Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Calvin and Hobbes and Swamp Thing




One thing that amazed me about Bill Watterson was his ability to draw landscapes and scenery as well as the shenanigans of a boy and his stuffed tiger.  His mastery of pacing, body language and facial expressions would have been enough to make Calvin & Hobbes a great strip, and the fact that they operated in such lush environments really helped to put it over the top into classic territory.  Watterson could have just as easily illustrated a straight up adventure comic.

21 comments:

jack-el said...

True that...

Simreeve said...

Probably this isn't a team-up that I'd ever have envisaged myself... but it works, oh my, it does!

^_^

Marc Ohare said...

Wow. Pure genius.

brink. said...

That's a beautiful image. I'd love a hi-res version to hang on my wall. Without the comic dress would be even better...

Anonymous said...

didn't a somewhat similar monster(?) called the Maxx have in his cartoon Calvin or a similarly drawn character?

Ken said...

Amazing!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm! I would have thought a team up between these two and Stanley & His Monster would've been more fitting.

Glenn Host said...

Absolutely great and it would work because they wound never offend swampy!

Even if we have no more Calvin & Hobbes at least we have your covers with them occasionally.

Ross said...

Thanks, guys - glad you got a kick out of this one!

Ken Roskos said...

Whoa! They're lucky it's not Man-Thing! I would have thought Hobbes still might notice something was off. Well done Ross.

Glenn Host said...

I was thinking of Man-Thing actually with them - Calvin & Hobbes are fearless which means they will not burn at Man-Thing's touch. Calvin & Hobbes actually would make good Green Lanterns or just frustrate Sinestro.

David C. Hayes said...

Can I buy a print of this?

Ross said...

Unfortunately it's not legal for me to sell images of my covers since they use existing art and licenced characters

Anonymous said...

If their treading on his forehead didn't wake him up, C & H are even more boring than I thought!

Cary Comic said...

@Anonymous Whoa! Overly harsh much?

The Irredeemable Shag said...

And dinosaurs!! The man could draw dinosaurs too!!

Anonymous said...

Hey! Shag just gave me an idea for a suggestion.

"Devil Dinosaur and Moonboy meet Calvin and Hobbes."

Anonymous said...

P.S.---Please, note that I said "...and Moonboy." The latter was most definitely NOT on the cover of STF #385.

The Irredeemable Shag said...

Great idea!! More dinosaurs the better! :)

Cary Comic said...

I second Shag's motion.

Mike Shirley said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
didn't a somewhat similar monster(?) called the Maxx have in his cartoon Calvin or a similarly drawn character?

I think you may be thinking of The Pitt and his friend Timmy

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