Saturday, October 07, 2017

Read about Calvin and Hobbes with descriptive analysis of the characters by the creator of the strip

Calvin and Hobbes is my all-time favorite comic strip, bar none!  Its creator Bill Watterson is a deep thinker who has the talent and ability to project his thoughts/fears/imaginations into his little boy character Calvin and his real-to-Calvin but stuffed-toy-to-the-world tiger friend Hobbes.  

In the following link, I enjoyed reading Watterson's own explanation about all the characters in his strip  -- and what they represent to him.  I am so sorry Watterson decided to retire and stop drawing Calvin and Hobbes back in 1995.  Thankfully, though, his strips for the 10 years from 1985-1995 are a lasting gift to the world that, more and more in this time of historical insanity, desperately needs humor and laughter to get us through.  

I would love to see him draw a strip about the idiocy we see now in our White House and Congress -- but we have reached a time of lunacy in which parody can't compete with "real world" events that stretch credulity and belief far beyond previously established bounds.