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2021-07-31 2:07:37 PM  
 
2021-07-31 3:26:51 PM  
I always liked this one.

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2021-07-31 3:54:14 PM  
Yeah, I'm not going to Facebook to look at anything.
 
2021-07-31 3:58:31 PM  
Did something happen to Bill Watterson!?
 
2021-07-31 4:07:06 PM  
There's a teenage version of course
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2021-07-31 4:21:40 PM  
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2021-07-31 4:32:49 PM  

Herr Flick's Revenge: Yeah, I'm not going to Facebook to look at anything.


Got y'all covered, then: a fan-run Twitter account that reposts them.
https://twitter.com/bloomcounty
 
2021-07-31 4:35:09 PM  

Summoner101: Did something happen to Bill Watterson!?


You mean aside from him wanting nothing to do with anyone?
 
2021-07-31 4:35:23 PM  

Summoner101: Did something happen to Bill Watterson!?


He gave permission for the crossover
 
2021-07-31 5:04:13 PM  
I gave my nephew a t-shirt with this years ago.

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2021-07-31 5:08:21 PM  

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Thank you!
 
2021-07-31 5:08:43 PM  
"No no.  He's super old now.  Like thirty-ish."

Alas.
 
2021-07-31 5:12:30 PM  

skyotter: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [Fark user image images]

Thank you!


You're welcome, merely copy/pasted image addresses from twitter.com/bloomcounty
 
2021-07-31 5:12:45 PM  
Just, wow.
 
2021-07-31 5:17:24 PM  

Herr Flick's Revenge: Yeah, I'm not going to Facebook to look at anything.


This.
 
2021-07-31 5:24:50 PM  
Made by a coworker.
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2021-07-31 5:25:50 PM  

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Thank you!


What he said.
 
2021-07-31 6:02:32 PM  
The middle-aged Calvinism line is brilliant. I snarfed out loud a hearty guffaw when I read it.

/ Bloom County is the ONLY good thing Facebook has going for it.
 
2021-07-31 6:17:20 PM  
That was awesome. Calvin in his 30's is exactly what I hoped for.
 
2021-07-31 6:52:24 PM  
So Calvin either became Schziophrenic or Commander Keen?
 
2021-07-31 7:00:32 PM  

hardinparamedic: So Calvin either became Schziophrenic or Commander Keen?


I thought he looked like older Binkley
 
2021-07-31 7:14:00 PM  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: Images


Breathed making alt-future fanart about his man-crush's most iconic character is really weird but I'm glad I'm here for it. Iy almost feels like it's him sort of admitting that Watterson "won" in that his stuff was ultimately more timeless/memorable over BC/Outland but also still making sure he can fark around and tease the shiat out of him, too
 
2021-07-31 7:34:46 PM  
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2021-07-31 7:40:22 PM  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: Summoner101: Did something happen to Bill Watterson!?

He gave permission for the crossover


That is so cool ...

And I want to believe there was a friendly rivalry between the two of them:

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2021-07-31 7:48:31 PM  

BunkyBrewman: hardinparamedic: So Calvin either became Schziophrenic or Commander Keen?

I thought he looked like older Binkley

I think hardinparamedic meant to say "Spaceman Spiff." Commander Keen is an old iD Software game character.
 
2021-07-31 7:53:07 PM  

COMALite J: BunkyBrewman: hardinparamedic: So Calvin either became Schziophrenic or Commander Keen?

I thought he looked like older Binkley
I think hardinparamedic meant to say "Spaceman Spiff." Commander Keen is an old iD Software game character.


Dopefish Lives!
 
2021-07-31 8:09:07 PM  

Kris_Romm: Summoner101: Did something happen to Bill Watterson!?

You mean aside from him wanting nothing to do with anyone?


Usually with headlines like this I expect a RIP.

/though the difference would be negligible with BW
//the flashes of brilliance every five years or so is still very welcome
 
2021-07-31 8:38:29 PM  
I know Watterson isn't into commercializing C&H, or translating it into other media... but damn, if he decided to allow a Calvin and Hobbes animated show, just an hour-long special like John and Faith Hubley did for Doonesbury in the '70s, there would be artists and animators and voice artists killing each other to work on it.  It would be a labor of love for a hundred people.  And of course Watterson would write it and have veto power over everything.  C'mon, Bill, just say yes.  It's cuz we love you!  Funding wouldn't be a problem, you could crowdfund 10 million bucks for a C&H animated show in about 36 hours.
 
2021-07-31 8:40:07 PM  

Summoner101: Kris_Romm: Summoner101: Did something happen to Bill Watterson!?

You mean aside from him wanting nothing to do with anyone?

Usually with headlines like this I expect a RIP.

/though the difference would be negligible with BW
//the flashes of brilliance every five years or so is still very welcome


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I love Calvin and Hobbes,  and respect Bill's right to live his own life, but he clearly doesn't have the same engine as someone like Terry Pratchett or Tezuka Osamu who both worked right up until their deaths.

Some people create because they can. But some people create because they must or their heads will fill up.

I'm grateful for both.
 
2021-07-31 9:19:15 PM  

COMALite J: BunkyBrewman: hardinparamedic: So Calvin either became Schziophrenic or Commander Keen?

I thought he looked like older Binkley
I think hardinparamedic meant to say "Spaceman Spiff." Commander Keen is an old iD Software game character.


God I'm showing my age.

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2021-07-31 9:24:13 PM  

Aquapope: I know Watterson isn't into commercializing C&H, or translating it into other media... but damn, if he decided to allow a Calvin and Hobbes animated show, just an hour-long special like John and Faith Hubley did for Doonesbury in the '70s, there would be artists and animators and voice artists killing each other to work on it.  It would be a labor of love for a hundred people.  And of course Watterson would write it and have veto power over everything.  C'mon, Bill, just say yes.  It's cuz we love you!  Funding wouldn't be a problem, you could crowdfund 10 million bucks for a C&H animated show in about 36 hours.

One of the reasons he doesn't want to do that is because each reader has their own mental voices for each of the characters. Hearing voice actors do them would kill those internal mental voices forever, and from then on you'd only hear those actors.

Can you read a Peanuts strip without hearing the voice actors (Robbins et al) from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and on? Can you read The Boondocks without hearing Regina King and the late John Witherspoon? Can you even remember what voices you heard in your head for those characters before you first heard voice actors doing them?

Bill doesn't want to do that to us, to our own internal voices for Calvin, Hobbes, Mom & Dad, Susie Derkins, Miss Wormwood, Rosalyn, or even Moe. Robot Chicken kinda ruined that for me with one (admittedly pretty funny) skit.

/Speaking of The Boondocks, enjoy:
GGN PALIN MEAT (The Most Amazing White Woman EVER!) Uncle Ruckus
Youtube NR3wAxig3q4
//Very slightly NSFW.
 
2021-07-31 9:26:58 PM  

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THANK YOU.

Why the absolute Fark did he keep it just on FaceBook for so long? READ THE ROOM B.B.!!! Not like Twitter is a ton better, but damn. You have your own website FFS!!!!

https://www.berkeleybreathed.com/
 
2021-07-31 11:04:30 PM  

FigPucker: centrifugal bumblepuppy: 

THANK YOU.

Why the absolute Fark did he keep it just on FaceBook for so long? READ THE ROOM B.B.!!! Not like Twitter is a ton better, but damn. You have your own website FFS!!!!

https://www.berkeleybreathed.com/


I'm not crying, you're crying.

God, I'm bawling my eyes out. Jesus Christ, after the epic assholiness of 2020 and 2021, I felt this to my very core. Thanks to the farker who posted all the comics.
 
2021-07-31 11:21:09 PM  
fark facebook and facebook links.
 
2021-08-01 2:24:56 AM  
Great. I really wanted to ugly cry at 1:30am.
 
2021-08-01 2:45:17 AM  

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THANK YOU.

Why the absolute Fark did he keep it just on FaceBook for so long? READ THE ROOM B.B.!!! Not like Twitter is a ton better, but damn. You have your own website FFS!!!!

https://www.berkeleybreathed.com/


I ordered an Opus plush back around the time he made the first round of them on the site and the USPS completely lost the damn thing. It was meant to be a mother's day gift, too. Maybe I'll try again when he opens the shop up again some day
 
2021-08-01 4:13:00 AM  

FrostbiteFallsMN: centrifugal bumblepuppy: Summoner101: Did something happen to Bill Watterson!?

He gave permission for the crossover

That is so cool ...

And I want to believe there was a friendly rivalry between the two of them:

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There was. Scroll down the page.
 
2021-08-01 9:12:03 AM  

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If Calvin aged 25 years, how come none of the Bloom County characters have?
 
2021-08-01 9:13:26 AM  

CrazyCurt: The middle-aged Calvinism line is brilliant. I snarfed out loud a hearty guffaw when I read it.

/ Bloom County is the ONLY good thing Facebook has going for it.


There are many alternatives Breathed could use.
 
2021-08-01 9:17:55 AM  

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THANK YOU.

Why the absolute Fark did he keep it just on FaceBook for so long? READ THE ROOM B.B.!!! Not like Twitter is a ton better, but damn. You have your own website FFS!!!!

https://www.berkeleybreathed.com/

I ordered an Opus plush back around the time he made the first round of them on the site and the USPS completely lost the damn thing. It was meant to be a mother's day gift, too. Maybe I'll try again when he opens the shop up again some day


I've still got my Opus plushie. It's on top of the TV set.

\it hasn't exploded yet
 
2021-08-01 10:46:53 AM  

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THANK YOU.

Why the absolute Fark did he keep it just on FaceBook for so long? READ THE ROOM B.B.!!! Not like Twitter is a ton better, but damn. You have your own website FFS!!!!

https://www.berkeleybreathed.com/

I ordered an Opus plush back around the time he made the first round of them on the site and the USPS completely lost the damn thing. It was meant to be a mother's day gift, too. Maybe I'll try again when he opens the shop up again some day

I've still got my Opus plushie. It's on top of the TV set.

\it hasn't exploded yet


When my wife and I started dating in the late 80's I bought her an Opus plushy because my nose is rather large. She kept it for years until our dog decided that he was sexually attracted to penguins and started molesting it. At least I know it wasn't an affinity for large schnozzes because he never tried it with me.
 
2021-08-01 11:23:26 AM  

Gordon Bennett: FrostbiteFallsMN: centrifugal bumblepuppy: Summoner101: Did something happen to Bill Watterson!?

He gave permission for the crossover

That is so cool ...

And I want to believe there was a friendly rivalry between the two of them:

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There was. Scroll down the page.

Lots of goodies I never knew about on that page! A daily strip that's not in any collection (including >i>The "Complete" Calvin & Hobbes) and was replaced in many newspapers with an alternate strip (which is in the collections)? An authorized Calvin T-shirt (one that does not reproduce a whole strip, which was his usual criteria for merchandise)? And so much more! Everyone here, clickest thou that link!

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If Calvin aged 25 years, how come none of the Bloom County characters have?

Good question. Could be for the same reason the Power Pack kids aged several years before the two brothers showed up for Frankin's birthday party, where Alex was first approached by Reed to join the then-upcoming Future Foundation: characters that are still being published don't age. Those that aren't do. (Yes, the editor actually said that that was the reason in a lettercol, IIRC.)
 
2021-08-01 12:28:25 PM  

Gordon Bennett: FrostbiteFallsMN: centrifugal bumblepuppy: Summoner101: Did something happen to Bill Watterson!?

He gave permission for the crossover

That is so cool ...

And I want to believe there was a friendly rivalry between the two of them:

[Fark user image 716x538]

There was. Scroll down the page.


If you want to see the finished Blondie, scroll down to #1 (NSFW, of course).
 
2021-08-01 2:44:09 PM  
Nice Spaceman Spiffy tag, subs.
 
2021-08-01 3:09:57 PM  
This cross-over is one of the best things that happened during the pandemic.
 
2021-08-01 3:35:19 PM  

COMALite J: BunkyBrewman: hardinparamedic: So Calvin either became Schziophrenic or Commander Keen?

I thought he looked like older Binkley
I think hardinparamedic meant to say "Spaceman Spiff." Commander Keen is an old iD Software game character.


At AwesomeCon a few years back, I got this print:

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https://artnessbyjustinbrown.com/stor​e​/spaceman-fett-print

I also have lots of the various Star Wars crossovers as t-shirts, (and I wear my 'Snow Wars' one quite often when I'm doing Ski Patrol) but my favorite is Stupendous Man in the style of the Dark Knight Returns:

https://www.theshirtlist.com/stupendo​u​s-rises-t-shirt/

(Although, I have no Spaceman Spiff shirts)
 
2021-08-01 4:33:58 PM  
I learned how to sew during the shutdown. Made this for my friend's 4-year old, Calvin. It's not perfect but I'm proud of myself. 
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2021-08-01 7:05:02 PM  
I still wondered what the folks over in China thought while they were assembling these stuffed toys for us Americans:

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2021-08-01 7:12:03 PM  

FrostbiteFallsMN: I still wondered what the folks over in China thought while they were assembling these stuffed toys for us Americans:

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Holy fark - my "Bill the Cat" is worth some serious money based on this auction!  Almost $94!

https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/872​0​7394
 
2021-08-01 7:58:06 PM  

Ragin' Asian: I gave my nephew a t-shirt with this years ago.

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James Hance?
 
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