Reverend Jax Posted August 30, 2004 Share Posted August 30, 2004 (edited) Calvin & Hobbes Just a silly little comic strip in the newspapers, just four black and white panals a day Monday through Saturday, and any number of color panals on Sundays is not just my favorite comic strip. It is more than that. This little comic strip ran for little over 10 years, a brief period relative to any other successful comic strip. Calvin & Hobbes to me, and countless others aroung the world, was the most beautiful thing in my life, and in many ways, still is, and there is no way for me to describe the emmense impact is has had on me. I began reading Calvin & Hobbes in 1989, when I was 7, just one year older than Calvin. It was the first thing I read with any sort of passion, and I related to Calvin in an amazing away. Lookign back at those comics and remembering the way I felt, it astonishes me how honestly Bill Watterson able to write about childhood. Sure, Calvin wasn't the most realistic 6 year old. His vocabulary still exceeds that of most people I know today at any age. But that wasn't what made Calvin real. Calvin was all the things children are that adults forget about. Selfish, afraid, lonely, misunderstood, short-sighted, self-absorbed, impatient, and innocent, but not in the ways we all remember we were. And the friendship Calvin & Hobbes shared is still stronger than any I've ever had with any person. Nothing can make me feel so many different things like Calvin & Hobbes did. Calvin & Hobbes will live in history forever, and they will touch the lives of many yet to be born. This is a thread, for those who love them, and know exactly what I'm talking about in this post, to express that love. Edited August 30, 2004 by Jack's Meandering Thoughts Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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