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Calvin and Hobbes by MacIomhair Calvin and Hobbes by MacIomhair
Back in 1997, My dad received a book from America for My Mum's penpal. The book was "The Essential Calvin and Hobbes" the first treasury of Bill Watterson. Once i layed eyes on the book and the comic inside it was no longer my dad's book. I went straight to my room with it and read the entire treasury.

After that i continued by purchasing the entire collection of the comics. For me it was the ultimate comic. On this the 10th anniversary of first reading Calvin and Hobbes it seems only fitting that I remember it with this piece. The book is still in my room....

About the picture:

The image was taken from one of the trips that Calvin and his family went camping. The original picture was in Black and white and i simply coloured it in.

Photoshop 2hrs
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AleHeatherStalkrGirl Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student Writer
I MISS CALVIN AND HOBBES...the comics are no longer my mom's, and they've been sitting in my room for five years.
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NightSilents Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobb…
This is where I like to read them.
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72kindsofluffyevil Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love calvin and hobbes, and I have so many great memories of reading them as a kid - so thank you for making this and for telling your story - It's wonderful to know that other people share this thing with me - thank you.
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FiremanHippie Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Calvin and Hobbes remind me of my brother and I. We're exactly like them. Kyle's Calvin, and I'm Hobbes
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theRevil Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Only Calvin...
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ChaosExultant Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
So beautiful :)
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:iconjemgirl:
jemgirl Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very well done. :)
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BernyTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely coloring page :3
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depipin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
priceless...
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Thederpyhobbes29 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, you are missing some great shows! =D
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Tonyvaterlaus Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i love this picture :)
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zomgxx2345 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
AUTOOOO FAVEEE <3
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:DAUTOOOO FAVEEE <3
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:D
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PepprCabbg Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
heheheh itchy island, home of the nucleur misquitos.
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Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this says a lot about my life! XD
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LamboMan7 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You have excellent command over PS if you could do that in just 2 hours! :nod: Great job! :clap: Oh, and long live Calvin & Hobbes! ;)
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look-a-balloon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
I read all three treasuries in about two weeks, then i read all of them about ten times more, i still have them, he he
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Adiraiju Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice coloring job!
This was pretty much ME as a kid in the '90's. Times have sure changed...
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AnyaThePurple Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Wonderful! I remember that strip, too. Worth the two hours? I'd say so.
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jhawklyn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Great Tribute! Fave! Add to wall-paper collection!
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barfdemon56 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice job of colouring that one! I was actually going through all my Calvin and Hobbes books and was reading this one recently!
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roxanne14 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Student Artist
Oh how I miss the 90's! T^T
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RedClover17 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
how could he say that when he has THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconnaru725:
naru725 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
nice job. classic comic and my favorite comic too.
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lonewolf100 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
awesome job
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:iconwingdiamond:
WingDiamond Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Awesome colouring job! Mr. Watterson would be proud.
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dbestarchitect Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
:wow: TWO HOURS??? WHOO

I love how the colors go off the drawing! :D
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:iconmaciomhair:
MacIomhair Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Thanks! :w00t:
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dbestarchitect Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
yep! :P
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JustHumba Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
i love calvin & hobbes . best comic ever n__n '
could i use your illustration for my english lesson ? ;p
topic : 'fanart from comics -> especially Calvin & Hobbes' xD
nice work ;P
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MacIomhair Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
Sure. no problem :thanks:
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SoDamnedRandom Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
Beautiful colors you used there, too bad Calvin can't appreciate the beauty of a sunrise/sunset. :P
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:iconmaciomhair:
MacIomhair Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
Your right but i guess he is too. You always forget to tape the ones you like when your on hols!!:)
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Witty-Banter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
Of all books to send over, this was a very good choice
I wondered what this would have looked if Mr. Watterson coloured it :D
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MacIomhair Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
it was! :) I going to try to do the next picture in his style.
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Otacon144 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007  Student Filmographer
I see the burn, dodge and smudge tools are YOUR best friends, too!

*highfive!*
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MacIomhair Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
*highfive* right back:D

where would we be with out them:w00t:
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Otacon144 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Student Filmographer
NOwhere, that's where! :w00t!:
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Madailein Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007  Hobbyist
My favorite comic!
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MacIomhair Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007
Mine too. :hug:
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