Having previously paid my respects to my other favorite comic strip, I wish now to do the same for Calvin & Hobbes. I am moved to do this by my discovery (via Incoming Signals) of an enthusiastic web page called, with simplicity and accuracy, “25 Great Calvin & Hobbes Strips.” You probably already know the strip, and if you don’t an introduction is only a click away, so I won’t say anything other than that I desperately wish Bill Watterson would start doing it again. The “25 Great Strips” page is wildly enthusiastic (and rather insulting to other comics), but its excesses are those of love and therefore forgivable. And it includes the one with the punch line “You know what’s the rage this year? …Hats.” So I can’t resist posting it.
But you’d better go there fairly soon, because it could well go the way of “Calvin and Hobbes at Martijn’s.” Copyright is a harsh mistress.