Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for February 01, 2015
Calvin: "This sculpture will be called "the spirit of compromise." We'll each make a snowman and have them shaking hands" Hobbes: "Great" Calvin: "This will be very inspirational! People will need to see two snowmen overcoming their differences and cooperating! Soon we'll be rolling in public commissions!" Hobbes: "Make your snowman's arm longer. His hand won't reach my snowman's hand" Calvin: "Why should I make a new arm? Just make YOURS longer" Hobbes: "Then it will look like my snowman had to reach farther than yours did. They should be equal" Calvin: "Then build your snowman closer over here!" Hobbes: "I'm not going to start all over! Just make your arm longer!" Calvin: "I refuse! You can't tell me what to do!" Hobbes: "In that case, my snowman refuses to shake with your snowman!" Calvin: "So what!! MY snowman won't even TALK to yours! I'm turning his head the other way!" Hobbes: "Ha! While he's looking over there, MY snowman will kick YOUR snowman in his big white butt!" Calvin: "Oh yeah?! Well mine knocks your snowman's head off!" Hobbes: "Fine! My snowman feeds your snowman his own nose!" Hobbes: "I don't think this sculpture is very good" Calvin: "It's a compromise"
Today’s Calvin and Hobbes seems like it was inspired by the following Peanuts strip, which Charles Schulz drew one year after Peanuts began. Schulz"s strip was included in the very first Peanuts book, which was available in stores when Bill Watterson was growing up:Click here (or stretch image): Peanuts (December 20, 1951)