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Phillip Allen
12-04-2010, 02:18 PM
Thoroughly! (just bought another book)

Keith Wilson
12-04-2010, 02:24 PM
Completely normal. Watterson was brilliant.

McMike
12-04-2010, 02:37 PM
I have all of the compilation books from when I was a kid and my boys have read every one back to back several times. Yes, Watterson was brilliant indeed! I think Calvin and Hobbes is timeless and appropriately can and should be enjoyed by all ages without any stigma or ridicule.

"A can of mace, a .45, is all I need to stay alive!"

S.V. Airlie
12-04-2010, 02:42 PM
Gary Trudeau was the best. Had a great stream of cartoon strips on preppies. As I was one loved it

Phillip Allen
12-04-2010, 02:43 PM
when I want to make a point here, there's nearly always a c and H cartoon to do it for me...if I knew how to post it without getting in trouble

Phillip Allen
12-04-2010, 02:44 PM
Gary Trudeau was the best. Had a great stream of cartoon strips on preppies. As I was one loved it

His politics was too obvious to me...hard to believe his wife could be giving fair and balanced stories with a husband like that

McMike
12-04-2010, 02:44 PM
when I want to make a point here, there's nearly always a c and H cartoon to do it for me...if I knew how to post it without getting in trouble

I don't think you'd get in trouble, why would you? FWIW I think you're right, there is a C&H cartton for every occasion here!

S.V. Airlie
12-04-2010, 02:48 PM
His politics was too obvious to me...hard to believe his wife could be giving fair and balanced stories with a husband like that Some are but his nonpolitical strips are exceptionally gunny. Yes they can be obvious..

wizbang 13
12-04-2010, 03:12 PM
I read TinTin.

David G
12-04-2010, 03:17 PM
I'd say he still has a gleeful, mischievous, bit of childhood left in his heart. I'd also say he has good taste.

Garret
12-04-2010, 03:26 PM
If I were 5 years older, I'd ask if you were talking about me.

Old Dryfoot
12-04-2010, 03:31 PM
Wouldn't say boo... nothing wrong with comics at all I figure. I still reread my old Bloom County books, Outland never really did it for me though.

Ron Williamson
12-04-2010, 06:23 PM
We have a stack of them.
That 62 year old is prolly still okay.
R

Tom Montgomery
12-04-2010, 07:20 PM
Bill Watterson graduated from Kenyon College in 1980 and drew the Calvin and Hobbs comic strip from 1985 until 1995. He then retired to Chagrin Falls, Ohio and has done nothing of note since. I think that is weird.

My understanding is that he has been living in Cleveland, Ohio since 2005.

TerryLL
12-04-2010, 09:25 PM
Calvin and Hobbs is completely wasted on anyone under 40. Much too cerebral and subtle for anyone lacking the maturity that comes from a full life. I'd say at 62 you're just about ready to fully appreciate the experience.

Flying Orca
12-04-2010, 09:30 PM
I'd worry more about a 62-year-old who thought Calvin and Hobbes a waste of time. Best comic ever, and I include my favourite graphic novels in that assessment.

Old Dryfoot
12-04-2010, 10:12 PM
My only guilty little pleasure lately is Looking For Group (http://www.lfgcomic.com/), not for everyone but I find it quite hilarious, and I quite like the artwork.

Chip-skiff
12-04-2010, 10:48 PM
Good on you. Maybe we could swap books.

Phillip Allen
12-04-2010, 11:24 PM
I finished it fr now...gotta go buy another now

varadero
12-05-2010, 05:39 AM
It was my Fatherīs favorite. I never understood why, untill my son turned 4.

Phillip Allen
12-05-2010, 06:32 AM
It was my Fatherīs favorite. I never understood why, untill my son turned 4.

amazing, ain't it?

David W Pratt
12-06-2010, 11:52 AM
Loved it, but IMHO it was second best strip ever, first was Pogo.

Joe Dupere
12-06-2010, 04:00 PM
My dad was reading Calvin and Hobbes right up til he died at age 85. Some of my fondest memories of him are listening to him laugh while reading it.

Joe, FFPoP

paladin
12-06-2010, 05:48 PM
I like ASTERIX.