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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- phill-art.deviantart.com/galle…

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 PANTSAREOVERRATED.com www.pantsareoverrated.com/page… 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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KyubeyContract Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student Artist
calvin can't see hobbes anymore? :(
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extremespeeds Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah Calvin, some old habits don't ever go away, huh? XD
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Aslan1 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
BRILLIANT!! I love how Calvin is still in conflict with piles of leaves even when he is grown up.
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DrJohnHamishWatson1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I personally loved calvin and hobbes as a kid and was really dissapointed to hear that he stopped it, I would like to know what watterson things of all this though
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
He probably would shake is head at it lol. 
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Kitsune-Kami1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Funny thing is I would definitely not put it past Calvin to name his child bacon...it's Calvin
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Noip13 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
It really captures the spirit of the strip, but with an adult twist. It's great.
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Divine-Nataku Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
These are just so wonderful! :heart:
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SouthernWriter2 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Calvin kind of reminds me of Neil Patrick Harris.
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POPTART117 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Omg....I remember this!
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MyLittlePeasant Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same old Calvin 
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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.
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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. 
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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
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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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MyLittlePeasant Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just think that it makes perfect sense that Calvin grew out of his imaginary friend
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zortharg Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Wait. KEVIN Bacon? Oh no, if you were wrong about the childhood/adult thing, you're in another galaxy about that. It's the philosopher Francis Bacon, who lived in England concurrent to Queen Elizabeth I. I now have learned that her name is actually Frances but that Bacon is a pet name, so I guess it's tolerable then.
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zortharg Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
directed to the author
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Mendokusee Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this!
I love Calvin and Hobbs and to see this!! ... My childhood came to life again :')
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MissCrazy321 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
awesome I have all the stories from calvin and hobbes so to see this is amzing
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
: D Thanks!
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MissCrazy321 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
no problem
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UltraBananaBuddy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm impressed!
I mean, the art is wonderful, of course, but I'm more impressed by your ability to mimic Watterson's voice. I'd believe this was actually from the man himself!
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Hey thank you! Means a lot you say that : )
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Clockspur Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Darn leaf pile.
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mivpus Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Wait... there's  no way Bacon could jump that far on her own... HOLY SHIT! Hobbes is REAL!!!!
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FezzyPumpkin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
I FREAKING KNEW IT!:) IN YOUR FACE HATERS!
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mivpus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
it speaks to reason. I mean, a lot of the things Calvin has done over the years would be humanly impossible without help. Tying himself to a chair for one.
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FezzyPumpkin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
YEAH HAHA!:) now it's time to find hobbes, so i can take a picture of him. onwards my friends!
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mivpus Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
oh but remember, he is just a stuffed toy on pictures. It's how he had avoided capture for so long :D (Big Grin) 
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FezzyPumpkin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
yes but it'll still be a cool picture and a awesome time.
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Makes you think doesn't it X ) 

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Corvus-the-Snark Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Susie: Leaves giving you a hard time honey?
Calvin: Yep...
Susie: Here, I have an idea...
(Cut to the leaf being set on fire, it's smug grin now replaced with an expression if horror. Calvin and Susie are smiling smugly at the burning leaf pile)
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Haha : )
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Corvus-the-Snark Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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JusticeSnake Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Hoo, this gets me right *here*....

My father passed away when I was 4 (he was 34, from cancer). While in the hospital, he was given the 'Indispensable C&H'. The pen mark from where he left off is still there on pg. 55. 

When I turned 5, I was snooping around my mother's room and discovered the worn yellow cover of that same book and, curious, began to look at the art and read what I could manage. 

I fell instantly in love with the silly pictures and unfamiliar long words, which I strove to understand. The stories grew and aged as I did, my understanding solidifying with each successive read-through. 

I have to stop briefly on pg. 55, knowing he wasn't able to make it that far. I like to think I finish it for him. And even though I didn't have my father there to read with me, I still shared C&H with my little brother and we both read past pg. 55 together.

Just this past Christmas, I bought a brand new 'Indispensable' for my little niece who is now 10... hopefully it brings as much joy and meaning to her life as it has mine.
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Kaishigase Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Please do more...... :'(
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DariusSummuns Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
..... growing up... me and my dad read calvin and hobbes.. I lost him in 99... reading this, it makes me feel he's still here, and we get to share anothee good laugh.

Thank you.
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
:' )
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Sagen-V Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
I realize this won't continue, but I absolutely loved it. It's so nostalgic and the feels I felt from this are amazing. And I can understand the conflict. On one hand, you want to respect the man's wishes, but on the other, fan work is always bound to pop up, regardless of how the creator feels about it.  Selfish isn't the word I'd use for it, but I can understand the feeling.
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BobsCookie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student General Artist
xD
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LeeMerrick Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Love Calvin and Hobbes, and it was bittersweet to discover Hobbes and Bacon on "Pants are Overrated"... I am glad others, yourself included, have picked up to torch to allow us to catch up with long lost friends and their family. 
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
: ) Glad to hear it!
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SigmaSkylord Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Calvin never really grew up. He just got older
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She-Wolf91 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
LOL Calvin still has it.
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lazercheesecake Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. Never stop doing this

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Santa57 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
make many more! :D
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Zanegaru Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PLEASE! DONT STOP! >x<
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Steyrman Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
I hope you continue on with these, You've kept very much to the style and spirit of Watterson's work and while it works very well as a homage, it's also unique and new and I really like it.
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Thank you!! : )
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