Comics as Literature

Literary Hub: Why Calvon and Hobbes is Great Literature. “On the Ontology of a stuffed tiger and finding the whole world in a comic.” By Gabrielle Bellot.

“Calvin and Hobbes feels so inventive because it is: the strips take us to new planets, to parodies of film noir, to the Cretaceous period, to encounters with aliens in American suburbs and bicycles coming to life and reality itself being revised into Cubist art. Calvin and Hobbes ponder whether or not life and art have any meaning—often while careening off the edge of a cliff on a wagon or sled.”

Link via MetaFilter: “Oh, blood-red eyes and tentacles! / Throbbing, pulsing ventricles!”.