|I can't believe that Charles Schulz|
would approve of this shirt that my
friend Dani happened upon (and was
rightly horrified by).
This is all lead up to me saying that I finally got around to purchasing The Complete Calvin and Hobbesbook(s). This book had been on my wishlist since it was published in 2005...but it is not a cheap book, MSRP $150, but usually around $100 on Amazon. I didn't think $100 for 10 years of comics was a bad deal but still it was tough to justify...so I asked for it for Christmas several years in a row. No one bit...I was sad but it is understandable, most people don't think of books as great presents. A couple weeks ago, I randomly happened to notice that the book was available through my credit card rewards program AND I had enough points. I ordered it and eagerly waited for it to arrive. Dang media mail...something shipping from Missouri shouldn't take 2 weeks. It was torture. I would rush home every night only to see my front porch empty of boxes. Finally, just when I was ready to contact the company and say that it never arrived, it showed up.
I am very impressed with this collection and even though I have only made it through a couple months worth of strips so far, it evokes a strong feeling of nostalgia. The introduction by Bill gave a little history about how Calvin & Hobbes came about and developed and why it ended. It was nice to hear the story from the author and some of his thoughts. Starting to read Calvin and Hobbes was like slipping back into step with my childhood friends. Welcome back, you guys were missed. I look forward to reading all about our adventures we enjoyed together and the ones that I missed.
|photo by platypus comix|
Next stop...I will be heading to The Complete Far Side .