‘Calvin And Hobbes’ Come Alive In Animated GIFs
With roughly ten years worth of reading material at their disposal, Calvin and Hobbes fans have long been content with the fact that Bill Watterson’s beloved series stands on its own without licensed merchandise or an animated series. After all, Watterson’s vision for his material has remained pure, and that purity can translate into an undiluted reading experience. Still, it’s always nice to see fans having fun with the strip they love – be it, art tributes, mashups or… animated GIFs. The recently launched Calvin and Hobbes GIFs Tumblr works to enhance iconic moments from Watterson’s work by employing just enough motion to bring a panel’s sight gag to life without diluting its original charm from the printed page. It’s especially fun seeing covers to collected Calvin and Hobbes editions like Scientific Progress Goes “Boink” and Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons in motion. You can take a look at a few of our favorite Calvin and Hobbes GIFs after the cut.