On Calvin and Hobbes

I’ve mentioned on here before that I run the performing arts section of my store.  And also that it includes games and humor. I haven’t mentioned that it includes conic strips, at least I don’t think I have.

I see lots of Peanuts, Garfield, Far Side, Dilbert, and Calvin and Hobbes. With the last of those being the best selling strip.

But I don’t know much about it. I’ve asked my girlfriend and coworkers about it and no one has had a negative thing to say about the boy and his tiger. And then I randomly saw (without searching for) the final strip ever published. I can’t be certain of it, but it does seem like a solid ending point. And I immediately wanted to start from the beginning. I’m not sure how to describe the little I’ve read (I have a book at work I sometimes glance at), but I know I want to read every strip.

Which means I want this! My girlfriend has told me multiple times that she’d buy it for me if I don’t want to spend the money, but I’ve said no. I still really want it, though. Ugh.

What are your memories of Calvin and Hobbes?