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Title: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: UncleMax on 08 Jun 2007, 19:16
Yeah, kinda self-explanatory.  Calvin and Hobbes being one of the best forms of entertainment and also one of Jeph's major influences...
Anyways, just state which strip/quote/storyline that you thought was the best or funniest or ironickest (and yes, making up words is a hobby of mine)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Blue Kitty on 08 Jun 2007, 21:06
hm, I think that one on perspective and lighting

my teacher used it once for a pyshcological discussion and all I could think about was, "Hehe, Calvin and Hobbes"
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Ozymandias on 08 Jun 2007, 21:57
(http://www.progressiveboink.com/jon/images/calvinhobbes/jon5.GIF)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Beautiful Maladies on 09 Jun 2007, 00:14
Well said.

Anyway, i'd have to say that, in a way, the last strip was my favorite. It was the absolute perfect way to sum up and conclude the series.

I never thought before the fact that a comic strip could possibly bring me to tears.

It takes a master to create such absolutely endearing and captivating characters, four black and white panels at a time (color on sundays).
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: mberan42 on 11 Jun 2007, 09:13
(http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/7092/calvinqr6.png)

(http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/8100/011289fc8.gif)

(http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/7183/110187pz1.gif)



Incidentally, there is a great Calvin & Hobbes archives (http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch/comics/list.cgi) out there.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 11 Jun 2007, 11:20
Calvin & Hobbes is one of the greatest things ever created. i've owned all the books since before i can even remember and have read them all many times. i'm glad someone made this thread.
but alas, they are all my favorites so i have nothing to contribute until i can think of a good one.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 11 Jun 2007, 12:45
The wonderful thing about this comic is that the humor works on so many levels. I started reasing C&H years ago and a lot of the jokes made no sense to me. I probably didn't even know they were jokes. I still loved the comic though becasue there was plenty of humor I did understand. Now though, whenever I go back and read one of my C&H books, I laugh out loud at so many things I never would have understood when I was younger. That's a sign of a brilliant comic writer if you ask me. If you can appeal to a very broad audience and still be very funny, but at the same time be wise, insightful, heartfelt, compelling, and endearing, you've really accomplished something great. Watterson is one of the few people I'm aware of that has truly been able to do that.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: tomselleck69 on 11 Jun 2007, 15:19
the sunday strip where calvin and susie are playing doctor and the one where they are a married couple fighting about their rabbit-baby. they are both drawn in the style of old soap-opera strips, and are pretty much what i wish I could get my comic to look like.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Orbert on 12 Jun 2007, 10:25
I love that one! (Edit: hell, might as well just include it)

(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch890709.gif)

I think it's awesome how his tie is the black-and-red stripes of Calvin's T-shirt, and Susie's clothes are also the same colors she usually wears.

Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 12 Jun 2007, 12:41
yeah, i really like it when Calvin's dad tries to be smart and explain stuff he doesn't understand to Calvin. always classic.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Mary on 12 Jun 2007, 13:15
(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch/comics/91/04/07.gif)

 :-D
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: AmyE on 12 Jun 2007, 20:01
LoL I love that one Orbert! That's so cute. You can just see little kids doing somthing like that...
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: rasufelle on 12 Jun 2007, 22:45
This is one of my favorite Calvin & Hobbes strips.  I actually tried pulling this on my own parents, but it didn't work for me, either :P


(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch/comics/86/12/12.gif)


Incidentally, this strip was also published on the day that I was born.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: doki on 24 Jun 2007, 08:00
you could quite easily blame Calvin for my current obsession with comics, but to pick a favorite goes with three words
Dinos in F-14s
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: pirateboy on 01 Jul 2007, 21:34
I have a particular fondness for all of the Spaceman Spiff stories.

I hear Bill Watterson is living in the woods painting somewhere these days. Lucky man.

Here's twenty-five good-uns:
http://www.progressiveboink.com/archive/calvinhobbes.htm
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Orbert on 01 Jul 2007, 22:17
I loved the Spaceman Spiff ones.

Watterson pitched a couple of different strips before someone finally picked up Calvin & Hobbes. One of them was Spaceman Spiff. Watterson always loved Spaceman Spiff, and was bummed when he didn't catch on, but he turned up later as one of Calvin's alter egos.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: HellPuppi on 01 Jul 2007, 23:39
The one where he caught the baseball that he hit and says "I caught it! I caught it!....I'm out..."

Or any of the ones where Hobbes shows his more philosophical side.

On a completely random side note, I have a tattoo of Hobbes.

I am a nerd. Woo!
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: wMike on 21 Jul 2007, 07:36
Any of the Tracer Bullet comics.

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i121/whitemike456/TracrBullet.jpg)

Probably the greatest comic strip in history (Peanuts fans feel free to flame me)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Mockingbirdflyaway on 14 Aug 2007, 11:38
I love all of the comics with the babysitter, because I have to look after a few kids who are like Calvin. Completely off the walls.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Anna Banana on 20 Aug 2007, 07:17
The title strip (ha) from Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat.

Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: tetrakupo on 20 Aug 2007, 15:56
Lol, I think my favorite one is probably the one when someone called for calvin's dad and he answered the phone. And the guy asked can you take a message? and calvin say's sure hold on. Then he blows up a paper bag and say's "AUGH!! I'VE BEEN SHOT" then hangs up and say's "I hate taking messages.." Sorry for lack of actual comic lol.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: roint on 30 Aug 2007, 21:38
My obsession with comics was caused by Bill Watterson. I bought a Calvin and Hobbes book whenever I got any money as a kid. In this past year I've discovered the sheer joy of re-reading old CH books with my adult, wikipedia-addled brain and finally understanding all of the jokes that I didn't get as a kid. I can't think of any strip that comes close to the universal appeal of Calvin and Hobbes, and it rivals Krazy Kat for the title of best newspaper strip ever. Needless to day, I'm having a hard time picking a favorite, though I always loved the ones where Calvin expressed himself creatively through the art of snowmen.

(http://www.hss.caltech.edu/~mcafee/Bin/Calvin/Snowman11.jpg)

(http://bbs.wiredminds.org/images/user_files/421b39e442220a229f04a.gif)

(http://calvin.doriennesmith.com/images/saucersnowman5.gif)

(http://www.derekbrown.ca/archives/01242007_calvin_hobbes08.gif)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: dawalrus on 07 Sep 2007, 15:08
Calvin's dad says they are having Monkey Brains (stuffed peppers I think) for supper. Mom says "Quit encouraging him!" Definitely a classic.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Orbert on 07 Sep 2007, 15:19
I'm bummed. That searchable Calvin and Hobbes Database is defunct.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: MysticalChicken on 26 Sep 2007, 16:01
I love this one so much that I've memorized it and I quote it in my head whenever I make hot cocoa:

[Calvin is making cocoa and Hobbes is watching him]

Calvin:  The secret to making great hot chocolate is to put the tiny marshmallows in first.
Hobbes:  So they melt faster?
Calvin:  No, so you can fit in forty or fifty of them.  This way the hot chocolate just fills in the cracks.
Hobbes:  I wondered why you eat it with a fork.
Calvin:  Also, I don't use milk.  I just heat the syrup.

And these two, which I must recite in my head when making a peanut butter sandwich:

Calvin [to his mom, who is off-panel]:  How's my peanut butter sandwich coming along?  You're using chunky peanut butter, right?  I won't eat smooth!  [next panel]  And make it an open-faced sandwich, too!  Don't put any jelly on it or anything!  And use some normal bread!  I don't like those weird grain breads!  [next panel] Did you cut it diagonally?  I like triangles better than rectangles, so be sure to cut it right!
[Calvin's mom sets the sandwich down in front of him]
Mom:  Your majesty's sandwich.
Calvin:  HEY!  This is a closed-faced, horizontally cut, smooth peanut butter sandwich on weird bread with jelly!  Weren't you LISTENING?

[Calvin is looking aghast into a jar of peanut butter]
Calvin:  Aaugh!  The peanut butter is ruined! [next panel] You're supposed to scoop one half straight down and then dig out the other side from the bottom, so part of the top remains undisturbed until the very end!
Calvin's mom:  What on earth for?
Calvin:  It's a ritual!  You have to keep the top of the peanut butter smooth!
Calvin's mom:  Maybe you should make your own sandwiches.
Calvin:  If you can't control your peanut butter, you can't expect to control your life.  Did you cut the bread diagonally?  [I quote the first sentence of that panel ALL THE TIME.]
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: mberan42 on 27 Sep 2007, 11:24
I'm bummed. That searchable Calvin and Hobbes Database is defunct.

It's not! He fixed it!

http://www.transmogrifier.org/
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Orbert on 27 Sep 2007, 12:27
Yay!!
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: MysticalChicken on 27 Sep 2007, 16:36
Ooh, I like that site!  One of the C&H books I have, It's a Magical World, is mysteriously missing strips from Sept. 4 - 28, 1995 (they weren't torn out, it was as if they weren't even put in the book in the first place) and I'd heard that Rosalyn played Calvinball with Calvin, and I'd always wanted to read that arc.  I saved all the comics that are missing from that book (except for the Sunday comics, which for some reason were ones from the first years of the strip).

This one made me laugh out loud:

(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch950927.gif)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Grimmy on 28 Sep 2007, 06:21
i have always been a HUGE fan of the snowman house of horror strip.

but that spontantious combustion one got me good this morning...

Good stuff.

Personal note...
every time I get tackled, or tackle my son, I think of calvin ad hobbes.

Grimmy
Sometimes in life you are Calvin, sometimes you are Hobbes
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: PowerkeithGX on 12 Oct 2007, 10:39
Spaceman Spiff was my hero.

(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch861020.gif)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: muteKi on 12 Oct 2007, 22:48
I like this one:
http://macmat.w.staszic.waw.pl/calvin/93/ch930919.gif
and this one:
http://progressiveboink.com/jon/images/calvinhobbes/jon5.GIF (sheer brilliance, and actually having the kajones to show a guy getting killed in a Sunday comic)
and the comic being referenced in this snow sculpture; if you recall I had a similar idea in the artwork "happiness" which is an ice-cream cone:
http://chuckmasterson.blogspot.com/2007/02/s-n-o-w.html
Incidentally, the search for "torment of existence weighed against the horror of nonbeing" gives over 200 results.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: MusicScribbles on 16 Oct 2007, 19:38
I don't have a favorite strip (surprise), but my favorite kinds were always the wagon ones, the snowmen, and the spaceman spiff strips.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: AngelofShadows on 16 Oct 2007, 20:35
My favorite ones where the ones that showed Calvin's kind side. Like when he found the baby Raccoon and it died. Or when he lost Hobbes.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Renalia on 30 Oct 2007, 05:54
(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch860322.gif)


Love it.

Calvin and Hobbes is a great comic because it captures the essense of being a child so well, that you can't help but relate to it in some way. Everyone remembers the imaginary adventures that Calvin took part in because we all did that when we were kids.


(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch860326.gif)

And this captures the emotion of childhood almost as good as anything I've ever seen.



EDIT:

(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch870704.gif)

I had to add this one because I'm pretty sure that my dad had this look on his face until I turned 18. :P
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Orbert on 30 Oct 2007, 07:42
And yet, every once in a while, Calvin shows us just a hint that he's got more going on upstairs than your average ADHD kid.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Shadic on 07 Nov 2007, 01:29
Calvin is just a genius... A... creative genius.

And Calvin and Hobbes is probably the greatest comic that will ever exist. I don't say that about too many things and their particular subject, but I honestly think that this is the case. The art style is complex yet simple at the same time, there are jokes in each comic for just about everybody, and the comic just rings true.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: cupcakeonastick on 07 Nov 2007, 20:06
Hard to pick a favorite but I love this one:

(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch851129.gif)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: SeanBateman on 08 Nov 2007, 09:41
I have a calvin and hobbes tattoo.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Mev852 on 08 Nov 2007, 15:27
My obsession with comics was caused by Bill Watterson. I bought a Calvin and Hobbes book whenever I got any money as a kid. In this past year I've discovered the sheer joy of re-reading old CH books with my adult, wikipedia-addled brain and finally understanding all of the jokes that I didn't get as a kid. I can't think of any strip that comes close to the universal appeal of Calvin and Hobbes, and it rivals Krazy Kat for the title of best newspaper strip ever. Needless to day, I'm having a hard time picking a favorite, though I always loved the ones where Calvin expressed himself creatively through the art of snowmen.


I completely agree. The snowmen comics rock.

(http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/2425/ch950112ng1.gif)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Fajen Thygia on 09 Nov 2007, 21:54
My favorite C&H is definitely Snowman Crossing.  There's just something about it....
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: thehollow on 09 Nov 2007, 23:06
I currently have an extra large jar of chunky peanut butter on my shelf with one half scooped straight down and the other side dug out from the bottom.

<3 this comic.  I recently downloaded the entire series, but only until i can scrounge enough cash to buy the boxed set.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Shadic on 13 Nov 2007, 16:40
I currently have an extra large jar of chunky peanut butter on my shelf with one half scooped straight down and the other side dug out from the bottom.

<3 this comic.  I recently downloaded the entire series, but only until i can scrounge enough cash to buy the boxed set.

I do that with butter... That's close too, right?
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Sebastian on 14 Nov 2007, 00:38
well, it is hard to pick a favorite, but one that always make me laugh is this

(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch860609.gif)

expecially Hobbes comment at the end.

A little gross, I know, but I'm a simple man, with simple tastes. :D
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 20 Nov 2007, 23:12
I loved the Spaceman Spiff ones.

Watterson pitched a couple of different strips before someone finally picked up Calvin & Hobbes. One of them was Spaceman Spiff. Watterson always loved Spaceman Spiff, and was bummed when he didn't catch on, but he turned up later as one of Calvin's alter egos.

Seconded
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Liopleurodon on 21 Nov 2007, 23:38
I loved the Spaceman Spiff ones.

Watterson pitched a couple of different strips before someone finally picked up Calvin & Hobbes. One of them was Spaceman Spiff. Watterson always loved Spaceman Spiff, and was bummed when he didn't catch on, but he turned up later as one of Calvin's alter egos.

Thirded. Especially know that I've seen stuff like "Flash Gordon" and "Buck Rogers" and others and know where it comes from.

But my all time favourites were his dinosaur ones. I was (still am) a dinosaur nut, so they particularly appealed to me.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Thrillho on 26 Nov 2007, 05:55
I love that one! (Edit: hell, might as well just include it)

(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch890709.gif)

I think it's awesome how his tie is the black-and-red stripes of Calvin's T-shirt, and Susie's clothes are also the same colors she usually wears.

It's official, that is the greatest goddamn Calvin and Hobbes comic I have EVER READ.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Wayfaring Stranger on 04 Dec 2007, 12:05
Hands down, the best comic strip of all time.  I don't think it will ever be topped. 
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: atheris_squamigera on 06 Jan 2008, 09:12
Alright you asked for it. Here are a few of my favorites.
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whoo, that was like work. Sorry to swamp the forum for my first post, but I thought you guys would like to read all these.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: mberan42 on 07 Jan 2008, 07:34
Man, that was almost the best first post ever.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: SevenPinkerton on 07 Jan 2008, 14:21
(http://davidguy.brinkster.net/goaste/stuff/calvin/calvinretouchdistressed.jpg)

I'm not sure who originally created this "modernized" Calvin and Hobbes, but it is damned depressing.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Joseph on 07 Jan 2008, 16:50
Calvin's dad says they are having Monkey Brains (stuffed peppers I think) for supper. Mom says "Quit encouraging him!" Definitely a classic.

You have the mom and dad backwards.

This one is probably my favourite, off the top of my head.

(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch860616.gif)

Really brilliant strip though.  I used to reread and reread the collections, and I have a lot of memories sitting with my mom, rolling around laughing, tears in our eyes after reading through a few.  The one I just posted is my mom's favourite strip as well.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Eiger on 09 Jan 2008, 17:24
My favorite comics include almost all of the Spaceman Spiff comics and most of the ones involving dinosaurs and snowmen ;].

(http://davidguy.brinkster.net/goaste/stuff/calvin/calvinretouchdistressed.jpg)

I'm not sure who originally created this "modernized" Calvin and Hobbes, but it is damned depressing.


I just died a little bit inside  :-(. Funny, but in a sad way.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Fidel Fanst on 10 Jan 2008, 07:28
What? You want me to choose just one strip? This is like Solomon and the baby... Jeez! I got The Complete Calvin and Hobbes for x-mas. Way cool. But the thing is hella heavy...

And yeah, I agree, the "modernized" verion is depressing. Really, really depressing...
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Grimmy on 10 Jan 2008, 08:22
My all time favortie is the snowman house of horrors.
Sorry for the lack of linkage, but my laziness overcame my love for the strip.

Grimmy
anything worth doing it worth getting someone to do it for you
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Paav on 12 Jan 2008, 01:17
I loved reading Calvin and Hobbes back in grade school, but I lost track of my books after moving around during college. I recently came across a couple of them that had been sitting in a box for almost ten years. They are still great I would read them all night, and cry because I was laughing so hard.

As for my favorites any of the snowman or Calvinball strips, but my number one is when Calvin was supposed to shovel the walk so he shovels the opposite way around the house leaving a coupld of large piles of snow in the path and a large pile behind the car. He they says, "If you do something bad enough the first time, they may never ask you to do it again."
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: singeivoire on 18 Jan 2008, 10:40
This one remains my favorite. I think it's the lit geek in me.

(http://look.onemonkey.org/verbing_sm.jpg)

We're already there, Hobbes. Be very afraid.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Uber Ritter on 18 Jan 2008, 22:17
My favorite comics include almost all of the Spaceman Spiff comics and most of the ones involving dinosaurs and snowmen ;].

(http://davidguy.brinkster.net/goaste/stuff/calvin/calvinretouchdistressed.jpg)

I'm not sure who originally created this "modernized" Calvin and Hobbes, but it is damned depressing.


I just died a little bit inside  :-(. Funny, but in a sad way.
Man, Ritalin doesn't work nearly that well, by my experience.  Or most psychoactive drugs, but oh well.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Daemar on 19 Jan 2008, 14:49

[Calvin is looking aghast into a jar of peanut butter]
Calvin:  Aaugh!  The peanut butter is ruined! [next panel] You're supposed to scoop one half straight down and then dig out the other side from the bottom, so part of the top remains undisturbed until the very end!
Calvin's mom:  What on earth for?
Calvin:  It's a ritual!  You have to keep the top of the peanut butter smooth!
Calvin's mom:  Maybe you should make your own sandwiches.
Calvin:  If you can't control your peanut butter, you can't expect to control your life.  Did you cut the bread diagonally?  [I quote the first sentence of that panel ALL THE TIME.]

I actually started doing that with the peanut butter after reading that strip a few years ago. My family doesn't, though, so my work is perpetually ruined.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: ImRonBurgundy? on 06 Feb 2008, 02:23
Sorry to necropost, but I've been doing that with my latest jar of peanut butter, too.  My favorite part is how it makes a little peanut butter grotto.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: brandon_ha on 22 Feb 2008, 18:37
(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch851214.gif)

That has allways been my favorite comic strip. I was introduced to C&H by my uncle, who actually gave me my first C&H books. I got the rest of his collection when he died, its hard to be sad when your laughnig so hard.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Teh Geek Lord on 25 Feb 2008, 06:36
Instead of singling out a single favorite strip, can I plug a favorite Calvin and Hobbes collection?  I like the Definitive Collection, but its all wonderful shit!!!
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: dash on 27 Feb 2008, 05:17
I dunno if anyone posted about it since i didn't read the whole thread, but the bit where Calvin finds the little rabbit or was it a raccoon? anyway the animal dies and he kind of has a little bit of a tough time dealing with it. I mean there are tons of funny ones out there, but this one was a little different so it kind of touched me someplace...
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Orbert on 27 Feb 2008, 10:02
It was a bird, and I thought we'd discussed it here, but I guess I'm having imaginary repressed memories again.

Anyway, yeah, that was a good one, and as you pointed out, a bit different.  Watterson had actually found a dead bird and sketched it, which is why it's not in the regular C & H style, but he worked it into the strip so he could share it.  It was definitely interesting hearing Calvin's thoughts on the matter.

Tried searching that database on "bird" "dead" "alive" etc. with no results, but I'm positive it was a bird, because that is one of my favorites also.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: AngelofShadows on 27 Feb 2008, 10:47
That was a Sunday strip (the bird) There was a whole arc to Calvin and Hobbes finding a wounded Raccoon baby and it dieing. It makes me sad to think about.

But not as sad as the "modernized" version of the strip. That kills a bit of my childhood and makes me angry. Stomping around in the Angry dome angry.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: fifthfiend on 27 Feb 2008, 13:44
Yeah, kinda self-explanatory.  Calvin and Hobbes being one of the best forms of entertainment and also one of Jeph's major influences...
Anyways, just state which strip/quote/storyline that you thought was the best or funniest or ironickest (and yes, making up words is a hobby of mine)

Fixked.

Also, the best one was clearly Tyrannosaurs in F-14s.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: AndrewDB on 28 Feb 2008, 23:34
Three of my favorites:

(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch860323.gif)

(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch860704.gif)

(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch861208.gif)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: dash on 29 Feb 2008, 02:58
Haha I remember after reading the fuzzy therapy I tried it on my cat.

She didn't like it so much, though I have to admit it worked a little.  :-)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: AndrewDB on 29 Feb 2008, 10:18
My cat loves letting me do Fuzz Therapy.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Orbert on 29 Feb 2008, 10:25
Unfortunately kitties have to be in the mood to administer the fuzzy therapy, or the results can be less than optimal.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Surgoshan on 29 Feb 2008, 10:33
Remember; five of their six ends are pointy.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: sk8brder40 on 07 Apr 2008, 13:58
(http://www.mr-miata.net/images/ch940109.jpg)

This and pretty much all of the snow man strips. I swear, I own eleven of the books and I've read each like 5-10 times. Calvin and Hobbes is probably the best strip ever created, and it's a real shame that Bill stopped making them, but all good things come to an end.


Man... I gotta start reading through my C&H books again. Good memories haha
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: muteKi on 07 Apr 2008, 18:15
(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch860323.gif)


Oh wow. That's actually a really awesome strip. I'm always amazed not only at what he got away with at times but also at his ability to be brilliant and perhaps subversive pretty much consistently even when he wasn't pushing the envelope of taste in daily comics..
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: MrSteevo on 07 Apr 2008, 19:21
(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/1347/ch911215po3.gif)

I like this one, I always felt that my Imagianation was surpressed by my parents all the time why I was a kid.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: sterlingdragon on 10 Apr 2008, 04:25
That one where they're at the lunch table, and Susie doesn't want to know what Calvin's having, and he says he feels sorry for his tepeworm.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Orbert on 10 Apr 2008, 08:29


(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch890201.gif)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: ThePQ4 on 10 Apr 2008, 08:58
This one made me laugh, because it's kind of true.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y147/ThePQ4/ch851209.gif)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: sapphiremind on 11 Apr 2008, 05:40
The raccoon strip is very different from the bird strip.  I love that series and it's my favorite and I think it is very appropriate for my career (NICU RN) and I reread it often to help keep perspective.  Often times we have babies we can't save and this just puts it into words so nicely.

(http://www.lilytree.com/lj/1.jpg)
(http://www.lilytree.com/lj/2.jpg)
(http://www.lilytree.com/lj/3.jpg)
(http://www.lilytree.com/lj/4.jpg)
(http://www.lilytree.com/lj/5.jpg)
(http://www.lilytree.com/lj/6.jpg)
(http://www.lilytree.com/lj/7.jpg)
(http://www.lilytree.com/lj/8.jpg)
(http://www.lilytree.com/lj/9.jpg)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Orbert on 11 Apr 2008, 09:15
Whoa, I'd forgotten how serious this whole series was.  I know I've read it before (I have all the books), but wow.

That's a heavy first post there.  Dark and heavy.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: sapphiremind on 11 Apr 2008, 18:55
Well, I heart C&H, and before I registered, I couldn't browse the daily QC discussion, and this just made me have to post, especially since other people had mentioned the Raccoon Incident.  I have a "depressing" job, by most people's standards; the hospital I work at gets the worst of the worst and we don't get happy endings a lot of times.  But you learn to adjust what your definition of a happy ending is.  Maybe it's not the baby going home, perfectly healthy and fine, but maybe it's the baby going to heaven, being held and loved and comfortable and not being in any more pain.  I'm veering off-topic, but I love how a comic strip can address that, and still make it entertaining and meaningful. 
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Turtle on 11 Apr 2008, 19:09
Agreed. One thing I've always appreciated about Calvin and Hobbes isn't just the humor, but how honest it is.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: [noodle] on 01 May 2008, 15:04
(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff261/noodle_6491/stuff/challyourbase-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Orbert on 01 May 2008, 15:45
Umm.... okay.

So now we're including fake C & H strips as candidates for favorite?
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Seigea on 08 May 2008, 12:42
Calvin and hobbes has always been a staple in my life. As readily available as water. I think my favorite is when Calvin is told to make his bed and they spend all day inventing a robot to make it for them. It doesn't work, but they still didn't have to do the bed. That's funny on a level anyone of any age can understand.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Orbert on 13 May 2008, 16:01
Speaking of water:

(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch870301.gif)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: minnesaenger on 13 May 2008, 22:00
There's plenty of C&H that I dearly love, many of them the philosophical ones, but what I always come up with first are these two classic strips:

(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch851125.gif)
I quote this one all the time...

(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch860629.gif)
"You won." Makes a great inside joke  :-)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Seigea on 14 May 2008, 07:06
lol. I just got out all my calvin and hobbes books and read them last night. what a hoot!
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: teh pwn queen on 14 May 2008, 07:44
This is a personal fav of mine... his face in the second to last panel is probably the best Calvin-face Watterson ever made:
(http://www.marcellosendos.ch/comics/ch/1989/02/19890205.gif)


And I always loved how Calvin would do anything to ruin a picture.  Here's a sample:
(http://www.marcellosendos.ch/comics/ch/1987/02/19870226.gif)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: bicostp on 14 May 2008, 10:18
"What's your favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip?"

There is only one answer to that question:

Yes.

They're all equally awesome, from when Calvin 'caught' Hobbes with the tuna sandwich baited snare trap, up to the last toboggan ride into the woods.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: billiumbean on 13 Jun 2008, 15:28
My favorite is just one panel, and C&H are walking through the forest.  Calvin says something along the lines of "I think the most conclusive proof of intelligent alien life is that they're smart enough not to contact us."

It's more or less my motto.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Erik the Hack on 06 Jul 2008, 20:49
Watterson is easily the biggest influence on my writing, and I loved so many of those storylines.  My absolute favorites would have to be the twisted snowmen strips.  One that always comes to mind is the snow cone strip that ends with Calving indicating "It was a sordid affair..."  :lol:

I still miss C&H...  :-(
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: nobo on 25 Aug 2008, 19:49
(http://davidguy.brinkster.net/goaste/stuff/calvin/calvinretouchdistressed.jpg)

I'm not sure who originally created this "modernized" Calvin and Hobbes, but it is damned depressing.

its not depressing, you only got half the comic.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/nirvana98r/calv9mz.jpg)

my favorite one is the one where Calvin walks by hobbes looking like a zombie and hobbes says "whatever" and acts like a zombie too
this is the last one in that series if someone can find the first few

(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch870430.gif)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Cartilage Head on 26 Aug 2008, 00:13
Don't knock my smock or I'll clean your clock. (http://dontknockmysmock.com)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: David_Dovey on 26 Aug 2008, 00:36
(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch870705.gif)

(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch880828.gif)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: mat_mantra on 26 Aug 2008, 10:52
I crack up anytime i see any of the snowman ones.  Here a few of the greatest

(http://biessman.com/calvinAndHobbes.gif)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Ravenbomb on 08 Nov 2008, 10:36
(http://progressiveboink.com/nick/images/calvinandhobbes/CH940127.JPG)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: glambourine on 08 Nov 2008, 12:04
What about the one where THE PEANUT BUTTER ITSELF IS ALIVE
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Trollstormur on 08 Nov 2008, 19:31
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/sademie/1222421051525.jpg)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Orbert on 14 Nov 2008, 14:43
Wait... what?
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Trollstormur on 15 Nov 2008, 07:13
spoilers: it's suzie derkin.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Nov 2008, 10:07
Eat pagebreak motherfucker
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: lily-kiernan on 18 Nov 2008, 00:52
It's not a real Calvin and Hobbes, but this is what immediately came to mind:

http://blog.newsarama.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/john_calvin-thomas_hobbes.jpg
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Nodaisho on 18 Nov 2008, 01:26
In the one on the last page, Hobbes is jealous he isn't getting any.

Hmm... that brings up something interesting, I wonder where I could find an analysis of the relationship between calvin and hobbes, and the personality hobbes has as an aspect of calvin projected onto the stuffed animal. Of course, there would be a lot of bullshit, but it could be interesting to read.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Dollface on 18 Nov 2008, 03:46
(http://www.tommym1080.com/journal/calvin-n-hobbes.gif)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Orbert on 18 Nov 2008, 07:59
Question: Do kids today even know what it means to play classical music at 78 RPM?


Get off my lawn!
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: mberan42 on 18 Nov 2008, 12:02
My turntable only has 33/45
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Orbert on 18 Nov 2008, 13:23
Ah, but at least you know what a turntable is and what the comic is referencing.  It just seems to me that an increasing number of people would just have no idea what the joke is, because they don't know what it means to play something at 78.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Harun on 18 Nov 2008, 20:36
correct answer: all of them (http://www.marcellosendos.ch/comics/ch/index.html)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: David_Dovey on 21 Nov 2008, 01:45
Hmm... that brings up something interesting, I wonder where I could find an analysis of the relationship between calvin and hobbes, and the personality hobbes has as an aspect of calvin projected onto the stuffed animal. Of course, there would be a lot of bullshit, but it could be interesting to read.

Partial Answer (http://www.metaphilm.com/philm.php?id=29_0_2_0)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Nodaisho on 21 Nov 2008, 03:52
That is awesome. Especially that first picture.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: DougGlendower on 21 Nov 2008, 10:02
I loved the one where he's trying to steal the bulldozer that's going to be used to get rid of the forest...
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: The Cheesinator on 13 Jan 2009, 17:15
When he tells his mother that he has less important things to do than homework.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: AngelofShadows on 13 Jan 2009, 19:08
^Who did that and where did it come from?

Also it would've been way better if Hobbes just tackled both of them.

edit: I really need to pay attention to what page I'm looking at. I'm referring to the one where calvin and suzie are getting it on.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: the_pied_piper on 13 Jan 2009, 20:07
Looking back over the strips it seems to me that the final strip of all is more sad now seeing as there were none written after it and it seems kind of empty.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: masquerade on 13 Jan 2009, 20:19
Just for bragging purposes, my boyfriend bought me the boxed set of the comic for Christmas. I'll keep him for a little while.

(http://bp2.blogger.com/_tLE0Uqvk9Lc/R7LY1jistGI/AAAAAAAACjc/4Ee_qJOYNc0/s1600-h/ch921213.gif)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: AngelofShadows on 14 Jan 2009, 04:20
marry him
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: masquerade on 14 Jan 2009, 08:30
It was the best gift anyone could have ever gotten me, according to the past few years of begging, ever since the set came out. And the kicker was that we'd only been dating two months and he knew without me saying anything how excited I'd be over it. Warm fuzzies.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: AngelofShadows on 14 Jan 2009, 13:59
If I was dating someone who gave me that....well, don't know what I would do.


Probably anything. For sure anything if she reads it with me.









If read to me, I would probably slaughter the pope.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: kaitco on 14 Jan 2009, 20:38
Just for bragging purposes, my boyfriend bought me the boxed set of the comic for Christmas. I'll keep him for a little while.

Ooh! That one is definitely a keeper!

I could never decide on a single strip that could qualify as a favorite, but I talk about a bunch of my favorites on my Calvin and Hobbes site, Midnight Calvin (http://calvin.doriennesmith.com/).

A couple come in a close tie with each other:
(http://calvin.doriennesmith.com/images/comics/calsnow/calsnow22.gif)

(http://calvin.doriennesmith.com/images/comics/calvin/calvin30.gif)

Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: kgbisouttogetme on 15 Jan 2009, 01:52
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3374/3198630118_53663b14f0.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3525/3198630162_70210e5034.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Orbert on 15 Jan 2009, 10:15
The one with the guy being shot by the deer is incredible.  A man being shot dead, loudly and graphically, in the Sunday comics.  And not even in a "grownup" comic like Rex Morgan MD, but in a "kid's" comic.

Also, the lady shouting "AIEEE!! They got Frank!!" looks kinda like the adult version of Susie that we see sometimes.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: masquerade on 15 Jan 2009, 11:25
It's debateable whether Calvin and Hobbes is a children's comic. It's been said that everyone gets some humor out of the strips, but some of the ideas presented and topics discussed are very adult in nature. Even the loss experienced by Calvin when he loses Hobbes, while understood by the children who have lost their favorite toy, can be experienced on a deeper level by the adults who have lost their best friend, whether through circumstances or through death.

On a more lighthearted note:

(http://www.smomashup.com/images/calvinball.jpg)

^.^
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: brandon_ha on 15 Jan 2009, 14:56
Best thread EVER.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Orbert on 15 Jan 2009, 16:24
It's debateable whether Calvin and Hobbes is a children's comic. It's been said that everyone gets some humor out of the strips, but some of the ideas presented and topics discussed are very adult in nature. Even the loss experienced by Calvin when he loses Hobbes, while understood by the children who have lost their favorite toy, can be experienced on a deeper level by the adults who have lost their best friend, whether through circumstances or through death.

Ah, good point.  I guess I should have said "normally kid-friendly" or something, but you're right, a lot of what goes on in C & H is really only fully appreciated by adults.  Watterson's gift for capturing the kid mentality, and presenting it in a way that adults can totally relate to, is beyond amazing.  Kids just think it's funny.  Adults remember being like that, or knew someone like that.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: masquerade on 15 Jan 2009, 20:33
He really is a master of his craft. I maintain that Calvin and Hobbes is the best comic ever.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: kgbisouttogetme on 15 Jan 2009, 21:53
i humbly disagree
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Jace on 16 Jan 2009, 02:36
i humbly disagree

Get the hell out of my sight.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: masquerade on 16 Jan 2009, 06:42
Comic strip that was a newspaper series, kgb. I know Marvel and DC Comics put out some fantastic stuff.

But I swear to Christ if you say it was some kind of anime or manga, we won't be friends.  :x
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: kgbisouttogetme on 16 Jan 2009, 10:09
i still disagree. farside takes the cake
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: AngelofShadows on 16 Jan 2009, 10:10
i humbly disagree

Ok. Well I humbly think you are wrong. Very wrong.


Like in the same league as Bush thinking the government response time to Katrina was fast.

Yeah, I went there
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: kgbisouttogetme on 16 Jan 2009, 10:20
dont get me wrong. i love calvin and hobbes. i own like 7 books. but i feel that it is not the best. sorry.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Vidya on 16 Jan 2009, 12:19
Do you love your childhood? Then don't read this.
Fair warning.

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(http://4chanarchive.org/images/co/4099666/1210742162548.jpg)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Jace on 16 Jan 2009, 13:29
FUCK YOU MAN!
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Vidya on 16 Jan 2009, 14:37
FUCK YOU MAN!

hahahahahahahahahahahahah
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Elk on 16 Jan 2009, 15:46
Oh gawd. Oh GAWD.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: brandon_ha on 16 Jan 2009, 17:12
Not cool you fucking twat.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: masquerade on 16 Jan 2009, 18:45
FUCK YOU MAN!

Agreed. Fucking douchebag. Get the hell out.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Vidya on 16 Jan 2009, 20:27
FUCK YOU MAN!

Agreed. Fucking douchebag. Get the hell out.

woah, hello overreaction.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: AngelofShadows on 16 Jan 2009, 20:59
no it is not.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: kgbisouttogetme on 17 Jan 2009, 00:07
um. heres the thing. you ought to burn in hell for that. you fucking sonofabitch.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Elk on 17 Jan 2009, 00:32
Okay, guys. Chill out. He did give us fair warning.

Even though my inner child is weeping right now.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: kgbisouttogetme on 17 Jan 2009, 01:12
fair warning or not, still a dicknose that deserves to have their genitalia caught in a bear trap.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: masquerade on 17 Jan 2009, 07:04
Eeek, I don't want anyone castrated. That's just not fun. I just wanted him to go away, which he did. Woo.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: kgbisouttogetme on 17 Jan 2009, 07:12
didnt say castrated. i said caught in a bear trap
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: tomselleck69 on 19 Jan 2009, 06:50
 :-D works every time
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: benji on 19 Jan 2009, 10:26
I'm growing jaded. When I saw saw the Hobs/Hobs cartoon, my first reaction was "oh that old thing. No one's going to react all that much, everyone's seen it by now."

Edit: No one reacted nearly that much to the last page ending with teenage Calvin and Suzie taking eachother's clothes off.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Orbert on 19 Jan 2009, 10:53
That may be because a lot of people figured Calvin and Susie would end up together somehow, somewhen.

There are probably far fewer people who fantasized about Hobbes doing himself.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: AngelofShadows on 19 Jan 2009, 15:17
^seconded.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Elk on 19 Jan 2009, 20:46
Also, the art on the Hobbes/Hobbes is really well imitated.

Edit: My second page break today, what is this nonsense.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: kaitco on 21 Jan 2009, 11:23
I'm growing jaded. When I saw saw the Hobs/Hobs cartoon, my first reaction was "oh that old thing. No one's going to react all that much, everyone's seen it by now."

I had never seen it previously, but I am Internet-jaded enough to just glance at an image and know it is probably best to just scroll quickly through the remaining post in order to my sanity. I have been tubgirl'd and goatse'd enough to times to know when these things are about to hit.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: TehBrynn on 23 Jan 2009, 05:59
How could I pick? Calvin was my hero. I was like "It's me! :O:O:O"

However, being female, the cartoon character I actually look and sound much like is Daria Morgendorffer. Especially in junior high.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Elk on 23 Jan 2009, 11:45
Sound like? They made an animated series?

Edit: NEVERMIND.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: kgbisouttogetme on 23 Jan 2009, 22:03
does it piss anyone else off that on the back of a redneck's truck theres always that damn sticker of calvin pissing on something?
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Vidya on 23 Jan 2009, 22:51
does it piss anyone else off that on the back of a redneck's truck theres always that damn sticker of calvin pissing on something?

That actually does piss me off. But Watterson said something to the effect of since that image was never actually in the comic, it's not licensed so they can't really do anything about it.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: kaitco on 23 Jan 2009, 23:03
It ticks me off too. I just saw one today! The big one that floated around when I was younger was a Calvin look-a-like peeing on a rival school's logo (eg: "Calvin" in Ohio State gear peeing on a Michigan logo). At one point, I detested that image so much that I desired to pull together an online "militia" bent on eradicating the use of it...but then procrastination stepped into the fray.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Orbert on 24 Jan 2009, 11:09
The thing that's "wrong" to me about that picture that Calvin comes across as "bad" in it -- pissing on whatever it is that someone doesn't like.  Calvin was not a bad kid.  He was mischievous, not really rebellious so much as just not paying attention to authority (which is not the same as actively going against it), inquisitive, hyper, and had infinite imagination.  He was definitely a challenging kid.

But he would not piss on something.  Using Calvin as the symbol of taking someone down a notch like that just isn't right.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: billiumbean on 24 Jan 2009, 23:53
Calvin of all cartoon characters pissing on (insert sticker here) is very random.  Why not Stewie Griffin or Daffy Duck or Vegeta or Invader Zim?  They're so much more appropriate.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Jace on 24 Jan 2009, 23:58
Calvin of all cartoon characters pissing on (insert sticker here) is very random.  Why not Stewie Griffin or Daffy Duck or Vegeta or Invader Zim?  They're so much more appropriate.

Only one of them existed in american culture when those stickers started coming out. And honestly, Daffy Duck isn't that bad, he's just a little loony.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: no one special on 28 May 2009, 04:18
(http://www.transmogrifier.org/ch-img/ch860312.gif)

For the first 24 years of my life, I did not know that pickles were actually cucumbers.  When I learned that, this comic became one of my all-time favorites.  :-)

Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: LeeC on 15 Jun 2009, 15:13
not sure if this is real or not but my friend posted it outside my cubicle.
(http://www.retards.com/chat/attachments/funny-email-forwards/109d1213827221t-funny-calvin-cartoon-download.jpg)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Orbert on 15 Jun 2009, 16:12
Um, pretty sure Calvin didn't use profanity.  Funny though.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: scarred on 15 Jun 2009, 22:20
(http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/calvin_and_hobbes_v_vendetta.jpg)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 16 Jun 2009, 06:24
not sure if this is real or not but my friend posted it outside my cubicle.
pic
The original word, I believe, is "mud." Remember, syndicated comic.
Anyway, as of about a month ago the final strip has been my wallpaper. Also, reading through this thread, the Raccoon story has made me water up a little. In a manly way, of course.


Also, while we're posting stuff not by Bill Watterson, this one makes me happy.
http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/2017/goodendzz4.jpg
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: scarred on 19 Jun 2009, 13:07
(http://www.marcellosendos.ch/comics/ch/1991/02/19910221.gif)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 19 Jun 2009, 16:09
oh man that V for Vendetta one is awesome!
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Llewellian on 26 Jun 2009, 02:47
I really love all the strips that get highly philosophic. One of the best IMHO is the one with the dead bird:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v175/xstabex/Appreciate.jpg

And on top of that is the story about the dead racoon...


http://progressiveboink.com/ch/cal_hobb-raccoon1.jpg
http://progressiveboink.com/ch/cal_hobb-raccoon2.jpg
http://progressiveboink.com/ch/cal_hobb-raccoon3.jpg
http://progressiveboink.com/ch/cal_hobb-raccoon4.jpg
http://progressiveboink.com/ch/cal_hobb-raccoon5.jpg
http://progressiveboink.com/ch/cal_hobb-raccoon6.jpg
http://progressiveboink.com/ch/cal_hobb-raccoon7.jpg
http://progressiveboink.com/ch/cal_hobb-raccoon8.jpg
http://progressiveboink.com/ch/cal_hobb-raccoon9.jpg

Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 12 Jul 2009, 17:47
I really laughed my ass of when I was reading the last coments on page 3. Come on guys.. This is the internet. You should know by now that the rule 34 is for everything... EVERYTHING and without exceptions.

And yeah... My childhood was beautiful, thank you very much and I still think that the fake comic was hilarious.

And I agree with Llewellian... The philosophic ones are really beautiful. about a really complex matter but simple enough for a child.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Llewellian on 13 Jul 2009, 02:51
Especially the best philosophic question at all: "Why is it always night when we discuss such things?"
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: variable_star on 25 Jul 2009, 13:28
This thread is full of teh win.

I was always a "Far Side" fanboy myself, and now I see what I was missing by ignoring the rest: including "Calvin & Hobbes". Of course, when the whole of the Memphis comics revolved around tripe like "Curtis", "Baby Blues", "Family Circus", and the one with that black cop who looks like Will Smith - who can blame me?
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 26 Jul 2009, 13:58
It's always our fault, guys... We have to accept it  :-)

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/4522/19851229.gif)
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Theriandros on 13 Sep 2009, 13:08
The final strip.

I was 5 or 6 years old then, and it was the first time anything that wasn't a skinned knee or somesuch made me cry.

'Course, it was fun growing up and starting to see the different levels of meaning in the strip.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 14 Sep 2009, 22:30
It still works.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: iglidante on 15 Sep 2009, 06:04
I'd have to say my favorite strip was the one where Calvin is hiding on the roof because his bike chased him through the house and destroyed everything. So...bizarre.
Title: Re: Most Favorite Calvin and Hobbes strip
Post by: Jaclyn on 18 Sep 2009, 11:42
The snowman strips turned me onto the comics a few years ago.

Oh also when Calvin sent Valentine hate-mail to Susie Derkins.