Sunday, August 17

31 Days of Calvin and Hobbes: Day 17

Comic strips rarely deal with death. Let's face it: there are more humorous topics out there. But Calvin and Hobbes doesn't need to be funny to work.

This strip is part of a series that happened pretty early on in the lifespan of the comic. Calvin finds a raccoon that's already pretty badly injured, and rushes to get his mom and dad to try and save its life. Of course, as neither one of them are veterinarians with emergency life-saving skills, the raccoon dies during the night. Calvin doesn't take it very well, and this is the strip that wraps things up. I don't think it could be said more eloquently.

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