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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Welcome Back!

You may have noticed in your weekly paper that Calvin & Hobbes has reappeared on the comics pages. According to press reports, Watterson has agreed to allow a seventeen week re-run of the strip from September through December in what appears to be a bit of a 20th anniversary celebration of the cartoon's debut and a 10th anniversary celebration of its departure. It is a welcome piece of levity.

Like youth itself, and unlike many other comic strips that have long overstayed their welcomes (some having outlived their creators), Calvin & Hobbes was only with us for a short while, and every panel celebrated the joys of childhood. Certainly a candle that has burned twice as bright but half as long. What fun to see it back in newsprint! God bless Bill Watterson.

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