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Gearhead Inactive Member07 Jun 2014 1:31 p.m. PST

"Holy smokes" is all I can say!

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It all started with this "Pearls Before Swine"…

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jpattern207 Jun 2014 8:53 p.m. PST

Those were really funny Pearls strips. I had wondered who the artist was, or if Stephan had adopted a different style for those strips. Had no idea the artist was Bill Watterson until I saw that story earlier today. Put a big 'old smile on my face. thumbs up

By the way, if you ever get a chance to see Stephan in person at a book-signing, go! He's hilarious.

Delta Vee08 Jun 2014 4:13 a.m. PST

geep! I read PbS in the Metro when ever I can get a copy, some of the jokes arnt great, but its got good internal consistency, and the fact that the artist is able to "take it" when he wants to make fun of himself, make it something I will turn too first if pushed for time. But Kudos to him for getting those 3 strips, I hope this isn't the last come back we see.

Personal logo Great War Ace Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2014 6:41 a.m. PST

I have never read Pearls until this morning. So I have no shared experience there. But, I do possess the complete three volume deluxe set of Calvin and Hobbes. My grandson, who is almost ten now, went through a Calvin and Hobbes "phase", when he sat in our livingroom and read the complete set for hours on end and pretended to be Calvin and yes the kid looked like a RL perfect image of Calvin. This lasted until he turned seven and decided he was tired of the adults in his life taking such enjoyment in his antics, renounced Calvin and Hobbes, and turned to "Angry Birds" or somesuch replacement. Here's a pic of Connor/Calvin dressed for the part by his mom (she painted the cartoony rough black lines on the red shirt, and somehow Connor managed to get a stuffed tiger, way small though, and, as I said, shortly after this he quit abruptly to have anything to do with Calvin and Hobbes stuff. I only got this telephoto pic because I was far enough away that he didn't see himself being photographed. If he had known, the picture would have been ruined BY Connor/Calvin, just like the "real" Calvin ruins all of his dad's efforts to get a decent picture of Calvin taken):

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Gearhead Inactive Member08 Jun 2014 3:01 p.m. PST

Who eez thees Khalvin?

The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member08 Jun 2014 3:22 p.m. PST

Just don't try to debrief him.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2014 10:16 a.m. PST

There has never been a comic as intelligent, insightful, witty, and engaging as Calvin & Hobbes. I really wish Bill would give us more, but I cherish what we already have.

Gearhead Inactive Member11 Jun 2014 12:25 p.m. PST

Just don't try to debrief him.

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