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Halfling and Wizard

Design by Cool Johnny

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Say somethin' nice

No account?

Tigers_rock on May 26, 2012 at 14:52:52

My problem with this is not only does this use watterson's style, the scene is straight out of one of his comic strips. If this person really did appreciate Bill Watterson and Calvin and Hobbes, they would never have done this.

TxsJoHotdog on May 25, 2012 at 00:52:19

I am pretty disappointed in threadless and the designer for having this printed. Artists should respect other artist's work. Watterson's art is timeless and unique and this doesn't do it justice. It is a straight up copy. Fail and dislike.

Pipsqueack on May 24, 2012 at 14:44:33

Watterson is totally against this kind of mercification of his work. As a loyal fan, I'm against it too.
Dislike.

gebe on May 23, 2012 at 16:03:00

sorry but I completely dislike this

Daviisilva on May 22, 2012 at 18:07:21

Woow congrats man!!!

Tifereth4 on May 22, 2012 at 12:30:57

i agree with chumpmagic and yarrownick. i grew up on calvin and hobbes and also love lord of the rings but this is just a copy of Watterson's work. i know this scene and all that was done was a wardrobe change for the characters. good concept but not even sure how threadless allowed this to be printed.

yarrownick on May 22, 2012 at 04:10:03

yeah sorry cooljohnny, its a nice pic but its too much like Mr Wattersons beautiful images.
There's drawing inspiration from your peers and then there's just plain copyright...
I wouldn't wear it sorry

chumpmagic on May 21, 2012 at 23:10:41

I don't mean to pick on or target this artist, but I have seen it so much lately, and it is depressing. I have to speak up.

People need to stop spitting on Bill Watterson for a quick buck by using Calvin and Hobbs... Please respect artists!!!

"Bill Watterson insists that cartoon strips should stand on their own as an art form, and has resisted the use of Calvin and Hobbes in merchandising of any sort.[7] Watterson explained in a 2005 press release:

Actually, I wasn't against all merchandising when I started the strip, but each product I considered seemed to violate the spirit of the strip, contradict its message, and take me away from the work I loved. If my syndicate had let it go at that, the decision would have taken maybe 30 seconds of my life."

This design came directly from an image out of Calvin and Hobbs. And Bill Watterson made an effort , as well as took a money lose from not capitalizing on merchandise, to keep his creation a comic strip and nothing more. PLEASE RESPECT THE ARTIST'S WISHES... do not use Calvin and Hobbs for any merchandise! Sure, it maybe legal with the parody/ mash-up, but it is disrespectful; it's just not right.

mainial on May 21, 2012 at 21:33:33

congratulations

DorianOrange on May 21, 2012 at 19:52:46

For those who are wondering why the image looks familiar-it shares resemblance to this parody illustration that was around much earlier and has the same concept + background (but replacing Lord of the Rings instead of the philosophers "Calvin" and "Hobbes")

http://www.forevergeek.com/wp-content/media/2011/08/johncalvinthomashobbes.jpg

To me, the two images are almost too similar for comfort, but it could be coincidence. That being said, its not really plaigairism because the illustrations are the designer's own, and its not wrong for designers to be inspired by other's ideas.

lishan809 on May 21, 2012 at 19:08:52

Calvin and Hobbes! Ahhh

Manz76 on May 21, 2012 at 18:42:29

Sweet work...
But I'm puzzled - I saw this featured on another tee site today!? Has it been ripped!? Hope not!

kassie.gale on May 21, 2012 at 17:31:27

2 of my favorite things!

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wheeler182 on May 21, 2012 at 14:03:41

yes, just put that next to the one with calvin urinating on that chevy logo

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