Chewie and Han as Calvin and Hobbes

>> Monday, August 23, 2010

Wow! @barryholdblatt and @curiousmartha tweeted this image this morning. I went digging to see who the artist was and I found out IT'S AVAILABLE ON A T-SHIRT! want want want want want. . .

2 comments:

Franklin Mint,  August 23, 2010 at 12:10 PM  

Poor Bill Watterson. APparently it's open season on rippin ghim off, what with this new t-shirt and the myriad of "Calvin" Peeing stickers and shirts that are out there.
Oh, they're not ripped off.
They're just "tributes."

-Franklin Mint

Alan Gratz August 24, 2010 at 3:49 PM  

I agree that the Evil Calvin bumper stickers and their offspring are unfortunate rip offs, and I'm sad that Watterson didn't take more of an active stand to prohibit that kind of thing when it began. (He's admitted in interviews that he wishes now he'd put a stop to them, and that now it's too late.)

But I hardly think drawing Han and Chewie after Calvin and Hobbes is on the same level. I put this squarely in the "homage" camp, both as an homage to Calvin and Hobbes and as an homage to Star Wars. It's a fun mash-up, and hardly the unattributed Calvin pissing you see on pick-up trucks.

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