Calvin and Hobbes Meets Star Wars
What happens when you combine Star Wars with Calvin and Hobbes? A story artist at Walt Disney animation studios, Brian Kesinger did just that with amazing results.
Originally created by cartoonist Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes featured a precocious, mischievous, and adventurous six-year-old boy named Calvin with his stuffed tiger, Hobbes.
Calvin and Hobbes comic strip depicted Calvin’s frequent flights of fancy and his friendship with Hobbes. It also examined Calvin’s relationships with his parents and friends. It first appeared in newspapers in November of 1985 and ran for ten years.
On Sunday, December 31, 1995 the final strip showed Calvin and Hobbes outside in freshly fallen snow, as Calvin remarks to Hobbes “It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy… Let’s go exploring!” as they zoom off over the snowy hills on their sled.
Calvin and Hobbes were and still is one of my all time favorite comic strips of all time. I always loved and enjoyed the snow scenes, especially the ones where Calvin built snowmen and women in some sort of unique or disturbing scene that were always funny no matter how many times you looked at it.
The Star Wars inspired Calvin and Hobbes drawings that Brian Kesinger created reminded me what I loved and miss about the original strips. The eight images below captured the feel and essence of what Bill Watterson created.
Mr. Kesinger if you happen to read this I just want to say Thank You. You took two things that I’ve always enjoyed in my life and crated something unique and fun. I hope in the future you might do this again with Calvin and Hobbes even if its not Star Wars inspired.
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