Sunday, December 20, 2015

Calvin and Chewing Gum

Calvin loves to chew gum. He not only loves to chew them but also loves to read about them. He gets a monthly magazine on chewing gum. (Only Calvin can get that :D ).

Here are three strips which refer chewing gums and their magazines...

The last strip was published on Dec 22, 1995, few days before the Calvin and Hobbes strip ended. In this strip, it looks like that Bill Watterson is making a reference to the fact that while he loves to draw cartoons and enjoys drawing the strip, it requires a different level of effort, thinking and perseverance to maintain high level of standards that the strip has achieved to this date. Over time, it is becoming increasingly difficult for him to sustain such high standards diminishing his level of enjoyment while drawing these strips. Ultimately the curtains came down on the strip about a week later.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Last appearance of Calvin's Mom

This strip has the last appearance of Calvin's Mom. It was published on 21st Dec 1995. Calvin and Hobbes strip ended on 31st Dec 1995. Hence I consider this as a special one.

We love you and miss you Mom !!!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Calvin, Susie and Snowball

Calvin, Susie and snowball strips always make an interesting read. I always enjoy them a lot. So let me keep quiet and allow you to enjoy the strip... :D

Friday, December 4, 2015

Putting things in perspective

Calvin's Mom is a master in putting things in perspective, sometimes in a straight manner and sometimes in a sarcastic way. Check out this strip... :D

Monday, November 30, 2015

And the snowball disappeared

One of the funny strip that I love. Calvin kept snowball in his desk to unleash them on his classmates later. But he forgot that room temperature will make the snowball disappear (melt)....

Loved the expressions on Calvin's face in every block... :D

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Being cold builds character

Ha Ha Ha... One of my most favorite Calvin strips.

Calvin's Dad always insists on making Calvin do something which he doesn't like to do on the pre-text of building character... :D

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Calvin's Dad watching TV

TV news are same everywhere. So much of sensationalism, paparazzi and hardly any news to be precise. Check out why Calvin's date hate TV news and how he intends to watch it...

Monday, November 16, 2015

Operation Kapow - How to bombard Susie with Snowballs

Just loved the elaborate planning and design of Operation Kapow - How to bombard Susie with Snowballs. :D

Friday, November 13, 2015

Spend a day - The Calvin Way

How to spend a day? Try the Calvin way... :)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Be Selfish or Be Dishonest

Calvin wants the last piece of pie all for himself. Mom suggested that don't be selfish. Calvin said, he'd rather prefer to be selfish than mom to be dishonest... :D

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A lifetime of Experience has left me bitter and cynical

One of my favorite quotes of Calvin - 'A lifetime of Experience has left me bitter and cynical'.

The quote is sarcastic but at some point of time in your life, you might have got a similar feeling. I know at least I got once or twice... :)

Monday, November 9, 2015

Life's beautiful lesson

Check out this beautiful strip where Bill Watterson explains a very important lesson of life by using a very apt example.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Time doesn't fly in school

Calvin hates being in school. He mostly keeps looking at the clock to check when the school time will get over. As usual, whenever you are waiting for something, time doesn't fly. So is the case with Calvin... :)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Calvin's Halloween - Trick or Treat !

Check out Calvin's way of scaring people on Halloween...

No scary costume... Just words to scare people out... :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bill Watterson's silent strip (Calvin and Hobbes sleeping)

Bill Watterson is a master in drawing perfect expressions on various characters in his comic strips. Check out this strip. No words, yet every expression of Calvin conveys his state of mind - surprised, confused, annoyed, angry, cunning, pleased, irritated and finally resigned.

Best part is Calvin doing same thing to Dad which Hobbes did to him... :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Calvin's Dad and Cycling

Calvin's Dad loves to cycle. But he is often unlucky while riding his cycle and gets himself hurt. Check out this strip where he considers using a safer cycle i.e. Calvin's tricycle... :)

Also notice that this is one of few silent strips written by Bill Watterson. No-one speaks anything yet the pictures conveys everything....

Monday, October 26, 2015

Decoding Calvin's secret code

Calvin often talks in a secret code with characters of his imagination. In this script, Calvin is talking in secret code to one of his imaginary characters 'Fanged Terror' to help him out in his class test. Check out the last block of the script, you can easily decode his secret code using a little imagination.


Enjoy the script....

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Calvin's Furious Mom

Calvin's Mom is furious due to Calvin's antics. Check out how she vents out the frustration on Calvin's Dad...

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

It's NEVER Calvin's fault

Calvin never takes responsibilities for his actions or non-actions. He always finds a way to put the blame on someone else. Calvin had two weeks to collect leaves for assignment but he never bothered. Notice how Calvin shifts blame on his Mom for not being able to collect leaves for his assignment.

Typical Calvin !!!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Calvin works ONLY under pressure

One of the strips which reinforces the fact that Calvin is best at procrastinating things till last moment. His logic is that he works better under pressure. Hobbes corrects him by saying that Calvin works "only" under pressure. Perfect explanation by both of them.

Enjoy the strip...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

To make a bad day worse, spend it wishing for the impossible

One of my favorite quotes by Calvin - "To make a bad day worse, spend it wishing for the impossible..."

Enjoy the strip...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Calvin's morning blues

Nice idea by Calvin to get rid of Mom's pestering in the morning to get ready. Just wear school dress, show to her once and then go back to sleep. I bet we have done something similar at least once in our childhood.... :)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Calvin and fire drill

Ever wondered how Calvin will attend a fire-drill. If not, check it out. :)

Calvin and Hobbes playing with water (Holi)

Ever loved playing with water. In India, we celebrate this as a festival called 'Holi'. Check out how Calvin and Hobbes are playing this game...