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Calvin and Hobbes
Slate ^ | 07 November 2005 | Chris Suellentrop

Posted on 11/08/2005 10:56:27 PM PST by Lorianne

Edited on 11/09/2005 5:29:39 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

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My favorite
1 posted on 11/08/2005 10:56:28 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

Patrick McDonnell's Mutts is about the best "art" of comic strip today. It is deceptively simple.

He authored a book on Krazy Kat/George Herriman before he ever launched his strip.

Boondocks is a complete waste of the form and insulting to America. Nothing but racist hate under the guise of "political satire".

I believe that Bill Griffith's Zippy The Pinhead has been at the top of its run thes past 4 years as well.


2 posted on 11/08/2005 11:04:34 PM PST by weegee (To understand the left is to rationalize how abortion can be a birthright.)
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To: Lorianne
"Ten years ago Bill Watterson, the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, left newspaper cartooning for painting."

...and Calvin and Hobbes went touring America on the back of pickup trucks, relieving their bladders as they pleased. I do miss that comic stip.

3 posted on 11/08/2005 11:05:20 PM PST by MilesVeritatis (Beware the fury of a patient US military)
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To: MilesVeritatis

When asked why he never licensed C & H commercially, Watterson said, "I greatly underestimated the market for Calvin pissing on a Ford logo".


6 posted on 11/08/2005 11:14:12 PM PST by fat city ("The nation that controls magnetism controls the world.")
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To: MilesVeritatis

Oh yeah- all that "pickup truck art" is black-marketed- Waterson has nothing to do with it.


7 posted on 11/08/2005 11:16:33 PM PST by fat city ("The nation that controls magnetism controls the world.")
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To: Lorianne
C&H was OK...My fav though was....Gasoline Alley. IN fact I'm going to the comics website right now to catch up since my local paper hasn't carried the strip since the '90's.

Hey, what can I say, I'm old and just don't get a lot of these "new" comics.

prisoner6

8 posted on 11/08/2005 11:23:06 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the left fall out!)
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Peanuts invented the newspaper comic strip as we know it:....

I imagine that you agree with me that the author is way off base with that remark.

9 posted on 11/08/2005 11:33:49 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: Lorianne
I'm old enough to remember truly great daily comics like Pogo, Lil' Abner, Dick Tracy, Dondi and many more that I read in the old Washington Star when they kept the post honest.
10 posted on 11/08/2005 11:53:52 PM PST by fella (Political Correctness = Stuck On Stupid)
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To: fella
And Larson's Far Side tickled my funny bone more than once.
11 posted on 11/09/2005 12:18:25 AM PST by carumba
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To: weegee

Outland and Bloom County still make me laugh. I think I own the entire Calvin and Hobbes collection and just about everything with Opus and Bill the Cat in it.


12 posted on 11/09/2005 12:46:00 AM PST by raynearhood ("America is too great for small dreams." - Ronald Reagan, speech to Congress. January 1, 1984.)
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To: Lorianne

bump


13 posted on 11/09/2005 12:54:02 AM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: Mind-numbed Robot
COMPLETELY!

prisoner6

14 posted on 11/09/2005 1:19:54 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the left fall out!)
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To: Lorianne
C&H; the best
15 posted on 11/09/2005 1:25:28 AM PST by truemiester (If the U.S. should fail, a veil of darkness will come over the Earth for a thousand years)
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To: Lorianne

Ditto.

My favorite, also.


16 posted on 11/09/2005 1:32:57 AM PST by Skooz (If you believe Adolf Hitler was a Christian, you are a blithering idiot.)
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To: Lorianne

Prickly City & Mallard Fillmore are prety good...with a right-leaning slant too.


17 posted on 11/09/2005 1:36:49 AM PST by Keith in Iowa
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One of the C&H throw away lines refers to "the spaghetti incident" with no elaboration on what the incident was.

I have used that line in my life with great results. For Example:

Just before you introduce 2 people, say to the first "if he mentions "The Spaghetti Incident", remember, I had nothing to do with it." Then drop the subject and refuse to elaborate on it. It drives them crazy.

I hate to admit that C&H plays any role in my life, however.
18 posted on 11/09/2005 1:45:40 AM PST by Lokibob (Spelling and typos are copyrighted. Please do not use.)
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To: Lorianne

Somewhere out there (here) on the net, there is a large thesis that supposes that C&H is really a metaphor for another culturally significant twosome, but I can't remember who.

Does anybody recall this?


19 posted on 11/09/2005 1:50:03 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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Oh, and "Apartment 3G"

Four panel soap operas.

The one I never understood was Nancy and Sluggo. Neither funny nor insightful, just... a dumb comic.

20 posted on 11/09/2005 1:53:30 AM PST by TN4Liberty (American... conservative... southern.... It doesn't get any better than this.)
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