He said that C&H was about enduring childhood innocence, so maybe he would agree with this author? God, he was so tired and it took so much strength. This is diametrically opposed to the spirit of Calvin and Hobbes! In the darkness Calvin heard the sound of Susie, his wife of fifty-three years. While Hobbes is ridiculous in his own way, he is the only thing close to voice of reason to Calvin. While their heart was in the right place, the redditor that wrote a Calvin and Hobbes deathbed story missed the point of the comic strip. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of fan created strips that follow up on the adventures of a boy and his imaginary friend. Calvin broke down and sobbed, hugging his best friend. At its height, Calvin and Hobbes was carried by over 2,400 newspapers worldwide. I can't. I don’t know about you but I love the idea that the forces that drive Calvin to be the amazing kid he is are still alive and well inside of me. Calvin is always out there with Hobbes, fighting to stay a kid in a world telling him to grow up. The "story" of Calvin and Hobbes is about how scary the world seems when you're 6 years old — but also how scary it seems when you're 36 years old. It’s a call to action for anyone feeling trapped by the drudgery of day-to-day life to find a way to make the journey more exciting and interesting. This entire comic strip called Calvin and Bacon, Pregnant Kareena Kapoor Khan Binges on Waffles, Asks Fans 'Is This My Cheat Meal? Who knows. Absolutely Beautiful. Wow. But in the real world, you eventually die. It is beautiful and moving and gut wrenching. That is the natural order of things so we are inevitably drawn to the idea of Calvin having to live by the same rules. The story ends on a good note - Calvin passing on the stuffed tiger to another child - his grandson. Calvin is, at his core, the representation of the child inside all of us, or at least the one we all hope is still there. I want to remember Calvin as the perpetual child, not the dying man. As fiction, it's at the most average, filled with grammatical mistakes and typos. Calvin struggled to open his eyes. It’s about the joy of life, of exploration, and of adventure. He acknowledges that it’s well written and emotional, he simply questions whether or not it defies the very nature of what Calvin and Hobbes is and was meant to be. Stop dwelling on death and start living life. Ask yourself this question; are you better off believing that Calvin and Hobbes are eternally out there having awesome adventures, or that Calvin grew and forgot about everything that makes being a kid great? The Last Moments of Calvin and Hobbes. He frequently backs Calvin’s play in most situations but not without a warning. Calvin doesn’t. God, he was so tired and it took so much strength. Good day. After delighting readers all over the world, Waterson sent this letter to newspaper editors who carried Calvin and Hobbes … That’s how he goes out in my mind, not in a hospital bed remembering better days. I think Bill Watterson would largely agree with this author. Or maybe he would applaud the Reddit author’s recognition that Hobbes was what was most important to Calvin all along, and he revisits that fond relationship? Ian Goodwillie is an established freelance writer, a regular contributor to both Prairie books NOW and The Winnipeg Review. He is imagination driven with a serious impulse control problem and no thought to the consequences of his actions. This needs to be drawn as a comic, now. Whatever comes after simply doesn’t matter because that’s how I will always remember him. You have been warned. The story is long and obviously aims to get an emotional reaction. But there was honestly no need to kill the boy for fake Internet points. The Reddit post is definitely a tear-jerker but that is not how we should be thinking of Calvin. Copyright Thoughtlab Media and The Feedback Society. Well, he stops to think about it on occasion but generally moves forward regardless. It’s an acknowledgement that we all end up growing up and find ourselves becoming adults regardless of intent. He also writes two blogs that very few people pay attention to, a Twitter feed no one follows, and film scripts that will never see the light of day.