Posts Tagged: Calvin and Hobbes

The Rumpus Interview with Ben Tanzer


Ben Tanzer discusses his new essay collection Be Cool, why running is so important to him, and not being precious about his work. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Matthew Baker


"Master fictioneer" Matthew Baker talks about his new middle grade novel, If You Find This, artists as tricksters, his favorite comic strips, and why children are still capable of believing in impossible things. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with M.E. Thomas


M.E. Thomas, author of Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight, discusses writing a memoir, being a lawyer and a Mormon, the unreliability of memory—and, of course, being a high-functioning sociopath. ...more

Nostalgia: What Would Calvin Say?


An encounter with childhood Calvin and Hobbes anthologies inspires a rumination on the comic and nostalgia itself in this essay at the Awl.

Tackling aspects of nostalgia that we often forget, as well as the drawbacks of overdosing, the essay also explores the comic’s perspective on the subject:

“Calvin and Hobbes tells us not to wallow in nostalgia for childhoods that were more complicated than we remember.