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Calvin and Hobbes

It's A World of Laughter A World of Tears

Calvin and Hobbes Documentary Trailer Gives Us All Kinds of Feels

There’s something about Calvin and Hobbes. Everyone of a certain era in American childhood, from all walks of life, has a memory or a story or a warm fuzzy feeling when they think of the iconic comic strip and its young blonde hero, and that floppy tiger.

It makes sense, then, that a comic so powerful is getting its own documentary about the impact it has had on the lives of so many people– within the industry and beyond.

If you love Calvin and Hobbes, check out this trailer for Dear Mr. Watterson, and try not to drown in your own bittersweet tears.

(via Pajiba)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Everyone Has A Crush On Batman

Mike Maihack (who we selected for the art section of our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide) has drawn Batgirl/Supergirl strips before that have resonated with us but perhaps none so much as this. Hit the jump to see all the other cool stuff we saw today. 

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Batwoman Begins

Sadly (or impressively?) this isn’t a cosplay, it’s a photomanip created by the person (or persons) behind Fan Art Exhibit. (Fashionably Geek)

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Power Grid

The 10 Most Theoretically Delicious Sweets

It’s getting awfully close to Halloween, and of course there’s nothing better on the holiday than tons of candy. There are some delectables, however, that we will never be able to enjoy. No, I’m not just talking about Bertie Bots Every Flavor Beans.

(Pic from a photoshoot of Dune recreated with a four-foot gummy worm.)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Calvin and His Dire Hobbes

Calvin’s fantasy world just took an epic turn. (at Hijinx Ensue by Joel Watson via The High Definite)

And since winter is coming, that means fall is also coming and summer is ending. And sadly for us, that means our summer intern Alanna Bennett will be leaving us after today. She’s been awesome, and will be hugely missed!

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Olden Lore

Peanut Butter And Chocolate: Bill Watterson and Mark Twain

Before creating Calvin & Hobbes, Bill Watterson was an editorial cartoonist for a Cincinnati newspaper. He specialized in cartoons inspired by and including quotes by Mark Twain. He lasted six months. But we think he did okay after that. After the jump are more vintage Watterson cartoons.

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and let it be known

How Bill Watterson Is Helping Raise Funds for Parkinson’s Disease

What you see above is by Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson. It’s special for a couple reasons. 1. It’s the first piece of original artwork from him in the 16 years since his comic ended, according to his syndicate. 2. It’s part of a fundraising effort for Team Cul de Sac, which raises funds for Parkinson’s research and works with Team Fox of the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

The 6′x8′ oil on board is the character Petey Otterloop from Richard Thompson’s comic strip Cul de Sac. Thompson revealed that he had Parkinson’s disease in 2009.

(Drawn)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Calvin and Hobbes Private Investigations

A boy. His tiger. They’re cops. Splashy rendering by Franceso Francavilla. (Via Popped Culture)

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Power Grid

The 10 Most Inexplicable Fictional Games

You know what we’re talking about. It’s either a fantasy setting with a new and deliberately exotic game that’s basically chess, or a science fiction setting in the far future where the writers desperately need a new team sport so as not to seem reverse anachronistic. Chess has only lasted about a thousand years. It’s not like anyone will still be playing it in space.

But just because writers understand proper tropes, doesn’t mean they’re good game designers, or that they have any interest in designing games at all. So you get the game that is referenced, but never actually explained. That is, until the fans get their hands on every haphazardly dropped hint.

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And That's Terrible

How Has Rob Granito Taken His Scam This Far?

The man pictured above is named Rob Granito, and according to numerous people, he has been ripping off artists and collectors for years. He runs a table at conventions, selling what he calls “original” art when it has clearly and blatantly been ripped off from other artists. Not only that, but he also pads his résumé like nobody’s business. Bleeding Cool’s Rich Johnston has been digging deep into this, and what he’s found is pretty infuriating. And illegal. See for yourself after the jump.

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