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Calvin and Hobbes

  1. Scholar Publishes In-Depth Research On The Cost Of Raising Calvin From Calvin and Hobbes

    Having an army of snowmen at one's bidding: priceless.

    But isn't Spaceman Spiff at least partially to blame?

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  2. Stop Everything: This Guardians of the Galaxy and Calvin and Hobbes Mashup Won the Internet

    There's treasure everywhere, but especially here.

    Homicidal Psycho Jungle Foliage? The Days Are Just Packed (With A-Holes)? It's a Magical Galaxy? That's it, everybody. Pack it in and go back to bed. You cannot compete with this, so we might as well all just take the rest of the day off. This Guardians of the Galaxy/Calvin and Hobbes mashup fanart by Adi Fitri is the most perfect, life-affirming thing you will see on the Internet today. Truly, we are Groot.

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  3. Things We Saw Today: Matt Smith is Shocked

    Things We Saw Today

    I think I need this decal on every single one of my outlets. (via ElectricStickerCo on Etsy) 

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

    This pleases us.

    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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  5. Things We Saw Today: The First Poster for NBC’s The Sound of Music

    Things We Saw Today

    You remember: This is NBC's upcoming live production of The Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood as Maria and True Blood's Stephen Moyer as Captain Von Trapp. My brain doesn't know what it's doing. Am I indignant? Horrified? Amused? Do I even care? If I have to be subjected to these conflicting emotions then so do you. (Entertainment Weekly)

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  6. Calvin and Hobbes Documentary Trailer Gives Us All Kinds of Feels

    It's A World of Laughter A World of Tears

    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Things We Saw Today: Everyone Has A Crush On Batman

    Things We Saw Today

    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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  11. Things We Saw Today: Batwoman Begins

    Things We Saw Today

    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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  12. The 10 Most Theoretically Delicious Sweets

    Power Grid

    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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  13. Things We Saw Today: Calvin and His Dire Hobbes

    Things We Saw Today

    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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  14. Peanut Butter And Chocolate: Bill Watterson and Mark Twain

    Olden Lore

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

    and let it be known

    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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  16. Things We Saw Today: Calvin and Hobbes Private Investigations

    Things We Saw Today

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

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  17. The 10 Most Inexplicable Fictional Games

    Power Grid

    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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  18. How Has Rob Granito Taken His Scam This Far?

    And That's Terrible

    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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  19. 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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  20. 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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