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Overview:

Growing up, Mom & Dad banned me from playing video games on school nights. While all my friends were playing Call of Duty, I spent my time enjoying Bill Watterson’s Calvin & Hobbes Comic Series.

I was (and still am) fascinated by Watterson’s unique ability of conveying subtle life lessons through the adventures of a stuffed tiger and a mischievous six-year old boy.

The following project is a series of photographs I’ve captured during my travels along with some of my favourite quotes from Watterson’s series. Enjoy!

 
 
 
📍 Grassy Lakes, Banff, Alberta

📍 Grassy Lakes, Banff, Alberta

📍 North York, Toronto, Ontario

📍 North York, Toronto, Ontario

📍 University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

📍 University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

📍 Bond Lake Area, Richmond Hill, Ontario

📍 Bond Lake Area, Richmond Hill, Ontario

📍 Banff National Park, Alberta

📍 Banff National Park, Alberta

📍 Finch Station Parking Lot, Toronto, Ontario

📍 Finch Station Parking Lot, Toronto, Ontario

📍 Lake Wilcox, Richmond Hill, Ontario

📍 Lake Wilcox, Richmond Hill, Ontario

📍 Sulphur Mountain, Alberta

📍 Sulphur Mountain, Alberta

 
📍 Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba

📍 Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba

 
 

I really admire Bill Watterson’s series finale. Following this comic panel, Calvin & Hobbes just stopped. No sequel, no spinoff, no merchandising and no continuations. From a monetization perspective, Watterson’s conclusion to the series is a class act. The Calvin & Hobbes universe is frozen in time with infinite re-readability and during every re-read, I feel as if the characters have grown with me - yielding newer and deeper meanings.

Special thank you to Keith Diaz, for providing feedback and supporting me throughout this project