I've always loved Calvin and Hobbes since I was really young. I came across a spin off comic on facebook by the guys from PANTSAREOVERRATED.com. It's based on Calvin and Susie as adults, where they are married and they have a daughter named Bacon (As far as her name I though it was awkward at first, but someone pointed out she is really named "Francis" and "Bacon" is the cute nickname her parents have given her. This would fall in line with the philosophical names of (John) Calvin and (Thomas) Hobbes). Sadly they only made four strips, so I'd like to continue it. It really inspired me and I instantly thought of the potential and different directions it could go, while still being loyal to Bill Watterson's style. What I loved most about Watterson's work was it wasn't confined to the real world, it went into Calvin's imagination, which gave all sorts of different visuals that a lot of newspaper funnies missed out on.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Fan art of fan art - more Hobbes & Bacon
And she stuck the landing! Here's a little backstory from the artist.