In 1985, Bill Watterson's Calvin & Hobbes hit about 30 newspapers across America, then rapidly exploded into a phenomenon. There was no merchandise boom, no TV show, no movie. Just the comic about an incredibly imaginative (and supremely selfish) 6-year-old and his stuffed tiger/magical companion Hobbes. This is the greatest comic ever made. For eleven short years, Watterson took us on a wildly delerious rollercoaster ride through the mind of a child. Spaceman Spiff, Stupendous Man, Tracer Bullet, Calvin's suffering parents, The wagon philosophy debates/crashes, the pouncing, Susie Derkins, Rosalyn, Miss Wormwood, "The Noodle Incident", Calvinball, I go on on for hours. This comic is the pinnacle treasure of my childhood. I memorized every book, cherished every spectacular sunday issue (Which Watterson broke licensing agreements to make his own), and followed Club GROSS from beginning to short end. I find it even more incredible that Watterson never had kids of his own. My favourite? Had to be Calvin's snowmen, which had everyone (including my parents) constantly gasping for air from laughing so hard. Thank you, Bill Watterson. You made all of our lives a little better because of what you brought to our world. Focus: Discuss your favourite memories of Calvin and Hobbes.