One thing that used to be synonymous with Sunday morning for me was the Sunday morning comics in the newspaper. Do kids still read those? I don’t know because I don’t have any children and try to stay as far away from those little rug-hugging rats as I can. But thinking about this led me to think about one of my all-time favorite comic strip of all time: Calvin and Hobbes. I always thought this was a genius strip and liked the way it appealed to kids and adults on different levels. Below are six Calvin and Hobbes related links for your clicking pleasure.. And then there’s the MBIP Coming Attractions for the week ahead, right below that!
Calvin And Hobbes embodied the voice of the lonely child
This is a great article on Calvin and Hobbes and this section sums up the strip perfectly, I think:
“It appealed to adults just as much as it appealed to children. It spoke of things not always acknowledged in polite company, how people are mean, how we wish we had more friends, how being grown up seems weird and being a child even weirder, how the world doesn’t make sense, and how it’s hard to believe in things even though we desperately want to believe in them.”
‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip
Another good synopsis of the comic strip in the Wall Street Journal.
Mental Floss Exclusive: Our Interview with Bill Watterson!
I like the last question and answer because ultimately I think it’s the way most artists think about their work whether they admit it or not.
Trump In ‘Calvin And Hobbes’ Comic Strips Is Frighteningly Accurate
This is just perfect for this weekend!
30 Of The Best Calvin and Hobbes Comic Strips
I think number 13 probably reflects the horror of producing a daily comc strip.
Character descriptions from Bill Watterson
The creator of Calvin and Hobbes explains the characters in the comic strip.
Tomorrow we continue our once-a-month vegetarian dining out series with a delicious meatless meal at Alexander’s Steakhouse. Tuesday marks the 32nd week in our year-long sandwich tour and this week we have a special sandwich at Adams Street Cafe & Catering. Live music is going to be featured on Wednesday from last week’s Friday night show at Kenny's Westside Pub featuring Lark’s Tongue, pictured above. Thursday we’re going to do the annual counting of the gumball machines at the Northwoods Mall and I know you won’t want to miss that and I still need to figure out where I’m going for Friday’s post. I’m sure it will be a bar of some sort, so just like The Knack, you’ll just have to wait and see. Have a wonderful, funderful and thunderful Sunday, we’ll see you all tomorrow!