Calvin & Hobbes, Hard-boiled Detectives

Posted by Grey Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Bill Watterson's timeless daily comic strip is reimagined into a hard-boiled pulp crime drama, thanks to Francesco Francavilla.

Last seen here at The Daily Zombies for his work on the specially commissioned poster for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom as well as in the pages of Marvel's Captain America & Bucky, we have earlier also featured Italian comic book artist Francesco Francavilla's other intriguing artistic exploits with his reimagination of Marvel's The Avengers in the Dark Ages. Stumbled upon today, we are once again in awe of Francavilla's creative touches on the corner stones of pop culture.

Reimagining American cartoonist Bill Watterson's all-time classic syndicated daily comic strip Calvin & Hobbes into a pair of hard-boiled detective duo (and Hobbes is a luchador complete with a tiger mask!) in a pulp crime drama, this is one reimagination that truly makes perfect sense given the fantasy-driven tales of six-year-old Calvin and his stuffed tiger, Hobbes.

Hit the jump to check out these cool mock-up art.

In the artist's own words:

A couple of days ago I did the below illo for last week topic at Comic Twart. Since Calvin imagines so many adventures with his friend Hobbes, I imagined the hard-boiled duo you can see here.
C&H Private Investigations seems to really have clicked with lots of people to my surprise :)
Please note: C&H in C&H Private Investigations DOES NOT stand for Calvin and Hobbes. This duo is a complete different couple of characters, and the guy with the luchador mask is Hector, while the blondie is... well, please lemme know if you want to know more and I will be posting more here on Pulp Sunday :)

For now I hope you enjoy the new poster (above) about a new case for C&H Private Investigations: "THE SMOKING MAN".

Source: Pulp Sunday via iO9


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