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Slick is Calvin.....?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:27 am    Post subject: Slick is Calvin.....? Reply with quote

I just fell across this brilliantly drawn, subtly sardonic excellence today. Amazing, of course the devil is perfectly rendered.

Slick may be Tat's idea of grown-up Calvin. The haircut--dead ringer, fat, spiky blonde points, unkempt mess. Many of the panels where Slick is gazing skyward, being ufcked with by God, or whatever, everything looks just like Calvin and Hobbes panel, the perpective, the physical pose of Slick, all of it.

I am not saying the Tat ripped off Calvin and Hobbes. I am saying that perhaps Calvin grew up and ended up here. At the very least, Tat is paying a sweetly drawn, well thought out homage to Bill Watterson.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a) read the archives.
b) go post in the Newbie Waystation, newbie. thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey! no helping!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always loved C&H and I love Sinfest not because it has so many similar characters but because itís funny and makes me reflect on some of the things in my life.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yorick wrote:
hey! no helping!

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw 'Nique's panties! tee hee!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, I just noticed this reference (the last one) to Sinfest which implies (hell no, it states) that Slick is based on Calvin.

As far as I understand it, Slick happens to have spiky, blond hair and his 'sidekick' Monique is tall and slim, but I think the strip used for reference was supposed to be ironic, given the subject matter ("Originality, my dear. Total, absolute, uncompromising originality.") and that whoever wrote that Wikipedia article - like so many others - just got it wrong.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There may be similarities, but only because both comics address the human condition.

They are bound to come to the same conclusion some of the time.

But no, Slick is NOT Calvin.

Calvin is a just a young kid who represents the intelligent but unwise part of society, the cynical, fatalist, what can you do for me? Type of people.

Only because he is young.

Once Calvin gains some life experience I believe he would be head and shoulders above Slick.

Slick is sort of a weaker less intelligent version of Calvin.

Slick represents (like all the sinfest characters) represents the weakness and the temptations of society. That is why the devil character is soo important.

Sinfest is more a dialogue on society, Calvin and Hobbes is more a dialogue on the growth of the human mind.

And yes there is a difference.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I know, the way Slick is drawn was based on Calvin, initially. And the comic just makes fun of that... Sinfest isn't Calvin.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

filecore wrote:
Hmm, I just noticed this reference (the last one) to Sinfest which implies (hell no, it states) that Slick is based on Calvin.

As far as I understand it, Slick happens to have spiky, blond hair and his 'sidekick' Monique is tall and slim, but I think the strip used for reference was supposed to be ironic, given the subject matter ("Originality, my dear. Total, absolute, uncompromising originality.") and that whoever wrote that Wikipedia article - like so many others - just got it wrong.


well, yes, because if you go by the strip this person cites as a reference, then monique is based on hobbes. and there is no way monique = hobbes.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay, wikeality.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never read much Calvin and Hobbes, but was the midget constantly trying to bang the tiger?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

not really, but the tiger often jumped the midget...if that helps.
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