Bill Watterson’s Calvin And Hobbes comic strip ran from 1985 to 1995 and helped define our childhoods. Now a single-serving Tumblr called “Calvin And Hobbes GIFs” is giving us all the feels by animating classic panels of the comic (in the event an animated look at the comic wasn’t enough for you). The artist explains the process behind these GIFs here, but we’ll just sum it up by saying it involves Photoshop CS6, After Effects CS6, and twenty minutes of work for each GIF.
We’re surprised these only take twenty minutes each, but that’s one way to kill time while waiting for life to shower you with meaning and happiness. A day can really slip by when you’re deliberately avoiding what you’re supposed to do. For example, we’re checking out GIFs instead of paying attention to the Game Developers Conference. You might want to call me some names for ignoring the conference. Well, remember what you said, because in a day or two, I’ll have a witty and blistering retort. You’ll be devastated then.
Let’s go exploring favorite Calvin And Hobbes GIFs , 21 of which are collected below. Hat tip and a pair of lucky rocket ship underpants to Laughing Squid and Book Riot. And thanks to Bill Watterson for my favorite comic strip and for writing the jokes referenced above.