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Star Wars Reimagined as Calvin & Hobbes

Illustrations by Brian Kesinger (who was kind enough to blurb my first picture book, MONSTER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES). Published by Bored Panda.

Those still lamenting the end of Calvin & Hobbes can rejoice. Brian Kesinger, story artist for Marvel and Disney Animation Studios, and Bill Watterson fan, has digitally drawn a Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Calvin & Hobbes mashup. His motivation? Kesinger was interested in exploring the relationships from the Star Wars movie.

“Everyone has cherished memories of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ and ‘Star Wars. It’s like the peanut butter and chocolate of pop culture,” said Kesinger. “The fun for me is taking two groups of very well-known characters and putting them in scenarios together to see what would happen. This trend has become very popular among fan artists and it’s a great way to make someone reconnect with their childhood.”

Kesinger told Bored Panda that it takes roughly an hour to create a piece: “coming up with the idea usually takes the most time but once I have a concept the execution goes pretty quickly.”