History ComicStrip / CalvinandHobbes

13th Jan '18 9:09:26 AM iowaforever
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* RaptorAttack: Calvin writes a report about Suzie being attacked and killed by a pack of ''Deinonychus'' as a means of curbing overpopulation. [[ScienceMarchesOn Science hadn't marched on yet]] and the raptors lack feathers, but are definitely closer to real size than, say, ''Jurassic Park'' velociraptors (which, Watterson noted in commentary on the strip, caused him to put the dinosaur fantasies on hiatus because he didn't want to compete too much with cutting edge CGI).
8th Jan '18 11:07:50 AM Demetrios
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* BadSanta: In one strip, Calvin ponders if SantaClaus has an EvilCounterpart who rewards bad kids with [[MyLittlePanzer insane and outrageous presents that no sensible parent would allow their children to have]] and [[AndYourRewardIsClothes punishes good kids with socks and underwear]].
6th Jan '18 2:23:24 PM Icebomb5
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** Averted when Calvin finds an injured raccoon and tries to nurse it back to health with his mother's help.

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** Averted when Calvin finds an injured raccoon and tries to nurse it back to health with his mother's help. Further averted when Calvin [[spoiler: cries as the raccoon dies and wonders why this raccoon had to die when he didn't do anything wrong.]]
25th Dec '17 8:40:18 PM foxley
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* GreatWhiteHunter: Calvin had a one-shot imaginary personality named Safari Al who was this trope. He got captured by a gorilla (his mom) inquiring why his room hadn't been cleaned.
16th Dec '17 1:42:05 PM nombretomado
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* TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks: The strip was written during this era, and several times Watterson lampooned common elements of comics from this age he disliked, such as the graphic ultra-violence and MostCommonSuperPower (which the strip is the TropeNamer of).
30th Nov '17 8:28:42 PM Love777
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''Calvin and Hobbes'' ran from November 18, 1985 to December 31, 1995, at which point Watterson retired for fear of the [[JumpingTheShark strip going stale]]. No new material has been released since then and Watterson, who changed careers from cartooning to oil painting, has become a notorious media recluse in the intervening years. In early 2011, he mailed an oil painting of a character from ''ComicStrip/CulDeSac'' to his syndicate as a donation for the Team Cul de Sac Parkinson's Research charity. This was the first piece of new art his syndicate had received from him in 16 years. Two years later, he produced a poster for the film ''Stripped'', a documentary on the history of newspaper comics. A year after that, he collaborated with Stephen Pastis for three ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' strips. In a 2015 interview, he pointed out that he's not really "reclusive", but when you're trying to keep [[LoonyFan complete strangers]] from digging up your phone number and calling you you have to build walls and maintain them.

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''Calvin and Hobbes'' ran from November 18, 1985 to December 31, 1995, at which point Watterson retired for fear of the [[JumpingTheShark strip going stale]]. No new material has been released since then and Watterson, who changed careers from cartooning to oil painting, has become a notorious media recluse in the intervening years. In early 2011, he mailed an oil painting of a character from ''ComicStrip/CulDeSac'' to his syndicate as a donation for the Team Cul de Sac Parkinson's Research charity. This was the first piece of new art his syndicate had received from him in 16 years. Two years later, he produced a poster for the film ''Stripped'', a documentary on the history of newspaper comics. A year after that, he collaborated with Stephen Pastis for three ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' strips. In a 2015 interview, he pointed out that he's not really "reclusive", but when you're trying to keep [[LoonyFan complete strangers]] from digging up your phone number and calling you you, you have to build walls and maintain them.
30th Nov '17 2:42:08 PM TempestKnight
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** In one of their "Time-Traveling Box" adventures, the duo encounter dinosaurs. Hobbes finds one, and asks what kind of dinosaur it is. Calvin turns around,[[OhCrap then recognizes what type it is]], and shouts "[[RunOrDie AN ALLOSAUR!]]" Hobbes doesn't get it.
-->'''Hobbes:''' I'm right here! You don't have to shout.
** During a storyline in which Calvin has to design a safety-oriented poster to win $5, he covers his poster in [[NauseaFuel chunky spaghetti sauce]] [[{{Squick}} to simulate the remains of someone run over by a car]]. He presents his poster to his class, which goes about as well as you'd expect. But this is ''Calvin'' we're talking about.
-->'''Calvin:''' I can see you're all sick about your chances of winning.
24th Nov '17 8:18:48 AM Demetrios
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* {{Fratbro}}: Calvin's Dad used to be one.
-->'''Calvin''': Hey Dad, what does it mean to give something "the old college try"?\\
'''Dad''': It means you get all your friends together, grab some cheap beer and order a pizza, and forget about tomorrow.\\
'''Mom''': That's not what it means!\\
'''Dad''': ''(proudly)'' Well where did ''you'' go to college?\\
'''Calvin''': ''(walking away with a miffed look on his face)'' Never mind.
22nd Nov '17 10:36:12 AM Generality
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* AluminumChristmasTrres: Hobbes is supposed to represent how kids see their stuffed animals.
22nd Nov '17 10:12:09 AM my_dog_lady
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* AluminumChristmasTrres: Hobbes is supposed to represent how kids see their stuffed animals.
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