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Video: Calvin and Hobbes should be everyone's favourite comic strip. But what makes it so special? Kaptain Kristian dives in to explain why the strip is so good. The argument centres around the idea that Calvin and Hobbes puts art before commerce, as all art should.

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In the comics world, a little kid like Calvin can churn out a small army of miniature snowmen in a single afternoon. In reality, it takes a lot longer, and you'll end up with a pair of freezing soaking wet gloves well before you're finished. But if you have access to a 3D printer, you can make the process of building a tiny snowman army a lot easier with this simple plastic mould.

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Part of the beauty and majesty of Bill Watterson's classic Calvin and Hobbes is how childlike and innocent it all is. With the current penchant for "gritty" remakes of classics in Hollywood, what would happen if Calvin went that way?

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I wasn't supposed to be here today. Growing up, I was obsessed with dinosaurs and dreamed of becoming a paleontologist — the thought of sifting through heaps of stone and soil was far more enticing than fighting fires or learning Ninjutsu, my two fallback careers. But then Calvin's dad went and blew my mind.