One difficult question to answer might be: What is the best comic strip that you ever read?
As far as I'm concerned the answer is obvious! Calvin and Hobbes comic strips is a clear winner in my mind.
For those who are not familiar with this strip, it's the story of a six-year old kid, Calvin, who has a stuffed tiger called Hobbes as a friend.
But this friend is not an ordinary one. Hobbes is literally living through the eyes of Calvin.
What makes this comic strip perfect? A simple mix of about everything like a talking animal and a kid, which are probably the two most popular subjects in the comic strip history!
But that's not it! Calvin and Hobbes is also filled with imagination and well written jokes.
The fact that Bill Watterson, the author, is able to write about so many themes like politics and relationships with such a touch of fantasy is remarkable.
Rarely will Watterson mention any real events or actual people, but still, he is able to comment on our society in a very accurate way.
Since the author is able to maintain a great balance between criticism and entertainment, the strip becomes accessible to almost everyone.
And this comic strip didn't have many characters! Besides Calvin and Hobbes, the reader would meet Calvin's parents, Susie Derkins (a classmate), Miss Wormwood (the teacher), Rosalyn (the babysitter) and Moe (the bully).
Still, Watterson manage to draw over 3000 strips using only his imagination and his talent!
This is a must for those who are not familiar with this masterpiece!