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Hobbes and Bacon 3 by Phill-Art Hobbes and Bacon 3 by Phill-Art
Here's my other H&B strips-…

I've always loved Calvin and Hobbes since I was really young. I recently 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 want to share.

I'm really on the fence about continuing this, I've been doing a lot of reading on Watterson recently. 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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tehhr Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
While this on it's own was a very good comic, I really feel like it didn't catch the "spirit" of Bacon and Hobbes where Calvin very much sees himself in Bacon.
risingstar1011 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014

This is PRECISELY how I felt when I got kicked off the family computer and sent to a tower of giant books and a big paper was due tomorrow when I was a kid and Windows 95 was brand new. Nevermind all the fun things I could make the computer do that drove dad crazy! (like changing the startup picture to have a goofy face drawn on it)

Watterson's spirit lives on in you, Phill-Art. You really are capturing the imagination of childhood just like he did.
joefrog Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant!  Geez, I miss these....
Phantom759 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
This is great. Love Calvin and Hobbes, and I think this has some of the same spirit of the strip :). Keep it up!
kickinassNdrawinart1 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
This is amazing work, I don't know if you're going to continue but I sincerely hope so.
basketcase88 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
I completely understand your dilemma. Of course Bill Waterson has the right to protect his work and Calvin and Hobbes, but ultimately I would say that this is fan art and very good one at that. It has been delightful reading these and brought back fond memories. I do hope you continue and thank you so much for sharing! Quite the opposite of selfish.
Phill-Art Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Thanks for the support!
Zakanuva Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:( Aw, poor Captain Ludvig...
Loewenherz Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
I'm not sure that the two creators of Pants are Overrated really said her name was Francis, but they mentioned knowing a kid that got the nickname Bacon and that it matched Francis Bacon the philosopher nicely.
Far all it's worth she might be named Becky and it's one of those "can't pronounce the name correctly" things some kids end up gaining nicknames from for all their life (Sorry, read a lot Buffy fanfics recently where they can#t stop mentioning that's how Xander became Xander :D)

As for continuing... well it might be the greedy fan inside me, but i think your work showcases the original so well in both visual style and feeling, that it does honestly qualify as an hommage and not a cheap rip off that would devalue the original works... plus, it's not C&H but something new, isn't it? :D Have you got some snowman strips too? Those are the greatest, don't you think? :D
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
I had a few snowman ideas actually : )
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