This Month’s Calvin and Hobbes Post

Although the entire run of Calvin and Hobbes is available both online and in print, many fans are interested in finding other comic strips that are similar to Calvin and Hobbes. Thanks to the amazing quality of Calvin and Hobbes, finding a worthy successor is a challenge. There are several comic strips, however, that either influenced or were influenced by Calvin and Hobbes, as well as contemporary strips that captured the same type of humor. These comic strips are likely to appeal to fans of Calvin and Hobbes.

Thayer Preece Parker for CBR lists 10 Best Comic Strips Like Calvin & Hobbes.

A couple make sense, some are off the mark, others I don’t know so can’t say.

Apparently Pearls Before Swine makes the list solely because Bill Watterson contributed a few panels to it.

AbeBooks collects a sampling of Most expensive sales in 2023.

Welcome to our most expensive sales of 2023. The list features a remarkable collection from Thomas Pynchon, author of ‘One of the Longest, Most Difficult, Most Ambitious Novels in Years,’ iconic works from the minds of Walt Whitman and Adam Smith, and a signed color proof from the well-loved comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes.

Apparently Heritage Auctions sales don’t count.

4 thoughts on “This Month’s Calvin and Hobbes Post

  1. It’s awfully nice that Mr. Parker provided his nominations for comics that might (or might not) be suitable replacements for “Calvin and Hobbes”, but it would have been nicer still if he had bothered to provide addresses making it possible to find these comics, rather than linking back to his own articles, which did not help at all. I already follow “Wallace the Brave”, but I thought that “Sedna” and “Stuffed” might have equal potential. Unfortunately, all the article says it that these are “web comics”, I had to discover “” on my own. Unfortunately, “Stuffed” is restricted to Patreon subscribers (Parker’s article might have bothered to mention that), only the store ( is accessible for free.

    1. Most of the suggestions are at least debatable, but including “Barnaby” in the list was simply ludicrous, since it hasn’t been published in over 60 years and is virtually inaccessible. Similarly, it didn’t seem appropriate to list “Nancy” (a zombie that has changed authorship multiple times) nor Foxtrot (which I like, but is now diminished to “Sunday only”, with dailies only available as re-runs). Of the remaining seven, I think “Wallace” and “Sedna” are the clear winners.

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