Just to prove nothing is going to change on this website now that I have a book, I Photoshopped Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes peeing on a bunch of stuff. What are you going to do next? How can you know if other people like something unless you try it yourself, right?
Heritage Auctions Thirty years ago, the comical adventures of a six-year-old boy named Calvin and his tiger best friend named Hobbes captivated readers. Named after theologian John Calvin and philosopher Thomas Hobbes as " an inside joke for poli-sci majors ," as its creator said, "Calvin and Hobbes" was first published November 18, Creator Bill Watterson had graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in political science in and promptly started working as a political cartoonist for the Cincinnati Post.
Throughout its year history, America has had many channels of discourse, its citizens expressing themselves by means ranging from pamphlets to protests, newspaper editorials to televised debates. In recent years, however, a significant new avenue of expression has emerged: "Peeing Calvin" decals. Today, at the dawn of a new millennium, the terse but expressive decals are a vital part of our national dialogue, used by millions of Americans to exchange viewpoints and ideas about the important issues of the day.
Bill Watterson is renowned for his insistence that cartoon strips should stand on their own as an art form, and he has rigorously forbade the use of Calvin and Hobbes in merchandising of any sort. This insistence stuck despite what was probably a cost of millions of dollars per year in additional income for himself and the Universal Press Syndicate. He thought it would cheapen the strip when merchandised.
Calvin and Hobbes is a daily comic strip created by American cartoonist Bill Watterson that was syndicated from November 18, to December 31, Commonly cited as "the last great newspaper comic",    Calvin and Hobbes has enjoyed broad and enduring popularity, influence and academic interest. Calvin and Hobbes follows the humorous antics of the titular characters : Calvin, a precocious, mischievous and adventurous six-year-old boy; and Hobbeshis sardonic stuffed tiger.
You have probably seen it in the shape of a sticker or printed on a t-shirt, but maybe you don't know its history. Did Watterson draw it? Where did the meme start? And above all, is it a sign of vitality for national discourse or a decline in its quality?
You might think Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson is partly responsible for those Calvin bumper stickers you see everywhere, peeing and praying. He lives a quiet life outside Cleveland and has only given one or two interviews since But recently, on the heels of the trailer for Dear Mr.