View Full Version : The Complete Calvin and Hobbes is coming!
08-10-2005, 07:16 PM
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (Hardcover) is coming October 4th!! I can't wait!! :bliss :bliss
Finally, something worthy of this :bliss smilie!
08-10-2005, 08:44 PM
I've been very tempted by the compleat Far Side but $90 has kept me away. Never really got into Calvin & Hobbes that much.
08-10-2005, 10:01 PM
<blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>I've been very tempted by the compleat Far Side but $90 has kept me away<hr></blockquote>
Ditto Dave, but in canada it's $199. It's cheaper if you can get it from a local person on ebay. expensive if you have to get it shipped, considering it weighs like 20 or 30 pounds. I've looked in that farside collection and it's wonderful! I can't remember if it's all colour but I think it is, isn't it?
I actually think I posted in the last month mentioning this set, or maybe it was in the java chat, could have been that too.
I discovered it myself on amazon in the last month or so. I would buy it but I already own virtually all the comic strip collection books. The only one I don't have is It's a Magical World.
If you get this, do tell me, I'll be very excited for you <img border=0 src="http://home.earthlink.net/~dstephan/gifs/fing24.gif" />
edit- actually I believe I'm missing the Tenth Anniversary Book too. But I might have it, I forget. The reason I forget is because I *know* I have Calvin & Hobbes Sunday Pages 1985-1995 and when I was younger my family would get me 1 collection (or treasury.. have most of those too) each christmas for maybe 5-6 years. Anyway my mother also bought a book every year for her brother Jim and it wasn't always the same as the one I got. One year she bought him the Tenth Anniversary book I think, and also another year she bought him the sunday pages 1985-1995 book. I know that the same year she bought him the sunday pages book she bought it for me. And of course I recognize the picture on the front of the Tenth anniversary book all too well because I carved that really professionally into a pumpkin one year.
Long winded useless explanation. I would like someone to buy me that collection <img border=0 src="http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/laugh.gif" />
08-11-2005, 11:20 AM
Ive always loved that comic, I might have to pick this up.
Bodie The Cursed
08-11-2005, 11:56 AM
Check it out Dave.. Calvin and Hobbs is good times..
08-11-2005, 02:07 PM
Calvin and Hobbes and the Far Side are the best!
08-14-2005, 05:04 PM
Lonnie, thanks for the heads up! I had no idea this was coming out, I will have to find out who's got it for the best price!
LOVE Calvin and Hobbes!! :banana
08-14-2005, 08:44 PM
I pre-ordered with Amazon, but let me know if you find someplace cheaper! :banana
08-14-2005, 09:11 PM
Sweet news, that pre-order Lonnie.
I don't know if I'd like to get it all in one big package without fun coverart like are on all the smaller books, but it's tempting, if there is a lot of unpublished stuff in it!
Also posting 'cause I want to try out my modified sig.
Also, there's some REALLY frightening noises coming from the un-occupied room behind me. There is no one in there, and I heard a bunch of metal falling in there a few minutes ago and I investigated to find nothing. Then I shut off the light and closed the door and now some more stuff fell.
I'm thinking it might be the furnace making some weird psycho sounds.. or maybe it's fridge shelves collapsing inside the downstairs fridge.
If I don't survive.. .. ahh more noise!
um... my collection goes to my brother.
08-15-2005, 10:01 AM
Maybe it's them Zombies done got loose from Sideshow... :evil
Be afraid! Be very afraid! :spook
08-15-2005, 02:08 PM
Went ahead and pre-ordered from Amazon, it's easy to cancel if I find it elsewhere or change my mind, but wanted to lock in their price at least. :dance
08-15-2005, 02:11 PM
Calvin and Hobbes is the Best. Comic. Ever. :bliss
08-15-2005, 06:07 PM
<blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Calvin and Hobbes is the Best. Comic. Ever.<hr></blockquote>
<img border=0 src="http://home.earthlink.net/~dstephan/gifs/banana.gif" /> I'd like to make a similar comment- I dunno if it's the best comic ever, I don't think any comic is "best" in my opinion, but it's my favourite. There are parts of other comic strips by other illustrators that I prefer at times, and my favourites are:
Calvin and Hobbes, The Far Side, Garfield, The Wizard of Id, B.C., The Family Circus.
Those are the comics through my life that have interested me the most. I own a BC comic, and plenty of Garfield. My brother owns a Family Circus is Very Keen collection, and many Far Sides. So the only one not covered in my list in MY family is The Wizard of Id. I ought to buy some of those books.
08-15-2005, 06:22 PM
Just for Dave!
The Complete Far Side Signed Limited Edition (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0740743619/qid=1124158721/sr=8-2/ref=pd_bbs_2/102-1606148-3287304?v=glance&s=books&n=507846)
08-15-2005, 06:29 PM
Gee, that or the Alien Queen bust - hmm!
I will get the $90 version eventually though.:banana
08-15-2005, 06:31 PM
I think I agree with you Dave... unless that piece of original art is included in the price! :bliss
Actually, I can't find anything about that framed item in the picture; I don't know if it is a print, original, included, not, etc! :dunno
08-15-2005, 06:44 PM
Ok, found some info... signed framed print is included!
Description: Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Limited. As New/As New. Signed by Author. signed limited edition Gary Larson Complete Far Side 2,000 copies with framed print, signed & numbered For fans of Gary Larson's popular strip, "The Far Side," the 2003 publication of THE COMPLETE FAR SIDE, published by Andrews McMeel, was welcome news. Selling out soon after its publication, the two-volume, slipcased edition met with universal praise, and no wonder: the attention to detail from all parties -- Andrews McMeel, the book designer in Atlanta, Georgia, and Larson's own FarWorks, Inc. -- insured that this showcase book would be the best possible collection time, money, and diligent effort could create. What most fans didn't know was that a signed, limited edition of THE COMPLETE FAR SIDE was also published, by Wyland Gallery. Limited to only 2,000 sets -- two books in a custom-designed clamshell box, with a framed print, numbered and signed -- this special edition has been sold only through the gallery itself, and, most recently through two leading Internet booksellers. Not available in bookstores, this limited edition is a superb example of book manufacturing: the books themselves are bound in burgundy-colored leather with gilt pages (gold ink on the edges of the books); the books are encased in foil-stamped clamshell box made of Japanese cloth, with full color insets; and the book set is accompanied by a signed and numbered full color lithograph, matted and framed. (The number is matched in the book itself, in volume 1.) Carefully packed in an oversized thirty-five pound box with cushioning and padding to protect its contents, this edition is, in a word, magnificent. It will unquestionably be the centerpiece of your book collection. In terms of content, Gary Larson's one-panel cartoons set a high watermark for newspaper cartoonists, many of whom have tried, unsuccessfully, to ape his art style and brand of distinctive humor -- attempts that have, predictably, fallen far short for Gary Larson is in a class of his own, a cartoonist whose unique vision and wonderfully weird sense of humor cannot be replicated. As a publisher of limited edition books, I must say that I've never seen an edition so beautiful as this one. It is, simply, a work of bookmaking art. Everyone who had a hand in this deserves our thanks. Signed by Author.
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