Calvin & Hobbes Return (sort of) In Hobbes and Bacon
If you’re anything like me, then you consider Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes to be one of the pinnacles of newspaper comics. Indeed, reading today’s comics page is a pretty depressing exercise, as you’ll be hard-pressed to find a strip with as much artistry and humor as Calvin and Hobbes.
There has been no end to the Calvin and Hobbes knock-offs, imitations, parodies, and whatnot since the strip ended in 1995. But few have captured the spirit, aesthetic, and whimsy of Calvin and Hobbes as well as Hobbes & Bacon, a fan-made series that takes place 26 years after the end of Watterson’s strip and imagines the adventures of Bacon (Calvin’s daughter) and a certain stuffed tiger.
So far, only two Hobbes & Bacon strips have been published — part one, part two — but I hope there are at least a couple more in the works.