Yeh, it’s a comic. And i know it’s not halloween anymore, but this isn’t the 2009 halloween comic, this is the 2010 comic delivered 364 days early. Either that or i just don’t care, i forget which.
Something’s been bugging me for like 10 years, so i must poll the masses here on a subject. D’yer remember that Calvin & Hobbes storyline where they get back from vacation and the house has been broken into and such? Yeah, you remember it, it’s in Revenge of the Baby Sat and it’s one of the more memorable “serious” storylines that Watterson did (take a moment to sigh and bask in pleasant memories of C&H at this point). Anyway, i swear to god i was reading the paper in about the year 2000 (between 1998-2001, let’s say) and over the course of a few days i saw another comic strip completely rip off this storyline! Just full-on plagiarism; they get home, the house has been burgled, they lay awake in bed thinking about the situation, etc, no doubt that it was a total ripoff (but i’m not gonna mention the name of the comic i’m talking about without evidence sitting in front of me, so don’t ask). I distinctly remember this happening, but i can’t find anything about it online anywhere, which means either of two things has happened: either a cartoonist totally got away with one 10 years ago, or my memory is just completely wrong. And i’m not looking to prove one situation rather than the other, i’m just wondering if anyone else out there knows what the hell i’m talking about. So… am i crazy? Anybody? Send me an email if you know of which i speak, i’m mega-curious and starting to think i just imagined the whole thing somehow.