Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin And Hobbes Taught Me Everything I Need To Know About Feminism

<i>Reading a book 200 times is a surefire way to find out whether you love it or want to throw its rhyming llama couplets into the diaper pail.</i> …

Parenting

In Celebration of Beautiful Art in an Otherwise Ugly Year

The vibe throughout 2017—white supremacists are “fine” people, the top 5% need tax cuts financed by the bottom 95%, Vladimir Putin is a great guy—has …

New York City

The Shield is becoming a punchline | Sports stopped making sense in 2017

The Steelers’ hide-and-seek touchdown celebration was my favorite in a season of outstanding touchdown celebrations. The celebration had <i>story;</i> it had <i>feeling</i>. The acting is really, really good. Le’Veon Bell totally sells the pee-your-pants anxiety of a kid trying to find a hiding spot in time. JuJu …

Juju Smith-Schuster

The Kansas City Chiefs are (sort of) back on track

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 08: Wide receiver Tyreek Hill<p><i>With the win over the Oakland Raiders, the Chiefs are kinda-sorta back on track to meet their</i> …

NFL

Star Wars: 15 Hilarious Solo Family Memes

With the release of <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> fast approaching, we are chomping at the bit to learn what comes next for the Skywalker/Solo family. When …

Star Wars

A Hogwarts House Reading List: 20 Books for Gryffindors

So, you’re a Gryffindor, a member of the best house. (Hey, nobody ever said arrogance wasn’t also a Gryffindor quality, right?) Maybe you’re a Harry …

Books

20 Calvin and Hobbes Comics to Get You in the Christmas Spirit

Their mischievous ways may have secured them a permanent spot on the naughty list, but nothing brings us more cheer than Calvin and Hobbes' …

Comic Strips

Make Reading Fun with This List of Top 18 Comic Books for Kids in 2017

Comic books are a great way for kids to get interested and excited about reading and helps to develop their imaginations. Nothing can be more …

Comics

Disney Illustrator’s Adorable Mash-Up Imagines ‘Star Wars’ as ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Comics

For over 16 years, Brian Kesinger has worked as an artist for Walt Disney Studios and delighted countless people from around the world with the films he has helped produce. On his downtime, Kesinger keeps drawing, and his adorable mashup illustrations have attracted their own set of fans. Combining</i> …

Star Wars

50 thoughtful gifts your dad actually wants this holiday season

• <b>Dads can be hard to shop for during the holiday season.</b>• <b><br>From socks to a modern record player, this gift guide has the perfect item for every type of dad.</b><p>It can be hard to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones during the holiday season, and dads are known to be particularly tricky.<p>Whether your …

Shopping

10 Professional Outdoor Photographers Share Their Photography Advice

A successful outdoor photographer has many years of experience of learning their photography techniques and style that leads to their work being …

Landscape Photography

Dilbert: A Reckoning

Without irony: I deeply love <i>Dilbert</i>.<p>From ages 8 to 12, the funny pages were both my primary hobby and major career aspiration, and <i>Dilbert</i> was a …

Dilbert

The Top 20 Best Calvin and Hobbes Snow Goon Strips of All Time

There is no more thrilling a theme than that of the seasonal war that rages between Calvin and Hobbes and the tyrannical "snow goons."

Comic Strips

The Argentine Cartoonist Who Moonlights As A Nerd Rockstar

Ricardo Liniers Siri, known professionally as Liniers<i>,</i> holds a unique position in the broad swath of Latin American culture.<p>He is by trade a cartoonist, and he's becoming a presence in the United States after his recent covers for <i>The New Yorker.</i> But Argentines have been familiar with him for over a …

Music

The Cartoon Art Museum is Back, Spotlighting Hellboy and Raina Telgemeier

For many years now, Andrew Farago has been the curator at The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, overseeing art exhibitions featuring some of the …

Comics

This cool company's creative STEAM toy kits are the perfect gifts for your kids this year

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>The world of children's toys is vast and overwhelming, a feeling that's especially heightened during holiday gift-buying season.<p>One type …

Kids

Ronald Wimberly on 'Why LAAB Magazine?' (Exclusive Cover First Look!)

<i>The is Comic Creators Speak, where I feature guest essays from comic creators that I admire – BC</i><p>The brilliant comic book creator, Ronald Wimberly, is …

Art

A Guide to Comics and Graphic Novels for Reluctant Readers

I remember reading an article a long time ago about giving <i>Calvin and Hobbes</i> to reluctant or struggling readers. Whatever the article was, or wherever …

Graphic Novels

50 Years of Aislin: All creatures great and small

The portrayal of humans as animals is as old as the art of cartooning itself, going at least as far back as 16th century Italy, where the work of …

Quebec

10 Fictional Characters Who’ll Remind You Of The Kind Of People We All Meet At Work

Over time, movies, books, comics and cartoons have given us various amazing characters. However, I've always wondered as to what could've been the …

naughty

John Robson: It's not just clickbait, it's fake news, and it's making us dumber

Remember how, in Men in Black, Agent “K” tells his baffled protégé “J” that tabloids have the best news coverage? If so, you are probably over 30 …

Journalism

The evil of theodicy

<i>This is a repost of an article I wrote in 2012. I don’t always agree with stuff I wrote so long ago, but I mostly still agree with this one.</i>Earlier a …

American Philosophy

Rick and Morty Animator to UCSD Students: Only One Quarter of Animation Employees Are Women

The UCSD A.S. Concerts & Events invited former Rick and Morty animator Caroline Foley to share her experiences as well as discuss how women are …

Animation

The 2017 Christmas Catalog — Tools and Toys

Welcome to the 2017 <i>Tools & Toys</i> Christmas Catalog!<p>↓ Skip down to Table of Contents<p>As we do every year, we’ve collected the year’s best gadgets, gear, …

Shopping

Mica Warren’s busy illustrations combine block colours and abstract shapes

“The first paid commission I did was a life-size painting of Jesus for the church beside my school, I got a cheque from the school for something like …

Illustration

This complete box set is the perfect nostalgic gift for 'Calvin and Hobbes' lovers this holiday season

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><b>The Complete Calvin and Hobbes box set contains an impressive 1,440 pages of nostalgic wit, wisdom, and charm.</b>• <b><br>It's a handsome box set that</b> …

Cartoons

Q&A: Vox data guru on how cartoons can help simplify complex issues

Alvin Chang. Photo by Vox.com staff.<p><b>Giant data sets and wonky legislation</b> filled with policy jargon can be hard to follow for the average reader. As …

Journalism

GOP Would Be Crazy To Repeal Individual Mandate Inside Tax Reform

This week, word that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) was preparing to re-estimate the fiscal impact of repealing the individual mandate …

ObamaCare

While You Were Sleeping

Image: Kotaku<p>Catch up on what you missed: <b>This Week In The Business: Packing It Up • Blizzard Announces New Details About The Overwatch League •</b> …

Calvin And Hobbes Showed The Trouble With Organised Sports And Father Figures

In 1990, Bill Watterson created a <i>Calvin and Hobbes</i> storyline in which Calvin is bullied into playing baseball during recess. Watterson drew a …

Parenting