Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for October 18, 2015

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 8 years ago

    This strip was written before everybody started ODing on pumpkin spice soon as the first leaf hit the ground.

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    Linux0s  almost 8 years ago

    Better start collecting those leaves.

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    Bilan  almost 8 years ago

    Calvin’s opinion will change when he starts skiing.

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Perhaps today’s strip contains some foreshadowing that the end of Calvin and Hobbes is approaching. Bill Watterson must have thought about the fact that he was drawing comic strips about fall for the last time, and that he would soon be saying goodbye to both Calvin and Hobbes.If Bill had continued to draw Calvin and Hobbes for additional years, the quality would have gone downhill. Creativity and genius at such a high level cannot be sustained forever in a comic strip.Instead, because Calvin and Hobbes didn’t last forever, we have a greater appreciation of how precious are the existing strips, which have been given to us by Bill Watterson as a unique gift.

    Some of us are in the spring of our lives, and others are in the autumn. Each season of life is different, and each has its drawbacks, but each also has its beauty. If every day were perfect, we would never fully appreciate how precious is the gift of life.Mutts (September 23, 2012)Mutts (November 19, 2007)
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    chovil  almost 8 years ago

    I was once like Hobbes, but now fall, beautiful as it is, just means really short days, and really cold weather, until I spend two months in the Caribbean, and then a few really cold desolate months when I return. Winter is six months here. It really drags on, although the trees are really gorgeous now. Who would know they were so vibrantly read and yellow underneath all that green.

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    T.A.S.K Master  almost 8 years ago

    I feel just like Hobbes – autumn is my favourite season of them all, just because of that.

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    Kind&Kinder  almost 8 years ago

    Socrates loved having his shackles taken off because that gave him pleasure he wouldn’t have had had he not been painfully shackled to begin with. Hobbes can truly enjoy contrasts. And he’s right: crisp air enhances the tastes of just about everything, particularly warm things.

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    orinoco womble  almost 8 years ago

    Where I live, “summer” means temperatures in excess of 41ºC for weeks on end. Autumn is my favourite time of year. Such a relief!!

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    rentier  almost 8 years ago

    I like the warm season, spring, summer and warm days in autumn. I like the snow, ice, icicles, ice flowers on the windows and rime too, but I am glad, when it becomes warm again!!

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    tirnaaisling  almost 8 years ago

    Mmmm… Apple pie :-)

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    Hugh B. Hayve  almost 8 years ago

    I love Autumn too, all the freakin’ bugs are dead or dormant and I can stop itching and scratching until next June.

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    Reppr Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Fresh apples, apple pie, apple cider, apple anything!

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    Egrayjames  almost 8 years ago

    First snow yesterday here in northern Maine…no accumulation where I live, but it looks like it’s going to be a short Fall. Leaves are about gone and Winter’s comin’ on!!

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    Melki Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Calvin’s right – for all its beauty, autumn is really all about death. A lovely, yet bittersweet time of year.

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    Aaberon  almost 8 years ago

    I love the fragrance in the air in Autumn after a gentle rain has fallen on partially rotting foliage. It also makes me sneeze.

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    Aaberon  almost 8 years ago

    Bring on the Calvin Snowmen!!!!!!!

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    GROG Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Sure it’s just like watching death at your door. It’s also an unwelcomed reminder that snow and bitter cold is around the corner. No thanks.

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    Amra Leo  almost 8 years ago

    One of the reasons I like living in the mountains of Colorado, you’ll usually get 2 seasons per week…

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    bdcharrelson  almost 8 years ago

    The logic extends to good and evil—without evil there can be no good, therefore evil is necessary and therefore good. Put that in your pumpkin spice pipe and smoke it.

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    terrydunnusa  almost 8 years ago

    I live in Florida, what is this Fall you speak of?

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    esg1981  almost 8 years ago

    @Hobbes, You nicely tie today’s theme to our (greater) appreciation of Calvin & Hobbs since the strip ended 20 years ago. But I think you sell Bill Watterson short. I have no doubt that if he had continued the strip, the quality would have remained just as high. He created a boundless world of wonder in Calvin’s imagination. His social commentary is spot on and never dated. No reason his top-notch storytelling and art talents would not continue to grow. Alas, he made his decision, but his legacy remains to our great enjoyment.

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    Homer J  almost 8 years ago

    I’d like autumn better if it led straight into spring.

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    legaleagle48  almost 8 years ago

    I live in Arizona. I’ve forgotten what true autumn and winter are, because summer lasts ten months out of the year here, and I can even walk around in a t-shirt and shorts in January if I want to.

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    Poollady1  almost 8 years ago

    Optimism vs pessimism. I’ll take optimism………………and apple pie (warm, please)

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    avidavian  almost 8 years ago

    Which one is not living in the moment?

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    Godfreydaniel  almost 8 years ago

    Charlie Brown: “Life does have its ups and downs, you know.”Lucy: “Why can’t it all be up? Why can’t I go from an up to an upper up?”

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    Godfreydaniel  almost 8 years ago

    My favorite season is summer (because, you know, SUMMER!) Next is winter because of Christmas and New Year’s Eve. (Technically, in Kansas City, St. Patrick’s Day is almost our New Year’s Eve, and, technically, it does fall in winter, so……..) Autumn is next because it leads to Halloween and Thanksgiving. I dislike spring because of all that new growth and would-be poets waxing something or other (NOT poetic!) about the dang thing…..

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    Godfreydaniel  almost 8 years ago

    @HobbesI’d bet a fortune or two that Watterson could have kept up his quality for another five years or more. Another twenty or more? No idea! But I wish we would have had the chance to find out.

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  almost 8 years ago

    Ice Cream makes Pie Taste Better!

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    rgcviper  almost 8 years ago

    Welcome back, Hobbes! Good to see you again.

    Regarding Bill’s hypothetical continuation of “C&H” … I’m confident he could’ve kept things going a while longer. But, at least we had a few days of new work from him with the “Pearls Before Swine” series featuring Libby (I believe that was her name), right?

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    Susie Derkins :D  almost 8 years ago

    Pumpkins make Fall good also.

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    Number Three  almost 8 years ago

    Autumn beats the heck out of Summer any day.

    I always describe Summer as “A depressing, heat filled season”


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    Number Three  almost 8 years ago

    A beautiful leaf I found on Thursday:

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    38lowell  almost 8 years ago

    Life and people, have their own seasons.That’s why folks live where they do.

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    neverenoughgold  almost 8 years ago

    I’m not crazy about Fall, because I know that Winter (shudder) is just around the corner! Besides, every plant is dying or going to sleep for a few months, and I need to winterize our fountain and won’t see its sparkling lights at night and hear it bubbling ’till Spring is in the air!

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    bluegirl285  almost 8 years ago

    Hobbes comment on good things lasting forever is my favorite quote. I use it as my signature.

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    Carl R  almost 8 years ago

    One of the reasons I love Fall so much is that that first hard frost marks the end of allergy season! Bring it on.

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    JustinStephen1  over 3 years ago

    This is the first comment in 4 years for this

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