Calvin and Hobbes
Calvin and Hobbes is a comic strip written by Bill Watterson. The comic follows the antics of a six-year old boy named Calvin and his stuffed tiger, Hobbes.
This little guy is the best
I think this little guy is the best. One of my nicknames on a forum is Calvin & Hobbes. The way he analyzes a grownup problems from a wise childlike perspective is awesome!
Stephan, South Africa - 16 February 2009
Some sanity in life
I am glad that Calvin and Hobbes comic strips have been translated in many languages because the messages conveyed are universal and should be heard as a way to regain some sanity in life.
Alice, United States - 12 May 2006
The answer to Life
The beauty of Calvin and Hobbes is that a 'living' child is actually the dreamer and philosopher, the his stuffed Tiger plays the role of a realist. This juxtaposition is what makes Calvin and Hobbes so enduring and mystical. This is not just a comic, this is the answer to Life.
Thomas, Singapore - 19 November 2005
A philosopher and a realist
What an insight into the mind of a child Bill Watterson gave us. What a philosopher he was as Calvin, and what a realist he was as Hobbes. In one strip, Calvin and Hobbes are in bed, and in the first panel Calvin muses, "I wonder why man was put on earth. What's our purpose? Why are we here?" In the second panel Hobbes turns to him and says, matter-of-factly, "Tiger food." In the third he grins at Calvin, who is absorbing this comment. And in the last panel Calvin lies awake, with a worried look on his face and one eye on his tiger, as Hobbes peacefully sleeps. How could you not love that?
Teena, Australia - 14 September 2005
I love the childish simplicity and logic
My favourite cartoon. I discovered it when I was in the US in 1998. I cut out all the ones where he learns to ride they bicycle. I love the childish simplicity and logic and they way his parents don’t understand him.
sandydr, Netherlands - 13 September 2005
A reckless "everyman" child
Calvin and Hobbes's creation by Bill Watterson was a landmark event in cartoons. He made a reckless "everyman" child whose imagination and better sense came in the form of his stuffed tiger, Hobbes. The discussions within became a synopsis of philosophic thought. The drawings became the hammer to break through the recent years' limiting of cartoons to a few small boxes. His fight to maintain the integrity of his creation led to unprecedented piracy of his images. Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite cartoon of all time.
Vysion, United States - 21 August 2004
Worn and dog-eared
Calvin and Hobbes is one of my all time favorites, and more importantly, the all time favorite comics of my son, age 8. We have all the books - they are worn and dog-eared, we've even replaced one that completely fell apart! Always a good read!
Kathy, United States - 03 July 2004
The absolute best
Calvin and Hobbes are the absolute best comic. I've got almost all of the anthologies, and whenever I'm 'down', I can count on Calvin and Hobbes. They even helped me get a question right in overtime quizbowl! Thanks, guys.
Penni, United States - 28 April 2004
I miss Calvin & Hobbes every Sunday when I read the newspaper. Thank goodness I still have them in books, the Lazy Sunday Book is my favorite!
Jessie, United States - 15 April 2004
Stories about life...
To me it's more than a comic strip. These are stories about life. Calvin and Hobbes made me laugh when I was a child, then again as a teenager and now as a man. They have such beautiful imagery and their faces are so real. I love them.
Ludovica, Italy - 25 March 2004