CH Scientific Progress goes BoinkCalvin and Hobbes

By Bill Watterson

Genre: comic

“There is a mystical quality to Bill Watterson’s work. What we have here possesses a dimension that was once found in George Herriman’s krazy kat, and later, in Walt Kelly’s pogo. Now, we have Calvin and Hobbes.”

-Pat Oliphant

With all these cartoonists, you’d say these strips are pretty boring, right? Wrong. As the tiger, Hobbes, would say, “Take the most hilarious thing you can imagine, and think of something 100 times more hilarious than that.”

Calvin has an imaginary world and a real world, and the imaginary world is filled with aliens and supervillians, detectives, and many alter egos of himself. The real world is filled with other odd characters he can never understand. When he gets lonely for his own little world (either from his mom or dad), he calls on his tiger pal, Hobbes. Whether holding a g.r.o.s.s.  meeting, or going on a sled or wagon 200 feet down while speaking about life psychology, he can always rely on Hobbes. When anyone is in the frame with them, Hobbes is a five inch stuffed animal, but when they’re alone, Hobbes is a real tiger. It’s as simple as that. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

Reviewed by:  Nic S.


16 responses »

  1. lilypop says:

    good job nic i love how you describe both of Calvins worlds

  2. Colindude says:

    All of the Calvin and Hobbes books are awesome! Nice review Nick.

  3. Karcasori says:

    cool nick. i heart calvin and hobbs

  4. Frances (is awesome) says:

    i REALLY want to read this book it sounds really good

    i like your review

  5. beanburrito says:

    I love calvin and hobbes

  6. cole the mole says:

    I love this book!

  7. beeli10 says:

    I really like Calvin & Hobbes and your 1st paragraph is great.

  8. marc13 says:

    Nice review Nic.

  9. alipie says:

    Great job, Nick! :D:D:D

  10. sammy says:

    good job.although, I’ve already read it.

  11. Bijja says:

    Calvin and hobbes=awsome.Good job nic. 🙂

    • Emmy-nem :D says:

      This is to Frances’s comment:
      U make the faces by doing things like : and this ) (but together), this ; and this ),
      And so on….

      Here r all of them I know:

  12. cole the mole says:

    All the books are awesome!

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