Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for February 02, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY  over 4 years ago

    Calvin, YouTube is only 15 years away.

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    LeeCox  over 4 years ago

    Ask the “Agony of Defeat” guy what he thinks of your philosophy, Calvin!

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    mattro65  over 4 years ago

    Everybody’s looking for a moment of fame and far too many will settle for a moment of infamy.

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    Watcher  over 4 years ago

    But your fame will last only 15 minutes and is fleeting.

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    codycab  over 4 years ago

    You’re no Evel Kneivel, Calvin.

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    Super Mario  over 4 years ago

    Another phlosiphical Sunday

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    in.amongst  over 4 years ago

    I came here after binge watching ballet vids on youtube for no apparent reason. At least i now know i am not high-brow!

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    Bilan  over 4 years ago

    The plus side of TV is that only your brain turns to rot.

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    GROG Premium Member over 4 years ago

    You are anything and everything but boring, Calvin. You don’t need a suicide sleigh ride to prove it.

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    ellisaana Premium Member over 4 years ago

    They already are cultural icons.

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    Jaddis  over 4 years ago

    Calvin and especially Hobbes are already cultural icons.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Sort of like the ski-jumper wiping out in the WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS intro…

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    Yngvar Følling  over 4 years ago

    How about the newspaper funny pages? Imagine the fame that would come with being the subject of a daily strip, especially in those days, before the Internet, when newspapers were still widely read.

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    Gary Fabian  over 4 years ago

    I see a big impact coming in Calvin’s future. And sooner than he thinks.

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Before viral became viral!

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    Jabroniville Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Very “meta”- this is probably Watterson explaining why he doesn’t want there to be a TV show based on his work. “I never wanted to see an actor auditioning to voice Hobbes”, I believe he said.

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    SeanT  over 4 years ago

    So Calvin grew up to be Mark Zuckerberg.

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    jpayne4040  over 4 years ago

    This kid just described YouTube so perfectly over a decade before it became real!

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    cubswin2016  over 4 years ago

    I am not going sledding with that nut.

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    uniquename  over 4 years ago

    “And on TV, the impact of an event is determined by the image, not its substance.”

    One of the important reasons why you shouldn’t watch TV/video for your news.

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    ekw555  over 4 years ago

    even in print, the sled rides made them icons.

    Long Live Calvin & Hobbes.many thanks to gocomics for bringing these back.and, of course, to Bill Watterson for creating them and allowing them to be shown here again.

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    gantech  over 4 years ago

    Rather astute observations about mass consciousness and the power of media, considering it came from a 6 year old mind. Of course, in just a few seconds, consciousness was about to become a moot point.

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    hk Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Go for it, the TV is full of idiots. Try not to watch too much, it will suck your brains out.

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    garcoa  over 4 years ago

    Watterson clearly loves to create strong visuals.

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    sonnygreen  over 4 years ago

    Watterson has an uncanny ability to have his audience experience the Calvin & Hobbes adventure as it happens. For example; as you read today’s strip, when they went airborne, off the cliff, didn’t you feel something yourself? I didn’t think it was possible to be empathic with cartoon characters. Thank you Bill.

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    micromos  over 4 years ago

    I wish they were on TV.

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    V45mikky  over 4 years ago

    It could be forever in the reruns.

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    mgillgannon Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I thought Cal lived in the suburbs.

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    BiathlonNut  over 4 years ago

    Remember, Calvin, that it is not the fall off the cliff that is bad, but it is the sudden stop at the end. Choose a nice, fluffy snowdrift.

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    mistercatworks  over 4 years ago

    Fortunately, comic strips perform much the same function. “Calvin and Hobbes” will be on that sled forever.

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    DCBakerEsq  over 4 years ago

    I’ve been on TV numerous times. And, yet, still no Super Bowl Halftime Show.

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    Tony Lombardi  over 4 years ago

    Interesting how Watterson predicted the future of YouTube.

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    SweetSinger  over 4 years ago

    Ah, the layers of Metaphor. Dream big, Calvin. We need you.

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    WCraft Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Brilliant treatise on “TV” and, yes, you are cultural icons now!

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    marilynnbyerly  over 4 years ago

    A good subject for SuperBowl Day. Sadly, Calvin, you are also losing views to a groundhog. Semper Phil!

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    yangeldf  over 4 years ago

    wow, this comic basically predicted internet culture

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    Gordo4ever  over 4 years ago

    How prescient Watterson was 30 years ago, IE: “On TV the impact of an event is determined by the image, not its substance.” Eloquently speaks of the politicians of today, does it not?

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    Ray_C  over 4 years ago

    His vocabulary: validates existence, fleeting and elusive, mass consciousness, conceivably… This is a large part of what makes Calvin so interesting. The creator is telling us that this is a very smart kid, more bored at school than failing it. Watching a dumb kid do dumb things would not be nearly so interesting.

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    liberalnlovinit  over 4 years ago

    Perfectly describes the thing called “Trump.”

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    Ermine Notyours  over 4 years ago

    Over at Pearls Before Swine, Rat also wishes he had anonymity.

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    chfabbro  over 4 years ago

    Ironically, the image of Calvin and Hobbes flying on a sled became iconic without any assistance from television.

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    joannesshadow  over 4 years ago

    Imagine Calvin with a Gopro

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    Greg Johnston  over 4 years ago

    And now, Calvin would have a GoPro and post his vid to YouTube or social media. Watterson saw the future.

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    einarbt  over 4 years ago

    Well you are on the internet and in books so this ride has been viewed by 1000s of people – ergo validated – right?

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    Dr. Quatermass  over 4 years ago

    Imagine Calvin with a Big Bang Theory laugh track… and crappy writers… and crappy characters… NO, DON’T!

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Palindrome day!


    The last one was 900 years ago, remember?

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