February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Should get an electric stove.
Just a tiny coincidence…..
Another idea for Calvin: Directing a disaster movie!
what do you propose, Hobbes? Calvinball?
For sure farmer Brown is really out of luck.
Farmer Brown’s Very, Very Bad Day
What’s next, a tornado?
This is an absolutely stunningly drawn comic today. Every frame is so full of pizazz!
The whole thing is starting to resemble a math problem. “Train A leaves the station at 9:30am going 50 mph…”
I’m also imagining this is how Gomez Addams plays with his trains and planes.
Will Farmer Brown be saved from this predicament?
Stay tuned next week!
Same Calvin channel. Same Calvin time.
This is a job for Stupendous Man. You can call him “Stu”.
The NTSB is going to have its hands full on this one!
Gives new meaning to going out with a bang……
This sounds like Final Destination and all the sequels in one movie sequence.
It’s highly unlikely that a penny on a railroad track will derail a train. It’s simply too small and light to affect something that heavy. Also, a penny dropped from top of the Empire State would be unlikely to kill someone standing on the ground.
Do you think Roland Emmerich read this strip as a young boy?
And now a PSA on transportation safety, brought to you by Norfolk Southern Railway.
This is fantastic.
Am I going to have to wait an entire week to find out what happens next!!!?
Plane nerd alert… That looks like a Lockheed L1011, which was a much more elegant design than it’s rival the DC-10 by McDonnell-Douglas imo.
The Count has an uncontrollable urge to go put a penny on a railroad track like The Count did a few times as a young whippersnapper. Not to derail a train, but the flat penny was pretty cool.
Cal’s imagination is delightful
Just a regular d@y in the US of A.
Thought at first that Calvin had a bad day at school and was acting out his frustrations, but there’s nobody familiar among the panels. So, guess he’s just having a Calvin Day.
How about today’s Big Nate Comic Strip! A nod to Calvin and Hobbes!
Farmer Brown has my luck. Get one catastrophe over and another comes along. Oh well!
This will make a great episode for Smithsonian’s “Air Disasters”
i got a bang out of this one
Calvin left out the truck, the one carrying Thirty Thousand Pounds of Bananas.
I know, another song cue … sigh … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGldNpngDws
So, just an average day then?
Wasnt all this in Superman Movies? and What 6 year old talks tectonic plates?
Surprised H’Wood hasn’t filmed this.
Hmmm, a young Michael Bay!
This strip is brilliant! :D
I got a Lincoln Log set for xmas back in the 50s. I remember making that same cabin that Hobbes is holding. Same color roof.
Eat your heart out, Pugsley Addams.
Calvin may have a a future in writing disaster movies…
Note the old 727 jet aircraft..
gas stoves will be the end for man kind
I thought this was going to be a news worthy math problem. So much better than “when train 1 leaves station one at x-mph…”
And that’s just the better of the news.
That kid needs serious therapy.
Loved the Lockheed L1011. Got to fly in several during the 1970s.
Thank heavens for Calvin and Hobbes and Sunday mornings!
Farmer Brown, whose pants now match his last name…
Sounds like something that’s happening right now…..
I love when Watterson messes with the standard Sunday strip format just to mess with the newspapers.
I simply love the Sunday art work. I linger over each panel. I have probably have 4-5 of his C&H books laying around all worn around the edges. I miss this strip and I can just imagine what more could have been. I am grateful for what we have here!Thank you Bill W. for sharing your art and thanks to Gocomics for keeping it alive?
Sounds like a typical day in the current …..joke for a government.
I think the year was 1965: A man in his home in New Jersey, was looking out of a window toward the Hudson River and Manhattan. He turned off a light switch and saw all of Manhattan go dark.
The farmer Brown will be roasted, sunken deep and flung high due to the threesome catastrophes prophesized by Calvin.
FOR NO REASON
Involuntary eye twitches are so annoying…
It’s a day too early for Farmer Smith to be having a case of the Mondays
Amen to that Hobbs- this is getting too real actually…
The good old days, when this was in the comics, rather than on the front page
This cartoon is rather morbid; no wonder Hobbes wants to play something else.
I used to entertain my younger brothers with such stories. The giant teddy bear was opposed by hundreds of plastic toy soldiers but it wasn’t until we built a massive Lego corral that we were able to contain the beast.
Please continue Calvin.
Gomez Addams would love this kid.
Great artwork from Bill Watterson, as usual! I love the detail with the freight train being hauled by then-modern GE diesel locomotives. I can also picture that engineer/fireman/conductor in that panel making a Wilhelm Scream! … And yeah, it’s a little unsettling when one of my eyes twitches involuntarily.
Good thing that plane wasn’t carrying a nuclear warhead
He is into death and destruction today.
So much for reading the comics for some fun and away from the bad news of real life. No use reading this doom and gloom..
Farmer Brown is gonna have a bad day…
A brilliant conceptualization of MY imagination!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Calvin may have grown up to become VFX coordinator for Michael Bay or another similar.
Somewhere in the afterlife, Irwin Allen is giving this strip two thumbs up.
As bad as it gets, even worse…
I don’t know about you, but I’m mat framing this one..
We lived with the railroad behind our backyard. We would regularly put pennies on the tracks to see them get smooshed. We never derailed a train. Out of dozens of pennies we laid out, we only found one, now in a flat oval shape. Of course, these were COPPER pennies. I don’t know what would happen to modern multi-metal pennies.
I just remembered, we also tried putting rocks on the tracks – the same rocks used in the railway bed, about 2 inches across. They were smashed into dust with no derailment.
I love Watterson’s art. For this strip he even figured in the slope of the railroad embankment when he drew the train’s shadow. Bravo.
I wish they would incorporate this in Smithsonian Channel’s Air Disasters , a fave of my wife.
Looks plausible to me….
I read the conclusion and farmer Brown does make it.
Normal day on the farm. Replace the train with bankers, plane with politicians, tectonic plates with supermarkets, and the gas leak with the big food corporations.
Airplane issue, train derailment, gas stove…How did Bill Watterson know the future in 1993?
Poor, sweet-natured Hobbs. For a tiger he has almost no appetite for destruction.
Watterson refers to this strip as “one of Calvin’s better build ups”.
But looks like old Farmer Brown is going out with a boom.