Real Life Adventures of Calvin & Hobbes


Growing up, Calvin and Hobbes was always one of my go to comic strips in the Sunday newspaper. Although much of the humor was over my head while in newspaper print, I loved Hobbes and wanted an imaginary tiger of my own. I remember getting a book of the comics in 5th grade and laughing hysterically when I rediscovered it in high school. Redditor nite4awk will make you crave a bowl of Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs as you travel down memory lane with good old Calvin & Hobbes- super-imposed into real life scenes. Laughing Squid has identified the creator of these images as Portland, Oregon-based freelance photographer Michael S. Den Beste.

The Simpsons Come to Life as Celebrities

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What if a live-action version of the Simpsons was created? Like the Flintstones and Transformers movies, many cartoons have been adapted for live characters. But, in the case of the famous yellow family in the long running hit from Springfield – who could possibly be chosen to portray such memorable characters as Homer Simpson and friends? Artist Brad Anderson gave the question a stab, photoshopping versions of the family and other famous characters from the show using famous celebrities to fill each roll.

Manic and Zany: Looping GIF Animations

Zach Cohen’s short gif animations loop with a manic character all his own, providing us with a glimpse inside his gloriously zany mind. Many of his images seem to spring from normality and through some ludicrous transition in a matter of a few seconds… one moment we are looking at a muscular man, the next he has used those muscles to tear himself into two identical copies of himself, finally he devours his copy and it all begins again. Though only a short few seconds long, each animation holds us happily captive for far longer.

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The Illustrated Life Of Christoph Niemann

Have you ever wondered about the creative mind behind the illustrations that grace the cover of The New Yorker? Who is this vector art genius that continues to push out such iconic work? What is his story? Christoph Niemann is an illustrator and graphic designer whose work has frequently appeared on the cover of The New Yorker, Newsweek, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, the NY Times, and American Illustration. He has been the soul creator for Abstract Sundays, a NY Times blog, since 2008.

Au Poil! French Animation Takes It To The Toilette

It’s not to often that you find a story with decided toilet humor which keeps you captivated for 5 minutes, but that’s just the case with this new short: Au Poil! The French language animation brings to life a large cast of interesting characters in its brief running time, introducing us to a host of bathroom accessories with attitude and very different levels of hygiene. It’s a battle for privilege and freedom, all wrapped up in one small bathroom.


From the creative mind of Caldwell Tanner, illustrator of College Humor, writer of his own captivating and hilarious illustration blog, and graphic artist/comedian extraordinaire, now comes “The Internet League of Justice” illustration series! Imagine if the most popular online websites and social media networks were superheroes! What powers would they have?


Do you have someone in your life who loves Star Wars? Are you looking for something new and amusing for a gift this year? Well, just in time for the holidays Etsy has prints available of some favorite Star Wars characters as little children!

Charles and Ray Eames: The Art in Teaching

Charles and Ray Eames: What many people choose to remember about this mid-century modernist couple are their contributions in industrial and architectural design. Their designs, ranging from the molded plywood chair and Eames lounger to their Mondrian-esque home, are among the most popular, yet the Eameses provided the world with more than beautiful home décor: they were teachers.

Quirky Cartoons Re-Imagine Famous Websites

What would happen if we took the meanings behind some of our favorite websites really literally? You might end up with the quirky Moleskine sketches of Mattias Adolfsson. His big headed character features in much of his sketches which you can see on… and for something completely different, check out his Baroque re-imagining of Star Wars.