Friday, November 2, 2012

Daredevil and Calvin and Hobbes



I have to admire Bill Watterson for ending Calvin and Hobbes while it was still at the peak of its quality and never looking back.  His refusal to licence his characters out to other mediums is a rare move which has also preserved the strip's integrity.  That said, I would love to see him return one day.  Calvin and Hobbes was my favorite comic strip ever and it would be great to see what Watterson would have to say about them after such a long hiatus.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really would like to see a feature-length Calvin and Hobbes movie, though.
—Beachy

Norrin2 said...

My absolute favorite of all your great covers. Thanks for the big smile!

Anonymous said...

I cannot be sure if it is from him or it is just an homage, but I recently saw a piece where it seems that Calvin grew up, got married, had a daughter, and now she has Hobbes. It was very sweet and exactly what you figure would happen, did.

Mikeyboy said...

it's kind of too bad about the refusal to commercialise calvinand Hobbes
I loved the strip and have all the reprint trades. But it certainly would have made a great cartoon or animated feature. But for whatever reason...it is what it is.

John Platt said...

Genius!

Anonymous said...

This makes me laugh in spite of myself. Totally hilarious!

artemus dada said...

Great !

Ross said...

Thanks, guys! I like this one too.

Anonymous said...

This cover is definitely one of your best!

Anonymous said...

Unbelievably cool.

Bob Greenwade said...

Well, Ross, you warned me that this was particularly offbeat. Not only is the pairing wonderfully quirky, but so is the assemblage of the cover.

Here I am, about to head off to bed and I just suddenly remembered that I hadn't checked in here yet. I'm glad I did. What a great way to finish the day.

Jim Ryan said...

B! Rilliant! Amazing!

lead sharp said...

Perfect.

pblfsda said...

@Anonymous-- You weren't imagining that update. It was covered by NPR and you can read about it here:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/05/31/136817328/calvin-hobbes-and-comic-book-biology

Jim Ryan said...

Yes, I loved the "Hobbes and Bacon" strips done over at PANTS ARE OVERRATED. You can find those here:

http://www.pantsareoverrated.com/archive/2011/05/10/hobbes-and-bacon/

http://www.pantsareoverrated.com/archive/2011/05/12/hobbes-and-bacon-002/


http://www.pantsareoverrated.com/archive/2011/10/11/hobbes-and-bacon-03-2/


http://www.pantsareoverrated.com/archive/2011/10/13/hobbes-and-bacon-04-2/

That's the entire run, as the strip has gone on hiatus; with any luck the Heyerman brothers might revisit this idea (and by "any luck" I mean something that'll keep Universal Press Syndicate from going after them...)

John Small said...

Now THIS one I like! ALWAYS great to see Calvin and Hobbes!


By the way, I've taken a stab at another STF cover of my own. You can see it here:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151130567362817&set=a.10150099098427817.270045.750037816&type=1&theater&notif_t=like

Bob said...

Thank you so much -- this has made my day!

Sharon Rosedale said...

so much fun. thank you.

-Sharon Rosedale

Anonymous said...

.....so whats the record for most comments? cuz this one seems up there....!

Ross said...

That would be Doctor fate and Doctor Strange with 22 comments.

Anonymous said...

Opus from Bloom County with.........? Please make that happen!

Ross said...

Opus is indeed featured on an upcoming cover...

Ben Woods said...

Calvin... Hobbes... Have you ever danced with the devil by the pale moonlight?

Glenn Host said...

I think a Calvin and Hobbes II strip would work if Calvin was Calvin Jr with a new stuffed animal and occasional interaction with original Hobbes.

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