But seriously, ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ is surely the greatest comic strip of all time; written at a level children can enjoy yet transcending adult themes being deeply rooted in philosophy. Through the use of Calvin’s childhood imagination the comic strip also transcends genres; from outer space adventures to serious strips where the style changes completely (see below).
It’s certainly my favorite comic strip. I read it as a child and enjoy it on a deeper level today.
Even though owning them all is redundant, I have EVERY ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ printing, from the shorter collections like ‘Scientific Progress Goes Boink’ to the retrospective “Sunday Pages 1985 to 1995″ to the larger volumes, ‘The Essential,’ ‘The Authoritative,’ to ‘The Indispensable,’ and finally ‘The Complete Calvin and Hobbes’.
If you are a fan, you want ‘The Complete Calvin and Hobbes.” Trust me. Its a beautiful hardcover collection that smells of sweet mahogany (that last bit may not be accurate…).
Now… we finally have a ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ movie… sort of.
DEAR MR. WATTERSON is a documentary about ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ and its creator Bill Watterson.
For better or for worse, we will never see an actual ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ movie. At one point, even Steven Spielberg wanted to direct a ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ film, but Watterson would not license his characters to anyone for any reason. No toys, no movie, no decals of Calvin peeing on truck flaps. (Those car decals are all illegal knock-offs of Calvin’s image.)
So, for all those ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ fans out there, check out the trailer for the only movie we may ever see about the characters.
It does look pretty awesome…
Now… let’s dance!