These Images of Calvin & Hobbes in Real Life Settings are Equal Parts Hilarious and Beautiful
Few things have made me laugh and genuinely moved me the way Calvin and Hobbes has, both when I was a child and even now when I revisit the strips. As such I found these images, created by photographer Michael S. Den Beste, featuring Bill Watterson’s beloved characters in real life settings to be at once hilarious and genuinely touching. You can check them all out, and choose your favorite, after the cut.
I find many of the careless, occasionally cold, portrayals of rural America by large, urban media outlets to be concerning, and occasionally upsetting. This blog post by an author from Eastern Kentucky does a good job of explicating those feelings.
A recent piece in the New York Times, the so-called paper of record, recently referred to Appalachian Eastern Kentucky—a community of living, breathing human beings—as “the smudge of the country.”
What’s the matter with Eastern Kentucky? The matter is you don’t know what you’re talking about.