Calvin and Hobbes

While Calvin and Hobbes have touched the lives of millions of people the world over, their creator Bill Watterson has historically preferred to keep to himself. But for whatever reason, he recently decided to open up to Mental Floss for a rare interview.

The story, which covers everything from the rise of digital comics to that legend about his burning a box of Hobbes toys, is a must-read for anyone who grew up loving this rambunctious little boy and his tiger pal. Among one of the interesting tidbits to come out of it is a definitive statement that there will be no Calvin & Hobbes movie, ever. Hit the jump to find out why.

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I’m not a fan of many things that re-purpose Bill Watterson‘s endlessly wonderful comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. The comic is just too pure and beautiful to mess with. But I can’t ignore the entertainment value of the theory that says Fight Club is really about a grown Calvin, with Tyler Durden standing in as the adult version of Hobbes. (And those who don’t like this idea at all could always apply one line from the movie: “I wanted to destroy something beautiful.”)

Now, as a way to illustrate the old theory, someone has cut original panels from the strip to the soundtrack of the Fight Club trailer. It works quite well. See that after the break, along with a minor note about the long-rumored Fight Club musical. Read More »

Geek Deal: Chewie and Han T-Shirt for $9

You might recall that we featured Chris Wahl’s Calvin and Hobbs/Star Wars mash-up t-shirt titled “Chewie and Han” in Cool Stuff last month. The artist was selling the tee for $21.73 on Red Bubble. But today Teefury has licensed the tee design for the day, and you can grab it for only $9 plus shipping. But remember, the price disappears at midnight, so act fast. See the full design after the jump.
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DC Comics’ Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo have created a tribute to Calvin and Hobbes starring Superman/Batman super villains Lex Luthor and the Joker, included in the 75th issue of Superman/Batman. Check out the whole strip after the jump.
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