dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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Stripedshirt and the imaginary tiger.....

As I said yesterday, I fully expect to see a sort of stroll through Memory Lane before Cathy and her friends leave the page; after next month, their adventures will continue on much as they do now only we will not see it. The same can probably be said for the next strip I intend to discuss: Calvin and Hobbes. Now I know that it's sort of strange to lead off with a look at the ending but it's my choice to go exploring in my own weird way. I miss the strip but like how Watterson chose to say goodbye to the boy and his whatever-Hobbes-was; when they sledded off into the winter landscape all those years ago, they showed us how a strip is supposed to end by reminding us that the characters' lives will go on off camera, so to speak. Johnston might not agree with his leaving so soon and others might wonder at Watterson's lack of opportunism but it's better that he left before we either got tired of him because he'd plodded on too long on the same dreary theme or been sickened by a truly horrific creator breakdown.
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