Tuesday, September 9, 2014

In case you were wondering what Calvin and Hobbes would look like in Slovene

One of the very best things about parenthood is sharing the things you love with your children.  Sometimes these things are sadly rejected, but when they take, a special kind of magic occurs.  Take Georgia's love of Calvin and Hobbes.  My whole life I have loved comic strips, and to my mind Calvin and Hobbes is the definitive artistic statement in the genre.  Georgia agrees to the point where we have read and reread all of the comics, plus all of Watterson's published essays about his cartoons.  Georgia insisted on bringing her entire 4 volume Complete Calvin and Hobbes with us to Slovenia, all 12.5 pounds of it.  Georgia and I even had a hilariously deep conversation about art versus commerce after we read the introduction to the 10th Anniversary collection together. 

Anyhow, you can imagine our delight when we found the following Calvin and Hobbes books in a Slovenian bookstore.  Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons:
Weirdos From Another Planet:
Something Under the Bed is Drooling:
It makes me really happy to know that the brilliance of Calvin and Hobbes translates all over the world.  Sadly there were also a few Garfield books, but that is a rant for another day.


  1. So dear...and amazing facts 'n photos. I think your love of comics came from your father, Ben. And he was delighted! This entry is A+. Love mom

    1. Totally love the multi-generational Calvin and Hobbes appreciation. I think about Bill W occasionally, hoping he will come out with some other new work.
      More thoughts coming soon -