Upon graduation I spent my first year in an advertising agency before opening my own freelance design studio in north Toronto during It was a matter of time before my life-long interest in art and wildlife combined. I had just completed a bird of prey with outstretched wings for Noranda Recycled Papers when it struck me how well suited the layering of feathers was to the art of paper sculpture.
She is also probably the only character in the strip whom Calvin really fears, as she does not mince words or actions to get Calvin to behave or go to bed on time.
Watterson put her in a Sunday strip early on, never thinking of her as a regular character. Rosalyn is the only one without a role in Spaceman Spiff. Moe[ edit ] According to Calvin, Moe is a "six-year-old who shaves" and a stereotypical bully who picks on Calvin both physically and emotionally and calls him names.
Moe is the only regular character whose speech is shown in an unusual font as his frequently monosyllabic dialogue is shown in crude, lower-case letters.
Calvin, when in his Spaceman Spiff persona, sees Miss Wormwood as a slimy, often dictatorial alien. Watterson describes her as "an unhappy person" due Calvin college library her belief in the value of education.
Spittle[ edit ] Mr. Spittle is the school principal to whose office Miss Calvin college library threatens to send Calvin for his pranks.
Uncle Max was originally meant as a character who could increase the possibilities of the strip: These are as follows: Three of his alter egos are well defined and recurrent: As Spiff, Calvin battles aliens typically his parents or teacher, but also sometimes other kids his age with a ray gun known as a "zorcher" later "frap-ray blaster", "death ray blaster" or "atomic napalm neutralizer" and travels to distant planets his house, school, or neighborhoodoften crashing unhurt on a planet.
He made his debut when Calvin donned a fedora to hide a haircut Hobbes had given him. These strips are drawn in elaborate, shadowy black-and-white that evoke film noir. Watterson did not attempt Tracer Bullet stories often, due to the time-consuming way the strip needed to be drawn and inked.
While in character as Stupendous Man, he refers to his alter ego as a mild-mannered millionaire playboy. Stupendous Man almost always "suffers defeat" at the hands of his opponent. When Hobbes asks if Stupendous Man has ever won any battles, Calvin says all his battles are "moral victories.
Some of the "super powers" of the villains have been revealed: The "powers" of Annoying Girl and Crab Teacher are unknown. Calvin often tries to pretend he and "Stupendous Man" are two different people, but it never seems to work. Stupendous Man has multiple "superpowers", including, but not limited to, super strength, the ability to fly, various vision powers such as "high-speed vision", "muscles of magnitude", and a stomach of steel.
Cardboard boxes[ edit ] Calvin duplicating himself using a cardboard box, as seen on the cover of Scientific Progress Goes "Boink" Calvin has had several adventures involving corrugated cardboard boxeswhich he adapts for many different uses. In this way, a cardboard box can be used not only for its conventional purposes a storage container for water balloons, for examplebut also as a flying time machinea duplicator or, with the attachment of a few wires and a colander, a "Cerebral Enhance-o-tron.
When he transmogrified into a tiger, he still appeared as a regular human child to his parents. However, in a story where he made several duplicates of himself, his parents are seen interacting with what does seem like multiple Calvins, including in a strip where two of him are seen in the same panel as his father.
It is ultimately unknown what his parents do or do not see, as Calvin tries to hide most of his creations or conceal their effects so as not to traumatize them. In addition, Calvin uses a cardboard box as a desk when he is attempting to sell things. In one strip, he sells "happiness" for ten cents; if one bought it, Calvin hit the person in the face with a water balloon, then revealed that he meant his own happiness.
In another strip, he sold "insurance", firing a slingshot at those who refused to buy it.
In some strips, he tried to sell "great ideas", and in one earlier strip, he attempted to sell the family car to obtain money for a grenade launcher. The box has also functioned as a secret meeting place for G. Calvinball is better by far! It quickly became a staple of the comic afterwards.
The only hint at the true creation of the game ironically comes from the last Calvinball strip, in which a game of football quickly devolves into a game of Calvinball. Calvin remarks that "sooner or later, all our games turn into Calvinball",  suggesting a similar scenario that directly led to the creation of the sport.
Equipment includes a volleyball the eponymous "Calvinball"a croquet set, a badminton set, assorted flags, bags, signs, a hobby horseand enigmatic and never-pictured "time-fracture wickets".
Other things appear as needed, such as a bucket of ice-cold water, a water balloon, and various songs and poetry. When Rosalyn asks Calvin the reason for the requirement, Calvin responds: He uses the snowman for social commentary, revenge, or pure enjoyment.
Examples include Snowman Calvin being yelled at by Snowman Dad to shovel the snow; one snowman eating snow cones scooped out of a second snowman, who is lying on the ground with an ice-cream scoop in his back; a "snowman house of horror"; and snowmen representing the people he hates.
There was even an occasion on which Calvin accidentally brought a snowman to life and it made itself and a small army into "deranged mutant killer monster snow goons. The club was founded in the garage of their house.Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years.
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