Mar 29, 2008

Calvin & Hobbes: Insight into the Mind

Bill Watterson's 'Calvin & Hobbes' are one of the most delightful cartoon creations...ever. My favourite comic strips, wonderful as, Calvin & Hobbes never stop getting into trouble; and I can never get tired of Calvin & Hobbes. The six-year old kid and his stuffed tiger are always faced with obstacles, getting into weird and wonderful situations; from his folks to the teacher, their stories are always full of creativity and the kind of humour that makes u laugh and go the same time... Where would Calvin be without Hobbes? His ever present animal companion... Calvin is the very model of childhood innocence, imagination, and such inquisitive little kid. With crazy and outlandish imagination, he raves on philosophical, socio-political, and psychological matters, where Hobbes tends to chip in with wonderfully dry comments. The result is witty, funny, visually inventive, and pleasurably thoughtful. Hobbes often talks using comically long words and articulate terms well. There are other characters who appear too, notably his neighbour Susie. She is the polar-opposite of Calvin; serious and well mannered.
If you like Calvin & Hobbes and for anyone not familiar with Calvin and Hobbes, I recommend ALL of Bill Watterson's strip books. Watterson won the 1986 Reuben Award as Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. "The Calvin and Hobbes: Tenth Anniversary Book" features commentaries from the man himself, as Watterson narrates 'Calvin and Hobbes' making of and the inspiration behind it. He writes about the struggles he's had with them and discusses the pressures faced to commercialise them more. It's loaded with Insights into Modern Culture. Otherwise, & BEST Buy, The Whole Box Set; Enjoy a wonderful Insight into the Mind.

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