Calvin's best friend
OK……. So……. Apparently GoComics has skipped the final strip and returned to the beginning of the first full year of Calvin and Hobbes. Yesterday we were at the end of 1995, and today’s strip is from January 5, 1986. Besides that, today’s first panel says 1995, but this has been added to the 1986 strip. The original was marked 1986, not 1995. Here is the original strip, with no 1995 in the first panel, and with 1986 in the space between the two middle panels in the bottom row:Click here for archive, or stretch image below: Calvin and Hobbes (January 5, 1986)
@LX013: Your English has improved so much over the past several years. You may be the only Calvin and Hobbes poster from Austria.
Today is the second time that Bill Watterson has said goodbye to his readers in a Calvin and Hobbes strip, but it was temporary the first time. Here is Bill’s final strip before his first 9-month sabbatical, in which he seems to be advising his readers to read comic books while they wait for his return:Click here: Calvin and Hobbes (May 4, 1991)
Today we read Bill Watterson’s final daily strip, which appeared Saturday, December 30th, 1995. It was published the day before Bill’s final strip, which was a Sunday strip on the last day of the year.In today’s strip we see Calvin and Hobbes leaving us, the readers, behind, as the two of them walk off toward new adventures, about to make fresh tracks in the snow.
Today’s strip is from two weeks before the end of Calvin and Hobbes. It contains some of Bill Watterson’s thoughts on pursuing a new path, accepting new challenges, etc. It also looks like Bill’s new horizons and fresh challenge are up in the air.
Suddenly, we have jumped back two weeks, to a rerun from December 11, 1995. Now it is unclear when GoComics will publish the final two strips of Calvin and Hobbes. I’m guessing it will be next Saturday and Sunday, coinciding with the new year.
Merry Christmas to all……who celebrate Christmas.
Hobbes planned ahead with his gift for Calvin, just in case Calvin should decide to return the favor.
So, the snowman asks the snowman behind the counter, “Do you enjoy this line of work?” The other snowman replies, “It’s a snow job.”
So, a snowman walks into another snowman’s ice cream shop, and he says, “I’d like a snow cone, please.” The snowman behind the counter doesn’t hear him because he’s too busy singing, “There’s No Business Like Snow Business.”