Thursday, October 29, 2009

Kamasutra Snowmen and Calvin without Hobbes

This morning I found myself behind a black pickup truck with a LEER cap that was decorated with a Yankee entwined NY and Calvin pissing on the words "Red" and "Socks." Yo, douchebag, it's "Red" and "Sox."

It reminded me of a rip-off homage to Calvin and Hobbes that I did several years ago called Kamasutra Snowman. Most hate mail, ever -- not counting the foreskin nazis. If wacko e-mailers are to be believed it was just this sort of thing that caused Bill Watterson (the creator of Calvin and Hobbes) to go into retirement and never emerge from beneath his enormous piles of money.

If you are unfamiliar with Calvin and Hobbes, it was a very popular comic strip back in the day. It was nothing like that decal of Calvin pissing on whatever the driver of the truck doesn't like. Bill Watterson did not draw that Calvin and does not get paid for its use. Calvin and Hobbes was incredibly intellectual and often very subtle. I was not that big a fan given that my sense of humor leans slightly to the anti-intellectual and less than subtle.

My favorite Calvin and Hobbes strips featured snowmen. Here are two examples that illustrate what I'm talking about when I'm talking intellectual:

Here are two panels from my homage that illustrate what I'm talking about when I'm talking about anti-intellectual. I really like how the orange carrots came out.

Years after it was first posted, during the Paris Hilton Era, I added a Paris Hilton gag which is still pretty funny. Back then, adding the words "Paris" and "Hilton" to a bit guaranteed 2,000 additional hits a day.

The equivalent on this blog is "C.C. Sabathia's pants" which ensures a whopping 12 visitors.
Here's a link to Kamasutra Snowman.

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