Monday, April 16, 2007

Calvin had a heart

I linked to this pile of great "Calvin and Hobbes" strips in my MSNBC Weblog today, but the one that got to me most, and which got to my readers, too, is the last one -- a long series of strips about Calvin finding a dying raccoon.

Damn, that strip was one of the truly great ones.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You can find the full raccoon strips at http://calvinandhobbes.awardspace.com/#raccoon

Alice said...

Aw, that just reminded me again how much I love Calvin & Hobbes. The strip about the raccoon always makes me a bit teary.

For Christmas, I bought my brother the bound box set of all the strips ever, then hogged them between Christmas and New Years as I read through the entire run of the strip, start to finish.

Anonymous said...

The "you squeeze my tears out" strip had already gotten me, but the raccoon strips did me in completely. Great, great stuff.

PJ said...

Bill Watterson has my undying respect, because he never sold out and licensed Calvin for commercial products - no T-shirts, no mugs, nothing. Some of his Sunday colour strips were pure art. I'm glad we have all the Calvin books.

Jennifer said...

That series made me cry the first time I read it. It makes me cry EVERY time I read it. Nearly as much as the very last Calvin & Hobbes strip of all...

I miss them.

Tobey said...

I cried my eyes out when I first read the strips about the raccoon. I remember describing it to someone, and getting choked up talking about. Waahh!