Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for April 02, 2023

  1. Img 0910
    BE THIS GUY  8 months ago

    Should get an electric stove.

     •  Reply
  2. Earl clipart
    dadthedawg  8 months ago

    Just a tiny coincidence…..

     •  Reply
  3. Missing large
    codycab  8 months ago

    Another idea for Calvin: Directing a disaster movie!

     •  Reply
  4. B986e866 14d0 4607 bdb4 5d76d7b56ddb
    Templo S.U.D.  8 months ago

    what do you propose, Hobbes? Calvinball?

     •  Reply
  5. Cane immagine animata 0071
    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 8 months ago

    For sure farmer Brown is really out of luck.

     •  Reply
  6. Sociald 1
    JudasPeckerwood  8 months ago

    Farmer Brown’s Very, Very Bad Day

     •  Reply
  7. Calvinosaurus
    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  8 months ago

    What’s next, a tornado?

     •  Reply
  8. Missing large
    Ivy Valory Premium Member 8 months ago

    This is an absolutely stunningly drawn comic today. Every frame is so full of pizazz!

     •  Reply
  9. Unnamed3
    minty_Joe  8 months ago

    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.

     •  Reply
  10. Bluedog
    Bilan  8 months ago

    Will Farmer Brown be saved from this predicament?

    Stay tuned next week!

    Same Calvin channel. Same Calvin time.

     •  Reply
  11. Grandbudapesthotel cr alamy
    Imagine  8 months ago

    This is a job for Stupendous Man. You can call him “Stu”.

     •  Reply
  12. Img 3705
    Jesy Bertz Premium Member 8 months ago

    The NTSB is going to have its hands full on this one!

     •  Reply
  13. Large bell1
    DaveG1960  8 months ago

    Gives new meaning to going out with a bang……

     •  Reply
  14. Missing large
    Scorpio Premium Member 8 months ago

    This sounds like Final Destination and all the sequels in one movie sequence.

     •  Reply
  15. 20071112 einstein
    hariseldon59  8 months ago

    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.

     •  Reply
  16. Missing large
    Halmyre  8 months ago

    Do you think Roland Emmerich read this strip as a young boy?

     •  Reply
  17. 2006 afl collingwood
    nosirrom  8 months ago

    And now a PSA on transportation safety, brought to you by Norfolk Southern Railway.

     •  Reply
  18. Guy
    Guybrush Threepwood  8 months ago

    This is fantastic.

     •  Reply
  19. Man with x ray glasses
    The Reader Premium Member 8 months ago

    Am I going to have to wait an entire week to find out what happens next!!!?

     •  Reply
  20. Dsc00020
    starfighter441  8 months ago

    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.

     •  Reply
  21. Th 9
    Count Olaf Premium Member 8 months ago

    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.

     •  Reply
  22. Missing large
    gokar RLV  8 months ago

    Cal’s imagination is delightful

     •  Reply
  23. Img 1157
    brick10  8 months ago

    Just a regular d@y in the US of A.

     •  Reply
  24. Gocomic avatar
    sandpiper  8 months ago

    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.

     •  Reply
  25. Loudly crying face 1f62d
    I'm Sad  8 months ago

    How about today’s Big Nate Comic Strip! A nod to Calvin and Hobbes!

     •  Reply
  26. Avatar92
    flemmingo  8 months ago

    Farmer Brown has my luck. Get one catastrophe over and another comes along. Oh well!

     •  Reply
  27. Missing large
    Happy Jack Hill  8 months ago

    This will make a great episode for Smithsonian’s “Air Disasters”

     •  Reply
  28. Win 20201204 12 32 23 pro
    oakie817  8 months ago

    i got a bang out of this one

     •  Reply
  29. Red panda small
    Redd Panda  8 months ago

    Calvin left out the truck, the one carrying Thirty Thousand Pounds of Bananas.

    I know, another song cue … sigh …

     •  Reply
  30. Bits2
    Diat60  8 months ago

    So, just an average day then?

     •  Reply
  31. Missing large
    mckeonfuneralhomebx  8 months ago

    Wasnt all this in Superman Movies? and What 6 year old talks tectonic plates?

     •  Reply
  32. Screenshot 2023 09 14 at 11.21.54 am
    KEA  8 months ago

    Surprised H’Wood hasn’t filmed this.

     •  Reply
  33. Schipluv3
    SchipLvr  8 months ago

    Hmmm, a young Michael Bay!

     •  Reply
  34. Avatar
    M2MM  8 months ago

    This strip is brilliant! :D

     •  Reply
  35. Green hornet zcar avatar
    DatsunMan  8 months ago

    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.

     •  Reply
  36. Missing large
    Will_Scarlet  8 months ago

    Eat your heart out, Pugsley Addams.

     •  Reply
  37. Missing large
    g04922  8 months ago

    Calvin may have a a future in writing disaster movies…

     •  Reply
  38. Missing large
    g04922  8 months ago

    Note the old 727 jet aircraft..

     •  Reply
  39. Missing large
    makinen6602  8 months ago

    gas stoves will be the end for man kind

     •  Reply
  40. Missing large
    nyscotsman1  8 months ago

    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…”

     •  Reply
  41. Picture 001
    rshive  8 months ago

    And that’s just the better of the news.

     •  Reply
  42. Missing large
    gantech  8 months ago

    That kid needs serious therapy.

     •  Reply
  43. Catinma
    BeniHanna6 Premium Member 8 months ago

    Loved the Lockheed L1011. Got to fly in several during the 1970s.

     •  Reply
  44. Missing large
    Stocky One  8 months ago

    Thank heavens for Calvin and Hobbes and Sunday mornings!

     •  Reply
  45. Wizanim
    ChessPirate  8 months ago

    Farmer Brown, whose pants now match his last name…

     •  Reply
  46. Softball
    ridenslide65  8 months ago

    Sounds like something that’s happening right now…..

     •  Reply
  47. Missing large
    hornacek  8 months ago

    I love when Watterson messes with the standard Sunday strip format just to mess with the newspapers.

     •  Reply
  48. Image
    Tetonbil Premium Member 8 months ago

    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?

     •  Reply
  49. 750a5be89e5492a6a79cdd5442eb47d9371b0b836689298121981f62979e5eac
    hooglah  8 months ago

    Sounds like a typical day in the current …..joke for a government.

     •  Reply
  50. 01283 s 11agm6fucw1197
    R Ball Premium Member 8 months ago

    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.

     •  Reply
  51. Images
    hagarthehorrible  8 months ago

    The farmer Brown will be roasted, sunken deep and flung high due to the threesome catastrophes prophesized by Calvin.

     •  Reply
  52. Photo
    ChrisGibson1  8 months ago


     •  Reply
  53. Triscele
    txmystic  8 months ago

    Involuntary eye twitches are so annoying…

     •  Reply
  54. Missing large
    dv  8 months ago

    It’s a day too early for Farmer Smith to be having a case of the Mondays

     •  Reply
  55. Fisheyes
    GKBOWOOD Premium Member 8 months ago

    Amen to that Hobbs- this is getting too real actually…

     •  Reply
  56. Missing large
    jmcenanly  8 months ago

    The good old days, when this was in the comics, rather than on the front page

     •  Reply
  57. Missing large
    snowedin, now known as Missy's mom Premium Member 8 months ago

    This cartoon is rather morbid; no wonder Hobbes wants to play something else.

     •  Reply
  58. Kirby close up with poppies behind   close cropped
    mistercatworks  8 months ago

    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.

     •  Reply
  59. Screenshot 2021 04 19 at 10.17.16 am
    FicklePickle  8 months ago

    Please continue Calvin.

     •  Reply
  60. Missing large
    Drbarb71 Premium Member 8 months ago

    Gomez Addams would love this kid.

     •  Reply
  61. Zakwolfoutdoors
    wiley207  8 months ago

    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.

     •  Reply
  62. Greg backlit
    mindjob  8 months ago

    Good thing that plane wasn’t carrying a nuclear warhead

     •  Reply
  63. Missing large
    kathleenhicks62  8 months ago

    He is into death and destruction today.

     •  Reply
  64. Our spot on the joe
    ST Joe River  8 months ago

    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..

     •  Reply
  65. Spinynorman
    liberalnlovinit  8 months ago

    Farmer Brown is gonna have a bad day…

     •  Reply
  66. Me
    ArcticFox Premium Member 8 months ago

    A brilliant conceptualization of MY imagination!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     •  Reply
  67. Missing large
    Otis Rufus Driftwood  8 months ago

    Calvin may have grown up to become VFX coordinator for Michael Bay or another similar.

     •  Reply
  68. Avatar92
    David Rickard Premium Member 8 months ago

    Somewhere in the afterlife, Irwin Allen is giving this strip two thumbs up.

     •  Reply
  69. Missing large
    rodgerjacobsen Premium Member 8 months ago

    As bad as it gets, even worse…

     •  Reply
  70. Obama e. neuman..
    cosman  8 months ago

    I don’t know about you, but I’m mat framing this one..

     •  Reply
  71. Pupil
    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku Premium Member 8 months ago

    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.

     •  Reply
  72. Missing large
    cmxx  8 months ago

    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.

     •  Reply
  73. Giphy downsized
    Angry Indeed  8 months ago

    I wish they would incorporate this in Smithsonian Channel’s Air Disasters , a fave of my wife.

     •  Reply
  74. Curious cat
    Curiosity Premium Member 8 months ago

    Looks plausible to me….

     •  Reply
  75. Large il 794xn.488262303 2ldc
    RedLion  8 months ago

    I read the conclusion and farmer Brown does make it.

     •  Reply
  76. P1030260
    einarbt  8 months ago

    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.

     •  Reply
  77. Missing large
    Komix Lover  8 months ago

    Airplane issue, train derailment, gas stove…How did Bill Watterson know the future in 1993?

     •  Reply
  78. Misty morning
    SavannahJim Premium Member 8 months ago

    Poor, sweet-natured Hobbs. For a tiger he has almost no appetite for destruction.

     •  Reply
  79. Missing large
    josh_bisbee  8 months ago

    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.

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment

More From Calvin and Hobbes