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(Washington Post)   Calvin and Hobbes artwork pulls in a record shattering $200,000+ at auction. That's 4 million visits to Lucy's booth   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 71
    More: Cool, Bill Watterson, Brian Basset, Calvin & Hobbes, fetches, Heritage Auctions, cartoonists  
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2012-11-20 04:37:02 PM
just yesterday i was thinking i should sit down and read through my bound volumes of Calvin and Hobbes. i think i will. loved that comic strip. 6 of the 7 nicest books i own are my collections of Calvin and Hobbes and Bloom County.
 
2012-11-20 04:46:57 PM

blackhonda: However, celebrity net worth lists Bill Watterson's net worth at $450 million!


And for all of the joy he gave the world, I hope he continues to gain wealth.
 
2012-11-20 04:49:55 PM

blackhonda: I worked with and drank with Tom Wilson, the cartoonist that drew Ziggy. In the early 80's, the got $10 for each daily paper and 20 no Sundays. He was syndicated in 350 dailies and 500 Sundays, plus royalties of 4 to 6% of any item using Ziggy. Wealthy guy. I saw him at a ticket counter at the Cleveland airport with a beautiful blond and no luggage. He told the agent, "I don't care what Island, get us to an Island tonight" Must be nice. However, celebrity net worth lists Bill Watterson's net worth at $450 million!


I hear that pictures of Calvin pissing on various logos is extremely lucrative.
 
2012-11-20 05:09:03 PM
 
2012-11-20 05:10:42 PM

FirstNationalBastard: I wish Cho would take some time away from doing stupid Marvel covers and finish Liberty Meadows up.


Are you kidding? The last months of that strip were recycling themselves over and over again. If I saw one more strip end with Brandy looking back over her shoulder longingly, I was ready to scream. Cho had run out of ideas, and moved on, and good for him for having the sense to do so.
 
2012-11-20 05:11:08 PM

Pompatus: verteiron: Pompatus: Came here for the saddest "Calvin and Hobbes" ever.

Leaving disappointed.

/which I would have been doing if it WERE here, so whatever

What, you mean the fake one about him going on ADD meds?

Yep. I know it's fake. Something about it still gets to me.


throughaglass.net

Turn that frown upside down
 
2012-11-20 05:28:56 PM

Pompatus: Came here for the saddest "Calvin and Hobbes" ever.

Leaving disappointed.

/which I would have been doing if it WERE here, so whatever


i758.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-20 05:33:17 PM

Fano: Pompatus: verteiron: Pompatus: Came here for the saddest "Calvin and Hobbes" ever.

Leaving disappointed.

/which I would have been doing if it WERE here, so whatever

What, you mean the fake one about him going on ADD meds?

Yep. I know it's fake. Something about it still gets to me.

[throughaglass.net image 400x320]

Turn that frown upside down


*shakes tiny fist*
 
2012-11-20 05:35:42 PM

Fano: Pompatus: verteiron: Pompatus: Came here for the saddest "Calvin and Hobbes" ever.

Leaving disappointed.

/which I would have been doing if it WERE here, so whatever

What, you mean the fake one about him going on ADD meds?

Yep. I know it's fake. Something about it still gets to me.

[throughaglass.net image 400x320]

Turn that frown upside down


img.wonderhowto.com

/Click to embiggen
 
2012-11-20 05:37:41 PM
Red and Rover is not a great comic.
 
2012-11-20 06:00:40 PM
i26.photobucket.com

/Favorite C&H strip is the one where Calvin takes his bath in the toilet
 
2012-11-20 06:08:04 PM
scottydoesntknow:

that is awesome.
I wish Watterson would allow someone else to use his characters so a new generation can grow up with them.
 
2012-11-20 07:21:51 PM
I got the Complete Calvin and Hobbes using some credit card rewards points recently. One of the best decisions I've ever made.
 
2012-11-20 08:21:53 PM
FTA:

"This makes me feel great," continues Basset, who has noted he had economic needs with a divorce in the rear-view mirror and matrimony on his road ahead. "I was hoping it would go to someone who would enjoy it as much [as] I had for all the year I owned it."

Good news: another C&H piece of art will be for sale in 5 years. Some dummies never learn.
 
2012-11-20 09:52:51 PM
Dammit. Image is farked. Let's try again.

photos1.blogger.com
 
2012-11-20 09:56:24 PM
calvinandhobbessnowmen.com

/Should be SFW, Snowman is not full frontal or anything.
//Hot like snow is not.
 
2012-11-20 11:43:16 PM

quatchi: [calvinandhobbessnowmen.com image 662x215]

/Should be SFW, Snowman is not full frontal or anything.
//Hot like snow is not.


Nice carrot.
 
2012-11-21 01:02:05 AM
I'm going to be honest with you. Peanuts stopped being even remotely funny around 1980 and just never recovered. Chuck just kept cranking it out and it was beyond unfunny by the time he passed on. He was gifted but he will never match Bill Watterson's wit and genius. I own every Calvin and Hobbes book and I would buy this over 10 Shultz originals just because of how much I loved the cartoon and the genius and honor he had to say "Hey, if I keep going and my art starts getting mediocre and not so funny, maybe I should retire. Just leave what I've done as is and not try to milk people for another 25 years and bore people."

That's Bill Watterson.
 
2012-11-21 02:51:50 AM

Ambitwistor: [modernkicks.typepad.com image 640x200]


Came here to post this one if it hadn't been posted yet.
 
2012-11-21 03:22:51 AM
In college, for the student newspaper, Watterson drew a strip about a pair of dopey undergrads named "Mewkis and Fester."
 
2012-11-21 12:47:16 PM

Inhalien: Peanuts stopped being even remotely funny around 1980 and just never recovered. Chuck just kept cranking it out and it was beyond unfunny by the time he passed on.


He definitely got incoherent near the end. Every punchline in the mid-90s, no matter what the set-up was, seemed to be "Snoopy shows up and thinks, 'Do I hear a chocolate chip cookie calling me?'"
 
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