Saturday, 16 May 2015
TIGER, TIGER, BURNING BRIGHT...
A newspaper strip that I really enjoy is CALVIN
And HOBBES by BILL WATTERSON. Funny and
clever in equal measure, it's a genuine delight to read.
(The above strip encapsulates, according to some, my
attitude towards disagreement on this blog.)
Basically, the strip is about a six-year old boy who
owns a stuffed toy tiger, which to him, in his imagination
(ah, or is it?) appears to be a real one who interacts with
him. The strip started in 1985 and came to an end ten
years later. Below is the last ever C&H strip.
A 'fake' last ever strip was also produced,
although I'm unaware of the artist's name.
(Perhaps Watterson panels were used.)
And then a follow-up, presumably by someone
who was unhappy with the above 'ending'.
Now, I have to warn you about what lies at the other
end of this link. You simply must read it, but you'll
need an extra large box of KLEENEX handy. It's an
absolute belter of a tear-jerker. When you've read it
(and dried your eyes) come back and tell me what
you think of it. Go on, jump over now.
Posted by Kid at Saturday, May 16, 2015