Calvin and Hobbes

I love it so much and so does Soi. The first time, he gave me his desktop photo which is hug of Calvin ‘n Hobbes and i know i love that tiger and that little boy a lot

I LOVE TIGER!!! hihi of course i also love my soi

hihi, i also have a teddy tiger – a special gift from a special man We call it Lulu, instead of Hobbes. Simply because at that time i didnt know about Hobbes

Dont you know where ppl sell those comic book? I really wanna buy some to read! ‘n kind of hard to find them in bookstores in cantho

This is the part i love the most!!!!! a tiger hug – thats what i want to send to soi


Calvin and Hobbes is a comic strip written and illustrated by Bill Watterson, following the humorous antics of Calvin, an imaginative six-year old boy, and Hobbes, his energetic and sardonic—albeit stuffed—tiger. (The pair are named after John Calvin, a 16th century French Reformation theologian, and Thomas Hobbes, a 17th century English political philosopher.[1]) The strip was syndicated daily from November 18, 1985 to December 31, 1995. At its height, Calvin and Hobbes was carried by over 2,400 newspapers worldwide. To date, more than 30 million copies of the 18 Calvin and Hobbes books have been printed,[2] and popular culture is still replete with references to the strip.

The strip is vaguely set in the contemporary Midwestern United States, on the outskirts of suburbia, a location probably inspired by Watterson’s home town of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Calvin and Hobbes appear in most of the strips, while very few focus on other members of Calvin’s family. The broad themes of the strip deal with Calvin’s flights of fantasy, his friendship with Hobbes, his misadventures, his views on a diverse range of political and cultural issues and his relationships and interactions with his parents, classmates, educators, and other members of society. The dual nature of Hobbes is also a recurring motif. Calvin sees Hobbes one way (alive), while other characters see him as something else (a stuffed animal).

Even though the series does not mention specific political figures like political strips such as Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury, it does examine broad issues like environmentalism and the flaws of opinion polls.[3] A number of cartoons feature Calvin announcing the results of “polls of household six-year-olds” to his father, treating his father’s position as though it were an elected political office.

Because of Watterson’s strong anti-merchandising sentiments[4] and his reluctance to return to the spotlight, almost no legitimate Calvin and Hobbes merchandise exists outside of the book collections. Some officially approved items were created for marketing purposes and are now sought by collectors.[5] Two notable exceptions to the licensing embargo were the publication of two 16-month wall calendars and the textbook Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes.[6] However, the strip’s immense popularity has led to the appearance of various “bootleg” items, including T-shirts, keychains, bumper stickers, and window decals, often including obscene language or references wholly uncharacteristic of the whimsical spirit of Watterson’s work.


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