I love “Calvin & Hobbes”. I’d think of putting out a challenge for people to find a more truthful and honest representation of childhood, but I know it’d be futile. There isn’t one.
“Hobbes and Bacon” was “created” by Dan and Tom Heyerman during the run of their web comic “Pants Are Overrated”. It takes place 26 years after “Calvin & Hobbes”. Calvin and Susie have married and now have a daughter named “Bacon” (after philosopher Sir Francis Bacon, Bill Watterson, creator of “Calvin & Hobbes” named Calvin after theologian John Calvin and Hobbes after philosopher Thomas Hobbes).
One night, Bacon is having trouble sleeping because she fears that her bunny isn’t up to the task of keeping her safe from “the monster” (Donald Trump, actually). She asks her father if he can help with anything more terrifying than “Mr. Bun”…he just so happens to know a “ferocious guy”.
Hobbes, meet Bacon. Bacon, meet Hobbes. The cycle of friendship starts anew.
They only made four comics, but those four were made so well. The feeling, writing and art is so true to Watterson that you can almost believe he had some part in it. It’s really sweet too. If they ever decide to do what’s needed to run with it, this could be a really successful series and it would give me a reason to buy the Sunday newspaper again. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.