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Limited Animation: Calvin and Hobbes --link-- by KicsterAsh Limited Animation: Calvin and Hobbes --link-- by KicsterAsh


I finally got the chance to upload this.

If you want to learn more about it, read the description on Youtube, please. :aww:
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ARTis2awsome Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013

:) (Smile) Very nice done! Really!


However, I think it is a good thing that Calvin & Hobbes did not turn into a mass-media-merchandise, nor even just film adapted.


I agree with the basics of mr. Watterson’s beliefs of not commercializing his strip. A cartoon strip is, what’s being said, reckoned as a “lower artform”, and I personally think it’s because most people see it as an art-form that appears, but not necessarily always speaks, to a younger audience. I myself question comics as an “lower artform”. What is a low art? I know mr. Watterson has questioned the same thing, and I ALSO happen to know he actually made a reference to it in one of his Calvin & Hobbes strips once. If you haven’t read it, it is filed under the date of 20th July 1993…


IF Calvin & Hobbes had turned into a mass-media product, I think, the strip would have turned out a lot less special. Of couse it is not something that I thought about when I was little. I even once questioned why there weren’t manufactured any Hobbes-dolls… But through time I began to go more into mr. Watterson’s beliefs and I think I am beginning to get it.


 I am glad that Watterson did what he did, and I find myself that IF I should happen to turn out the same, which I by the way find impossible to belife, I would probably do the same…


…But just to be clear as this Is just a fan-work: It’s really good. I’m always interested in Calvin & Hobbes artwork, even if it is done poorly. It’s an interesting style you have given the characters and I hope you would take the time to make more. Fact is, I have filed it under my favorites+fav.  

I don’t think I needed to write what I did, but I just FELT like it. I’m sorry for my long explanations, but I hope it will actually make some sence, not just for YOU, but also to those who ACTUALLY read the comments like I did…:D (Big Grin) 

KicsterAsh Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I've known about his view on things. I've known for many years now. I've read many articles about him. If you noticed, the date on this animation was nearly three years ago.
This was an animation project at university. It was not meant to become anything like any show or to disrespect Watterson's wishes, therefore I find it very inappropriate for you to have put this here. I appreciate that you enjoy my work, and that you took the time to look at it, but please refrain from writing comments this long in the future. Please put any and all analysis not relate to the specific work onto your own profile page rather than in a comment.
Kilo60 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH my God, YES! Why this comic was never a real cartoon I'll never know. :clap:
CuddlyHawk Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I love this! And my little sister does too! ;)
Streled Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Ah yeah, I've heard about that animation. It was cancelled by Watterson himself since Calvin&Hobbes was mean to the selfchild and let us imagine the voices, colors and the movements...
AmbreeChristineSkye Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Very cute! :aww: I love the voice(s). =D
chocol8te Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ScribblyDoodly Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! That was so cute! If that was a show, you should so be an animator on there!
ShadeGriffin Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Eaglator23 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Calvin and Hobbes all of the way!!!
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