Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Calvin & Hobbes Collection Complete!

Finally, after a couple years of working on it, my Calvin and Hobbes book collection is complete! I found the last one I needed yesterday. I was determined not to buy any of them new or online, I wanted to thrift them all, preferably for a dollar or less each... I found it at Half-Price Books - which still counts as thrifted, or at least that is what I am telling myself. Here it is, in all it's collection completing glory:

I broke my price rule slightly by paying $2.48 - still a great deal. :)

Calvin and Hobbes ran from 1985 to 1995, and I was a hardcore fan through a lot of those years. My dad even cut strips out of the newspaper and sent them to me when I was in college. It is still hands down my favorite comic strip ever, it is truly brilliant and I doubt there will ever be another one that can even come close to it's pure awesomeness...

Here is the list:

1987 Calvin and Hobbes
1988 Something Under the Bed Is Drooling
1988 The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
1989 Yukon Ho!
1989 The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book
1990 Weirdos From Another Planet!
1990 The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes
1991 The Revenge of the Baby-Sat
1991 Scientific Progress Goes "Boink"
1992 Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons
1992 The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes
1993 The Days are Just Packed
1994 Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat
1995 The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book
1996 There's Treasure Everywhere
1996 It's A Magical World
2001 Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995               

The only thing I need now is the holy grail of Calvin and Hobbes scores - the complete boxed set. I am watching one that is at auction on eBay right now for a great price:

I may have to pull the trigger on it if no one else bids... So no one else bid, OK? :)

I would also like to have this biography of Bill Watterson:

Anyone who turns down millions of dollars because he doesn't want to sell out the integrity of his art deserves to have a book written about him... As much as I would love to have an officially licensed Calvin t-shirt, I totally respect his decision.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New on Etsy - Vintage Anti-Smoking Posters

I added some 1970s anti-smoking posters from the US Department of Health to my Etsy shop - you gotta love the illustrations! Here's a few of my favorites, click on over if you want to see them all! :)