Calvin & Hobbes T-Shirt – There’s treasure everywhere…

November 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

calvin and hobbes t-shirt

“Reality continues to ruin my life” – Calvin

Sometimes it helps to be needlessly indignant and overly self-important, as long as you know you’re doing it. I do it regularly, and it always reminds me of Calvin. And so, a Calvin & Hobbes T-Shirt is called for.

When Bill Watterson created a comic strip about a young boy and his stuffed toy tiger, he probably didn’t know how popular it would be. To many, it’s become more of a philosophy than simple entertainment – perhaps the fact that the lead characters are named after two eminent thinkers makes this happen more often than not. I discovered their adventures over a decade and a half ago, with the book Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat and only a few months ago, I bought the complete works (three hardbound volumes) and I still find myself cackling hysterically when I flick through the pages. In part, this is because Calvin seems to think along very similar lines to me. The world is undoubtedly out to get us, but there’s plenty of time to spend strolling around, thinking out loud and trying to work out what it all means (while also building some terrifying snowmen). And I’m particularly fond of this shirt. It’s like a modern reworking of Goya’s The Dog taken from The Black paintings – staring up at the nothingness and mystery beyond. If you grew up with Calvin and Hobbes, I know you’ll like this shirt too. They were a great duo, both for their comedy and their insights into the meaning of everything. I’m sad Bill Watterson stopped writing the strip, but at the same time, he gave them a wonderful final scene.

You can get your own Calvin & Hobbes T-Shirt by heading over to where it retails for $19.99. There are loads of sizes and it comes only in black. I shall now leave you with some wisdom from Calvin that I think we can all appreciate: “I hate to think that all my current experiences will someday become stories with no point.”




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