Sunday’s Best: Calvin’s Slope of Hope

Calvin is such an interesting study in contrast.  He often bounces between extremes, especially in the areas of philosophy and ethics.  But there’s also a hopefulness that shines through (much like with Charlie Brown, really).  So when you start today’s classic strip you are hopeful (terror?) for him, but then you also feel the sigh at the end.

Calvin Slope of HopeIt’s also another example of Watterson using the panel design well.  I kind of wanted to see more of the journey down, but I suppose that’s part of the point.

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