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Hobbes and Bacon 2 by Phill-Art Hobbes and Bacon 2 by Phill-Art
Here's my other H&B strips-…

I've always loved Calvin and Hobbes since I was really young. I came across a spin off comic on facebook by the guys from… It's based on Calvin and Susie as adults, where they are married and they have a daughter named Bacon (As far as her name I though it was awkward at first, but someone pointed out she is really named "Francis" and "Bacon" is the cute nickname her parents have given her. This would fall in line with the philosophical names of (John) Calvin and (Thomas) Hobbes). Sadly they only made four strips, so I'd like to continue it. It really inspired me and I instantly thought of the potential and different directions it could go, while still being loyal to Bill Watterson's style. What I loved most about Watterson's work was it wasn't confined to the real world, it went into Calvin's imagination, which gave all sorts of different visuals that a lot of newspaper funnies missed out on.

I have over 10 other strip ideas with Hobbes and Bacon that I wanted to share.

I'm really on the fence about continuing this, I did a lot of reading on Watterson. He's very protective of his work and has the attitude that his work should stop with his retirement. It really would be selfish of me to continue it. Gahh, maybe just a few more... > < I love Calvin and Hobbes so much.
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Kitsune-Kami1 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Funny thing is I would definitely not put it past Calvin to name his child's Calvin
Noip13 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
It really captures the spirit of the strip, but with an adult twist. It's great.
Divine-Nataku Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
These are just so wonderful! :heart:
SouthernWriter2 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Calvin kind of reminds me of Neil Patrick Harris.
POPTART117 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Omg....I remember this!
MyLittlePeasant Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same old Calvin 
zortharg Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Actually I'm extremely disappointed in Calvin for now seeing Hobbes as a stuffed toy. Ok, I can acknowledge the generational premise, that he and Susie have a kid (I don't like the name for that kid - I get it - Francis Bacon - but you could have done better than that, Bacon just isn't a good first name! Maybe Newton. Or possibly Pascal) and that she might have a hobbes-like thing going on, a stuffed animal that is real to her. But NOT if it's the ACTUAL HOBBES as a hand-me-down from her father Calvin! If it's actually the original Hobbes, then HE should be able to see Hobbes as he *really* is as well, he shouldn't have merely turned into his own father.
KaiserIsaac Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
But, Calvin knows Hobbes is not just a stuffed toy, He just doesn't have the time/chance any more and/or maybe he's just letting the next generation have a turn? There needs to be a comic that addresses this. 
MyLittlePeasant Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, the whole point was Calivin saw Hobbes that way when he was a kid, if he saw it the same way when he was an adult it would get rid of the whole magical 'childs imagination' feel 
Also, they were going more for what Kevin Bacon believed then his name I think
zortharg Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
No. That wasn't the whole point at all. Other kids saw Hobbes as a stuffed toy too. Calvin saw Hobbes as he *really* is, because he is Calvin, not because he was 6 years old. You're confusing Calvin and Hobbes with The Little Prince or Peter Pan. It's not about turning into a fuddy old adult being inimical to growing up. Read some of the dialogue from the original Calvin and Hobbes. The things Calvin said to Hobbes. The things Hobbes said back to Calvin. There is NOTHING about it that is characteristic of a 6 year old. One thing that Calvin and Hobbes made me believe is that it may be possible to transcend one's age in many ways, and one's perception of the world is the most important way there is.

Anyway, I didn't mean to sound like I was complaining to YOU, I was replying to your comment but that was commentary director to the author.
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