For anyone who has known me for longer than about a month, they have probably heard me mention Calvin & Hobbes at some point. While Peanuts usually gets voted as the greatest comic strip, it’s Calvin & Hobbes to me that stands as the greatest.
Full of child-like wonder, philosophy, imagination and Bill Waterson’s uncanny knack for making us realize that a comic strip can be much much more than a punch line in the last frame. So many times he hit the nail on the head of what it’s like be a 6 year old, and still was able to comment on social, political and universal issues.
This will probably be something I toss on my blog once a week or so. Because we all need to laugh, smile and maybe even wipe a tear away on occasion.
Since it’s my first post on this, I’m going to provide two strips today.
(CLICK ON THE STRIPS TO GET A BIGGER AND SHARPER VIEW)
first up is one that is considered among Watterson’s best strips. He had a real love for animals, and his ability to comment on a topic such as hunting and it’s killing of innocent animals is reversed in such a hilarious way here.
Thankfully winter is over. I think we can all agree about that. So to celebrate the fact that we now have warmth more often than cold weather, here is a strip that is one of my favorites.
Here we see both Calvin’s intelligence, wicked sense of humor and hilarious ability to mold absolutely anything out of snow. I don’t know what he will be when he grows up, but whatever it is, I’m sure the word genius will be attached to his name.