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Calvin and Hobbes

  1. Entertainment

    Brace Your Inner Child: New Art From Bill Watterson, Creator of Calvin and Hobbes

    The beloved creator of Calvin and Hobbes designed amazing poster art for the documentary Stripped, available for advance order on iTunes as of midnight last night. It's a huge testimony to the movie's quality that the notoriously discerning Watterson was involved, but he could design a poster promoting his butt, and I'd be happy.

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  2. Entertainment

    This Calvin and Hobbes Trailer’s the Grittiest of Reboots [Video]

    Did you love the original Calvin and Hobbes comics or appreciate the recent animated short? Doesn't matter. One way or another, the Gritty Reboots folks have delivered us a fan trailer for a movie that doesn't exist and probably shouldn't. The results are decidedly dark, existential, and beyond silly, but just in case, let's not let Michael Bay see this, okay?

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  3. Entertainment

    This Calvin and Hobbes Animation’s Both Warm and Fuzzy

    Calvin and Hobbes was one of those great comics -- like The Far Side -- that at its dullest was still far, far more entertaining than the best installment of Family Circus. Cartoonist Bill Watterson had a great thing going with his strip, because it was as humorous as it was deep. Calvin's imagination and occasional philosophical musings are rightly admired still. Calvin and Hobbes never launched into a bigger franchise or animated series -- but only because Watterson didn't care for all that. "My strip is a low-tech, one-man operation, and I like it that way," he said in The Calvin and Hobbes: Tenth Anniversary book. That said, animator Adam Brown (Ugly Americans) went and made a short little animation of the comic, and it somehow manages to encapsulate its charm.

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  4. Entertainment

    Horrific Snowman Creations from Calvin and Hobbes [Video]

    A staple of the much beloved comic strip series Calvin and Hobbes were the horrific snowmen built by the titular character. Those creations are faithfully remade in this tribute video by JimFrommeyer, and it's an utter delight. Cleverly, the film's creator only hints at the famed boy and tiger, and instead lets us dwell on this veritable snowman house of horrors. 

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  5. Weird

    Calvin and Hobbes Snowmen IRL

    Calvin and Hobbes' snowmen are unrivaled in creative brutality, which is why they served as inspiration for a group of Indiana Tech students who playfully impaled them on the school's Ellifritt Structure. (via TDW)

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  6. Science

    Tyrannosaurus Rex: Fearsome Predator or Loathsome Scavenger?

    From the Department of Validating Awesome Things From Your Childhood comes a happy bit of news – Tyrannosaurus Rex is officially a predator again. Many of us gleaned form elementary school field trips that the Jurassic Park star and archetype for enormous, terrifying murder-lizards was a bloodthirsty apex predator. This has been called into question in recent years, with T-Rex being more commonly classified as a scavenger. But something about that always seemed off in our heart of hearts, because, you know, it’s T-Rex. Picking at leftover carcasses for a meal would be most unbecoming for a dinosaur of this stature.

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  7. Entertainment

    Bill Watterson’s College Comics

    The all seeing eye of Reddit has found a great treasure: an online collection of a few of the comics that Bill Watterson drew for his college yearbook and paper (The Kenyon Collegian). Our favorites after the jump:

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  8. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 7/10

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      (image via ToughPigs.)

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    • Entertainment

      Comics Minus Cats: “Garfield Minus Garfield,” meet “Calvin Minus Hobbes”

      In the beginning, there was "Garfield Minus Garfield." The comic series took real Garfield comics and made a slight, predictable alteration: removing Garfield from the comic altogether, leaving former owner Jon miserable, paranoid, and often talking to himself. Well, now that mental instability is spreading to our comic youth with "Calvin Minus Hobbes."

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    • Entertainment

      10 Pitches for Newspaper Comic Movies that Really Should (or Shouldn’t) Be Made

       

      Remember when they thought it would be a good idea to make a Dilbert animated series? They were wrong. Well now, according to I Watch Stuff, they think it would be a great idea to make a live-action (italicized for are-you-serious emphasis) feature film of Dilbert. Yeah, seriously. This announcement comes as everyone eagerly (?) awaits the release of Marmaduke.

      So really, newspaper comic movies have not always been the best ideas or the most successful ventures. I'm looking at you here, Garfield. But there could definitely be some genuinely entertaining features based off our favorite daily funnies. So movie studio executives, I hope you're reading, because these pitches are going to blow your mind:

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    • Entertainment

      Calvin & Hobbes Creator Gives First Interview in Two Decades

      This. Is. Incredible. Bill Watterson, the creator of Calvin & Hobbes, has granted his first interview since 1989 to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Calvin & Hobbes stopped running in newspapers in 1995, so the opportunity to reminisce may have been what brought him out of his near-Salingerian reclusion. It's a moving, revealing (though alas, all too short) e-mail interview:

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