Calvin and Hobbes sculpture gets blessing from Watterson

A sculpture to be erected using Calvin and Hobbes figures has been approved for constructure and display at Dartmouth College.

The sculpture will depict cartoon characters Calvin and Hobbes bobsledding down a large, slanted “D”. A snow version of the Olympic torch will serve as the spine of the “D,” and the inside of the sculpture will honor past and present Olympic athletes.

The design of the structure is more complicated this year than in the past, chair of the snow sculpture committee Dan Schneider ’07 said. The committee includes a studio art major and a number of engineers.

Bill Waterson, author of the now-retired comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes,” is notorious for refusing to grant outsiders the right to use his comic creation, but the sculpture’s plan was approved because it is a temporary work of art.