Calvin & Hobbes was first published on this day in 1985. ❤️
Calvin & Hobbes are based on real-life philosophers!
Calvin is named for John Calvin, who founded Protestant Calvinism & believed that humanity‘s base state was “total depravity” and could only be saved by God & religion.
Hobbes is named for Thomas Hobbes, writer of “Leviathan”, which argued that government was necessary to prevent humanity from descending into anarchy & living lives that were “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.”