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Date: 02/01/10 01:03 PM

33 Responses to Calvin & Hobbes Creator: A Very Rare Interview

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18939 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    Link: Calvin & Hobbes Creator: A Very Rare Interview - Bill Watterson is a bit of a recluse, but he created our favorite comic strip and he`s finally talking after 18 years!
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    I love how he`s a smartass. XD
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    GloineFiodh Male 18-29
    252 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    this was great. when my dad lost his leg i remember my mom bought him a bunch of calvin and hobbes to keep him busy, so those 2 have a big fan base in my house haha
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    Can I say it?!? Calvin and Hobbs is not funny?
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    dracokain Male 18-29
    266 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    Calvin and Hobbs was alwasys a good read for me
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    nonamewillfi Male 13-17
    1404 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 2:30 pm
    i love calvin and hobbes so much. i have every one of those giant comic books he came out with and i still read them.
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
    1767 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 2:30 pm
    Calvin & Hobbes is awesome, and many people (ie: Matt Groening, Seth McFarlane) could take some advice from him on ending series instead of pushing them for longer than they should.
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    eclsage Male 18-29
    92 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    This comic was bigger than just being funny everyday madest. Read some of the collections like a graphic novel, the levels this strip operated on were way ahead of any other weekly/daily "funnies". I reread some of the books from time to time and it makes me feel young (and mischievous) again.
    p.s. and at least its not dennis the menace o_0
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    "Can I say it?!? Calvin and Hobbs is not funny?"

    There were some strips that were (like whenever Rosie would babysit Calvin and he`d give her all kinds of grief), but for the most part the series felt like I was reading something more philosophical and creative. Not just leading to the next punchline.

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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33124 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    Can I say it?!? Calvin and Hobbs is not funny? - madest
    No, you cannot, goto the corner! Bad dog!
    C&H was a wonderful experience! It warms my heart just thinking about all the joy I shared (in that pre-internet way) with millions of other readers.
    There`s treasure EVERYWHERE!
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    Those were somewhat redundant questions.
    Also, "HELP! Suddenly everything has turned Neo cubist!"
    (Tiger bless that wonderful man.)
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7473 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 3:53 pm
    love calvin and hobbes. that and the boondocks are my alltime favorite strips.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    Calvin and Hobbes was the BEST! What made it great was Calvins` imagination that blurred the lines between reality and fantasy, mixed with innocence and mischief. Oh, and Hobbes` dry wit.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9256 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    I love Calvin and Hobbes. I have a book just with the strip.
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm
    I have every Calvin and Hobbes book and have read them at least 5 times each.

    Also, does anyone else think the arrows to go to different links go the wrong direction?

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    himmm Male 70 & Over
    189 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 6:25 pm
    Lurve the horse and buggy line. Newspaper subscriptions are for the waffles. :->
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 7:01 pm
    I too have every book, even the super huge/heavy three book set that came out a few years ago. I *still* laugh when I read them, but the older I get the more the experience changes. Back when the strips actually ran in the papers I read them with a much more childish understanding, seeing mostly the surface humor, but now I can see beyond that to the points Mr. Watterson was making. Calvin and Hobbes is still relevant, will probably always be so. I`ll always have Hobbes chasing Calvin across my shoulders to remind me of how much I love them.
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    crimsonattck Male 18-29
    364 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 7:13 pm
    Calvin and Hobbes impacted my life a crap load. Wuvs them <3
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    cman7721 Male 18-29
    618 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 7:24 pm
    i havent even clicked this yet. best birthday present yet. thanks IAB
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    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 7:47 pm
    C&H is a prime example of knowing when to quit while you`re ahead. I`m not a big fan of the cartoon, but I find it admirable that the artist stopped in his prime, rather than continuing to ride the cash cow till it keeled over and died.
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4031 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    I adore(d) Calvin & Hobbes. I think I may have all of the books. Now that I`m older, I am seeing the underlying jokes and messages and that just makes me appreciate them more. I remember being in elementary school and middle school, staying up all night, reading my stack of comics.
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    Twist13 Male 70 & Over
    607 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 9:24 pm
    Greatest comic strip ever! Man was I lucky Bloom County and Calvin and Hobbes in our paper when I was in HS....
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    Crucible Male 18-29
    1815 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 9:45 pm
    I have every book released, short of the new Complete Collection. I was able to collect them over a number of years. Sadly, their actual newspaper popularity was during a point in my life where I was too young to care.
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    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
    542 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 12:03 am
    I have every book, as well.. I wish this was a video interview though, dangmuffins.
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    GlooStikk Male 18-29
    1297 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 12:23 am
    wonderful interview from a humble and razor sharp mind. we (in the business of creative art) should all stop and think about what it means to distance yourself from your work for the audiences sake, as well as knowing to quit when you`re ahead. Bill Waterson created a gem!

    i have all the books too :3

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    goldspot7 Male 13-17
    174 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 6:30 am
    great i lov c & h!
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    oxyl Male 30-39
    915 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 8:10 am
    calvin an hobbes for world leaders of 2012
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2927 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 9:50 am
    everything in the universe aligned and all was perfect for one day, because calvin and hobbes had been created.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 11:50 am
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    athelstanrex Male 50-59
    10 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 11:58 am
    Tyrannosaurs in F14`s
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    Man, I practically learned to read with Calvin and Hobbes.
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    last_ninja Male 18-29
    610 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 5:10 pm
    i cried a little when i read this. it was like losing them again. i was young when it happened, and i didn`t feel the impact until later, but man that hurt
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    Genocyde Male 30-39
    712 posts
    February 3, 2010 at 9:10 am
    Bill Watterson was a genius. What I always took from Calvin and Hobbes was that this was the life of nearly every child. Every moment was magic. Every cardboard box network was an impenetrable fortress and every child knew better than the adults.

    Just because the strip ended doesn`t mean squat...the contribution has been made and we`re all better for it.

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