The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book

The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book Find Sunday Comic Favorites In This Classic Calvin And Hobbes CollectionThis Is A Collection Of The Classic Comic Strip That Features Calvin, A RambunctiousYear Old Boy, And His Stuffed Tiger, Hobbes, Who Comes Charmingly To Life Filled With A Watterson S Full Page Sunday Strips, This Collection Is Sure To Please Fans And Newcomers Alike

Bill Watterson born William Boyd Watterson II is an American cartoonist, and the author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes His career as a syndicated cartoonist ran from 1985 to 1995 he stopped drawing Calvin and Hobbes at the end of 1995 with a short statement to newspaper editors and his fans that he felt he had achieved all he could in the comic strip medium During the early years of

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  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book
  • Bill Watterson
  • English
  • 01 June 2019
  • 9780836218527

10 thoughts on “The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book

  1. says:

    I enjoyed reading this book Witty and funny with colorful well drawn images There are only 5 characters 4 y o Calvin his stuff toy tiger and lone playmate Hobbes who in Calvin s wild imagination can turn into a live precocious and sometimes silly tiger Suzie who is a girl reaching out for Calvin but gets bullied by Calvin because he seems to be contented playing with Hobbes and there is a stage in a boy s life when girls are yucky Calvin s father and Calvin s mother.Even if there are only 5 characters, the small situations that Bill Watterson created in the comics strips sour high Most are outrageously funny I found myself grinning from ear to ear Who would not feel that way looking at the mischievous face of Calvin while planning something naughty or when he gets a surprise of his life and his eyes just expand unbelievably with his hair raising like he is a porcupine or something Then when he returns to being a boy, he could be endearing and cute like a yellow marshmallow Calvin and Hobbes was a syndicated daily comic strip that was written and illustrated by American cartoonist Bill Watterson born 1958 The names of the characters were taken from the Protestant reformer, John Calvin and the social philosopher, Thomas Hobbes.The comic strip ran from 1985 to 1995 At the end of 1995, Watterson drew his last issue with a short statement to newspaper editors and his readers what he felt he had achieved all he could do in the medium.Watterson spent much of his career trying to change the climate of newspaper comics He believed that the artistic value of comics was being undermined, and that the space they occupied in newspapers continually decreased, subject to arbitrary whims of shortsighted publishers Further, he opined that art should not be judged by the medium for which it is created i.e., there is no high art or low art just art.Watterson s legacy is the change on the Sunday newspaper cartoons the standard cartoon starts with a large, wide rectangle featuring the cartoon s logo or a throwaway panel tangential to the main area so that newspapers pressed for space can remove the top third of the cartoon if they wish the rest of the strip is presented in a series of rectangles of different widths In Watterson s opinion, this format limited the cartoonist s options of allowable presentation After his sabbatical year in 1991 he managed to gain an exception to these constraints for Calvin and Hobbes, allowing him to draw his Sunday strip the way he wanted In many, panels overlap or contain their own panels in some, the action progresses diagonally across the strip I did not grow up with this comic strip so I did not have any reminiscing moments while reading this I bought this book around 10 years ago at Border s along Orchard when I was in Singapore It was on sale and I decided to buy this because a couple of months before I was requested by an office mate to buy a Calvin and Hobbes t shirt at a weekend flea market in Bangkok When I saw the t shirts they were so cool and it made me wonder who were those comics characters I only knew Popeye, Brutus and Olive Oyl and Tarzan when I was growing up.Now while reading Wiki entries about Bill Watterson, I learned that those images on the t shirts were illegal Bill Matterson did not allow to merchandise his works because he said it would cheapen his work Finally, a guy with some deep seated principles.After I closed this book, I was craving for The images of Calvin will stay in my mind for a long time I wished I was a child in 1985 1995 when this was being syndicated on Sunday newspaper It s so cool.

  2. says:

    This book is a treasure chest of the full colour old school Sunday Comics While it doesn t have the ongoing storylines of the black and white Calvin Hobbes, which allow for strong characterisation and captivating narrative arcs, these Sunday comics are wonderful in their own unique way The humour is sharp and the philosophising is done in effective short bites What s the illustrations display Bill Watterson s serious artistic talent Marvellous work.

  3. says:

    This loses its impact if you ve read some of the other collections, as it duplicates many of those, but the strips themselves are still charming.

  4. says:

    Disclaimer the notes you re about to read were extracted from this book and I do not intend to take personal credit for any of them Watterson is so damn intelligent Calvin I call this lookout hillHobbes Yes you can certainly see far from up hereCalvin I call it lookout hill Because that s what you yell whenever we go down it.Calvin You Know, sometimes it seems things go by too Quickly.Calvin We re so busy watching out for what s just ahead of us that we don t take the time to enjoy where we are.Calvin Days go by and we hardly notice them Life becomes a blur.Calvin Often it takes some calamity to make us live in the present.Calvin The suddenly we wake up an see all the mistakes we ve made but it s too late to change anythingCalvin It s like it s like Hobbes It s like what Calvin it s like something I just can t think of it_________Calvin School s out Free at last Calvin And just six precious hours before bed to forget everything I learned today _________Calvin My parents are the two stupidest people on earthCalvin Just my luck they d get married and have meCalvin I hate everybody.Calvin I don t see how anyone could ever fall in love people are jerks Hobbes Sometimes they are, but look at all the colors on the threes today.Calvin Yeah So What Hobbes I think it s fun to see something like this with someone than just by yourself.Calvin I Guesss so but I d still rather see this with a tiger than a person Hobbes Well, that goes without saying _________Calvin True friends are hard to come byCalvin I need moneyCalvin I wish people were like animalsCalvin Animals don t try to change you or make you fit in, They just enjoy the pleasure of our company.Calvin Animals aren t conditional about friendships Animals like you just the way you are.Calvin They listen to your problems, they confort you when you re sad, and all they ask in return is a little kindnessHobbes with a handkershief and tear in his eyes And speaking of a little kindness I d have a tuna fish sandwich any time soon that you happen to make one.Calvin Of Course some animals get on your nerves once in a while._________Calvin Did you watch any television yesterday Hobbes NoCalvin Gosh, what was yesterday like Calvin I think life should be like tv.Calvin I think life s problems ought to be solved in 30 minutes with simple homilies, don t you I think weight and oral hygiene ought to be our biggest concerns.Calvin I think we should all have powerful, high paying jobs, and everyone should drive fancy sports cars All our desires should be instantly gratified.Calvin Women should always wear tight clothes, and men whould carry powerful handguns.Calvin Life overall should be glamorous, thrill packed, and filled with applause, don t you think Hobbes I think my life is too featherbrained already.Calvin Of course, if life was really like that, what would we watch on tv.

  5. says:

    I made a great choice in actually reading this on a Sunday A post holiday, no obligations, lazy Sunday It s been years since I ve picked up a Calvin and Hobbes book It felt how I imagine reuniting with an old friend would feel Cozy and comfortable yet slightly different through older adult eyes An example of seeing things differently through older adult eyes Days go by and we hardly notice them Life becomes a blur Often it takes some calamity to make us live in the present Then suddenly we wake up and see all the mistakes we ve made, but it s too late to change anything.This collection has it all 1 The whole book is in full color It s gorgeous It s so bright that I couldn t be grumpy even when I wanted to be 2 You get a full, satisfying sampler of Calvin s identities We see Stupendous Man, Spaceman Stiff, Tyrannosaurus, shrunken Calvin, the Human Slinky, even a Song Sparrow Calvin just to name a few There is no limit to his imagination One of my favorite things to do is to avoid looking at the last panel and to try to guess what situation Calvin is in who the other person involved is It s a loathesome bat webbed booger beinga repulsive leech like creature that attached itself to you and never lets you alone until you re dead Susie asking to play The queen demands his tireless toil Calvin is back off to the anthill as fast as he can go Having to clean his room 3 There are all the moments I could ever hope for in a Calvin and Hobbes book or any book for that matter There are humorous moments and touching moments and reflective moments and oh my godthat is so true moments The following dialogue is from a strip showing typical old time adult comic book characters, which is Susie and Calvin playing house Darlinggg, I m home..And I brought a surprise Let s hope it s a divorce These summer days go by so quickly It s good that every now and then we have to wait for something. I can never enjoy Sundays, because in the back of my mind I always know I ve got to go to school the next day It s like trying to enjoy your last meal before the execution.I found myself nostalgic for my young Calvin days and identifying and with his parents and with wise Calvin often appearing while sledding down a large hill or meandering through nature There s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.AMEN TO THAT.

  6. says:

    There is a certain something about writing a critical review of Bill Watterson s Calvin and Hobbes, Lazy Sunday Book that feels like feeding belt ammo to a guy hunting with a machine gun It should not be done Either you get the innocent insouciance of this five year old boy and his favorite toy companion or please put the book down and move on I was already a 30 something when this strip was first syndicated Calvin is an only child just like his predecessor Dennis the Menace but with a broader fantasy life His bestest pal, Hobbes the Tiger carries a hint of the wary and worldly wise person we become once we loose Calvin s innocence Bill Watterson has clearly cranked things up a few on the old classic Calvin and his animated Hobbes live in the rich consuming imagination of the child Calvin lives amost seamlessly in his version of outer space, or on dinosaur adventures or in the reality of long ruminating walks in a wood varied and less child proof that the Three Acre Wood of Winnie the Pooh Calvin has his enemy, the neighborhood girl, Susie who cannot understand his enmity nor takes it without returning it Usually paying back than given.Unfortunately, number 1 by sticking with only the longer Sunday episodes we do not get the build up that can precede the Sunday payoff Number 2 Calvin is much given to devilment ranging from elaborately imagined water balloon attacks on his mother to again overly imagined in class fantasies involving his teacher as a space monster Read a few at a time most of us can see ourselves and wish we had such a rich inner life Taken together Calvin can stop being mischievous and become a bad boy Number 3 the paperback binding is not going to stand up to much handling.The great news is that Bill Watterson not only has a wondrous imagination for his little boy and his world, but his artwork can range from beautiful detailed nature and outer space creatures to simpler classic comic strip art.My recommendation, read The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book slowly and try to handle the book and the boy in the spirit intended.

  7. says:

    first book that I have ever found

  8. says:

    Spaceman Spiff, Stupendous Man, Calvin the Tyrannosaurus the kid s imagination has no ends, no bounds, no limits Laws of the universe held sacred for centuries bend to his will if he wants to The Creator of the Worlds is the Destroyer of the Worlds and he is Calvin Hats off to Bill Watterson for creating one of the best partnerships in the comic world, an undying friendship that does moisten your eyes once in a while, a relationship of love and sarcasm that makes you laugh so hard that your stomach hurts the partnership between Calvin and Hobbes None of the comics of Calvin and Hobbes has ever disappointed, and this one too holds good to the standards set so high by Watterson There are moments of pure genius in these stories which makes me appreciate the kid inside Watterson whom he brings out so well through the imagination of Calvin There is a particular box that is so hard to forget, when Calvin has pasted his arms with fake feathers and turns around to a bird and shouts Wipe that grin off your face Calvin and Hobbes literally add colour to the reader s life Highly recommended for all those who appreciate a good laugh

  9. says:

    The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book opens with Calvin s 10 page adventure as Spaceman Spiff, interplanetary explorer extraordinaire, with one mission in mind to destroy all aliens, which in real life, are disguised as his mother and Susie Very funny stuff Yet Calvin s wild imagination doesn t stop there For the rest of the colorful 100 pages, he agitates his parents mercilessly, particularly his father while with his mother, he adversely chokes down every disgusting meal she cooks, making some of the funniest faces while doing so A lot of times, his expressions say than any number of words Take the family meal scene on page 30, where he makes a long drawn out attempt at tasting the green pile of gunk on his plate Then there s a good facial example on page 104, where he s sitting, reading a book then looks up with this absolutely wicked smile on his face You can only imagine what he s up to and it s definitely not safe.All the comics in this wonderful collection are in color, and are rendered incredibly well I think that Bill Watterson was born in the wrong era He would have been much happier in the era when Sunday comics were permitted a full page to tell a refined story, where the art was rich with detail.Book Details Title The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book Author Bill WattersonReviewed By Purplycookie

  10. says:

    This book is as the title suggests lazy and beautiful, AND in full color Nice.

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