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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- phill-art.deviantart.com/galle…

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 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 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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:iconloewenherz:
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
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:iconphill-art:
I had a few snowman ideas actually : )
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:iconfezzypumpkin:
miracles of the modern age
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:iconlaladaycavalier:
DUDE, I definitely hope you keep doing these. This could, like, become a THING!!
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:iconthestoreclerk:
TheStoreClerk Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As long as it's non-profit, I see no harm in making these.

People do it all the time.

And the reason I'm saying this is because I miss Calvin and Hobbes too. Heck, it got me into art in the first place!

You do a great job!! :D
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:iconstefodude:
Amazing, been reading all you've made, congratulations. Do you really need to put credits to Pants?
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:iconphill-art:
I definitely do, I didn't think of the idea.
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TGI-Zuzume Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh no!  You forgot the last e in universe!  Or was that intentional?
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:iconphill-art:
Thanks for the catch!
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TGI-Zuzume Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay!
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