Nostalgic Calvin and Hobbes Fan Art

By on April 23, 2013

Calvin & Hobbes has always been one of my favorite cartoon strips. I fondly remember snatching the funnies out of the Sunday newspaper (you know, back when newspapers were a big deal) and carefully reading strips in a particular order. Peanuts was a light appetizer, Far Side was my dinner salad and that huge, full color Calvin & Hobbes strip was my delicious main course. While the Internet was still kicking off, I was digesting those thin paperback, 100-page releases of a year or two of Calvin & Hobbes strips.

When I revisited the comics as an adult about 15 years later, I started to pick up on the clever elements of philosophy and history that are wrapped into the comic strips. it makes me think Pixar stole their entire gameplan to make movies for both adults and kids directly from Bill Watterson.

Anyway, if you are interested in discovering or rediscovering Calvin & Hobbes, I highly recommend the Calvin & Hobbes Tumblr. For those familiar with the series, check out this collection of Calvin & Hobbes fan art created by a  large collection of different artists:

Calvin & Hobbes Fan Art
















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    April 23, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Blustery cold days should be spend propped up in bed with a mug of hot chocolate and a pile of comic books was one of my fav quotes when I was younger, understand it much more now that I am grown!

    • Victoria Pagac

      April 23, 2013 at 9:31 am

      that children can find fun in anything

  2. Denise

    April 23, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Helped me understand true friendship

  3. amy williams

    April 23, 2013 at 9:07 am

    That’s its good to have a friend to get in trouble with!

  4. Christian

    April 23, 2013 at 9:14 am


  5. Kyle Solomon

    April 23, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Calvin and Hobbes taught me the value of true friends, and that adventures are always when you have someone to share them with.

    • Kyle Solomon

      April 23, 2013 at 9:15 am

      Iforgot to type …adventures are always *more fun* when you…

  6. Katy S

    April 23, 2013 at 9:15 am

    I always loved the quote “Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” I also learned that it is much more fun to make a snowman house of horrors, rather than regular snowmen.

  7. Justin Miner

    April 23, 2013 at 9:15 am

    I learned it was ok to have an imaginary friend. Even if my parents and councillor thought differently.


  8. mr3y

    April 23, 2013 at 9:39 am

    I learned every body else was crazy and that I was the sane one.

  9. Kay

    April 23, 2013 at 9:40 am

    “The sun sets in the west. In Arizona, actually, near Flagstaff.” – Calvin’s Dad

    • a fan

      July 9, 2013 at 12:13 am

      Thanks. I remember that one.

  10. Nhan Nguyen

    April 23, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I learned that the smart kids (Calvin) are usually bullied and the dumb oafs do the bullying (Moe).

  11. David Miller

    April 23, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Imagination is not a lost art! (Transmorgifiers forever!)

  12. Melanie Barnett

    April 23, 2013 at 9:47 am

    That friends come in all shapes and sizes. My stepson is names Calvin after Calvin and Hobbes. I would love to win this for him!

  13. TomasS

    April 23, 2013 at 9:49 am

    tawt me how to rock out with my socks out!

  14. Bernie

    April 23, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Calvin pointed out that most parents have no prior experience in raising their kids.

  15. Marco

    April 23, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I learned that being a little different, a little odd, a little bit unique is perfectly fine in the end. Even if some think you are a little off. It’s ok.

  16. coreyo

    April 23, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Sometimes the cardboard box is more valuable than its contents.

  17. Matt B

    April 23, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Your imagination is the only limit!

  18. Lyman

    April 23, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I learned that tigers could talk.

  19. J Martin

    April 23, 2013 at 9:56 am

    It is dangerous, but fun, to get on a sled piloted by someone with no bones that can be broken.

  20. Matthew Kobylak

    April 23, 2013 at 9:56 am

    All you need is a wagon and a hill to have a good day!

  21. Eric

    April 23, 2013 at 9:57 am

    It’s all about imagination

  22. Shawn

    April 23, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Tigers are safe to play with.

  23. Andy

    April 23, 2013 at 10:02 am

    I’m a dustspeck

  24. Patrick

    April 23, 2013 at 10:02 am

    It’s a magical world, a day is full of possibilities.

  25. Amber

    April 23, 2013 at 10:02 am

    It’s ok to have imaginary friends, and sometimes necessary when taking over the world.

  26. murph

    April 23, 2013 at 10:03 am

    snowmen are NOT just for little kids…

  27. Bill

    April 23, 2013 at 10:03 am


  28. Robert

    April 23, 2013 at 10:06 am

    That sometimes you have to do dumb things to learn something.

  29. Chris H

    April 23, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Patience for my little “Calvin” who is nicknamed The Destruction King. His creativity and imagination takes him on many adventures that usually end up like many Calvin and Hobbes comic strips.

  30. Neyomiya

    April 23, 2013 at 10:11 am

    The reason old pictures are black and white is because the whole world was black and white until the early 1900’s. (then it was a grainy color for a while)

  31. Brad

    April 23, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Snowmen are a form of high art…

  32. Derek

    April 23, 2013 at 10:20 am

    That Karl Marx was wrong and TV was the opiate of the masses. Even though I had to look up “opiate” when I was a kid.

  33. William

    April 23, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Every kid should grow up with a stuff animal. Brings out the imagination in everyone.

  34. Seth

    April 23, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Calvin always makes me laugh, partly because when I read it I see such true reflections of human nature.

  35. Ming

    April 23, 2013 at 10:21 am

    You can rationalize as much as you like, but the world never seems to work the way you want it to.

  36. Harrison

    April 23, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I learn to have IMAGINATION and CREATIVITY.

  37. Jaclyn Reynolds

    April 23, 2013 at 10:27 am

    To see things with pure eyes!

  38. Jon

    April 23, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I learn to always have a trusted friend around.

  39. Arthur

    April 23, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I learn to laugh out loud and leave all my stress and problem behind.

  40. bweb

    April 23, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I learned that my mom still hates the pile of comics i clipped and left in my old bedroom closet.

  41. feltrider99

    April 23, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I learned that I was building snowmen the wrong way!

  42. Hinhlina Phouybanhdyt

    April 23, 2013 at 10:38 am

    It was a sad day when Bill deciced to quit……I still go in a library and checkout the old copy….

  43. Jonathan Lew

    April 23, 2013 at 10:41 am

    I learned that life should be filled with experiences that can’t be hindered or shadowed by fear or hesitation.

  44. eyecon

    April 23, 2013 at 10:44 am

    does it still cost $0.50 for a swift kick in the nutz?

  45. Frank

    April 23, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I learned what imaginary numbers were. Eleventeen, Thirty-twelve…

  46. Ken K

    April 23, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Never lose your imagination, curiosity or trust in friends.

  47. j

    April 23, 2013 at 10:48 am

    We are only limited by our imaginations, which is limitless

  48. Bobby DC

    April 23, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I learned that it’s much more fun to make up an answer than to tell your kids you just don’t know.

  49. Kari Judd

    April 23, 2013 at 10:49 am

    How to get along and share with others!

  50. Jesus Sanchez

    April 23, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Calvin and Hobbes have represented to me the purity and inocense of childhood. As Adult I have acknowledge this and look foward on reading it with my children.

    They should also make a movie or a TV series about Calvin and Hobbes.(If they hav’nt done so.) It would be way better than the majority of junk cartoons that are out there.

  51. Rhee

    April 23, 2013 at 10:51 am


  52. Steven S

    April 23, 2013 at 10:51 am

    The importance of play.

  53. Junho Yang

    April 23, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I learned how to crack jokes with friends and LOL (laugh out loud) at life’s circumstances.

  54. Ben

    April 23, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I learned ENGLISH! Yes…Calvin & Hobbes was a must read for me as a 9 year old immigrant to learn about the American culture (nursery rhymes were another set of fun reads that fulfilled the same intent).

  55. Ross

    April 23, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Snowmen are not to be trusted.

  56. jkimod

    April 23, 2013 at 10:57 am

    maybe i should have used my username from ben’s site? oh well, i deserve a kick in the nutz for that

  57. Allan

    April 23, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Sometimes it’s great being a kid!

  58. Ray Arbour

    April 23, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Two things: Old pictures are color photos of a black and white world, and sometimes, if you do a job badly enough, you never get asked to do it again.

  59. TheBippi

    April 23, 2013 at 10:59 am

    What I learned is that Ted is a blatant rip-off of Calvin & Hobbes and that there is no shame in using one’s imagination!

  60. J.C.

    April 23, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Taught me that imagination and humor are two of the most important things in life.

  61. Kris

    April 23, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I learned that comics could actually be funny.

  62. Mike

    April 23, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Reading Calvin & Hobbs is addictive.

    • showdoc

      April 23, 2013 at 11:07 am

      friends are the best…

  63. Eric Cain

    April 23, 2013 at 11:09 am

    that we all go a little mad sometimes

  64. Paul

    April 23, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Tigers are fun to play with. 😉

  65. Tim

    April 23, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I didn’t need to have friends…not real ones at least.

  66. quyen

    April 23, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Imagination can run wild!

  67. Ant

    April 23, 2013 at 11:16 am

    How much fun life is, especially x2

  68. Eric

    April 23, 2013 at 11:19 am

    It’s important to keep young at heart.

  69. Daniel

    April 23, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Back in the day when I was a latchkey kid and spent a lot of days with my brother home alone, Calvin and Hobbes was like a doorway out to the open world from the safety of my home sort of filling in the role my parents should’ve filled teaching us about the poignant strength of a colorful imagination and philosphy. And being of Asian descent stressing getting good grades but was consoled by calvin that even if I was lacking in studies there was more than that, that my value lied in more than that and to enjoy myself despite not always being the best in school. So Calvin and Hobbes brings such a sense of fond nostalgia and gratitude when I read it again

  70. RaMMaR

    April 23, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Imagination is a wonderful thing and sometimes should be toned down or kept to oneself… especially when it comes to snowman art.

  71. Jim

    April 23, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Calvin taught me it’s okay that there’s not much of a filter between my brain and my mouth.

  72. Heck

    April 23, 2013 at 11:32 am

    The strip helped me stay youthful in thought and spirit. It made me appreciate and enjoy my children’s childhood even more.

    • Davis

      April 23, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      I like this. I don’t have kids but many friends and relatives do and I intend to keep this in mind and enjoy their childhood vicariously.

  73. nightowl

    April 23, 2013 at 11:34 am

    The most important thing I learned from C&H – imagination. And that laughter helps relieve pressure from cramming for exams.

  74. Matt

    April 23, 2013 at 11:38 am

    My entire childhood is in these books

  75. Linda Kubala

    April 23, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Taught me that using my imagination could be a life long thing to benefit me.

  76. curtis

    April 23, 2013 at 11:40 am

    you need a sidekick in life.

  77. dc

    April 23, 2013 at 11:40 am

    quickest bath you can take, a toilet bowl and pushing the flush handle. *wheeeeeeeee* .. =D

    • Seth Jefferies

      April 23, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      Don’t forget that if you rock back and forth you can make a bath tub tidal wave!

  78. jeannine s

    April 23, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I learned that having a imagination is fun

  79. keith

    April 23, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I learned that when I made funny faces, I definitely wouldn’t get stuck that way for the rest of my life (if the wind blew.)

  80. Brad

    April 23, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Sunday comics are not the same since Calvin & Hobbes retired. Miss the G.R.O.S.S. meetings.

    • Seth Jefferies

      April 23, 2013 at 1:42 pm

      HA! Get Rid Of Slimy Girls!

  81. James

    April 23, 2013 at 11:44 am

    It has been said many-a-time already… but: Imagination is key.

  82. Phil Cigan

    April 23, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Calvin & Hobbes taught me that snowmen are one of the most versatile of art media.

  83. Robert Q

    April 23, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Imaginary friends are OK to have and they are always there when you want to talk with. Also, things are not always the way you see them at first.

  84. Don Ruehlow

    April 23, 2013 at 11:53 am

    To kick up my heels, be myself, express my own ideas, in my own way with my own values.

  85. Andrew Cho

    April 23, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Calvin has taught me to question everything in life in an intelligent and sensible manner. That way everyone can go outside and play some calvinball!

  86. Scott McCue

    April 23, 2013 at 11:57 am

    I learned that there is little that is more powerful than imagination, and that some of the best friends you can have as a kid don’t have to be “real.”

  87. Erik J

    April 23, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I learned that playing outside was wayyyy better than anything else a kid could do.

  88. Tin

    April 23, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    It’s great!

  89. james

    April 23, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    What Calvin and Hobbes taught me growing up is that being a bit weird is totally okay, even cool if you have the right friends. So forget what everyone else thinks, just you and your best friend the tiger.

  90. Mark Hinojosa

    April 23, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Calvin and Hobbes taught me that sometimes we need to make our own adventures happen.

  91. Colleen Schilinski

    April 23, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    While growing up, I learned that having an imagination and playing outside is more fun than anything from Calvin & Hobbes.

  92. Sabrina

    April 23, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    I learned that allowing your imagination to run wild makes life soooo much more interesting. Also, having a pet tiger would be awesome.

  93. Ken Huang

    April 23, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    love the book, bought a couple myself.

  94. Jason

    April 23, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    That imagination is the most important thing and friends are a close second.

  95. Dan

    April 23, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Never was much into Calvin & Hobbes, but now my son reads and enjoys it. I’m not sure I want to think about what he may be learning from it.

    • Seth Jefferies

      April 23, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      two pronged. You definitely DO NOT want to know what he is learning, but at the same time, you absolutely DO want to know. Because it’s great.

  96. schmoe90

    April 23, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Don’t worry about scaring the stiffs

  97. Dylan

    April 23, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I learned how to properly build snowmen scenes during the winter.

  98. Adam

    April 23, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I learned not to trust my Dad…or more specifically I learned how to mess with my kids when explaining how things work.

  99. Bill K

    April 23, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Tigers are very sneaky! Very!

  100. Peter Schott

    April 23, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Imagination can make anything fun. Also learned that tigers like tuna fish.

  101. Mat

    April 23, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I learned that Snowmen are out to get me… but, on a real note, I learned that being a kid is a magical time where your imagination can be your best friend, and how we need to think like a kid once in a while to recapture that magic. Also, the fuddy-duddy in me says that all the digital stimuli that kids get nowadays rob them of the joys so eloquently captured in Calvin & Hobbes.

  102. Ken Taylor

    April 23, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Comics are nothing like they used to be 10 years ago.

  103. jeanettem

    April 23, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    How they test bridge weight limits

  104. haggleking

    April 23, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Things are not as they seem.

  105. Wilson S

    April 23, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    tigers are a man’s best friend.

  106. jk

    April 23, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I learned that it is important to develop your imagination throughout life.

  107. Jeff Luke

    April 23, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    It’s nice to have a friend.

  108. Jeremy

    April 23, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    C&H taught me the value to always have a stuffed animal and use your creativity in life. It will keep you sane.

  109. Dave

    April 23, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Calvin & Hobbes taught me to learn how to aim and throw straight so that if I ever saved a snowball from winter until the following summer, this time, I can hit Suzy Derkins right in the kisser!

  110. Tyler

    April 23, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I learned that peeing out the window helps with plant growth and I learned walking around naked is perfectly acceptable, especially if you are a stuffed tiger.

  111. Nachum

    April 23, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I learned as a manager that when I had an employee or situation that was problematic, I would just aim my transmorgifier at it and change it to something manageable! Mentally it really worked!

  112. Chuck

    April 23, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Calvin and Hobbes taught me all about transmogrification, and how to build armies of miniature snowmen to vanquish my enemies.

  113. Dale

    April 23, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    If you don’t get a good night kiss, you get Kafka dreams.

    • Seth Jefferies

      April 23, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      now that’s a reference you wouldn’t get unless you read the books. A LOT

  114. Alan

    April 23, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Life is an amazing adventure with real and imaginary friends.

  115. Michael

    April 23, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Calvin and Hobbes taught me that not all tigers are vicious, child eating monsters!

  116. Phillip Ruenprom

    April 23, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    A tiger is a boy’s best friend!

  117. Matt

    April 23, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Calvin and Hobbes taught me that snowmen can be built not only for amusement but to terrorize your neighbors as well.

  118. bea

    April 23, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I learned that you should NEVER NEVER slide down a huge hill in a wagon…

    • Davis

      April 23, 2013 at 5:49 pm

      I learned that you ALWAYS should!!

  119. alex

    April 23, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    love calvin & hobbes. always in awe of the simple cartoon drawings..

  120. Seth Jefferies

    April 23, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    May sound a little ridiculous but I learned how to READ thanks to Calvin and Hobbes.
    I also learned that simple mischief is not sufficient for a young boy, dreams of grandeur must be involved in all exploits.

    • Seth Jefferies

      April 23, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      oh yeah, and that scientific progress goes boink

  121. Sean

    April 23, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Life is full of surprises, but never when you need one

  122. Matthew Valentine

    April 23, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I learned that Calvin Ball is the best game ever

  123. tony

    April 23, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    love calvin & hobbes taught me to keep things simple and enjoy

  124. Richard Boughton

    April 23, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I learned you can never have too many snowmen. :)

  125. Ilin

    April 23, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I learned about the amazing versatility of a cardboard box and marker.

  126. Prince

    April 23, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Calvin and Hobbes taught me attitude, friendship and to have fun! He is like a little Tom Sayer teaching young minds to live the life.

  127. Craig

    April 23, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I learned that if everyone had a tiger for a friend while growing up the world would be a much better place!

  128. G Scherer

    April 23, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I learned that it wasn’t weird that my best friend was an animal.

  129. Waylon

    April 23, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Go do something you hate. Being miserable builds character!

  130. Marjorie Feldman

    April 23, 2013 at 2:13 pm


  131. alvin

    April 23, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    i learned sometimes even your lucky rocket ship underpants arent enough… also… g.r.o.s.s

    love calvin and hobbes, shaped my entire youth, and like you, i reread the series again as an adult.

  132. Roger Cheow

    April 23, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    that imagination is everything, and watch out for evil mom lady.

  133. Kelly

    April 23, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    How to be a good friend and what friendship really is

  134. Ben

    April 23, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    As an only child myself, Calvin taught me that imagination means never having to be alone.

  135. mark

    April 23, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Calvin offered up some great ideas to terrorize imaginary persons.

  136. Dan Brown

    April 23, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Calvin taught me to never play leap frog with a unicorn

  137. bcndblsneezebrgr

    April 23, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Hobbes taught me someone was always on the lookout.

  138. rk

    April 23, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Calvin taught me that imagination is the secret ingredient for fun in all its many forms.

  139. Danni

    April 23, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    always have fun in life! :)

  140. Dan Dreifort

    April 23, 2013 at 2:47 pm


    You should move the comment box ABOVE all of the comments. You’re more likely to get people commenting that way.

  141. Jason Hoffman

    April 23, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I grew up on Calvin & Hobbes!

  142. Mike Suddarth

    April 23, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Found them as an adult (I’m old. Shared with children, then grandchildren.

  143. Elmer

    April 23, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Whenever you are in trouble… Blame it on somebody else.

  144. Russ Springer

    April 23, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    From Calvin, I learned what state I live in. “Denial”

  145. Vincent Wong

    April 23, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Age of innocence; imagination; friendship – C&H brings back lots of font memories. Who knows how much fun one can have without the assistance of electronics, ipod, iphones, ipads, oh my!

  146. Matthew Miller

    April 23, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    …they might be giants

  147. Austin

    April 23, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Learned that:

    Have fun with everything around you, visit your adventurous side… before growing up and letting LIFE pass you by.

  148. Brian

    April 23, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    from Calvin and Hobbes I learned the truth about beanies.

  149. Nivram

    April 23, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Snowmen are a LOT more fun than you ever made them, as a kid! That, and tigers make the best Best Friend!

  150. R Tracy

    April 23, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I learned that long ago everything was in black and white, according to Calvin’s dad.

  151. David Munson

    April 23, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    I think I learned that it’s ok to let go

  152. JLee

    April 23, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I learned that tigers >>> cats, though in many instances (e.g. love of tuna) tigers ~= cats.

  153. Robert Yuen

    April 23, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Tigers will do anything for a tuna fish sandwich. They’re kind of stupid that way.

  154. Connor

    April 23, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I learned how to snowball fight.

  155. Rich S

    April 23, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    A child’s innocent imagination can create a world far richer than reality. It is unfortunate that as we age, reality wins.

  156. Kevin C

    April 23, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    I learned shoveling snow builds character.

  157. David

    April 23, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Imagination and creativity are important.

  158. Sarah H

    April 23, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    That you can make some pretty awesome snowmen and wax philosophy and still be cool.

  159. James Weyman

    April 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    In reading Calvin & Hobbes, during in my teenage years, I learned that if I could go back in time and observe my young self, I would be just like Calvin. I say this because I’m always told that I’m a kid in an adult’s body. So I don’t want to grow up. What the big deal?

  160. Eric Lin

    April 23, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Creativity and the joys of being a kid!!

  161. Brian

    April 23, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    With imagination, there are no limits.

  162. Pete N.

    April 23, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I learned that reading was fun… Only when reading Calvin and Hobbes…

  163. John C

    April 23, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    I shared Calvin & Hobbes with my son. They taught us to play Calvinball and to build a tree fort.

  164. cal

    April 23, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    friendship and imagination

  165. Richard

    April 23, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I learned “nothing except how to cynically manipulate the system.”

  166. Peter C

    April 23, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I learned to be true to yourself no matter what others think.

  167. Dave

    April 23, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    That big words are funny.

  168. Ian K

    April 23, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    One word: Sarcasm

  169. Tae

    April 23, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    You are never alone…as long as you have your stuffed tiger

  170. jason speicher

    April 23, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    I learnt how to use your sense of imagination to have fun.


    April 23, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    calvin- A day can really slip by when you’re deliberately avoiding what you’re supposed to do. truer words were never spoken . thank you calvin

    • Billy

      September 25, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Trying to get in touch with old friend Jason Kevelier. Knew him in San Francisco in about 2001. Last I knew he was living in Portland.
      Would really like to know how he is.

  172. Donna

    April 23, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I learned that having an imaginary friend is not a bad thing.

  173. Claire

    April 23, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    simplicity can be fun

  174. Gilbert

    April 23, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    You are never alone or bored when you use your imagination

  175. Dustin

    April 23, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Life is better when someone has your back…

  176. rickpat

    April 23, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    I found out that having a tiger as a best friend could make make you laugh, and forget about all the scary things.

  177. Davis

    April 23, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I learned how a certain outlook coupled with creativity and unconcious, incautious optimism can bring joy into so much of life, both the good parts and the bad. That and the value of a good cardboard box.

  178. Clay

    April 23, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Imagination, how to build creepy snowmen villages, and friendship

  179. Clay

    April 23, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    How to build creepy snowmen villages, friendship, and imagination

  180. Rob

    April 23, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I learned that imagination is more important than knowledge.
    Without a good friend everything else comes second……

    I love you Maui….

  181. George Veitengruber

    April 23, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Imagination is the best playground for a child.

  182. tony

    April 23, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Who is this Calveeeen??

  183. Paula VanBuskirk

    April 23, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    I read C&H when I was younger and worried that I might someday have a child like Calvin. Now I re-read C&H daily and, looking back on my kids, I think I did anyway.

  184. L. Burgess

    April 23, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    That a funny looking white kid and his imagination could connect with the perspective of a funny looking black kid and his imagination. Calvin just spoke the truth about life!

  185. Norm

    April 23, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Your never too old to be young.

  186. Michelle

    April 23, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Not to wear the rocket ship underwear on days you have to do math problems on the blackboard

  187. Mike Flacy

    April 23, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    The CheckOut Launch Week Giveaway has ended! Congrats to Chuck K. as our Grand prize winner! Also, congrats to Phil C. as our runner-up! Emails have been sent to both of you.

    Thanks to everyone that participated! Be sure to check The CheckOut tomorrow around 9 a.m. PT for our next giveaway!

  188. Michelle

    April 23, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Always take care of the ones you love

  189. Mike

    April 23, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Friendship, it’s pretty much what this whole series is about, and probably what you really need as a kid.

  190. Sergey Morozov

    April 23, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Children imagination has no limits.

  191. Mark

    April 23, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    How to play Calvinball. Just make up the rules as you go.

  192. D. Moore

    April 24, 2013 at 4:04 am

    I learned how awesome building snowmen can be.

  193. Joe F

    April 30, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Calvin taught me to never be bored.

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