Friday, March 02, 2007

Hobbesian Friday: Animal Rescue

I think this set of Calvin & Hobbes strips sums up the life of an animal rescuer just about perfectly. I know I've felt like this on more than one occasion when a little life that somehow stumbles into my own is ended too quickly. To me, this is one part of Watterson's genius, that he was able to use comics so effectively in achieving the ultimate goal of true art -- to prompt genuine feeling in the viewer. (hat-tip to Progressive Boink)

© Universal Press Syndicate


Denise said...

I read this strip series not too long ago (we have all the Calvin & Hobbes books). This one still makes me cry. I wonder what Waterson is doing?

Rob Rogers said...

Dude, now you made me go and fog up.

Death sucks.