Sunday, November 23, 2008
My Favorite Calvin & Hobbes strip...EVER!
Let me be clear...I am a HUGE Calvin & Hobbes fan. I have been reading the strip since I was in 8th grade. I have most of the books and collections in paperback. Also have the recently released three-volume collection in hardback of every strip published. I know that Bill Watterson is an asshole, but I don't care. I know if there's one person I could have lunch with before I die it would be him.
It's always difficult to pick a favorite out of something you love so much, but because I'm such a dork I've actually put thought into this. After much internal strife and rigorous debate with multiple personalities I have concluded that the strip you see here has won the coveted award of "Dork's Favorite Calvin & Hobbes Strip."
This strip still makes me laugh every time I read it and, in my opinion, pretty much embodies all that Calvin and Hobbes is about. Calvin's antipathy for school and the morning routine that precedes it, societal anarchy, subversive dialogue and a conclusion that you know is going to get him in trouble...again. It's all there. And sitting as always by his side, serving as his conscience, is the loyal Hobbes. What a pair. What a comic strip. One of the best.