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Hobbes and Bacon by Phill-Art Hobbes and Bacon by Phill-Art
Noticing more views and comments on these lately, is this posted somewhere?

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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:iconask-twilightlink:
ask-twilightlink Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
That looks exactly like official Watterson art!
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AdrineR227 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just perfect!
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Roronoa-Senshi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
HA! Bacon- 1
Hobbes - 0
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actionman81 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
This is adorable.
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not so much the fan stuff Watterson hates, but the corporate greed that fuels franchise.
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ayujih Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
These are beautiful.
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risingstar1011 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
OMGAWESOMEZ!!!

I always, always wanted to see Hobbes have an Epic Fail on his pouncing, just to let Calvin win once...
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TheCreeperMan10 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student Writer
Wasnt calvin a nicer parent than his?
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bennyhill999 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Do more! This, unlike newspapers, is actually quite enjoyable!
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evdor Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
definately will have to keep a watch for you hobbes and bacon series
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Evaron Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You have no idea how brilliant this is.
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MercenaryX Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Old Joke, new twist, I wonder if it's going to be a reverse of the old staple of Hobbes getting Calvin, if so I approve.
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MercenaryX Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
She should also learn Shaolin fighting, they have a tiger fighting style.
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Arconachie Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hobbes took the words right out of my mouth, great piece. ^^
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buullfrog Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Amazing. Favorite comic growing up. I actually laughed out loud when I saw this one, just like back in the day. Epic work.
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OtakuDanny Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That was amazing! She owned Hobbes! :O
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Emeowrald Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Oops. Hobbes got owned. 

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MutuOfFinland Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

AWESOME!! So funny ^^D Thanks for the link!

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BitBasher Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Have loved C&H from my first read, wondered if I should be terrified when my son discovered our C&H collection, and really happy that Bacon has brought home the insanity of old.
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TheStoreClerk Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it would be rude to continue it.

But this is really good! :D

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Johnston-version1990 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Please share your ideas.  It has been ages since I've read Hobbes dry humor in tandem with a little rascal.  Reading your strips makes me feel as if Watterson was still doing his comics.
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mivpus Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Hobbes just got pawned by his new charge. God this is great, and yeah I have read Pantsareoverrated. Genious, especially with "daddy, Donald Trumph is in my closet!"
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The-Deathjester Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it!
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Elyan-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love this one so much :heart:
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NightBringer795 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student General Artist
see that Calvin? She put you to shame ! HA !
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FezzyPumpkin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
shame shame upon you boy!
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Maybeimalion7 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He shoots, he scores!
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DoodlebugQT Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
And thus she lives this day as the only one to have ever dodged the spring attack of Hobbes the vicious Tiger! Calvin would be so jealous.
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
: D
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RoguishBard Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I just love Hobbes' face in the last panel. It's just like "Well I'll be damned, she dodged." Young Bacon definitely has a finer reaction time than her pounce-able padre.
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
X )
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Secundis Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
One of the best things EVER.  And I have been alive a long time.  ^_^

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ebonknave Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Go for it! I'll enjoy em' forever!
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JustinMacumber Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
I understand your reticence to continue this strip given Watterson's belief that his work stopped when he retired. The fact is, though, that it DID stop. You aren't picking up the reins of the original and doing more Calvin stories, but are instead letting his work stand and starting the adventure of a new character. In all honesty, your work honors his. If someone would do carry on one of my stories (I'm an author), I'd be proud. You're not looking to make a quick buck. You're an artist paying homage to someone who inspired you. There is nothing bad about that. Carry on your good works, I say.
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Thank you, that's a good way to look at it. Although a product of fanart of fanart doesn't have a very nice ring to it. H&B can be a good start off point for me, so I can move on to make something of my own. 
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zender3162 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
now that is something amazing i love how dumbfounded hobbes is after so many years some one dodged him
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
: D
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Nik322 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
I am so glad someone is continuing this! X)
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ShaD-23 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Blitzball!
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UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student General Artist
LOL, Hobbes has met his match through Calvin's daughter!
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s2ho4 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
First off, these are amazing. I think you truly did justice to Mr. Watterson, PANTSAREOVERRATTED, and most importantly to Calvin and Hobbes. As far as continuing, I personally feel that C&H is much larger than one man. As much as I would like to praise Mr. Watterson for creating something so wonderful, to say it is his place to deny this to the fans he has made just feels wrong. More to the point, this isn't C&H rebooted or C&H part 2. This is Hobbes and Bacon, the offspring of C&H. While similar to C&H in many aspects, if you truly make it unique and make it your own, I don't believe anyone has the right to tell you to stop. On that note, I do have one suggestion. Be careful about using the same jokes as C&H. While many of C&H strips had similar stories (can't remember how many are based just on calvin getting pounced), each one was unique. I've seen some H&B by other artist that seemed to take straight from C&H. All that you have done though seen unique and I hope to see many, many more. Thank you.
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Thanks for the support! I really do enjoy making these, despite how controversial they are.
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synaid Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I would really like to see more of this.
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
I plan on making another soon.
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toaofshyakugan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This.... this has earned a special place in my favorites... *heads off to create new folder*
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
^_^
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toaofshyakugan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In all truth, I would like to see more...

but I guess we should respect his wishes, y'know? It's the right thing to do...
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Yea, I didn't plan to make many of these.
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toaofshyakugan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah well, to what could have been. *raises glass*
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arkcine1 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
really likes the way that bacon just jumps out of the way.
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