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Calvin and Hobbes: 78RPM by LuigiL Calvin and Hobbes: 78RPM by LuigiL
When I was a kid I saw the collection books in a school catalog. I didn't know how much of an impact these characters would have on me and my art.

I am deeply grateful to Bill Watterson for creating this world that he shared with everyone. My only hope is that I could capture some of the magic he put in his work.

Hopefully someday, some kid, somewhere will be inspired by my work as much as I have been inspired by Calvin and Hobbes.
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VinceOkerman Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bill Watterson inspired me, but now you inspire me Love 
shadowdelta47 Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
A classic strip: REDRAWN
Lovely take on the characters! I LOVE Calvin and Hobbes, it is no doubt a masterpiece in the world of comics :D I have yet to read a comic strip that is funnier, sweeter, well drawn, well written, or more real then Calvin and Hobbes :)
I am surprisingly in the same boat as you in terms of inspiration from Bill Watterson.

When I was in 6th grade, the kid who sat next to me was reading Garfield and I gave him a little crap about it "not bullied, just the general 'why are you reading that? you're in 6th grade' talk" and he responded "don't make fun of it until you try it!" So as time went on he would get comics from the library and I'd ask if I could see the page he was reading.

One day, he showed me Calvin and Hobbes and that forever changed my life. I can say that I have almost every book published including the uber-collection that was released around the turn of the century.

I read all of his inscriptions in his books and the one thing that I took away from him drawing wise was when he was talking about why he removed the pads from Hobbes' paws. He said to make note of what you want your viewers to see without making it distracting, which is something I practice in all of my drawings now.

//end megaderpy rant
TheAwkwardKhajiit May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Hopefully someday, some kid, somewhere will be inspired by my work as much as I have been inspired by Calvin and Hobbes."

Well, sir, I may not be a kid, but I sure as heck am inspired!
Fantastic tribute! :boogie:
DracoPhobos Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
epic redraw!!!
sruo Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol I just read that strip last night... :)
neon284 Jan 5, 2013  Student Artist
i would of slapped the shit of my hypothetical husband if he'd said that.
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