So, what other facts do you have to share? I'm looking for some "odd" facts, not just why C&H are named C&H, people have done pages about that already. I'll make links to them as soon as possible. It's up to you, what facts do you have?
Hello. You asked for some "odd" facts, I have two off the top of my head. You might now this, but the idea of Hobbes pouncing on Calvin was from Bill's cat, Sprite. The first time Hobbes attacted Calvin was in his room. Not the front door. In one comic, Calvin writes a story about "Barney's Dad" who gets locked in the celler. Next to Bill's signature is "+HOBS". Look for it. Signed, Henry Jones P.S. You know who Calvin's principals name is, right?Yes, the principals name is Mr. Spittle.
Also, I see that you're asking for odd facts. Here are a couple. Did you know that Calvin writes with both hands? Look for him writing with his left hand. And most people may have noticed this, but in the Duplicator story, as the duplicates run into the box to get away from Calvin's mom, in one panel there is one too many Calvins (seven instead of six), and the extra calvin does not have a striped shirt :\
You already printed a fact about Calvin being ambidextrous in his writing, but sometimes Calvin will be wearing a glove on a different hand in each panel in the baseball strips. Look for it.
Subject: cool factoid in the sunday strip where calvin is reading a comicbook and it is illustrated like a comic book. This guy get blown in the middle and you can see his spine. Under Watterson's signature it say Coloring-writing-and some other thnigs....
Subject: C&H Facts I just wanted to mension the super hero that came before STUPENDOUSE MAN. The character Caitin Napalm only apeared twice thoughout all the Calvin and Hobbes books once in the 1st book and once in anotherI think it was Yukon Ho!
here are some Q&A's I thought you might not of known! Q. Do you know how many sofas Calvin's family has? A. They have 8 different sofa's in Calvin's house. Q. What is Calvin's robotic doctor's name? A. Doctor 5-40. Q. What is Calvin's monstor snowman called? A. The Torment Of Existance Weighed Against The Horror Of Nonbeing.
Subject: teacher You may already know this but calvins teacher Ms. Wormwood was a carachter in Roald Dahl's The screw tape letters and Matilda but in matilda she is Mrs. WormwoodJames Schuster (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote
Ms. Wormwood's name was taken from the Screwtape Letters, but it was written by C.S. Lewis, NOT Roald Dahl.Gary D Rogers wrote:
Actually wormwood was a male not a female in the screwtape letters and he was screwtape's nephew.
My name is Ryan Ferneau, and I have found a few fun facts to enjoy. I've looked at some Spanish strip samples of Calvin and Hobbes, and I noticed that in Spanish, Susie's name is spelled "Susi," without the "e" at the end. I know a few funny facts about Stupendous Man. I already know that Calvin fantasized about being superheroes before Stupendous Man (Captain Napalm, from Calvin's comic books, and familiar Superman imitations), but there is another strip, printed BEFORE Calvin gets his costume in the book, Weirdos From Another Planet!. It is printed in Yukon Ho!, and involoves Calvin imagining that he is Stupendous Man, he hears a cry of distress, and he must leap from a building to save the day. But he hesitates, worried about coming down so far, and then we see tha it is only Calvin, being hesitant about going down the slide, while Susie is impatient and asks if he needs a push. What's funny about this Stupendous Man is that the costume is a little different: He still wears a cape, of course, but he has a mask (similar to the Calvinball masks) instead of a hood. Things get a little strange, even in cartoons with the new Stupendous Man. I'll bet everybody's noticed that when Calvin is alone as Stupendous Man, he does things that Calvin couldn't ordinarily do himself: fly, unscrew a telescope lens, and even turn the earth backwards. (I think he does it mainly to try to make people believe that Stupendous Man relieved him of certain responsibilities.) But what's really interesting is that things are different in a Stupendous Man fantasy: there's cool shading on him, just like Tracer Bullet; and his usual daily outfit is exchanged for a more impressive uniform. It includes a plain red shirt and plain red pants, instead of the striped red shirt and the black pants, and it has yellow gloves, a yellow belt, and yellow shoes, too. My last unusual fact is that many people seem to forget Calvin's last box invention, the Cerebral Enhance-O-Tron. It's the power source for Calvin's thinking cap, which enlarges his brain. The funny part of this one is that Hobbes SAYS "Click," and Calvin SAYS "Brzap," instead of the machines making the noises themselves, like the Transmogrifier's "ZAP" and the Duplicator's "BOINK."Does anybody have these strips that are refered to by Ryan? I'd like to have a link to them. /Henrik
You got a mail from Ryan Ferneau in which he stated that an odd fact about the Cerebral Enhance-o-Tron, is that Calvin and Hobbes make the sound effects themeselves, instead of the machine doing it LIKE THE DUPLICATOR AND TRANSMOGRIFIER. This is incorrect. Calvin and Hobbes ALWAYS make the sounds themselves it just didn't seem like it so Ryan's mistake is an understandable one. First of all, Hobbes never made a noise for the button before the C.E.T., he just announced he was going to push it. Calvin being INSIDE the box waited for Hobbes's cue, then made the noise from inside, so it seemed to come out of the machine. Want proof? Just check in Something Under the Bed Is Drooling, Scientific Progress goes "BOINK" and There's Treasure Everywhere.
Did you know that Calvin speaks five different languages? In one strip or another, he has spoken in English (of course), Spanish, French, German, and Latin. Here's a confusing subject. On page 96 of the Essential Calvin and Hobbes, Rosalyn (or what I assume to be her) has blond hair, completely contradicting the brown hair she is pictured with on the Calvin and Hobbes' official site. Also, did you know Calvin is a fan of Star Wars, Batman, and Bugs Bunny, but despises anything from Disney. I'm not making this up. There's plenty of proof if you look.
I noticed that sometimes calvin has a watch an in the previous panel he dosent. In the comic about the anonymous letter I noticed that even when Hobbes is sitting he is taller than Calvin but when he stands up he is the same hight as when he is sitting. I noticed that calvins bed is in different positions once by the window and once next to the door.
In many strips, our hero has five fingers. Others show him with only three or four fingers! Also, you say that Calvin is ambidexterous. Well, most of the characters in the strips are. Look for Susie, Calvin's mom, etc. One more fact. We all know that Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs is Calvin's favorite cereal. However, in a strip from Yukon Ho!, Calvin states, "I won't eat any cereal that won't turn the milk purple. Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs turn the milk brown.
These facts aren't especially interesting compared to some others, but, here it goes. Calvin's parent have three cars. Two hatchbacks, one red and one purple, and one sedan of unknown colour. Calvin has two favorite cereals, Crunchy Sugar Bombs, and Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs, althogh he is forced to eat oatmeal, and sometimes Bran. I counted statistics in the three large treasuries, and I found that Calvin is likley to be depicted crashing 40% of the time on bothe the sled with red runners and the tobbogan.
In the early strips, hobbes has spots on the palm of his hand but in the later strips he doesn't
I just wanted to provide some odd facts. If you look at one of the Stupendous man strips in i believe Homicidal Jungle Cat, Stupendous man goes to school. There he zips into the Classroom while Miss Wormwood grabs runs after him. In those strips, he proudly shouts out the meaning of Each letter in Stupendous. For example, S..for Stupendous! T..for Tiger, ferocity of! U..for Underwear, red! P..for Power, incredible! E..for Excellent physique! In that strip there is a miss spelling because he goes from STUPENDU of STUPENDO. My second fact is that Calvin has two different gym teachers. This may not be odd because there usually are different gym teachers. But there is Mr. Lockjaw and another teacher in the Earlier strips. This one may not be odd but normal.(added 1998-10-12)
I found another funny fact! Between two different strips, Susie's handwriting changes. In an early story from Calvin and Hobbes, Susie passes a note to Calvin which she says to pass to Jessica. Being sneaky, he reads the note, but then he embarasses himself by finding out that the note WAS to him, written to insult him for reading the note! (I still love the punchline.) If you look at the handwriting of the note, you'll see that the handwriting is wobbly and bouncy, very similar to Calvin's. In a story four years later, which you can find in The Revenge of the Baby-Sat, Calvin sends Susie a note to tease her after he has inadvertently gotten her into trouble and sent to the front of the classroom. After reading the note, Susie starts writing an even nastier note back, which gets her into even MORE trouble! But if you look at the handwriting of the note there, you'll notice that the handwriting is much different. It is extremely neat and easy to read. Not surprisingly, Calvin's penmanship doesn't change at all during the course of the strip.(added 1998-10-12)
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