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The Complete Calvin and Hobbes: A New Calvin and Hobbes Collection!

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Great news! The Complete Calvin and Hobbes is published October 4, 2005, containing 3 large hard-cover albums featuring all Calvin and Hobbes cartoons that ever appeared in syndication.

The list price is $150, but it's now available for only $99.00!
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
New print fully available again!

Welcome, you've come to the place where Calvin and Hobbes® once were honored with a great tribute and fan-site, "Calvin and Hobbes at Martijn's". Unfortunately the copyright owners didn't agree with that and made me shutdown the entire site. The biggest success of the site was the Calvin and Hobbes Strip Search, which received thousands of visitors every single day.

I want to thank for all your visits and nice comments. I've received hundreds of emails because of this shutdown; thanks for all the nice comments! It would take way too much time to reply to all of them, so don't think I don't read them. I've read every single one of them and appreciate your comments.

If you want, you can send me an email as well.


For completeness, here's a list of all available Calvin and Hobbes® books, with direct links to buy them.

Calvin and Hobbes

Something Under the Bed is Drooling

The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury

Yukon Ho!

The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book: A Collection of Sunday Calvin and Hobbes Cartoons

Weirdos From Another Planet!

The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury

The Revenge of the Baby-Sat

Scientific Progress Goes "Boink"

Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons

The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes

The Days are Just Packed

Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat

The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book

There's Treasure Everywhere

It's A Magical World

Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
If you want to have all strips, but not all books (i.e. the least amount of books, but have every single strip) then you need to buy this list of books: Of course you could also buy "The Complete Calvin and Hobbes" listed above!

Martijn is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Calvin and Hobbes is copyright © Bill Watterson and Universal Press Syndicate. Calvin and Hobbes are registered trademarks of Bill Watterson and Universal Press Syndicate.
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This page is the place to take a look at what some fans have made. There are no (legal) Calvin and Hobbes items for sale (check out the page with Wattersons opinion on licensing), and that's why some people just created their own stuff. Some made T-shirts, other have painted C&H on their walls, etc. Some even have a tattoo of the great duo.

If you have something to share with other fans, mail me your photo's. If you can't scan them yourself, just contact me, and I'll give you my snail-mail address, so you can send them to me. (Ofcourse I'll return the pictures to sender).

Sneezing Calvin This image is contributed by JetSwing from Calvin and Hobbes Stuff. His Calvin and Hobbes page has no ordinary strips. Instead of that, he has made lots of animated pictures from the Calvin and Hobbes comics. Unfortunately his site is no longer up.

The next pictures are homedrawn by fans. Did you draw a picture of the duo? Mail it to me!

A picture of pouncing Hobbes, homedrawn by Steve Feltham

A picture of Hobbes, making a snowman. Homedrawn by ???

A picture of Hobbes, homedrawn by ???

The following picture is a tattoo from Dawn Zeigler. She had this tattoo done by a good friend of her, and it looks great!

The next contributions are from Lorenzo Cricchio, a.k.a. Spaceman Spiff. His comments are posted with links to the pictures which include some awesome tattoos!

The Evil Hobbes pic is a killer to do as a tattoo, like the ripping of the skin, and showing him "under" my skin. That was my 4th. My DooMing days lead to the b&w Spaceman Spiff. He's holding the Shotgun, and Gatling Gun, as well as having the Rocket Launcher strapped on his back. This was my 3rd. I love my license plate, SPIFF. Though I dont have the bike anymore, I still have the plate, and when I do get the bike again, will put those plates back on it. The shirt features Calvin and Hobbes on the front, and on the arm, the next picture. On the other arm, I have various posses from Calvin when his father was trying to make a picture of him. In all, I have about 8 shirts with Calvin and Hobbes on them. My next tattoo will be of Calvin and Hobbes flying in a R22 Helicopter (which I fly.) I'll have to work out the details, but that will be cool! Here is another shirt. The legband of Calvin and Hobbes dancing was a natural choice and is very unique. This was recently colored in, (6/00) and a pic will be posted here soon. This was my 10th. The MAXELL tattoo I got soon after seeing the pic that someone drew on this site. It was so cool I had to have it done. I've had it since '98. This was my 5th.

My next tattoos include: 1) Tracer Bullet, in 3 panes, on my back. Set to go, it should be done within a month or so. 2) Calvin and Hobbes leaning on the bike you see pictured here. That one has to be drawn up. Now that I play HalfLife, and go by that name, I'll draw a pic up of Spiff using some of those weapons, like the crossbow and the rocket launcher.

This tattoo is from Don Nole. His comment:

I was 100% Sober when I had it done, and am really happy with it!

Thanks to Jack Harder for sending me this picture of his great tattoo!

This Tracer Bullet tattoo is from Pete Arundell, and he got the idea from an image from this site.

The tattoos below were sent to me by Ulrick from France. He has a site with all kinds of tattoos, and these were the ones about Calvin and Hobbes. Click the links to view a large copy.
Tattoo 1
Tattoo 2
Tattoo 3
Tattoo 4

The next tattoo is from Lyoni from Holland and she has the same tattoo as Don Nole, but in here case it's on her back. It does look great!

August 17, 2000, 15:18

The next pictures are taken by myself. I painted Calvin and Hobbes on the livingroom door in my former house. That was about three years ago. Unfortunately I had to paint the door white again when I moved, but these photographs keep the memory alive...

January 18, 2001, 08:28

This picture was sent to me by Alessandra from Italy. She got the cake and the mug for her birthday.

January 18, 2001, 08:45

The next photograph was submitted by Matt from Oklahoma. His story:

I bought C H books and selected individual strips that reflect my own anticipations about my son, and about what memories made my childhood magical. I chose strips that reflected the sensations of childhood that have never left me, and that I will never leave behind. Once I had selected those--about 250 total--I hand-painted each one individually in watercolor, one at a time, in painstaking detail. With each one taking more than 20 minutes to complete, I was able to appreciate their meaning to a greater depth than I ever had during casual reading.

I used these hand-painted strips to create a personalized wall and window border (as opposed to just buying some cheap imported, and meaningless, Cartoon border). Then I used acrylic paint to create murals on two of the walls. These murals are imitations of portraits that Bill himself created, but mine are entirely freehand; not projected, not transferred, and not mechanically duplicated. Each one took countless hours of paint mixing and planning to get the designs just right.

January 18, 2001, 09:00

This HTML file is a nice ASCII picture of Calvin and Hobbes. The picture is the front of the Tenth Anniversary Album. It was created by Allen Mullen and submitted by Wouter van Dijk.

August 24, 2003, 12:53

Lorie has sent in a photo of her tattoo as well. She absolutely loves Calvin and Hobbes and his a regular visitor of this site. She's also an active member on the forum here.

August 24, 2003, 13:02

Shelli from California also sent in a photo of her Calvin and Hobbes tattoo. As a few of the tattoo's above, she also got the idea from a this site: she saw the picture I painted on my living room door. Her own comments:

I always wanted a C&H tattoo. I was looking for C&H firefighting but couldn't find anything. I saw the living room door picture on your site and figured I could find a way to put fire hats on them. So my friend who's a firefighter helped me to find the hat to put on them and when I went to visit her, I had the tattoo done.

August 24, 2003, 13:38

Lorenzo has sent me an update on his tattoo's. You may have seen above that he just had his legband with dancing Calvin and Hobbes colored in. Well, the photo is finally here. He also has a new tattoo about which he spoke already. It's a picture of a bike with Calvin and Hobbes. Finally a picture of a tattoo on his leg, including fire fighters at the WTC next to Calvin and Hobbes.

October 07, 2003, 11:43

Adrian Ramos, aka Adis, has sent me an piece of work he has drawn. It's a terrific picture of Calvin and Hobbes, in his very own style. It's totally different from what Bill Watterson's style, but that's why I like it even more. This image features both Calvin and Hobbes, watching a snowman. It's really in the spirit of the strip, well done Adis! His own comments:

I had never, in the 12 years I've known the strip, even attempted to draw them, until yesterday and this is the result. It's a bit sacrilegeous, considering I tweaked the design of the characters a little to fit my style. But I still enjoy tremendously how it turned out.

October 21, 2003, 11:19

A while ago I received a couple of pictures from a few Calvin and Hobbes fans. They have a really cool item in their possession. It's a very well done figurine of Calvin and Hobbes walking through the snow with their toboggan. From the pictures it's clear that the owners had to color them themselves since the colors aren't exactly the same. Here are the pictures of the first one and the second one. The comments from the person that had them made originally:

I am an avid fan of Calvin And Hobbes here in the UK and about 6 - 8 years ago I commission a friend of mine who worked in the special effects industry to make/sculpt a Calvin and Hobbes figurine, I hade them made as Christmas presents. I had a lot made as the people who made the figure required a minimum casting from the mold.

I have literally forgot about the ones I had left until I recently moved house and found I had 2 boxes full!!! They are obviously not licensed and I don't really intend to sell them but I thought I let you know as I do not know of any other figurines of Calvin and Hobbes.
I won't give out this person's email address, so it's of no use mailing me for his addresses or a figurine Wink.

November 21, 2003, 13:51

Matthew Puleston from England has sent me a photo of the mural he has in his house.

Here's a pic of a mural in my house.

Do you know if there is a record for the biggest Calvin and Hobbes drawing?
Well, Matthew, I don't know about the record, but it's definately the largest I've ever seen!

January 06, 2004, 13:01

Lucas Krammer from Germany has sent a few photo's of the painting he made. He says:

This is my first attempt to some big scale Calvin and Hobbes thing:
Picture 1

Hey, and it's really BIG! Compared to my couch and my christmas tree, I mean.

Picture 2

February 29, 2004, 06:55

Several new tattoo's were uploaded in this update.

John Eastman wrote:

Came across your web page, i am in the Air Force stationed in the United Kingdom. I have a pretty sweet tat of calvin and hobbes that you may enjoy and want to add to your site.

Joćo Madureira wrote:

Hey, great page you have over there !!!

Thought I could send a little contribution of my own.... It's a tattoo of Calvin and Hobbes on a sleigh based upon the initial image of "It's a Magical World"...... it was done by Ricardo Nobre here in Lisbon. The picture was taken last week at a camping site in Ericeira.

Hope you enjoy it !!!! I'm really very proud of it, I think it could very well have been made by Watterson himself.... This is my second one, the first being a hippy peace sign.

Mike Stone wrote:

Hey there - just did a Google search on Calvin Hobbes Tattoo and your site came up. Just thought you'd like this one I got on my bicep a few months ago.

Keith Jones wrote:

I recently got ink of Calvin & Hobbes. This is my 1st tattoo and I love it still.

I received two tattoo's from Jan Willem Nelck (The Netherlands), on the inside and on the outside of his right leg:

Both are to be seen on my right leg. Inside and outside. The oldest one has been done five years ago. The fresh one very recently. Both appearing on the march section of the calendar!!

Jaymz Yates wrote:

This is my Calvin and Hobbes tattoo on my left arm. I figure if Calvin and Hobbes are dancing, they should at least be doing it in THX!

Mike Wyeth also sent in a photograph from his tattoo.

John Lee sent in a photo from his shoulder, which contains a tattoo of Calvin making a face.

February 29, 2004, 07:45

Hobbes the Tiger, one of the members on the forum, has sent in a recipe called "Hobbes' Tiger Tail Cookies".

Hobbes' Tiger Tail Cookies

You will need

¾ cup shortening
¾ cup margarine or butter
4½ cups all purpose flour
1½ cups sugar
1 egg
3 tablespoons of milk
1 egg yolk
1½ teaspoon of vanilla
¼ teaspoon of baking soda
¼ teaspoon of salt
3 squares (3 oz) semisweet chocolate, melted and
3 teaspoons of milk
Red & yellow food coloring


Wooden spoon
Plastic wrap
Cookie sheet

Step 1:

Beat shortening and margarine and/or butter in a large mixing bowl at medium speed for 30 seconds or until soft.

Step 2:

Add about half of the flour, all of the sugar, egg, milk, egg yolk, vanilla, baking soda, and salt.

Step 3:

Beat till thoroughly combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.

Step 4:

Beat or stir in remaining flour. Divide dough in half and shape to an 8 inch roll.

Step 5:

In a mixing bowl, add melted chocolate with milk with ½ of dough. Using a wooden spoon, mix until thoroughly combined.

Step 6:

Roll dough into a rectangle between 2 pieces of plastic wrap about a ½ inch thick. Chill for about 4 hours.

Step 7:

Mix red & yellow food coloring together until you get the desired orange color. You will need at least 1 teaspoon of orange coloring. In a mixing bowl, and using a wooden spoon, mix the food coloring into the second half of dough until thoroughly combined.

Step 8:

Roll dough into a rectangle between 2 pieces of plastic wrap until about ½ thick. Refrigerate at least 4 hrs.

Step 9:

After refrigeration, remove plastic wrap & place orange dough on top of the chocolate dough. Trim edges with a knife to even the layers. Cut the layers into 1 inch wide stripes. Turn them on their side and stack the layers so they make a pattern, orange and black.

Step 10:

Cut the layers cross wise about an inch thick. Place each tail on a cookie sheet.

Step 11:

Bake cookies in an oven at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

Step 12:

Take cookies out with oven mitts and let cool before eating.