Monday, October 24, 2011

Cartoons for all ages?

At 30 I might be considered a little old for cartoons, but as I didn't discover Calvin and Hobbes until I was 18, I think that gives me licence!
Calvin and Hobbes is a cartoon based on a young boy and his toy tiger who comes to life when it's just the two of them together. They fight, they laugh, they play, they go off on crazy adventures together, but ultimately, they are true friends. 
They fight with the next door neighbour Suzy. Calvin gets picked on by the school bully. Hobbes pounces on Calvin every time he comes through the front door. 
A witty insight into all the little things that really do go on in life, with a vocabulary well beyond their years, a limitless amount of imagination and super cute drawings, all from the geniusness that is Bill Watterson.
And who wouldn't love something with this quote  - 
Calvin: I’m a genius, but I’m a misunderstood genius.
Hobbes: What’s misunderstood about you?
Calvin: Nobody thinks I’m a genius.


Nancy said...

I love this cartoons, too. I've been reading them in comics form in the entertainment page of a national daily for as long as I could remember.

Your new follower,

Nancy @ Simple Clockwork

P.S. I hope you could drop by my blog, too. Thanks!

Sharon Henning said...

Cartoons are for all ages. In fact, I'm not sure Calvin and Hobbes is intended for children. We have just about all the books. Glad to meet a fellow C and H fan.

Book Bug said...

Thanks Nancy - I'm following you now too!

I agree with you Sharon, I sometimes don't understand all the words as an adult so I doubt children would!

My daily comic strip email is my fave moment of my luncbreak!

Book Bug said...

Haha! I just realised I started this post saying I'm 30. I'm not! I'm 31!! Albeit only for a month at this stage, but either I'm getting old and forgetful, I'm finally coming to grips with the fact that I've hit the 30 marker; or I'm in denial that I'll ever be any older than 30!
and yet I still read kids books...go figure!