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Calvin and Hobbes, the Far Side, or Peanuts?

Asked by esayexohen (60points) June 10th, 2008

Bill Waterson, Gary Larson, or Charles Schultz?

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Dog's avatar

Far Side- Gary Larson

jlelandg's avatar

its close between the first two…anyone who says Peanuts might be that sweet friend says huh? when someone makes a witty joke.

I think I’ve received more laughter from Far Side though more thought from Calvin and Hobbes…slight nod to FS.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Bill Waterson Calvin and Hobbes was awesome. I was so sad when it ended because how much i loved it so I framed the last comic.

PupnTaco's avatar

Charlie Brown has always touched something I identify with. The alienation, loneliness, and never getting a Valentine.

I finally did find my love and best friend – we’ve been together 18 years – but that formative core Charlie Brown-ness is still there.

thebeadholder's avatar

Peanuts…loved Linus. Now I have my own little Linus! :-)

lifeflame's avatar

Calvin and Hobbes!!!

witchhazel's avatar

The Far Side – Gary Larson
That man had a twisted mind, I loved it!

Babo's avatar

Far Side!

playthebanjo's avatar

Peanuts for me… see here

Wait… see here for far side

and here

How can I choose?

thebeadholder's avatar

LOL…ptb! Nice pics…

cookieman's avatar

Bloom County!

But from those choices: Calvin and Hobbes.

Foolaholic's avatar

Calvin and Hobbes for the win!

scamp's avatar

Far Side. I knew a guy who had a Far Side calendar and he taped each day’s page to his office wall. After a few years, His entire wall was Far Side!! he finally had to take it down because when clients came into his office for meetings, he used to see them looking beyond him and grinning.. not paying a bit of attention to what he was saying!

boffin's avatar

Calvin and Hobbes

marinelife's avatar

Far Side: “Well, if it isn’t my favorite couple of slimebags. Honey, the Worthingtons are here.”

Second, Calvin & Hobbes, especially the Snow Men series.

@cprevite Love Bloom County too.

Other greats: Non Sequitur and my current fave, Pearls Before Swine

Bri_L's avatar

It’s wierd I just read a book by Bill Watersn speaking about writing Calvin and Hobbes and it practically ruined the comic for me. Charles schultz is an Icon and although he went through is Family circus “not me” years where every thing was snoopy wanting a cookie I love the peanuts start to finish. and the Far Side is in a league by itself. A true original. I can’t pick one over the other because they are really so unique from one another.

marinelife's avatar

@Bri_L OK, you can’t leave us hanging. How did it almost ruin C&H for you?

Bri_L's avatar

Oh sorry, my mind ran ahead. he was so stolid and methodical in his approach. There was almost no whimsy or child like innocence in the description of his inspiration or his process. When he spoke of his ideas or interaction with his fans he spoke as if the whole thing was a constant burden. It got so when I went to read the comic I only heard his tone in my head.

marinelife's avatar

A book not to recommend.

Bri_L's avatar

yeah. It was at the front of one of the compelations. I would NOT recommend it.

cookieman's avatar

@Marina: Yeah. I really miss that Penguin. And Bill the Cat.
Liberty Meadows by Frank Cho seems to be the successor to Bloom County
@Bri L: That’s too bad about Bill Waterson’s book. Sometimes it’s best not to see behind the scenes.

Bri_L's avatar

@cprevite – you got that right.

@ cprevite and marina Long live Bloom County.

blueberryme's avatar

Calvin and Hobbes!

berocky1's avatar

Calvin and Hobbes peanuts second

JackAdams's avatar

In this order:

1. Far Side
2. Calvin & Hobbes
3. Peanuts

Speaking of comics, I regret to inform everyone that Opus is gonna die soon…

tabbycat's avatar

Peanuts any day! Happiness is a warm puppy!

FujiokaHaruhi192's avatar

Awww I love Peanuts. Mark Shultz all the way.

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