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Title: Calvin
Pixel Artist: ben2theedge  (Level 1 Jukyu :: 1216 points)
Posted: 7/15/2006 13:34
Palette: 6 colors
Statistics:  15 comments    40 faves    0 avatars

Bill Watterson is my hero. Too bad we'll never get a Calvin and Hobbes game. ;^)

[FINAL EDIT] Found a better reference pic and fixed the head some.


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StevenM (Level 6 GBC) @ 1/19/2021 18:29

A lot of Calvin and Hobbes fans will probably wax whimsical about a cozy little RPG or even an open-world game where you can plough through the snow to your heart's content. Me, I'm just imagining the truckload of weird sports games and platformers similar to what Snoopy got, and at least that IP got a rocking Ace Combat clone out of it. The oft-quoted, never-seen Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kablooey even got a mediocre real-life book adaptation that did a lot to spoil the intrigue of imagining how the original book fascinated Calvin on a primeval level.

Anyway the real ideal Calvin and Hobbes game would have to work on Calvinball rules, which would require a level of procedurally generated content and code unheard of in the history of game development.

EDIT: the sprite is really good and I like the soft dark-grey outline that takes some of the edge off everything. It's really difficult to replicate Watterson's intricate lineweight on the tiny canvas called for with pixelart so it feels like this and the Hobbes sprite go some way to capturing the cozy feel in a different manner.

Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/31/2009 09:40

yes, and he'd only be annoyed if we made one :O

rabidbaboy (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 7/4/2009 06:35

Haha, someone else made one.

I like it. Watterson has magic hands and brains.

TMH (Level 2 Dealer) @ 2/1/2009 09:36
holly shit, you definattly need to make a game with this... everything is perfect, colors, size, everything deffinatly fav and your hobbes to

Bloo (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 3/12/2008 05:45
Simple but awesome!

tikilizard808 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/3/2007 20:10
wow that amazing

llyd (Level 1 Depressed) @ 6/1/2007 02:37
The best comic ever. And a very good pixelating!!5/5 and fav

Biffo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/17/2007 15:02
Ben:  I have every Calvin and Hobbes book I could get my hands on.  Excellent rendition.
This is an awesome homage.

cerealkiller54 (Level 6 Made) @ 3/8/2007 07:41
Calvin and Hobbes is the best. Too bad Bill Watterson stopped making them...

Hempuli (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/17/2006 09:50
I love Calvin & Hobbes! This pic is very well done.

Monkey 'o Doom (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 7/15/2006 19:27
The front of his hair is kinda messed, look at a comic.

Sir.Brian (Level 1 Gangster) @ 7/15/2006 16:06
> i love you!!~ ^_^'

Gunstar_Red (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/15/2006 15:53
Really cute, I love Calvin cuz I used to look just like him  when I was a kid

Blue Lander (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/15/2006 15:36
Oh man, the greatest comic ever. I love it. Your Calvin and Hobbes pieces rock.

cerealkiller54 (Level 6 Made) @ 7/15/2006 15:35

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