Calvin and Hobbes should be everyone’s favorite comic strip. But what makes it so special? Kaptain Kristian dives in to explain why the strip is so good. The argument centers around the idea that Calvin and Hobbes puts art before commerce, as all art should.
I got a suggestion recently from a reader that was brilliant and simple: find out what car Calvin’s dad, the hardworking everyman from the beloved comic strip Calvin & Hobbes, drove. I mean, we have a right to know what he drives, I think, since his son has been seen peeing on so many car windows. So let’s try and…
Bill Watterson has been notoriously reluctant to license his famous comic, Calvin and Hobbes. So when an artist began mashing up the comic and Frank Herbert’s Dune, the lawyers came out. What happened next might surprise you.
The Force Awakens fan art is everywhere. But none can top Brian Kesinger’s mashup of the film’s characters with the wonderful stylings of Bill Watterson. None of it.
Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes is one of the most widely revered comic strips of all time. Why?
How much ruin can a 6-year-old possibly wreak (assuming Calvin "represents the worst-case scenario in terms of the amount of damage a child can do")? One dedicated soul has read through the comic's entire run to find out.
Bill Watterson, the famously reclusive creator of beloved comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, returned to your newspaper's comics page this week, and you probably didn't even notice. The sub rosa comic strips – three of them, to be exact – are the first Watterson has illustrated and published in almost 20 years.
There is already a fantastic sense of movement in Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes comics. But animator Adam Brown wanted to see what the pair looked like in motion, and his video of them dancing is pure delight.
Bill Watterson's enchanting 10-year run on Calvin and Hobbes is the high-water mark of comics. And now the Kickstarter-based documentary Dear Mr. Watterson, which centers around the creation and influence of this masterpiece of childlike wonder, is coming to your television screen.
Artist Andrew Kolb pays tribute to Calvin and his indefatigable imagination with a pair of seasonal prints. Whether it's summer or winter, Bill Watterson's duo can travel through space and meet up with dinosaurs, UFOs, giant robots, and, of course, those mutant snowmen.
Last week, we asked you about the greatest lunar destructions, scenes in which the moon is punched, cracked, blown up, and otherwise harmed. This week, we turn out attention to scenes in which the moon is defaced—used as advertising, engraved with signatures, and in one case, splattered with blood.
This is my favorite Calvin and Hobbes-related thingamabobber since I saw Berkeley Breathed reveal his affable cartoon wars with Bill Watterson at Comic-Con 2010. The Tumblr Calvin and Hobbes GIFs takes Calvin's flights of fancy and animates them in the name of internet tomfoolery. Tyrannosaurs in F-14s next, please.
The always awesome Super Punch recently ended its Calvin and Hobbes art contest, which attracted plenty of hilarious and heartwarming artwork. And the winners offer Calvinish takes on Batman, Spider-Man, and The Twilight Zone.