Today I just felt like talking about something that I’ve liked for quite a few years now; sixteen years, give or take. That something is Bill Waterson’s Calvin and Hobbes.
I was introduced to Calvin and Hobbes, as I said, around sixteen years ago. I already liked a few comic strips, Mafalda being the main one. The thing with Mafalda is that it’s a very political strip, and I couldn’t understand lots of things growing up.
The main reason I liked Calvin and Hobbes since the beginning is this: he’s just a kid. A kid that is incredibly creative and smart. Hobbes is his conscience, but he can also be playful, smart, cuddly… Calvin is not a kid who thinks about existencial problems, or political ones. He hates girls, he doesn’t like to take a shower, he sometimes tries to outsmart his parents. Basically, he’s a little boy.
I get comic strips everyday by mail: I looooooove them!! One day, I just might get a book of them.
Well, that’s it for now… I’ll be back soon!! See you!!