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JM-Photographics

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

I almost cried when he announced no more...I love that comic more than many things...I can't belive it's been so long.  I wonder if he will ever publish any work he may have done behind the scenes over the years.

http://www.andrewsmcmeel.com/calvinandh … rview.html

Feb 12 08 12:44 am Link

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CagedGypsy

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

Rearviewmirror Images wrote:
I almost cried when he announced no more...I love that comic more than many things...I can't belive it's been so long.  I wonder if he will ever publish any work he may have done behind the scenes over the years.

http://www.andrewsmcmeel.com/calvinandh … rview.html

sad  I remember the announcment.  I use to have several books but they somehow "disapeared".

Feb 12 08 12:53 am Link

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JM-Photographics

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

I've got most of them.

Feb 12 08 12:55 am Link

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Cherrystone

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Columbus, Ohio, US

Loved Calvin....took me back to someone else.

Feb 12 08 01:01 am Link

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JM-Photographics

Posts: 1843

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Exactly.

Feb 12 08 01:03 am Link

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Photosean

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Lincoln, Nebraska, US

I wish he'd end the time out and come back...

http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpeople/timeout.gif

Feb 12 08 01:09 am Link

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CagedGypsy

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

I went and read Wiki and got choked up and actually cried for 5 minutes.

I found this humorous.

"Except for the books, two 16-month calendars (1988–1989 and 1989–1990), Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes,[6] and one T-shirt for a traveling art exhibit on comics, virtually all Calvin and Hobbes merchandise is unauthorized. One of the widely circulated counterfeit items is a series of window decals depicting Calvin grinning wickedly as he urinates on various companies' logos. As Watterson pointed out during the notes of one of the collection books, the original image was of Calvin filling up a water balloon from a faucet. After threat of a lawsuit alleging infringement of copyright and trademark, some of the sticker makers replaced Calvin with a different boy, while other makers ignored the issue.[21] Watterson wryly commented, "I clearly miscalculated how popular it would be to show Calvin urinating on a Ford logo.""

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvin_and_Hobbes

Feb 12 08 01:44 am Link

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DeVaul Photography

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio, US

My wife was best friends with Bill's wife "Missy", in high school.  They were on the girl's track team together.  Bill would sit around after school and watch his girlfriend Missy, practice.  The first time they tried running out of the starter's blocks, my wife fell flat on her face.  The next day Bill showed up with a drawing of my wife with her chin in the track kicking up gravel with her face.  He signed it.  We have it framed.  He used to do the illustrations in the Chagrin Falls High School yearbooks.  We have those too.  I never met him, but they were sitting next to us at a Memorial Day celebration years ago.  His father was the keynote speaker at the gathering.  When the man hosting the ceremony was introducing Mr. Watterson, he made mention of his son, and Calvin & Hobbs.  He never pointed him out, and most people didn't have a clue what he looked like, but he and his wife immediately got up and left.  It was sometime later that year he moved out of the village, maybe a coincidence, but he is very reclusive.

Jon

Feb 12 08 10:01 am Link

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Susi

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Atlanta, Georgia, US

Calvin and Hobbes was my dad's favorite comic.  We bought him all the books that came out.  When he passed away I got them all.  Of course I can't read them cause they make me cry...lol:-)

Feb 12 08 11:32 am Link

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Cherrystone

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Columbus, Ohio, US

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/dd/The_Essential_Calvin_and_Hobbes.png

Feb 12 08 11:53 am Link

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BodyPainter Rich

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Sacramento, California, US

There has never been a finer comic strip in the history of the genre.

Feb 12 08 12:02 pm Link

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Downtown Pro Photo

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Crystal Lake, Illinois, US

My favorite is the one where his dad explains that old B/W pictures are really color pictures of the world when everything was in B/W.  The world itself turned color sometime in the 30 or 40's.
Classic.

Feb 12 08 04:32 pm Link

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photoguy42

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Toledo, Ohio, US

I got the three volume complete collection for christmas last year...

Damn thing weighs 20 pounds...but it's worth every ounce of it....

At least when he stopped doing calvin and hobbes it wasn't like when Charles Schultz stopped doing the peanuts...and he dies the night before the final new strip is published...

I was sad for a month after that...

Feb 12 08 05:09 pm Link