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Hobbes and Bacon 2

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I've always loved Calvin and Hobbes since I was really young. I came across a spin off comic on facebook by the guys from PANTSAREOVERRATED.com www.pantsareoverrated.com/page… It's based on Calvin and Susie as adults, where they are married and they have a daughter named Bacon (As far as her name I though it was awkward at first, but someone pointed out she is really named "Francis" and "Bacon" is the cute nickname her parents have given her. This would fall in line with the philosophical names of (John) Calvin and (Thomas) Hobbes). Sadly they only made four strips, so I'd like to continue it. It really inspired me and I instantly thought of the potential and different directions it could go, while still being loyal to Bill Watterson's style. What I loved most about Watterson's work was it wasn't confined to the real world, it went into Calvin's imagination, which gave all sorts of different visuals that a lot of newspaper funnies missed out on.

I have over 10 other strip ideas with Hobbes and Bacon that I wanted to share.

I'm really on the fence about continuing this, I did a lot of reading on Watterson. He's very protective of his work and has the attitude that his work should stop with his retirement. It really would be selfish of me to continue it. Gahh, maybe just a few more... > < I love Calvin and Hobbes so much.
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RamseyBeoulve's avatar
I like how even as an adult, Calvin's imagination can still go a little crazy.
MVJames's avatar
Ah, the echoes of the past.
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maxwestartProfessional Traditional Artist
This is pretty cool.  This'd make Bill Watterson jealous. 
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NeoMatrix000Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I knew that was Calvin's kid.
Also, the "Yeah keep smiling buddy!" was positively genius 
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ZiddersRoofurryHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is exactly what Calvin deserves lol
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First off...this is amazing.  Your artwork captures the original style brilliantly and the dialog is a perfect homage to the original work.  I have to say though that this is the most depressing thing I have seen in a long time.  I remember reading Calvin and Hobbes as a child and relating to him as a child does to his favorite characters.  This strip depicts Calvin as an adult who remembers what it was to be a child.  To understand full well the feeling that his daughter is experiencing and understanding that it is forever out of his reach as an adult.  It is shockingly sad.  Well done sir or ma'am...I need a drink.
BrightGlow's avatar
I like this comic very much it shows the dilemma, shall we unleash our inner child as a grown up or not.
risingstar1011's avatar
And the frustration as we have to put pretty much everything we liked to do "up on the shelf" literally or figuratively.

Facing the fact that the fun times are permanently over is painful.
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MislamicPearlHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this grown-up Calvin seems so legit, this is amazing! That "HA" panel made me crack up.
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From boy to man, and play to work.
pangaeus's avatar
Love it!  And think that Watterson would approve as well...he just didnt like it when C&H images were stolen for profit.
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Tesla51Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, Calvin: Growing old is mandatory while growing up is optional
ianjuliane's avatar
Haha!!! This is great! 
KamikazeW's avatar
Love it! I like the little resurgences of Calvin's imagination, especially.
ThereallylargeFly's avatar
Piles of leaves always win the end. 
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KyubeyContractHobbyist Digital Artist
calvin can't see hobbes anymore? :(
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extremespeedsHobbyist Writer
Ah Calvin, some old habits don't ever go away, huh? XD
Aslan1's avatar
BRILLIANT!! I love how Calvin is still in conflict with piles of leaves even when he is grown up.
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DrJohnHamishWatson1Hobbyist Photographer
I personally loved calvin and hobbes as a kid and was really dissapointed to hear that he stopped it, I would like to know what watterson things of all this though
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He probably would shake is head at it lol. 
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Kitsune-Kami1Hobbyist Writer
Funny thing is I would definitely not put it past Calvin to name his child bacon...it's Calvin
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