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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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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 Digital 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 Traditional Artist
epic redraw!!!
sruo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol I just read that strip last night... :)
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