Calvin and Hobbes: The Complete Collection

Calvin and Hobbes. My favourite Cartoon Strip. Simple/Humorous outlook of a Complicated life from the eyes of a kid and his toy tiger.

Calvin FacesCalvin: A six year old imaginative kid with a very advanced vocabulary (I needed a dictionary more often than I care to acknowledge). He likes playing and watching TV the whole day and hates school (No surprises there). In school, he imagines himself as a space ranger/hero fighting aliens or exploring other planets, and is often sent to the principals office because he insults the teacher by imagining her to be an ugly alien villain. Most of the time, he spends time with his stuffed tiger, Hobbes, whom he imagines to be real. The conversations he has with that tiger aren’t what you call – Normal. They range from personal, school-related to political, philosophical outlook on life. He doesn’t like girls (hehe… winks) and is often rude to his classmate Susie Derkins by pointing out gross remarks on her lunch. Calvin and Hobbes even create a club where girls are not allowed (not that there are others in that club).
From Wikipedia: “Calvin is an impulsive, sometimes overly creative, imaginative, energetic, curious, intelligent, often selfish, rude, and usually bad-tempered six-year-old, whose last name is never mentioned in the strip.[34]Despite his low grades, Calvin has a larger vocabulary than many adults and an emerging philosophical mind”

Hobbes: He is a stuffed tiger to all others except Calvin. Calvin imagines him to be a life-size tiger. Hobbes like tuna-fish from the looks of it. I’d say Hobbes was a kid with his own personality.
From wikipedia: “Hobbes (the tiger) is much more rational and aware of consequences than Calvin, but seldom interferes with Calvin's troublemaking beyond a few oblique warnings. Hobbes is sarcastic when Calvin is being hypocritical about things he dislikes. Hobbes' true nature is made more ambiguous by episodes that seem to attribute real-life consequences to Hobbes's actions.”

They both together seem to get the magic down.

Calvin Hobbes PoseBilly Waterson, the creator of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ says:

Hug"I’ve loved comic strips as long as I can remember. As a kid, I knew I wanted to be either a cartoonist or an astronaut. The latter was never much of a possibility, as I don’t even like riding in elevators. I kept my options open until seventh grade, but when I stopped understanding math and science, my choice was made. There is great personal satisfaction in attending to detail and quality, and I remain very proud of the standards the strip met day after day. I also liked the responsibility of knowing that, succeed or fail, it was all my own doing. This approach kept the strip very honest and personal--everything having to do with Calvin and Hobbes expressed my own ideas, my own values, my own way. I wrote every word, drew every line, and painted every color. It’s a rare gift to find such fulfilling work and I tried to show my appreciation by giving the strip everything I had to offer."

Calvin Hobbes GameThis is one of my all time favourite strips. Explains Calvin’s personality to the last degree… hez a kid afterall. Look at his imagination. I wouldn’t even have thought of such a painful way…. sorry… so many painful ways to die even if I tried for a week. You have to appreciate his Logical skills. The Farmer Brown is screwed for SURE…..

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Download the Complete Calvin and Hobbes Archive here or from MegaUpload

The Torrent File
(Recommended – Has 3695 Strips of all the 10 Years)

Click on the links below to View the Comics Online

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I will buy the complete collection one day…. :)
I’d say it would be one of the ideal B.day gifts I’d like, apart from the Complete collection of Spiderman/Superman/Garfield etc. Wow, what an idea, Sir Jee. I think I’ll write a post on “An Ideal B.Day gift for me”…not that anybody would be interested in that….hehe…
Buy the complete collection at http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Calvin-Hobbes-v/dp/0740748475
I think its priced around $94.45

1 Comments:

spurti said...

:D !!

caaaalvinuuuu :D !!
(this shall increase the number of readers to 200 soccer !! hahahaa )