Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Calvin and Grimm

The comic strip Calvin and Hobbes may be gone, but its certainly not forgotten. Bill Watterson's brilliant work was beloved by comics aficionados and admired by comics creators. Calvin and Hobbes book collections remain in print and still sell briskly, though the strip finished its run eighteen years ago on December 31, 1995.

In a May 20, 2013 sequence, Mike Peters, in his strip Mother Goose and Grimm captures an essential part of the strip -- while making a very contemporary cultural reference. (click on image to enlarge)

Although Watterson seldom depicted the pair in such a static fashion, in my opinion the final panel is a lovingly rendered tribute to two great characters and their talented creator. Well done.

And yeah, I'd pay to see that movie.

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