Real Life Calvin and Hobbes is Way More Cute than Creepy


So there are a number of artists that have attempted to bring cartoons to life, but 99% of the time, they turn out horrendously creepy. Actually, this might be the first time I’ve ever seen one work effectively.

Sure, it helps the subject is a little boy and a tiger, as those can actually translate to the real world fairly convincingly, though I have to say, I’m not sure I ever saw such joyous rapture between the two in the actual comic. I vote the artist makes a picture of them on a sled going over a cliff instead.

You can actually buy this here, and it’s not that expensive. I’d just remember to caption it so people don’t think you’re strange for having a random boy-hugging-tiger picture in your house.

  • Madison

    I always thought that Calvin imagined Hobbes simply as being able to walk around and talk, not a huge tiger…but I think I like this way better. Very cool.

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  • Chrystani

    This is teh cuteness… 😀

    Hahaha… Yea I fucking love this picture. I want one now.

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  • Four Eyes

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…….this is absolutely adorable! I love it!
    Awesome representation here!

  • squeak

    The artist is Jim Hance. He’s freaking amazing!!!