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Calvin and Hobbes. One of the world's most well-known and on a more personal level, one of my two all-time favourite comic-strips (the other one being Dilbert). For those who are unfamiliar, it chronicles the imaginative fantasies of a young boy named Calvin and his stuffed tiger, Hobbes. Calvin sees Hobbes as a real-life talking tiger... and also his best friend. The biggest appeal of the comic-strip to me was probably how relatable I found it to be. In a previous blog post, I had mentioned my childhood struggles with ADHD. I was that weird kid at school who would always enter his own fantasy-universe instead of paying attention in class. Superhero TV shows and movies from my childhood like Back To The Future  and Star Wars  fueled my imagination, and that's why I have such a strong affection to them till this very day. Other than that, what made Calvin and Hobbes so darn enjoyable was.... that it was immensely funny!
Well now a documentary has been made focusing on the comic-strip and its author, Bill Watterson. It is titled Dear Mr. Watterson and it is scheduled for release in November this year for those living in the USA. Bill Watterson does seem like an interesting person to cover. He hasn't made anything new since he stopped Calvin and Hobbes in 1995, while it is said he is hard man for people to locate. He has even refused merchandising his cartoon characters, and therefore wavering what would have been a lucrative income. Last year I got to see a documentary about another childhood hero of mine, Stan Lee in With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story  and it was a fascinating watch. I would imagine Dear Mr. Watterson to be just as compelling. Below are the poster and trailer for the documentary:
Oh yeah, other than that, here's another treat for fans of the comic. This one is a fan-made spoof movie trailer by GrittyReboots. Only this time it has gone with the current Hollywood trend of being all dark and gritty. Here Calvin is all grown-up and trying to get rid of his childhood fantasies, Hobbes included. Its actually quite good and I would actually go see it if it was made into a full movie!
p/s: this blog post title "Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat" is inspired by the title of one of the many Calvin and Hobbes Collection books.