It almost feels like this should be a post with just the post title – Calvin and Hobbes. Enough said, right?
For those of you who say, “right!”, this is just a reminder to reacquaint yourself.
And, for those of you who say, “who?”, this is required reading.
The Calvin and Hobbes comic, created by Bill Watterson, was syndicated from November 18, 1995 to December 31, 1995. Several collections of the comic have been published in book form and those books have sold tens of millions of copies.
Some thought it was ground-breaking. Some funny. It certainly seemed to me to be insightful. And, sometimes, as if it was speaking directly to me.
Grab one of the collections from the library and take a look. I suggest a few strips at a time. Binge-watching is for TV, don’t binge-read. Calvin and Hobbes is for savoring.
Resources and Links
- Calvin and Hobbes website (which I hope has the blessing of Bill Watterson)
- Calvin and Hobbes and Bill Watterson on Wikipedia
- The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book (in which Bill Watterson provides running commentary on the comic, his thoughts, and his process)
- International Business Times article on the 30th anniversary of the strip