The Secrets of Calvinism


I’ve talked plenty of times before about how much I love Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts” comic strip, but as much as I love it, there’s not much doubt that Bill Watterson’s “Calvin and Hobbes” was the best strip ever. In its short ten-year run, it set standards for art, creativity, and humor that haven’t yet been matched by anyone — and may never be matched, considering the sorry state of newspaper comic strips nowadays. Watterson’s strip was so popular that he was allowed uncommon leeway in how “Calvin and Hobbes” was displayed on the page, and no strip since then has been able to command that level of popularity. It’s hard to imagine that any strip ever will…

Anyway, just a short post today, mainly to direct your attention to this excellent page covering some of Bill Watterson’s rarest creations — editorial cartoons, T-shirts, cartoons of himself, a few Calvin strips that have never been reprinted, and much more. Go check it out.

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