Calvin & Hobbes Epilog — Extra Bacon!

I’m just going to go ahead and assume everybody in the known Universe knew about this. That’s the way these things usually work when I “discover” something especially delightful. If there was a Last to Know Club, I would be elected president by popular acclaim.

I’m also going to assume you are a Calvin & Hobbes fan, because, hey, if you’re not, you’re dead to me.

But! In 2011, years after Bill Watterson stopped doing Calvin & Hobbes, a couple of brothers doing a comic named Pants are Overrated did just these four strips of Calvin’s life 26 years later.

In their visioning of the story, Calvin married Susie Derkins and they have a little girl named Bacon.

Before you say anything, yes, there’s a copyright violation issue and probably everybody involved knows it. On the other hand, they did only these four strips, and they actually got it pretty close to right.

Just wanted you to know I loved seeing it, and if you DIDN’T know about it, maybe you’ll like these too.

Hobbes and Bacon 1

Hobbes and Bacon 2

Hobbes and Bacon 3

Hobbes and Bacon 4

I like that last one especially because it looks like Calvinball will be passed on to a new generation.



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  • Cornelioid

    Wait — there are still people only just now discovering these strips? Why am i always the last one to learn these things?

    . . . yeah, i cried a bit when i first read these. All my C&H anthologies are piled up in a closet at my mom’s place, and now that i think of it i’d rather pass them on to someone who’d enjoy them anew. I’ll get on that.

  • Gregory in Seattle

    I had seen 1 and 2, then the strip went on hiatus for a while and I stopped checking in. Thanks for sharing these.

  • naturalcynic

    Snif. They got it right.

  • Draken

    What? Bill Watterson stopped?

    *contends for LtKC presidency*

    • Hank Fox

      What? Bill Watterson stopped?

      I’m sending you the gavel. The schedule for upcoming meetings should be along in a year or two.

  • Mikey

    These strips always make me feel all warm and fuzzy :D

  • ‘Tis Himself

    I like that last one especially because it looks like Calvinball will be passed on to a new generation

    My favorite as well because of the Calvinball reference.

  • Brett McCoy

    Wow, I never knew about these either! Thanks for sharing!

  • Nathaniel Frein

    I…can’t believe how much I missed CnH…

    Thanks for sharing!

    For the record…I do support Watterson in his decision to stop producing the comic when he felt that he was running out of material. I think a Calvin that became as stale as our current Garfield or Family Circus would have been a far greater tragedy.

  • sithrazer

    I’d never heard of Pants are Overrated before, and thus not seen these strips. Unfortunately, it’s reopened a little hole in my heart. I’m going to have to spend a weekend reading all my CnH books again.

    Still got the news clipping the local paper ran about Bill Watterson retiring.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Anonymouse

    We’re a two-generation Calvin & Hobbes family. As a matter of fact, our oldest *was* Calvin as an elementary schooler. I was so proud.

    Wow, now I’ve got to go re-read the series.

  • Paddy

    I did not know about this. They are fantastic. They got it right.

    I would never tire of seeing more C&H, or now B&H!

    Could use a little more “feel good” in our world right now.

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  • rapiddominance

    My favorite gifts I got from my mom were Calvin and Hobbes collection anthologies.

    Not only did I love the strips, but it was the connection between my mom and I–the way I knew she understood me and loved me–that make me cherish the books.

    I didn’t expect to feel the way I do now.

    Not tonight.

  • Ray, rude-ass yankee

    Wow, that was awesome! I had never even heard of any more Calvin and Hobbes being made. Pants are Overrated did get it exactly right.

  • WCLPeter

    I am totally not crying right now. Nope, not one bit. Just like I don’t cry at the end of Disney movies either. Nope, not at all.

    Damn, never realized how much I missed Calvin and Hobbes ’till I saw this.

  • BCat70

    No, I’m fine. Don’t need a tissue. At all. Im good, really…. Oh tahellwithit-


  • im

    It’s so sad, the end of that strip. These of course aren’t that great, but they are pretty good.

    I have heard of something called ‘Calvin and Halo’ consisting of photoshiped C+H strips w/ Calvin and Hobbes playing (and having hijinks with) the popular video game series Halo.

  • sameer

    tears just flowed out as i read these…
    i wish these artist would continue and give me a slice of heaven.