the artist actually knows how to render. It's quite amazing the amount of attitude he manages to get out of Calvin... and Hobbes is phenomenal.
I always found it shocking/releiving that he didn't go for the big bucks and liscence these characters to death... no doubt it'd have been sold off and done so badly that it'd have ruined it. It'd have gone the way of so many other characters that were ruined by being turned into movies and tons of crap product.
June 30th, 2006, 11:31 AM
Yes, I used to read Calvin and Hobbes all the time. I would dig through the newspaper just to find the funnies, sit down, and read. It was a great time I remember, so long ago. Now I look at his artwork and really appreciate the simplicity. I payed more attention to the stories, and funny lines when I was a little kid.
AH! memories, thanks Loren. :)
June 30th, 2006, 01:46 PM
a little site I ran across a while back:
June 30th, 2006, 04:24 PM
I Got 3 big books full of calvin and hobbes - fucking love em. Literally read them all the time, and they never stop getting funny.
For me its the whole idea of being a young child again (i realise im 17 but thats still too old).. time to get the books out again...
June 30th, 2006, 04:26 PM
Calvin & Hobbes was, and still is, an amazing piece of work. I love how there's so much insight in not only the copy, but even in the artwork, and the pacing. I love that revisiting them as an adult is just as entertaining, and even more meaningful. Thanks for these strips, especially the first one. :)
June 30th, 2006, 06:35 PM
I've enjoyed reading these all day.
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