Calvin and Hobbes

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Contra_Mundum

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I think the only way C&H could have been a better cartoon, would have been if Bill Watterson had actually been a Calvinist.

My take on the greatest commentary comix (post 1980):
(philosophical, not practical--I can think of some suberb parenting/real-life comix, but that's a different class)

in no particular order:
Far Side (gone, either you loved it or hated it, either way it was unforgettable)
Bloom County (gone, Outland is not nearly as good)
**Calvin and Hobbes** (gone)
Dilbert (human nature being what it is, will this guy ever run out of material?)
and my new favorite: Get Fuzzy
 

Puddleglum

Puritan Board Sophomore
Yeah, Calvin & Hobbes is cool! Dilbert's a favorite too. And Peanuts - I read the baseball ones when I / my softball team is doing poorly. :) And Get Fuzzy rocks!
 

crhoades

Puritan Board Graduate
Get fuzzy is hilarious! I have a siamese and it is soooo true. Check out comics.com. they will email you a comic a day to your email...
 

sastark

Puritan Board Graduate
Calvin and Hobbes is classic, as is Farside.

Comics that are still around today, that I love:

Foxtrot (I really think the guy who does the strip monitors my Instant Message conversations - the next days strip is always about something I just was talking about).

Dilbert

and my new personal fav: Pearls Before Swine.

Also, PVPonline is pretty funny. For example:



[Edited on 5-18-2005 by sastark]
 

bigheavyq

Puritan Board Freshman
pearls before swine (i love the gators)
non sequitor
dilbert
in the bleachers
bloom county

classics
far side
calvin and hobbes
 

Batman

Puritan Board Freshman
Calvin and Hobbes, to me, is the best comic strip of all time...I have all the collectable books and am beginning to read them to my six and four year olds..and they love it!!!
 

Batman

Puritan Board Freshman
Calvin and Hobbes, to me, is the best comic strip of all time...I have all the collectable books and am beginning to read them to my six and four year olds..and they love it!!!
 

Herald

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When I was a student at the Word of Life Bible Institute (ah, how fondly I recall my Arminian days), one of the profs would show a Calvin N' Hobbes strip on the overhead before class. Another prof, not be outdone, would show a Far Side strip. The comic relief made church history a whole lot easier to sit through.
 
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kvanlaan

Puritan Board Doctor
Quick question: besides the odd predestination quip, I don't see much that would suggest that he was like *the* Calvin. And yet I've read many places that say that M. Cauvin was indeed the model for comic strip Calvin.

Any background from you C/H-ophiles?
 

VirginiaHuguenot

Puritanboard Librarian
Quick question: besides the odd predestination quip, I don't see much that would suggest that he was like *the* Calvin. And yet I've read many places that say that M. Cauvin was indeed the model for comic strip Calvin.

Any background from you C/H-ophiles?
Here is what Bill Watterson says about it.
 

CalvinandHodges

Puritan Board Junior
Calvin & Hodge

Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite as well.

Second, and a very close second is Farside.

G&P,

-Calvin and Hodge
 

bookslover

Puritan Board Doctor
Given the disappearance of "Calvin and Hobbes" and "The Far Side," I am grateful for the appearance of "Pearls Before Swine."

Helooooo Zebba Neighba!

Also, best non-vocal cartoon character ever: Bill the Cat!
 

SRoper

Puritan Board Graduate
Yesterday's Lio gave a nod to Calvin and Hobbes and other great strips of the past. Only the good die young.

The Houston Chronicle "build your own comics page" is the best way to consume comics online that I've found. Unfortunately they are missing some of my favorites.
 
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