Calvin and Hobbes: A Very (Un- Merry) Christmas! For all you fans of the beloved and classic cartoon strip, here is a beautifully crafted recreation of the dark (funny) side.
See the original snowmen strips here: http://www.chase3000.com/userpages/calvinhobbes/
Some of my favorites :
• Hobbes: Why is the snowman looking at a snowball?
Calvin: He’s contemplating snowman evolution. Obviously, if he evolved from a snowball, it raises tough theological questions for him.
Hobbes: Like the morality of throwing one’s precursors at someone?
Calvin: Sure, and what about shoveling one’s genetic material off the walk.
• Calvin: It snowed last night! Turn on the radio! Maybe they closed school. Maybe the school buses froze up! Maybe the principal can’t get out of his driveway!
Mum: Get dressed, Calvin. It only snowed an inch.
Calvin: Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.
• Calvin: This sculpture is about transience. As this figure melts, it invites the viewer to contemplate the evanescence of life. This piece speaks to the horror of our own immortality.
(Kid off panel): Hey stupid! It’s too warm to build a snowman! What a dope! Ha ha ha!
Calvin: Genius is never understood in its own time.
If you want to see how the video was made: http://downinfront.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=736