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Calvin and Hobbes: Moving On

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By Zatransis   |   
Published: May 17, 2011
© 2011 - 2020 Zatransis
Hey peoples!

When I started this pic as a sketch I thought I was brilliant. I thought the idea was fresh and original. How retarded is that? Once I started looking up reference I found a giant pile of art about Calvin when he grows up. AND... a lot of them involved a daughter. I decided that I didn't care and did this one up anyway.

I hope everyone enjoys this piece. There is some heat regarding the concept of a grown up Calvin and that he should always remain a child. But to me, that's like wishing your puppy never becomes a dog or your child never becomes an adult... it's selfish. So, I consider this image about letting go of things you hold dear so it, and you, can move on.

Peace and carrots,

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Arthony70100Professional Digital Artist

Johnny Test is the worst Calvin and Hobbes animated rip-off ever!

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I guess Calvin see's a lot of himself in his daughter

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zdroydzStudent Artist
Calvin Hobbes Dance 
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mre4youHobbyist Digital Artist
This just makes me smile. As a dad who has a daughter i hope she grows up to be just like Calvin, out exploring the world and having fun. If she has to make crazy snowmen, so be it. I'll always support her crazy ways
thesimmsonian's avatar
Poignant... in that sad/happy way.
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TheLegoFanHobbyist General Artist
Kinda wonder what kind of adventures Calvin’s daughter and Hobbs get thrown into.
buried-legacy's avatar
And the torch has been passed on
ValentineMeikin20xx's avatar
I almost feel like he's thinking, at that moment 'I see you are still enjoying yourself, Hobbes... and how long can I last before I spoil it?'
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Brings back the good old days :)

What is the daughters name?
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TheCartoonZoneHobbyist General Artist
This looks really cool. The only thing that bothers me is that the eyes look creepy as hell.
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This is my favorite of all the 'Calvin grown up' comics.
Durtyass's avatar
this reminded me of the robot chicken thing 
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plot twist: he's planning the hundreds of ways he could commit murder and get away with it

notice how he's smiling at her despite how she just tracked mud into the house
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Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite
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tmulcahyHobbyist Photographer
It's brilliant! And well done.
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sugartatoHobbyist General Artist
This is great! One of my favorite comics of all time! Clap 
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Never saw any art like this before. Very nice, and the conceit behind it is wonderful.
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SjoticanhasVHobbyist Traditional Artist
good job, kid.
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Most excellent, thanks.
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cluttergirlHobbyist Digital Artist
Freaking fantastic!
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