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Fri Nov 18, 2022, 12:30 PM

On this date, Nov. 18, 1985, a wild kid and his pet tiger entered our lives.

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Reply On this date, Nov. 18, 1985, a wild kid and his pet tiger entered our lives. (Original post)
JHB Nov 18 OP
liberal N proud Nov 18 #1
republianmushroom Nov 18 #2
k8conant Nov 18 #3
IcyPeas Nov 18 #4
crickets Nov 18 #5
planetc Nov 19 #6
2naSalit Nov 19 #7
A HERETIC I AM Nov 19 #8
littlewolf Nov 28 #20
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 19 #9
area51 Nov 19 #10
Hekate Nov 19 #11
LetMyPeopleVote Nov 19 #12
UTUSN Nov 19 #13
littlewolf Nov 19 #14
JHB Nov 28 #17
The Blue Flower Nov 28 #15
nolabear Nov 28 #16
EarnestPutz Nov 28 #18
nolabear Nov 29 #21
EarnestPutz Nov 28 #19

Response to JHB (Original post)

Fri Nov 18, 2022, 12:35 PM

1. We had our own version of Calvin

Our youngest daughter was born the following year and I think Calvin was secretly telling how to live.

She had a tiger as well, a stuffed Tigger from Disney

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Fri Nov 18, 2022, 12:55 PM

2. I loved every strip. Later I related to many a script

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Fri Nov 18, 2022, 01:05 PM

3. My favorite of all time:

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Fri Nov 18, 2022, 03:51 PM

4. no other comic comes close to Calvin and Hobbes. this one says it all....

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Fri Nov 18, 2022, 05:09 PM

5. I remember when Spaceman Spiff was introduced.

Such a trip. I love Calvin and Hobbes.

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 09:10 AM

6. Splendid.

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 09:18 AM

7. Back then...

I subscribed to the paper just for that comic strip!

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 09:26 AM

8. The variety of his snowman creations always killed me!



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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 28, 2022, 08:07 PM

20. there was one when he was being eaten by a snow snake and suzy walks by ,,,,

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 09:31 AM

9. Calvin and Hobbes are sacred runes of wisdom.

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 10:58 AM

10. My favorite comic strip.


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Response to JHB (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 11:34 AM

11. Awwww. A most wonderful world, with C&H in the funnies every day. I miss them

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 06:17 PM

12. K&R

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 06:47 PM

13. K&R

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 06:53 PM

14. love C & H

miss them so much ... also miss Opus ...
2 of the best ... but C & H was always good
Opus was political and didn't always like it.

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Response to littlewolf (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 28, 2022, 05:47 PM

17. Berkely Breathed still keeps Bloom County alive on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/berkeleybreathed

It's a lot more sporadic because he only does it when he has an idea he likes, rather than grinding things out for syndication.

And to circle it back to C&H, you may want to check out The Compleat Bloom'n Hobbes from last year.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181539495


(This is not part of that, this is the latest new one from Facebook):

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Mon Nov 28, 2022, 08:23 AM

15. My grandson discovered C&H last year

I have several books of collections of the strip. He got hooked and read all of them. He's 9 now.

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Mon Nov 28, 2022, 09:25 AM

16. When I did therapy with kids I likened it to Calvinball.

At its best it was a wild trip through their fantasies and if you grabbed hold and played along you could get to some amazing places.

I adore C&H.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 28, 2022, 07:54 PM

18. What a nice idea. Kids are great, their fantasies are great and Calvin is great. You're....

.....pretty great yourself, in my book. Thanks for the nice post.

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Response to EarnestPutz (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 29, 2022, 12:50 AM

21. Awww...shucks. Thank you.

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Mon Nov 28, 2022, 08:02 PM

19. JHB - Thanks for posting this. Calvin and Hobbes are one of a kind, for sure. I first.....

.....saw the strip on a business trip to San Francisco back then. Had read several days of the strip and was thinking "what an odd concept, a little boy who lives with a tiger". It was later in the week that the stuffed tiger toy first appeared and, after a moment of confusion, I realized that Hobbes was a product of Calvin's imagination and was unseen by the parents. It did and still does strike me as a wonderful concept.

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