Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Snow Alien


My two favorite comic strips of all time are Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes and Bill Amend's Foxtrot (notice both creators are named Bill).

In each of the strips, at one point or another the character Calvin, or in Foxtrot, Jason have built interesting snow "men" ( another one here).

Maxfield and Wyatt have never seen these comic strips, and with no prompting from me they were both determined to build a Snow Alien with this season's first snow fall.

I take great delight in their creativity.




18 comments:

SciFi Dad said...

That's a pretty impressive snow alien.

I didn't realize you were negligent enough as a parent to let kids as young as yours see District 9.

Huh. You learn something new every day.

Melissa said...

you should be proud...every young child to aspire to be the next Calvin...i love him!

Alisha said...

Bear Alien? Bealien? Bearlien?

Charlotte in Pa said...

Great snow alien!

PS - Your boys are cute.

PPS - Those are 2 of my favorite comic strips, also.

S said...

I'm just surprised you have that much show already. Ugh, winter...

MainlineMom said...

They definitely have your genes.

James said...

Two of my favorite strips as well. (That and the Far Side.)

Very impressive creativity and initiative on their part. That kind of independent thought is obviously fostered in your house.

eclectic said...

Looks sorta like Sammy from Over The Hedge. But completely awesome! Also? I love Max's big ol' stocking cap.

for a different kind of girl said...

That is one awesome snow alien. The night shot really sets off the antenna like magic!

Anonymous said...

Good artwork! Bet that snow alien is still standing,too. It is sooo cold now! Good pics, Bill! Love Max's hat! ( and Wyatt's too) not to hurt anyone's feelings....

handstowar said...

That's great... I love it. I too was a huge fan of Calvin and Hobbes.

Aunt Jo said...

I love it!!!

Melinda said...

Love the Snow Alien life form.

Anonymous said...

I think the white lights in the background make the alien look even better.

kalki said...

Heh, that's awesome.

Creative Breathing said...

William, This post tickles me to no end. My son was Calvin! His father arrive home from a trip to find both sides of our driveway lined with very odd looking snowmen. (It snowed a lot that Christmas!) The happiest of holiday seasons to you and your family! Such fun posts! Elizabeth

Bogart in P Towne said...

That is right out of MIB!

kcinnova said...

Chips off the old block!