Not a day goes by that I don't somehow, consciously or subconsciously, live out a lesson I learned from Calvin & Hobbes. I sense I'm not alone in this.

As much as I'd have loved it if comic-creator Bill Watterson had kept working forever, there's something bittersweet about the fact that Calvin & Hobbes is no more. While Calvin and his pet tiger may never go on a new adventure, we can continue to learn lessons from Watterson and his creations, as evidenced by this new comic by Zen Pencils artist Gavin Aung Than.


The comic below is Than's rendition of an excerpt from Bill Watterson's 1990 speech at Kenyon College (site of David Foster Wallace's famous "This Is Water" speech, as it happens). It is just lovely. Read it, and prepare to feel emotions.

Hug the stuffed tiger in your life, and let's go exploring.

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