Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for August 16, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  over 1 year ago

    Time to man up, and go confront those monsters!

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    leopardglily  over 1 year ago

    Yeah! Kick their butts, Calvin! (Assuming monsters have butts. We never see a whole one.)

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    codycab  over 1 year ago

    The monsters were in the closet before sneaking under the bed, right?

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    SHIVA  over 1 year ago

    Time for him to confront his most primal fear, and crawl under the bed!!!

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    GROG Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Why not? You’ll be awake anyway.

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    DaveG1960  over 1 year ago

    Where’s Susan Sto-Helit when you need her with the poker?© Terry Pratchett

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    MichaelAxelFleming  over 1 year ago

    You won’t have to crawl under there, Calvin. Just dangle a leg over the edge and they’ll pull you in.

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    orinoco womble  over 1 year ago

    When I was a small kid, Frankenstien lived behind the door to the hall, which was always wide open. I used to look through the crack between the door and the wall and see him. Now that I think about it he must have been real skinny to fit there!

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    Dr. Quatermass  over 1 year ago

    Poor Calvin, no wonder the monsters kept him awake. He had to put up with all those Where the Wild Things Are opera auditions… right under his bed!

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    Calvinist1966  over 1 year ago

    Today’s strip reminds me of something I heard on the radio about forty years ago concerning the Samuel Beckett play Waiting For Godot:-

    “Godot never comes. Or does he? Maybe he comes and they don’t see him? Maybe he’s there all the time?”

    Mom seems to think that because she didn’t see any monsters they are in Calvin’s imagination but it is also possible that monsters can come without being seen or that they are there all the time but only Calvin and Hobbes can see and hear them.

    Watterson has explained, “I do not see Hobbes as a doll who miraculously comes to life when alone with Calvin. Nor do I see Hobbes as a product of Calvin’s imagination…Calvin sees Hobbes one way. Everyone else sees him another way.”

    Hobbes and the Monsters Under The Bed sometimes talk to one another. Therefore, they are on the same plane of reality which Calvin has access to but Mom (and other humans in the strip) do not. Mom hears Calvin speak to Hobbes but cannot hear Hobbes speaking to Calvin so she assumes it is Calvin’s imagination. She also cannot see the Monsters Under The Bed so she assumes that they are also in Calvin’s imagination.

    Yes, I know that this is a comic strip but it is a very thoughtful and philosophical comic strip and takes its name from two cynical philosophers – John Calvin and Thomas Hobbes.

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    Bilan  over 1 year ago

    No need to crawl under there and ask them, just e-mail ’em at monster@_b.ed

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    Susan00100  over 1 year ago

    There’s a wing of the house right below Calvin’s bedroom window.

    Maybe they slipped into his room from the rooftop there.

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  over 1 year ago

    While you’re crawling under the bed discussing how the monsters got there Cal, be a good boy and round up the dust bunnies for mom.

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    jagedlo  over 1 year ago

    They time it just right?

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    Guayo1  over 1 year ago

    Where is the magnificent Spitfire when you need it most

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    Just-me  over 1 year ago

    Perhaps the monsters are able to open a door from another dimension to under the bed and the only time the doorway can be opened is at night…

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    mckeonfuneralhomebx  over 1 year ago

    That is why you have to grow up and marry Susie so she can lay next to you at night and protect you and Hobbes!

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    Diat60  over 1 year ago

    Time for Mom to conduct a monster exorcism.

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    rshive  over 1 year ago

    The monsters stay in the closet until you’re asleep, Calvin.

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    johndifool  over 1 year ago

    Hush, little baby, don’t say a word

    And never mind that noise you heard

    It’s just the beast under your bed

    In your closet, in your head

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    Calvins Brother  over 1 year ago

    Leave a note.

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    g04922  over 1 year ago

    Yeah.. the closet. They always hide in the closet.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  over 1 year ago

    They go through the ductwork.

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    gantech  over 1 year ago

    Well, that would remove all doubt…

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    ChessPirate  over 1 year ago

    “For some reason, they kept singing ♪♫ ’I’m Hen-er-y the Eighth, I am’ ♪♫ all night…”

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    corvallisclem  over 1 year ago

    My fear was looking out the window above my bed. There is danger on the edge of town.

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    mindjob  over 1 year ago

    Its a trick. Mom is secretly involved in the monster breeding program. They grow from a few cells to adults by nighttime

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    mistercatworks  over 1 year ago

    Now Calvin won’t be able to sleep thinking about that question.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Actually, ..yes

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    SweetSinger  over 1 year ago

    too many chocolate frosted sugar bombs

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    BiggerNate91  over 1 year ago

    Monsters have parental immunity. Everyone knows that.

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    leons1701  over 1 year ago

    Mom should know better. Logic rarely works with lids and never with Calvin.

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    circleM  over 1 year ago

    Monsters under the bed were never an issue for me as a kid, unless they ate me and I’m the monster now.

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    Odie's best friend  over 1 year ago

    Calvin:oh why wouldn’t i go under the bed and ask them oh yeah cause it’d be stupid they’d eat me alive

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    Realimaginary1 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Perhaps a truth mirror in Calvin’s room might work, though I have my doubts!

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    StevePappas  over 1 year ago

    Funny. Stupid answers for stupid questions.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  over 1 year ago

    Mom forgets monsters can be sneaky, Mom.

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    briggs.roy078  over 1 year ago

    Yeah Mom! What gives? What kinda monster “searches” ya doin, anyway??

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    hagarthehorrible  over 1 year ago

    Good grief, thr child looks really disturbed. Wonder what that tiger was doing all night.

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