This past Wednesday (November 18th) was the 30th anniversary of the publication of the first Calvin and Hobbes comic strip. Yes, I’m not ashamed to admit
I’m old I used to read the newspaper all the time just for the comic section, and Calvin and Hobbes was one of my top, all time faves. The creator, Bill Watterson charmed us all with witty and occasionally touching depictions of a boy and his tiger, from 1985 to December 31, 1995.
If you’re not familiar with this wondrous duo, do yourself a favor and pick this up (at the time I’m posting this, it’s almost half off) –
If you’re a fan like me, you probably already own one or five million of Watterson’s books. I know I have Calvin and Hobbes and The Essential Calvin and Hobbes somewhere around here (last time I looked, the youngest had absconded with them, and I haven’t stolen them back yet).
I’d post a bazillion of my favorites, but since I just remembered about five seconds ago that today is Friday, and the day is almost over, I’ll make this short and sweet. Living in New England, I love this recurring gag –
By the way, I’m obviously not the only one who loves this one, because there is a picture of a real life re-enactment, courtesy of the Michigan Tech University Winter Carnival in 2006
I’ll leave you with the one that Mr. Watterson left us with –