Let’s Go Exploring!

Posted by on November 3, 2012

17 years ago the last Calvin and Hobbes strip ran in the morning newspaper – December 31, 1995.

I felt the loss, but like so many before him Bill Watterson chose to go out while he was on top, and 10 years was a great run.

This Halloween,  raven12456 over on Reddit posted this photo of his kids dressed up as the titular characters, and My Modern Met named it the best Halloween costume of the year. They  shared the frame that was the inspiration for not only the costume, but this photo set up as well. Here they are side-by-side. I love the hair.

One of the comments on the post was that maybe these kids will recreate this photo in 20 years.

My brother and I had a photo like that. When we were 8 and 4 my mom grew a huge pumpkin in the garden (probably about 3 feet in diameter – seriously big). At Halloween, my dad carved it into a jack-o-lantern.

It was pretty awesome.

So awesome that we had a professional photograph taken. Two little kids and a giant pumpkin. About 15 years later we tried to re-stage the photo with two big kids and a little pumpkin. It was not so successful.

Doing a re-stage well is very tricky.

I thought about that story mainly because my brother was a huge Calvin and Hobbes fan. He had every treasury.  At one point he said that if he ever had a son he would name him Calvin. That’s dedication.

Photo by raven12456 from here

via My Modern Met

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