A Refreshing Perspective on Life

Click on image to see full comic strip. Artwork by Gavin Aung Than. Quote by Bill Watterson.

The best comic strip of all time was Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson. He gave a wonderful graduation speech at his alma mater, Kenyon College, in 1990, and another comic artist turned this speech into a comic strip based on Bill Watterson’s drawing style. It’s wonderful. Please check it out here.

You can see Bill Watterson’s entire speech here. It’s very inspiring.

Please tell us if you’re a fan of Calvin and Hobbes and if this strip inspired you in the comments below!

8 Comments

  1. Calvin and Hobbes was my absolute favorite comic strip!! I own every one of the Calvin and Hobbs books, and my two daughters love them also. We still take out the books every once in a while to read when we need a good, real laugh! 🙂

  2. Wow! That sounds like career advice I give young people who are uncertain what path to follow in life.

    “Find something you really like to do that people will pay you to do. Make that your life’s work. It doesn’t matter what it is. If you really like cutting hair, become a barber. It’s honest work and if you really like doing it, at the end of the day, you will say to yourself, ‘Oh, gee. It’s quitting time. I have to stop now.’

    “You will joyfully look forward to going to work each day.

    “The end of the work week will come too soon.

    “Because you so enjoy your work, you will strive to become better and your reputation for being the finest barber in whatever state you live will become well known and you will be sought out. You will be successful without seeming to try.

    “At the end of your life, you will be able to look back an a life that is fulfilled. It will be happy because you enjoyed what you did.

    “Now compare that to a job that you hate. You have to force yourself to go to work every morning. You look forward to weekends, holidays and other time off. You can’t wait to get away from work.

    “It doesn’t matter how much money you are paid for what you are doing if you must drive yourself to work each day.”

    Watterson is a glowing example of that advice.

  3. I too loved Calvin and Hobbs growing up. I used to get really excited when my Dad would come in carrying the newspaper because I wanted to get a hold of the funnies. Thats what we always called the comics . Dad wanted the sports and Mom wanted the sales papers. So we just kind of tore the paper up between us. Takes me back in time.

  4. I had so many Calvin and Hobbes comic strips hanging on the fridge, my work space, my bedroom wall/mirror…What a breath of fresh air this article is, Glenn!

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