Bill Watterson is a genius! The topics he tackles range from our society's biggest issues (environmental degradation, the commercialization of the mass media), to the overlooked joys of our daily lives (the beauty of friendship, the magic of the changing seasons). Most importantly, his work is always incredibly funny! Who else could have combined philosophy with humor to create such an addictive work of art?
Calvin helps us to relive our fondest childhood experiences, the memories we thought were unique to us, but are actually shared by children the world over. Combine this wonderfully-observed nostalgia with Watterson's intelligent insights into our world -- and you have the best comic strip of all time.
C & H manages to be funny as well as nostagic, melancholy, provocative, insightful, and thought-provoking. Most of all, it is an incredibly PERSONAL work. And that's what it makes it so magical!