Calvin and Hobbes – Guardians of the Galaxy – Best…memories..ever…. #mikesmiller #gotg #calvinandhobbes #artists
Watchtower Forgotten Friday Highlights: Calvin and Hobbes – The Artists that made our memories!
Calvin and Hobbes was a daily comic strip I used to love to read. I had forgotten about them until the recent release of the Rocket and Groot pictures. Bill Watterson created Calvin and Hobbes and it was syndicated from 1985 to 1995. The comic strip follows the crazy adventures of Calvin, a young, mischievous, six year old and his “stuffed” tiger, Hobbes.
The adventurous pair was featured in many national and local newspapers daily as well as being compiled in a number of books. I remember owning a couple of the books and reading them all of the time. Calvin was always doing something dangerous or crazy and Hobbes went right along with it, just like any good stuffed friend should!
Our forgotten Friday, gives us a chance to reflect on a comic that really brought out imagination and plastered it in front of you. I wouldn’t say that this comic is ‘totally’ forgotten. But this is a good time to remember it! Plus, it’s a good time to remember the people that made it, the artists.
Recently, Mike S. Miller has brought Calvin and Hobbes back to people’s memories, by combining them with Rocket and Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy! (story found here… )
In these times of computer generated movies and cartoons, it’s hard to remember that it still takes an artist to make it happen. When I was growing up, all I wanted to do was be able to draw Superman, Calvin, Garfield, superheros. There was nothing better than thinking of how “cool” the artists were! Don’t forget the artist! We had the pleasure of reading treasures from Bill Watterson. We have now had the pleasure to meet people like Ben Herrera, Mike S. Miller, and Alan Bellman! We have been blessed to meet some of the people that gives us the ‘memories’ we like to spotlight here at Watchtower Geeks.
Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, Man Of Steel…. these are stories that we are seeing come to life on the big screen! All thanks to the hard work of many artists like those mentioned above!
Geek Jason and Geek Ed