Calvin and Hobbes is my first crush by way of syndicated comic strips. First crushes are hard to get over, yeah? After reading Alan's comment I went back and looked through all of my Calvin & Hobbes collections and realized Bill Waterson still got the goods - and *still* even better than advertised. Everything he draws 'reads' as what they're supposed to be. What a wonderful illustrator. Why did he stop drawing this stuff? I never really found out.
Anyway, it was difficult drawing these two without doing them exactly as Waterson would - but then again, that would be just as blasphemous, right? And I can't draw as well as the man, so why even bother trying. So I'll just draw them the best I can...with sincerest apologies (and utmost respect) to Mr. Waterson.
A kid and an imaginary tiger going on adventures together. Far out.
(Thanks to Alan Cichela for planting the seed of doing this image in my head. Great Serpieri images on your site, man.)