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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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greencyclone95 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
Wow! What a classic! =D

This particular strip in the series is one of my favs. I just love the different dance moves that Calvin and Hobbes do, and I always like the jokes about Calvin's dad threatening to disown him, or give him away, or else wish he never had a kid. Call it dickish if you want, but I always thought it was funny in the context of the season and given Calvin's personality :nod:.
PJToon75 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
A fitting tribute to a great comic strip. Well done.
samweitzel Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015   Digital Artist
This is wonderfully fun! :)
mikalover139 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
RedBlupi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hah! I just recently started reading the series, and I immediately fell in love with it. :D
Great job!
ShoobaQueen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really good remake of it!! Good job!!!
Kavor257 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh snap wow! I thought this was a screenshot from the actual book xP
Took me a while to see that it was your own drawing! @.@ 
That's incredible! ^^ Consider me inspired ^_^
LaLadayCavalier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist
Yeup!!! ^^ Mission accomplished. I didn't think someone could draw something that's basically just copying another artist's work, and yet have such a rebirth of the original style as well as a clear expression of their own! It's very unique.
LuigiL Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional
Thank you so much for the kind words!
Combo89 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, I LOVE his art and those characters ;___;, I read on my sis's diary ;w;. Were was too funny!
VinceOkerman Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bill Watterson inspired me, but now you inspire me Love 
ipostfanfiction Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
I Miss C&H
shadowdelta47 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
A classic strip: REDRAWN
SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist
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 :)
Bryar33092 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
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 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General 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!
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Fantastic tribute! :boogie:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
epic redraw!!!
sruo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol I just read that strip last night... :)
neon284 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Artist
i would of slapped the shit of my hypothetical husband if he'd said that.
LegendaryEon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Artist
Oh, I love Calvin and Hobbes! They're the cutest cartoon characters ever!
NevermoreEvermore Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh my gosh!! I love them!! I still have the books!!
owl-aj26 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how you drew his mother.
executioner-ed Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol. nicely done. i have the orphanage on speed dial for just that reason...
MulticoloredCow Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I love Bill Watterson as well, Calvin and Hobbes is great :heart: I love how you draw them too :D Btw, it looks like Calvin is doing the creep at the bottom left :XD:
BrianArtimage Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Always been a Calvin and Hobbes fan. And this is awesome.
Silver13riolu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very very cute! I did always love this strip~
SuzyQ2pie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I love Calvin and Hobbes! I absolutely adore this. <3
EmoAnarchist49 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
I have the book this is from! AH! Good times!
nay-only Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Interface Designer
omg! *--------* cute!! I love Calvin!
Loulou13 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Im an old fogy...but Calvin and Hobbes have always been my fav. Thanks for brightening up my day.
Shantella Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Positively brilliant! :love:
aliceinwonderlandaes Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how your own style was added to it! So cool!
Holllywood Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Wow. What a great tribute! Tracing art really shows your appreciation of it. Just like if someone repainted the Mona Lisa and then pretended it was original art. You are such a genius and kind human being!
ariko-yamato Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is your comment sarcasm, or did I simply fail to understand you?
Holllywood Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Sarcastic. And very at that. I don't think it is real art to just copy paste someone else's work and add nothing to it yourself.
ariko-yamato Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Were you implying that that's what this artist was up to?
Holllywood Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Pika-Seizures Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Are you serious?? He didn't trace this. He redrew it as a tribute.
Compare it to the original, you can see the difference. [link]
Holllywood Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Yeah sure, completely different. Compare these two pictures of the mona lisa, [link] [link] See the difference?
Collettey Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You, sir, do not look closely enough to realize that they redrew this. The copied the poses, and the words, but they dd no "trace" this. Go read Calvin and Hobbes. You're just embarrassing yourself by saying that they "traced" this.
Kartewnboi Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No, actually I can't.
And have you seen this guys art? Do you really think he'd go low enough to just copy it when he can draw it beautifully himself?
Pika-Seizures Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
That isn't even a good argument. Luigi's and the original Hobbes comic are two different pictures. Unlike those Mona Lisas
You do realize that if he traced it, it would be EXACTLY like the original? It isn't.
Ori-J Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
I love Calvin and Hobbes! I didn't really understand the comic when I was younger (obviously) but I still loved the art... Every time I came away form reading one of my Dad's collection or anniversary Calvin and Hobbes books, I'd always want to write comics or draw liket hat... I never did of course, I didn't want to be accussed of copying, but I really do love Calvin and Hobbes!
Hobbes is best tiger :D
Collettey Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Same her. I was born in 2000, but I grew up reading Calvin and Hobbes. My dad had a collection.
JonFreeman Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   Digital Artist
that is an extremely awesome tribute c:

cheers to Watterson!
reversh Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome, nice tribute :)
calvin & hobbes the bests :la::la:

omg, now i want to do a tribute o.o
ur idea is goooood :dance:
Nayhed Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, i love these guys !!!!!! Bill watterson is amazing, and he still continues to inspire me as well. He had such a beautiful and great imagination very few people have, and that's why i love this so much. :heart:
nightcrawlerfan136 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Calvin and Hobbes. They're so real.
JubliantTroo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lovely work. It's amazing how you captured so much motion in the dancing strips- I love the expressions and poses. And of course, the last strip is pretty cool! x)
And wow. Your description is beautiful.
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