Inktober 2020 Day #25: Buddy. And yet another Calvin and Hobbes reference…with a subtle Star Wars reference to boot. I’ve always loved Watterson’s image of Calvin and Hobbes crossing a stream on a log, not only because it’s beautifully rendered, but also because it captures the essence of the characters. This is another personally nostalgic illustration, reflecting on my youth and simpler times (because the adults did all the hard stuff and the worrying). I had a very happy childhood with my family, and I cherish all my memories of those days.
I’ve mentioned many times that Bill Watterson is one of my greatest artistic influences. I can’t hold a candle to him, but I still have a lot of fun paying homage to his art using my own character that likely wouldn’t exist without the heavy influence of Calvin and Hobbes in my younger years.