Best comic strip books according to redditors

We found 1,681 Reddit comments discussing the best comic strip books. We ranked the 454 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/WarmWetWilly · 1557 pointsr/funny

For anyone wondering the book is called The Story of Life by Chris (Simpsons artist)

u/Smud82 · 286 pointsr/calvinandhobbes
u/JimKB · 285 pointsr/funny

hey my cartoon! I even used it on a cover of one of my books.

u/nathanwpyle · 224 pointsr/funny

Thank you x 1 MILLION. Honestly, I owe Reddit so much. The printed book - is already in its third printing, people are loving it (advance copy readers

AND the animated version of the book is also going to do really well, I think/hope

u/SubtleProductPlacer · 200 pointsr/funny

Hopefully he found the right mood:

u/pfrizzle · 139 pointsr/IAmA

You may be interested in The PreHistory of The Far Side

u/PenName · 116 pointsr/comics

Just in case you've got a thousand hours of spare time on your hands, here's all the Calvin and Hobbes comics ever published (legal, Bill Watterson approved version)

u/HarveyCoxswain1 · 96 pointsr/Gamingcirclejerk

It's from "Batman & Captain America", an elseworlds crossover from the '90s.

u/Kraz31 · 82 pointsr/news

Well, suddenly my The Complete Far Side doesn't seem as complete.

u/Another_one37 · 79 pointsr/funny

Did you just make that up for shit's and giggles?

Here is the book on Amazon.

It's by chris (simpson's artist)

Try not to spread misinformation

u/bleuarg · 71 pointsr/comics

This one is in the bonus at the end of The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack. Along with the note :
> Still unsure about this one.

It's really one of his bests.

u/hoosiernamechecksout · 64 pointsr/AskNYC

Whenever someone I know moves to New York I give them this book as a housewarming present:

NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette

It’s both funny and helpful, and it’s fun to revisit once you feel acclimated. Welcome!

u/IsThisNameTakenSir · 62 pointsr/funny
u/Taegaar · 59 pointsr/EscapefromTarkov

Added 5 new Therapist quests

  1. Something smells fishy: 30 cans of Pacific Saury

  2. Where did Prapor touch you?: 1 x Therapy doll

  3. All my friends are dead: 5 copies of the book ‘All my friends are dead” (This book is in game already & also available on Amazon

  4. All my friends are still dead: 5 copies of the book ‘All my friends are still dead”

  5. Bitcoin Mining: 1 x power supply, 1x power cord, 1 x CPU, 1x CPU Fan, 1 x circuit board, 1x USB adapter, 12 x RAM, 50 x Graphics cards
u/oneletterz · 57 pointsr/funny
u/Kirby_O · 53 pointsr/xkcd

I believe that's a comic from the book "Man, I Hate Cursive: Cartoons for People and Advanced Bears" by Jim Benton.

u/[deleted] · 49 pointsr/Gamingcirclejerk
u/baconautics · 43 pointsr/history

I'm partial to A Cartoon History of the Universe for several reasons:

  • It is actually surprisingly well researched and written. It is pithy and covers a lot of material, including some subjects a lot of other histories gloss over.
  • More importantly, the bibliography (and bibliographical comments) are very extensive, so if you find something you like or want to research more about, you can flip to the bibliography and find the reference material.
  • Well, it is entertaining, too.
u/MissIreneAdler · 41 pointsr/AskNYC

This book is indispensable to transplants, giving some awesome information and details that will help them get going in the city.

Here are some pages in GIF form

u/Butthole__Pleasures · 37 pointsr/todayilearned

They aren't cheap, but they're worth it

I'd recommend the (slightly) cheaper paperback versions if they are for kids since kids are good at destroying good things you love.

u/vflo · 36 pointsr/funny

It’s Chris (Simpsons Artist): the story of life, link:

u/fucknozzle · 33 pointsr/cringe

When I was a kid, my cat got hit by a car and died.

My Mum, seeing how upset I was about it, thought she'd pick me up a present on the way home from work to cheer me up.

I think she bought me a record or something.

It was a few years later that she told me she'd first gone to a bookshop, asked the guy what funny book he'd recommend, and he said 'How about this one - "100 things to do with a dead cat?"'.

[edit] - it was 101 things

u/underthemilkyway · 33 pointsr/SubredditDrama

> I think Michael Bay was quoted somewhere saying he made movies more geared to teenage boys.

First off, let me state that I really don't care what people watch. I look at Michael Bay films as safely constructed roller coasters. As seen here the man has learned what bumps, twists, and turns he can use to engage an audience without challenging it. He reuses scenes and ideas in a way that no one ever notices and I think is a brilliant(if nihilistic) way to see guaranteed money.

Now, let me explain why I hate the, "I make movies for teenage boys" defense. It is completely dismissive of all the great art that has been made for adolescents. Seriously, most people don't stop and think about this, but there is some pretty incredible stuff out there. Here is a small list of some of the amazing work made for children and teens:

The Red Balloon

The Works of Winsor Mccay

Calvin and Hobbes

Looney Tunes

Princess Mononoke

Star Wars

The Horror Films Starring Vincent Price

Scott Pilgrim

Fullmetal Alchemist

People use the quote you supplied as a get out of jail free card for valid criticism and it drives me nuts. Like what ever you feel like, but don't be dismissive of discussion because of a pointless quote.

u/Scipion · 32 pointsr/Games

Right there with ya, Garfield, Calvin & Hobbes, and Farside. Boy, I must have read through those collections so many times. One of my first purchases as an adult in my first apartment was the hard bound Calvin & Hobbes collection.

u/Georgy_K_Zhukov · 31 pointsr/AskHistorians

So I'm going to plug for some books that I loved when I was a kid.

The Cartoon History of the Universe / Cartoon History of the Modern World, by Larry Gonick. I'd caution that it isn't for very young children, as they decidedly don't censor the sex and violence, but I probably started reading them around age ten, and the tattered copy of volume one I still have - and occasionally peruse - attests to just how much I read and reread them. The books are thoroughly enjoyable, and just the kind of thing to get a kid to really enjoy reading history. The only real word of caution Ii would offer is that yes, they are at the core pop history, and especially the earlier volumes - the first one was published in 1990 I believe - can reflect some outdated scholarship - but especially for young, budding historians, I don't feel this is all that much of a drawback. The goal at this point in time is to make history fun and exciting, and these books absolutely do that - and they prime the pump for enjoying dry academic tomes ten years later to get the necessary corrections!

On the topic of cartoons, I'll also plug Asterix and Obelix, which we'll be charitable and call 'historical fiction'. You shouldn't be taking anything from these to be accurate and teaching tools, but looking back, they are another set of works that I was reading as a kid that decidedly made me enjoy reading about the past.

u/augenblick · 31 pointsr/StarWars

I implore you all to check out a copy of The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book, wherein Bill Watterson talks about Calvin and Hobbes (and its evolution) in depth. It's fantastic.

u/Pondinq · 25 pointsr/WTF

No idea :(


EDIT: I found it, it is called "The Story of Life" by Chris (Simpsons Artist). (UK Link)

u/julieannie · 24 pointsr/blogsnark

Some gift ideas that have gone over well in the past:

  • Standing flashlight - great for a DIYer
  • Turkish Towel - I use it heavily when traveling. It's a plane wrap, a picnic blanket, a quick coverup, seriously worth packing.
  • An amazing spatula. I love it. Great for any cooks or bakers.
  • If you have an older female relative who likes kitchen stuff, go to Walmart and grab some stuff from the Pioneer Woman. It's cute, it's functional and my mother-in-law loves the stuff. Ree annoys me but she makes it easy to Christmas shop.
  • Teen girls can be tricky. Buy a pair or two of BaubleBar (or BaubleBar for Target) earrings, buy this earring case and now you have a 2 for 1.
  • You should buy some Yak sticks for your dog. Costco also has some great Nylabone and Kong gift packs.
  • Every adult male I know loves this temperature gun.
  • Every newlywed lady I know wants the Chrissy Teigen cookbooks.
  • This throw is the softest thing ever. I have 3.
  • Cute couple's gift (also works for a family member who is bringing someone to Christmas who you feel obligated to gift to but you know little about them): Picnic blanket. You can even add a basket and fill it with wine or cocoa and cookies. Or just gift them a gift card to a cozy restaurant.
  • This Calvin and Hobbes collection is the best gift I received last year. And it's cheaper than it used to be.

    Also, here's my link to a review on here of Etsy/ArtfullyWalls/Society6 artists in case you want to shop for yourself/others with the upcoming sales.
u/monkeypickle · 23 pointsr/funny
u/compumaster · 23 pointsr/shittyaskscience

I checked just now. Definitely him and this book.

u/mrw1986 · 23 pointsr/chrissimpsonsartist

The Story of Life

I pre-ordered it, came in a couple weeks ago, it's fantastic!

u/pocketsan · 22 pointsr/todayilearned

The Complete Far Side is being released in about ten days. So excited to place this on the shelf (right next to the Complete Calvin and Hobbs).

u/SJHalflingRanger · 20 pointsr/AskScienceFiction

Kind of. This one is set in an Elseworlds where Batman and Captain America both operated during WW2.

u/Le-Muffin-Man · 18 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

Amazon! At the time it was $50 instead of $100. (Paper back but High quality, all of his comics divided into 4 books.

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

u/orangematic · 18 pointsr/AskReddit
u/medicinefeline · 18 pointsr/badwomensanatomy

Once again this is from a joke book the same book has baby's growing in a women's legs herenus the Amazon link to the book van we please stop posting pictures from it

u/gonzojournalism · 18 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

Here ya go. I have it and its awesome.

u/paulrharvey3 · 17 pointsr/hitmanimals
u/niton · 17 pointsr/pics

That's a terrific book.

EDIT: Link since the book isn't so well known.

u/tumblrthrowaways · 17 pointsr/medicalschool

It's by the esteemed professor Chris (Simpsons artist)

u/chargoggagog · 17 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

Amazon for $53 for paperback, $86 for hardcover.

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

u/daitenshe · 16 pointsr/StarWars

We should get him a present to make him feel better. How about a book! I know those always make me feel bett... Maybe [not a book] (

u/dermanus · 16 pointsr/TumblrInAction

>The so-called "gimmick" of my strip - the two versions of Hobbes - is sometimes misunderstood. I don't think of Hobbes as a doll that miraculously comes to life when Calvin's around. Neither do I think of Hobbes as the product of Calvin's imagination. The nature of Hobbes's reality doesn't interest me, and each story goes out of its way to avoid resolving the issue. Calvin sees Hobbes one way, and everyone else sees Hobbes another way. I show two versions of reality, and each makes complete sense to the participant who sees it. I think that's how life works. None of us sees the world in exactly the same way, and I just draw that literally in the strip. Hobbes is more about the subjective nature of reality that about dolls coming to life.

u/sound1down · 15 pointsr/

Watterson commented on those decals in the forward from The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book. From what I can remember, he was very upset over the blatant plagiarism and misuse of his creation. He tied that discussion into a larger one about his publisher trying to do the same thing with C&H as the sticker pushers through mass marketing and highjacking the rights of his work from him.

u/lhog4evr · 15 pointsr/funny

I haven't read it yet, but I'm guessing it's this.

DC had a line of comics called Elseworlds, where writers could develop storylines which were not part of the character's canon. This was one of the projects.

u/benutne · 15 pointsr/comics
u/MyNameIsRay · 14 pointsr/politics

> I don't think that most people (IE: the people who weren't following the news as closely as people on this subreddit do) had any understanding of just how corrupt Trump was before the election.

He's spent the better part of the past 40 years in the public eye. His conflicts of interest and corruption are common knowledge. Every news outlet, every information outlet, right down to the Sunday funny pages, has made it clear how unfit he is.

Hell, Doonesbury had enough cartoons poking fun at Trump since the 1980's that they released an entire damn book!

Might be 29 years old, but the jokes still ring true.

u/vaclavhavelsmustache · 13 pointsr/funny

why not spend $100 and show the author your appreciation by buying the complete set if you like it so much?

u/AnimatesThings · 12 pointsr/calvinandhobbes
u/Pretty_Pain_Princess · 12 pointsr/Cursed_Images
u/Hattusa · 12 pointsr/shittyaskalawyer

You actually bring up a very interesting point and it's something most people don't realize about the law.

In court, you're technically bound by whatever law you swear on. Since our legal system's based on English common law, which is roughly Judeo-Christian, the Bible's the default.

But that actually becomes part of the problem with Gitmo. All the terrorists there want to swear on the Koran, binding them with Sharia law. And under that law, killing infidels is nbd, so they'd be free to go. To counter that we're playing the waiting game, not giving them trials until they fold and agree to swear on something else. We're hoping to haggle them down to at least the Talmud, maybe the Vedas.

Now you're suggesting swearing on Wonder Woman's lasso of truth, in comic form. Let me tell you, that's a losing strategy. Not only does that require you to tell the truth, but if things go wrong you could end up in some kinky bondage situation.

Here's what I recommend instead: swear on a copy of Calvin and Hobbes. Congratulations, now you are bound by the laws of Calvinball.

And in Calvinball, you make the rules.

u/KingWapo · 12 pointsr/DMDadJokes

Oh hey, this is from this book

u/idesofmayo · 12 pointsr/politics

Seriously. I have literally no idea how Trump wasn't laughed off the stage back in 2015. He was an actual, factual, literal, real punchline even back then.

u/BadDecisionDino · 11 pointsr/comics

I recommend the 10th Anniversary Book, because it has author commentary beneath most of the comics that really adds to the experience of reading it now that we're old enough to appreciate getting a real glimpse into the mind of Bill Watterson.

u/Tryke · 11 pointsr/WTF

Gary Larson put out a book called The Prehistory of the Far Side. There's a section where he demonstrates cartoons that got rejected, cartoons that were modified before release, that kind of thing.

It's really the best Far Side book ever.

u/bazjack · 11 pointsr/badwomensanatomy

Fairly sure this is by Chris (Simpsons Artist) and can be found in this book The Story of Life

u/EddyGurge · 11 pointsr/TIHI
u/OrbitalPete · 11 pointsr/awwwtf

It's by the comic illustrator Chris (Simpsons Artist)

The Story of Life

u/MrHollywoodCole · 10 pointsr/nyc

/u/nathanwpyle may be able to provide more links but here is the Amazon link:

u/boblob · 10 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

I think you need get some people to buy this little nugget of joy for you.

u/sleepylillingenberry · 10 pointsr/CrappyDesign

This is from a comedy book. It's not meant to be a realistic reference.

u/Sweetmilk_ · 10 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

The full collection's here, I'd just get it and start reading:

u/jcbouche · 10 pointsr/daddit

Only $52.99 for the paperback collection on Amazon ($105 for hardcover)

u/RustonStrong · 9 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

THIS one. I believe it contains every strip ever published in the papers.

u/TheGunsOfBrixton · 9 pointsr/WTF

I'm pretty sure I remember seeing this one on the website back in the day. I suspect some of them may have disappeared from the archive as a result of him publishing a book.

u/johnvanarsdale · 8 pointsr/nyc

Welcome, mate! Glad to have you. This will help.

u/MysteriousSandwich · 8 pointsr/IAmA

If you ever want a good summary of world history check out The Cartoon History of the Universe. It's well-researched and fun to read.

u/asancho · 8 pointsr/WTF

And now, i present to you, the Holy Bible!

u/tashbarg · 8 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

Any good bookstore should have it. Here it is at amazon, where you can get the ISBN with which every bookstore should be able to locate it. Or just order it there.

u/unquietwiki · 8 pointsr/books

He might want to read this for a pick-me-up. If my grandparents were snuffed by Nazis, my semi-secret gay companion was dead, my friends gone, and my publisher loathsome: fuck yeah I'd be angry.

u/DuckInTheFog · 8 pointsr/uncannyvalley

Chris (simpsons Artist). He's got 3 books - the pic is from this one

u/DovahKing · 8 pointsr/nightvale
u/cowbeef01 · 8 pointsr/aww

This is why people need to buy the book how to tell if your cat is plotting to kill you. It prepared me for the struggle against my cat.

u/Tendies_Comrade · 8 pointsr/ChapoTrapHouse

They have a big collected edition with everything in it. It’s $50 which isn’t terrible for getting all your books back.

u/OVdose · 8 pointsr/wholesomememes

Credit to u/JimKB, that guy on reddit who wrote a book full of awesome comics.

u/runreadrun · 7 pointsr/running

One of my favorites. He actually expanded this into a full-length book of comics and stories related to running. It comes out the end of the month, and I definitely already have my copy pre-ordered.

u/the_cheese_was_good · 7 pointsr/comics

Yeah, I would guess that that one is your most popular comic, as well.

Also, I had no idea that you had a new book out. I'll have to pick it up.

Link if anyone else is interested.

u/BBQ_Sandwich · 7 pointsr/batman
u/EllieAlysia · 7 pointsr/traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns

Read the comic series it came from... trust me, you won't regret it

u/wildly_curious_1 · 7 pointsr/talesfromtechsupport

I spent maybe two hours giving a random guy on a message board I was on some basic advice on selecting a new laptop, and explaining what some of the different technological things meant.

In my user profile on that site, I had, on a whim, linked to my Amazon wishlist.

The guy sent me The Complete Calvin & Hobbes, back when it was still going for full retail price.

I was absolutely blown away. Still am.

u/misterpyrrhuloxia · 7 pointsr/me_irl

Calvin & Hobbes was my childhood. For Christmas of 2011 my wife got me the full, boxed set of Calvin & Hobbes. It's incredible.

u/tidu · 7 pointsr/funny
u/gato-de-schrodinger · 7 pointsr/BabyBumps

It's "The Story of Life" by Chris (Simpsons artist).

Here are more images. I think this is the push (pun intended) I needed to finally buy this book, lol! Annnd... It's sold out, go figure!

His Facebook page is weirdly hilarious as well.

u/R-A-W-25 · 7 pointsr/ShitPostCrusaders

Not sure. Found this pic today after the new Jojo's episode and thought, "hmm...."

After Google image search, apparently the book is by Chris (Simpsons Artist). The artist has a book called The Story of Life available for pre-order on Amazon. Still not 100% sure, but I think it's safe to assume that this page in is that book (if not, another book of theirs). Every other page I've seen has been similarly bonkers.

u/unreqistered · 7 pointsr/shittyaskscience

Chris (Simpson Artist), I believe it The Story Of Life

u/straitrider · 7 pointsr/shittyaskscience

Chris (Simpson Artist), I believe it The Story Of Life

u/dimnakorr · 7 pointsr/norge

> Hva bør jeg vite?


u/NotJohnCalvin · 7 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

Hardcover appears to be out of print now but softcover:

u/Rygar82 · 7 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

That sucks. You can buy them all back pretty cheap. The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

u/Peteyisthebest · 6 pointsr/etiquette

You need to pick up the book by u/nathanwpyle - I lived in NYC for years and his book is accurate and so damn funny. My favorite tip is about the empty subway car. His tips are not just for the metro, but for NYC in general

u/cryptophoto · 6 pointsr/depressionmemes
u/Ride_Nunc · 6 pointsr/gamingpc
u/bechus · 6 pointsr/funny

That's why I have the complete far side collection

u/mk72206 · 6 pointsr/AskReddit

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

My wife got it for my 28th birthday and it was one of the greatest gifts i've ever gotten.

u/Milstar · 6 pointsr/AskReddit

The three volumes cover all the comics. book

u/Wiggles69 · 6 pointsr/comics

I just bought this.

Job done.

u/kecker · 6 pointsr/JUSTNOFAMILY

When my niece was born, the first of the grandchildren, I made it a point that once a month I sent my sister and BIL an "inappropriate" kids book. This was on the list, although my favorite is "K is for Knifeball", as even I thought this one went a little too far.

So other suggestions for you:

The Taking Tree

Children Make Terrible Pets

All My Friends Are Dead

Everyone Poops

Ten Little Zombies: A Love Story

Monsters Eat Whiny Children

I'd Really Like To Eat A Child

The Very Hungry Zombie

Cornelius and the Undigested Kernel of Corn

Zombie Cat: A Tale of a Decomposing Kitty

K is for Knifeball

Once Upon A Time, The End

Zombies Hate Stuff

The Night Dad Went To Jail

You Have To Fucking Eat

Fuck You Sun

u/frolicking · 6 pointsr/explainlikeIAmA

Hey, hello, great to see you again! I -- I see that you lost my handout from the interview about required dress for this position, but that's okay, it's okay, you aren't going on your first house call until tomorrow. I'll have Janice, uh, print a copy of those dress requirements and photo copy it so you can have a copy. Just -- ah, this is so awkward with new guys, I should have called to make sure you understood. You'll have to loose all that skin and muscle, okay? I don't make the rules, it's an OSHA thing. My hands are tied, really, nothing I can do.

Whoa, whoa, where are you going? Buddy, c'mon, please, we went over the job requirements, and you can't back down now. You signed a contract, and the other guy quit already. You -- you did read the supplemental materials, when you were applying? You didn't read the supplemental material because you 'were too busy for dinosaur books'?

What could be more important than a dinosaur book? Did you ever have a childhood? What the fuck is wrong with you? ...No, don't cry, you're right, that was unprofessional. We're stuck with each other, kid, so why don't you fill that coffee cup back up and I'll go clear the conference room.

Alright, okay. Your job. You're Death, now, and you have to help ease the passing of people who have run out of time. No, not like the voice that tells you to insert more coins into the payphone. How old are you? Jesus. They haven't run out of time on a phone. They've run out of time on everything.

No, not like when you have to return something to the video store because it's almost been 30 days and you don't want to be charged the full price of the -- Ugh. Didn't Blockbuster go out of business? A store closing is kind of like dying, though, that's a good metaphor. Cashflow is bad, the employees have checked out, so it's just not worth it to even pay the lighting bill anymore, you know? And your job is to make sure that, uh... that everyone gets out of the building in a timely manner, yeah! And to make sure the water is shut off and the utilities all know there isn't anyone there to pay them anymore.

You get that, right? No?

^I'm ^not ^paid ^enough ^for ^this.

Nothing, nothing. Did you have a dog growing up? What happened when your dog got too old? Yeah, see, man... the thing is, there's no farm upstate. I know your parents promised, but they lied. They did! Parents lie, you know, to be nice. Like about Santa Claus. Are you crying? Don't cry, oh my god, it's okay.

You can read, right? Great. I know you did a couple years in a call center, so this will be really familiar, you just have to stick to the script.

The customer will be like, "W-w-where am I? Am... a-am I dead?"

And you say, "Yes, I'm so sorry, but you'll have to move along to the next stage now."

Then they'll say something like, "WHY? WHY, GOD, WHY?" or "NO, NO, THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING." Sometimes, if you're really lucky, you'll get, "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?" but try not to laugh. Yes, I promise it's funny.

After that, you just have to tell them, "Oh, my supervisor would love to talk to you about it, please follow me," and then lead them to the sorting area. Am I really going to talk to them? Wow, kid, you're a riot. Hell no, I'm too busy for that. I'm too busy for this, too. Can you follow the script? Great! Go talk to Janet about your paperwork and if you have any questions ask Beelzebub, he's got the cubicle right by the fire exit and he'd love to explain everything to you in more detail.

(Edited because... I found a typo. :c )

u/mrcastiron · 6 pointsr/BlackPeopleTwitter

This book is really funny my parents have it on their coffee table. Yall should read it.

u/ELFAHBEHT_SOOP · 6 pointsr/mathmemes
u/Crak3 · 6 pointsr/funny

Currently available on if you don't mind paying the shipping. Gave it as a gift last Christmas but read it myself first, would recommend.

u/daryl_cary · 6 pointsr/funny
u/retnuh730 · 6 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

58 bones at amazon.... with free 2 day shipping...

u/nurriz · 6 pointsr/boardgames

I got this last christmas. Just get it. It's awesome :)

u/maqsarian · 6 pointsr/comicstriphistory

I have that big orange four-volume hardcover Calvin and Hobbes omnibus, and it's amazing, with annotations and all sorts of extra material. I'm pretty sure it's the only birthday or Christmas present that I've actually asked for in my adult life.

u/jfsavage · 6 pointsr/running

Depending on her sense of humor, I'd recommend the Oatmeal comic book on running -

u/margalicious · 6 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My goal is to come out of my shell, and become better at communicating with people!

I've improved so much since I started college. I used to be terrified of interacting with people, but now I'm a class officer, president of the biggest student organization on campus, and a Resident Assistant!

I still have a long way to go - I need to learn the balance between being personable enough and being too personable. I'm hoping that my time as an RA will help me fine tune my communication/social skills that I fought so hard to gain. :)


You should be able to get both the first and the second Scott Pilgrim books for under $10 (used) with shipping! But I'd gladly settle for just the first. ;)

Thank you for the contest. :)

u/steakniiiiight · 5 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

$52 down from $100

u/MrDarcysBitch · 5 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

My husband bought the specialty edition box set years ago. Both of my boys have read the books several times!
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

u/Balizzm · 5 pointsr/pics

It's on sale on Grab it!

u/fecalfrown · 5 pointsr/funny
u/graptemys · 5 pointsr/politics

Trudeau recently released a book of 30 years of Trump.

u/darwin2500 · 5 pointsr/TheMotte

Trump jpkes have beenaroundfor at least 30 years, including a famous run of comic strips about how ridiculous it would be if he ran for president.

And before that, they were writing protest songs about his father.

u/large_thin · 5 pointsr/fatlogic

You may like this book (check out the images for sample pages):

I especially love it when they get in a bike lane or clearly-marked cycle track instead of the sidewalk, staring at their phone while shuffling along, and get startled and angry when I yell "look up!" so I don't plow into them.

u/SusheeMonster · 5 pointsr/nycmeetups

Welcome! I don't know the specifics of your stay, so I'll keep it generic'ish

  • NYC is a melting pot; but if you get homesick, there's a bunch of places to remind you of home, like: Jolibee in Times Square, Flip Sigi in West (Greenwich) Village, Grill 21 in Gramercy Park, or Jeepney in East Village.
  • The consulate is on 46th & 5th ( In almost all cases you won't need to visit, but it's good to know where it is.
  • Much of Manhattan is a grid system: streets go up heading north and avenues go up heading west. Avenues also have alternate names like Broadway, Park, Lexington, etc.
  • If you want to explore, you'll be spending much of your transit on the subway, so consider getting the 7-day pass for $33 vs $2.75 per ride (
  • Nathan Pyle made a series of cartoons on tips & etiquette ( and put it in a book if you'd rather read it on the plane (
  • I don't know how acclimated to cold weather you are, but we had a cold November last year. It actually snowed once or twice.

    That's all I can think of off the top of my head. I'm over a decade older than you, so I think showing you around would just cramp your style. I'll see if any Filipinas I know around your age might be interested
u/FoeHammer99099 · 5 pointsr/AskHistorians

If you're looking for something that covers everything in a pretty entertaining format, I would suggest the Cartoon History of the Universe. It's a thoroughly cited series of comic books that inject a good deal of humor and narrative into history. The format leads it a little too heavily into great man history at times, but overall it's fantastic, and features a lot of Chinese and other Asian history that I don't see a lot of in Western books for a general audience.

u/Robert_Bork · 5 pointsr/AskHistorians

I'm not a historian, but I used to be a history teacher and I think I got a few things right in terms of keeping people interested. A few books I used that are fun and relatively easy:

  • The Cartoon History of the Universe is good for kids and grown-ups, although there might be some sections for which there has been much new research.

  • You may also enjoy Guns, Germs, and Steel which gives an interesting theory of history up to about 1535. A book which tackles the same questions from a much more "cultural" (rather than geographical) angle is The Wealth and Poverty of Nations. They're a fun read together.

  • I know the professional historians might disagree, but starting with the broad sweep of European history and working your way outward can be fun. I liked From Dawn to Decadence which is a bit of a luxuriating read and very detailed. Less detailed but also good popular introductions are Norman Davies' Antiquity and Europe books and Norman Cantor's Civilization of the Middle Ages.

  • For a total timeline (big bang to now), Cosmos (the series or the book) is an awesome way to slot human history and science into the whole universe.

  • Also, novels that cover crazy spans of time are great. One I liked was Bridge over the River Drina which helps you understand both Europe and the Ottoman Empire over the course of 400 years. Others can recommend novels in the super-epic (in terms of timespan) genre as well.
u/yumcake · 5 pointsr/bestof

I loved these books so much as a teen. They did such a wonderful job of taking dry history and making them come alive in the imagination. Having gained this perspective from Larry Gonick's books made it SO much easier to read about history in general afterwards.

u/Talmor · 5 pointsr/suggestmeabook
u/The_Bears · 5 pointsr/ seems apropos.

My faborite, and probably the most disgusting: pencil sharpener.

u/alSeen · 5 pointsr/pics

These Far Side books and these Calvin and Hobbes books are clearly showpiece.

They are also awesome.

u/leo2308 · 5 pointsr/funny

Was exactly the same, loved Far Side. Incase you didnt know, there is a complete collection of every comic he ever did, along with back story and explanations for some of the more abstract ones. The Complete Far Side. Pricey, but so worth it.

u/knullcon · 5 pointsr/funny

The Complete Far Side 1980-1994 Every Far Side comic in glorious color. 2 Huge fucking books in a fabric wrapped case. One of the best Xmas gifts I ever got.

u/ghnd79 · 5 pointsr/IAmA

He gave an in-depth answer to this question in "The Complete Calvin and Hobbes."

You can read the entire introduction (along with early examples of the strip and even one of his newer paintings) if you use the "look inside" option at Amazon. Here is the link...

It's really worth a few minutes if you don't own the collection already.

u/Galphath · 5 pointsr/childfree
u/comedyisdead · 5 pointsr/SourceFed
u/kcrobinson · 5 pointsr/predaddit
u/kharedryl · 5 pointsr/gatech

We'll be teaching our daughter calculus when she arrives in November.

u/i_want_die_plz · 5 pointsr/MakeMeSuffer
u/accountforbabystuff · 5 pointsr/Mommit

Me too! The comments on the other thread say it’s this The Story of Life

u/tubbleman · 5 pointsr/diabetes

There's a book for this. I think you already have the answer, though.

u/supermonkie90 · 5 pointsr/CatConspiracy

After some research, this looks like it's from this handy book on the devious plots of cats.

EDIT: Link to author page

u/airon0828 · 5 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

As a C&H fan I suggest to just invest in the entire set so it's easy to read anytime you wish. I got the hardcover way back when it came out but there is a paperback version now.

u/Frickelsnitz · 5 pointsr/aww
u/southern_boy · 5 pointsr/pics
u/Freckled_daywalker · 5 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

Mine is a 4 volume set, but it's this one

u/drewy911 · 5 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

I think this it it. Not OP though so it might not be the right thing.

u/pktgumby · 5 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

Same price on Amazon:

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

u/Mr_Vladimir_Putin · 4 pointsr/nyc
u/AmaDaden · 4 pointsr/politics

> They just have a possibly deserved reputation for rudeness.

So have you ever been driving and got stuck behind someone who was going WAY too slow? Then you finally find a way to pass them and glance over to see they are doing something insane like texting or putting on eye make-up? How angry were you? How absolutely FURIOUS were you that they were just not paying attention?

That is what it feels like to us New Yorkers when we are walking behind (or other wise inconvenienced) by a tourist. That's where the rude reputation comes from. It's real easy to get in the way of someone who is just trying to get to work or grab lunch. If your wondering around NYC talking your sweet time eventually you'll be the 1,000th person to piss someone off an they'll just snap. Is this a good reason to snap? Nope, but it'll still happen.

All that said, if you ask for help you'll get it in spades. Knowledge of NYC is a something we pride our selves on. If we have the time we'll tell you everything you need to know and more.

NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette is a great book on this stuff if anyone is interested. It's got some awesome stuff

u/ribread3 · 4 pointsr/food

This probably is why they were so confused. Bunnies love toasters.

u/AnarchyFive · 4 pointsr/funny
u/print_shop · 4 pointsr/videos

This book needs to be updated.

u/Phrasing · 4 pointsr/atheism

I had purchased all his galleries, but then I found out his galleries came in tome form. Seriously. The books are massive. I fully intend on purchasing these one day and making them the centerpiece of my library, opened to a random page on a lazysusan like a dictionary in a school library.

u/leontes · 4 pointsr/funny

I don't know why copyright infringement is called in times like this, which basically serves as a free advertisement. Buy the complete works, people. There are many more like this!

u/scrapinpeg · 4 pointsr/comics

It's less expensive here, and anyway printing them out would cost WAY more in printer ink & paper.

u/TheDigitalRuler · 4 pointsr/environment

Complete Calvin & Hobbes (3 vol. hardcover) for $91.77 on Amazon

If Watterson is trying to make it hard for people to buy Calvin and Hobbes material, he isn't doing a very good job of it.

u/lncontheivable · 4 pointsr/

She just got this

u/cuntfungus_inc · 4 pointsr/Dinosaurs

All My Friends Are Dead

It might not take you very long to read, but it is enjoyable dinosaur fiction.

u/PigDoodles · 4 pointsr/AskOuija
u/admiraljohn · 4 pointsr/funny

I don't know about which book mentioned this in the forward, but in this compilation he talks about that situation, and it's pretty much how you said it.

He also has in there a comic that almost made me choke when I saw it... it's a drawing of a baby's crib and lying in the crib is a huge snake with a big bulge in its middle. The caption reads "No. You really didn't see this. Turn the page."

u/CATHOLIC_EXTREMIST · 4 pointsr/todayilearned
u/hansn · 4 pointsr/Parenting

The problem is actually an interesting one: the solid formed by rotating y=1/x around the x-axis has an infinite surface area but finite volume. The intuition is you could fill it with paint but never paint the inside.

I have been meaning to buy this book.

u/Blue_Fox43 · 4 pointsr/restofthefuckingowl
u/FlickGC · 4 pointsr/badwomensanatomy

I’m going to take a punt on it being [The Story Of Life](The Story of Life, thank you!

u/Daddy__Boi · 4 pointsr/funny
u/Miss_saissore · 4 pointsr/gifs

You may need This

u/questionable554 · 4 pointsr/GiftIdeas
u/Airick86 · 4 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yay! First contest is always a blast. I just had mine a couple of days ago on my Bday!

My actual cheapest item is an Add-On item. So if we're counting that then here it is

Cheapest item would be The Last Samurai

Something else that I want would be Assassin's Creed IV
Calvin and Hobbes!

u/ryschwith · 4 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

What is Affiliate link? Here’s the direct link for anyone who’s a bit skeptical:

u/TAKEitTOrCIRCLEJERK · 4 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

this is sitting on my work desk right in front of me, in fact

u/ch41n54w · 4 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

This is the complete set in paper back. It is 50 bucks cheaper than it was in Barnes and Noble last week.

u/pHageHunter · 4 pointsr/running

[The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances] (

u/mpaw975 · 3 pointsr/graphicnovels

"In bulk" is kind of a funny criterion. Do you ever hear someone asking for a really long book? I think you'll find that the GNs on the sidebar are all amazing, even though they don't come in a large collection.

That being said, I think the complete Bone collection is decently priced ($22 !!). The paperback version of the complete Calvin & Hobbes looks to be priced insanely cheaply ($62) for the quality. It also looks like you can get the entire Y: The Last Man collection for $100.

I've built my collection (relatively) cheaply as follows:

  • Get a list of the main books you want in your collection

  • Check their prices on amazon to get an idea of their usual retail price and their sale price (which in many cases is %50 to %66 of the sticker price)

  • Check your local used book store. (This is usually the cheapest option)

  • Check the bargain bins at the big book stores. (You can sometimes get a real steal)

  • Repeat these last two steps over and over.

  • If you really want something break down and get it on Amazon.

  • I rarely buy books from big book stores at retail price. I can't bring myself to pay 40$+ for a volume of Akira that is printed on newspaper. Argh!

  • If I am going to pay full price for a comic I make sure that I buy it from my local comic shop.

    edit: formatting

u/LoCHiF · 3 pointsr/fatlogic
u/concussion962 · 3 pointsr/running

And here I thought the stickers came from here

u/causticwonder · 3 pointsr/running

I'm sure you've either read or been recommended these, but here goes:

Eat & Run by Scott Jurek

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall.

The Oatmeal's Book

u/TheHYPO · 3 pointsr/WTF

Best value:

I have several of the paperback large-print (vol1, vol2...) editions, but I recently replaced them with the Complete Collection from Costco for about half of face value, which I considered to be a good deal.

I had several of those off-the-wall calendars when I was a kid and I kept all the pages because I have a very problematic 'collecting' habit (not so much hoarding useless stuff, but collecting things of interest like this), and I spent many many hours as a child trying to organize and sort those saved calendar pages, and trying to cross-reference the farside books so I could keep only the pages that had comics I didn't already have in the books. That was 20-some years ago, and quite frankly I never finished that job, but the complete collection brought some joy to me to buy even if I may never crack it open and regularly read the things

u/mhfc · 3 pointsr/politics
u/KingWeeGee · 3 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

Captain America was once part of DC along with Batman being in Marvel. But it was for one issue. Source

u/lhmatt · 3 pointsr/pics

This one?

I hope he comes out with a new book!

u/OmnomoBoreos · 3 pointsr/WTF

When it was supposed to be renewed it was bought by someone else before it could be renewed by Nick probably.

You can still get his book and enjoy the [PBF collection]( "Bookbookbookbookbookbook") in [book form]( "Is this a book?"), as though it were a [book of some sort]( "The book type of sort").

u/Figleaf · 3 pointsr/mylittlepony

Hah, and here's me thinking I was going to have to explain a pop culture reference to reddit.

The hubris. The sheer hubris.

Also! Some rich benefactor needs to pay Bryan O'Malley to draw a story arc with pony characters.

Dat humor. Dat characterization.

Also #2, support O'Malley and buy the comics OR if you are poor/a dirty pirate who lives with the shame/some other reason, reply/PM me and I'll give you the comics in digital form because they are that good.

u/NeonEternity · 3 pointsr/gaming

It's a graphic novel by Brian Lee O'Malley. This is the first one.
Check it out, they're all very good.

u/Psyqlone · 3 pointsr/history
u/elcheecho · 3 pointsr/guns
u/MikeOcherts · 3 pointsr/atheism

May I suggest "The Cartoon History of the Universe". AWESOME book(s). My 7 year old thinks it is one of the greatest books ever.

u/djadvance22 · 3 pointsr/Art

I wish I had more time right now - maybe I'll fill one of those out later and send it to you.

I have to say, though, that I don't like the layout - turning much more of the text into dialogue would be much easier to read. Now it's like a book with pictures, like A Cartoon History of the Universe, which, as we all know, sucked ass and just sat on my shelf until I got to high school and just burned it in my backyard. Not that yours is bad (it's good, I like it a lot), but it shares the problematic "is it a book or a comic?" layout.

Another point of unsolicited advice - your illustrations show that you have lots of potential as an artist - I'd encourage you to dive into upping your illustrative abilities and learning all you can about comics. Truth is, comics are all about the illustrations, and if you really want to do this, it'll be in your interest to figure out the visual part of it, and how better to incorporate your admittedly great message into comic form. And you can do it, as evidenced by your solid foundation.

As is, as an artist and writer I'd be hesitant to join forces because I'd be doing a vast majority of the grunt work and I'd want to reformat and maybe rewrite all the text blocks completely to fit my illustrations. This seems kind of like the "design the new Facebook for me for $50 and no credit, and it has to be pink" trope for web developers. The Cyanide & Happiness model of several artists making their own full comics with the same theme seems to me like it would work way better than separating out the writing and illustrating. Again, just my personal response as an illustrator/writer.

Anyway, I'm shitty at giving opinions that aren't so sharp that they make people want to avoid them just to spite them, so sorry, and I hope you find an awesome illustrator here - but if you don't, there are other great options.

u/floydiannyc · 3 pointsr/historyteachers
u/Freducated · 3 pointsr/shittyaskscience

101 Uses for a Dead Cat

This is just for cats, but the sound principles apply to a variety of other pets.

u/KopKopPlayer · 3 pointsr/funny

>did u make that comic? its pretty funny!


u/snowdemon · 3 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

I have it and the complete far side. Love them both

u/maz-o · 3 pointsr/IAmA
u/theuser111122 · 3 pointsr/interestingasfuck

The best gift my wife ever got me was "The Complete Far Side"

u/VomitGolem · 3 pointsr/funny

I recommend getting The Complete Far Side: 1980-1994. It has all of his Far Side comics, half of which are colored with water colors. The only downside is that the books are so huge, I can't read them while I take a dump.

u/piperandcharlie · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

SO bought me the Complete Calvin and Hobbes collection. Love that boy.

Also, I still watch Arthur on TV whenever I catch it.

u/ooryl2 · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My dream is The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Box Set (I'd say a new bed, but that wouldn't be very reasonable heh). I grew up adoring C&H, had my own Transmogrifier and played Calvin Ball with my friends. I had most of the books when I was a kid, but my mom got rid of them when I left for college. I've always wanted to get this set so I could enjoy that moment of my childhood once again!

For my C'mon...gimme $20 or under I'll present Smash Up Awesome Level 9000 Expansion Kids really want to be able to play as the Plants combined with the Zombies!

Love your contests, you are some great people who look very very nice today!

u/pearly93 · 3 pointsr/nostalgia

Memorieeeeeeeeees. I bought the C & H Complete Collection as soon as it came out and recently crocheted a stuffed Hobbes (as he appears to everyone buy Calvin) for my friend. I love that it's still awesome and on different levels than when I read it as a kid...when it was also awesome!

u/xopj · 3 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

I saw it on sale at a Barnes and noble back in January for around $150 I think? I was going to get it but held out thinking I'd do it some other time. Now it's back up to over $200... I haven't chec... oooo it appears to only be $100 on Amazon if this really is the full set (doesn't show the box view to clarify it) :

u/Roadkill501 · 3 pointsr/AskReddit
u/CJGibson · 3 pointsr/comicbooks

This isn't the first volume of The Complete Calvin and Hobbes.

I don't think they sell those three volumes separately.

u/diversionmary · 3 pointsr/funny
u/DustyJangles · 3 pointsr/calvinandhobbes
u/ontopic · 3 pointsr/shittyaskscience

The literature indicates tuna sandwiches and smooching, mostly.

u/spindrjr · 3 pointsr/bookshelf

The hardcover set is actually quite cheap now, at $83.51 on Amazon

u/mainsworth · 3 pointsr/comics
u/blaineT · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

Calvin & Hobbes!

I'm just actually waiting to buy this myself, it has been sitting alone in an Amazon cart for weeks ><

u/afrael · 3 pointsr/secretsanta

If anyone else was kind of WTF: amazon link.

u/Dugen · 3 pointsr/funny

wait..what..WHAT! This is real!? OMFG!

Now I have a new bedtime story to read to my son. Life is good.

u/JumbledFun · 3 pointsr/nba
u/CaptainDjango · 3 pointsr/funny

Is this a page from All My Friends are Dead? I'm sure I recognise it.

u/TossedRightOut · 3 pointsr/CFBOffTopic

I got this for a person I didn't know in an office secret santa once. It went over surprisingly well.

u/kevs · 3 pointsr/funny
u/RedDyeNumber4 · 3 pointsr/funny

Bill Watterson has done commentary in this book, including on some of the strips in the link. It was wonderful to read his thoughts about the strip.

u/infinitylantern · 3 pointsr/TheFarSideGallery

I have the "Pre-history of the Farside" That was my first book and I can't count the amount of times I read that one.

Edit: You can find it here.

u/ben1996123 · 3 pointsr/math

how about this?

u/ellemenopeaqu · 3 pointsr/CautiousBB

We're both engineers, so we're thinking of a picture of two of our textbooks with something silly like Introductory Calculus for Infants between them.

It's a little silly, but more cute than just posting an ultrasound picture to facebook.

u/la_capitana · 3 pointsr/funny

Wow that’s a real book!
Introductory Calculus For Infants

u/pug_mom33 · 3 pointsr/parentsofmultiples

The Story of Life by Chris Simpsons.

u/FlecktarnUnderoos · 3 pointsr/guns

That's a bad sign man. Don't turn your back to her, she's probably just waiting for the perfect time to strike. How To Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting To Kill You

u/egotisticalnoob · 3 pointsr/aww
u/Jacques_Cormery · 3 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

I was referring to this published compilation of the entire comic series.

u/rejeremiad · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

The Complete Calvin & Hobbes see yourself as a kid again.

u/super_dork · 3 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

For the price, you can't go wrong with the whole boxed set. I'm hoping for it for Father's Day this year.
[Link] (

u/seattleque · 3 pointsr/funny

Or do like I did, and ask for the super-deluxo complete C&H box set for Christmas. (Quick brag: Also have The Complete Far Side)

u/jessiesanders · 3 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

Softcover is 57 USD

Hardcover is 74 USD

source: amazon

u/gorbok · 2 pointsr/funny

Good guy /u/nathanwpyle never plugs his book when he posts on reddit, so I will because it's very good:

NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette
by Nathan W Pyle

u/finalcut · 2 pointsr/books

If you want to learn a ton while being entertained the entire time I can't suggest anything better than the Cartoon History of the Universe. This book is pure win.

u/schweikist · 2 pointsr/philosophy

You might enjoy the depiction of Socrates in The Cartoon History of the Universe. It doesn't contain any great revelation about his philosophy, but it does convey what you've described quite well.

u/byproxxy · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions
u/rasmusvedel · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

The Book of Bunny Suicides - truly awesomely funny book. The Danish title is even better; something between "No more carrots" and "Never carrots again".

u/Yooreka · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

Did this event inspire this very strange book of oddly amusing suicidal bunnies?

u/RakshaNain · 2 pointsr/books

How to stop worrying and stop living : I think I have the perfect how-to book for you, it's called Bunny Suicides
EDIT - non-sarcastic answer - Maybe something like Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

u/ZoldLyrok · 2 pointsr/furry_irl

The source is from this book, or one of its sequels

u/boredzo · 2 pointsr/pics

Originally available as two books: The Book of Bunny Suicides and Return of the Bunny Suicides.

u/evilted · 2 pointsr/funny
u/lozza293 · 2 pointsr/WTF

My dad has a book called 101 Uses for a Dead Cat but I doubt Reddit would like it.

u/jlpoole · 2 pointsr/funny

$103 gets you all of his drawings in The Complete Far Side. I have one and treasure it.

u/jankphil · 2 pointsr/WTF

I would think that most writers would be fine linking a comic if you link where they can get a book from.

u/Frosty840 · 2 pointsr/pics

>On the one hand, I confess to finding it quite flattering that some of my fans have created web sites displaying and / or distributing my work on the Internet. And, on the other, I'm struggling to find the words that convincingly but sensitively persuade these Far Side enthusiasts to "cease and desist" before they have to read these words from some lawyer.

>What impact this unauthorized use has had (and is having) in tangible terms is, naturally, of great concern to my publishers and therefore to me -- but it's not the focus of this letter. My effort here is to try and speak to the intangible impact, the emotional cost to me, personally, of seeing my work collected, digitized, and offered up in cyberspace beyond my control.

I've always read this as a letter written about "web sites displaying and / or distributing my work on the Internet" i.e. back-in-the-day sites where you'd find websites that were just pages and pages of a particular artist's cartoons.

That's not what's being done here, and I don't think that Larson ever intended that his works never be displayed individually on the internet.

That letter has been out on the internet for a long time. It's never been, as far as I know, authenticated, revised or qualified.

I'd like to think that Mr Larson does not intend that the entirety of his work be kept forever behind the barrier of a publishing paywall, and that sharing the humour of individual comics is more-or-less what writing comics in the first place was all about.

That said, I have one of these so fuck y'all, 'cause I have all of it anyway :D

u/nwzimmer · 2 pointsr/funny

I love the Far Side; best comic ever in my opinion.

This complete 2-volume set is a must-buy for any Far Side lover

A little pricey at $95, but very high quality set...

u/tortuga_de_la_muerte · 2 pointsr/WTF

I can't express to you how much I love The Far Side. I mean, I have calendars, random books and, of course, The Complete Far Side.

u/crystalcastles · 2 pointsr/WTF

I can't wait until I graduate and get a job (not tk er jerb), I'm going to buy the $100 Complete Far Side Collection

u/smsjohnson · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

I've had the complete Far-Side collection in my Amazon "save-it-for-later" for months - it's about €95, about 70 quid.

When i'm more flush it's going straight into my basket.

My dad used to have a few of the collections around the house.

u/reelbigfish0123 · 2 pointsr/books

Tracer Bullet ftw. Love this set...I got this for Xmas last year and I got this the year before...great coffee table stuff

u/Joebranflakes · 2 pointsr/pics

Far Side Collection @

Calvin and Hobbes Collection @

Worth every penny.

u/Modevs · 2 pointsr/pics

Lottery? It's only like $60.

u/subarctic_guy · 2 pointsr/picrequests

here you go.

if he doesn't have it, the Complete box set would make any fan delirious with joy. ;p
seriously: spend some time reading them though - it will make your life better. It's also the only comic that has brought me to tears and then on the next page almost killed me by making me literally choke with laughter.

u/Squingle · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

ALL OF THEM. But my personal favorite is Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat.

u/SpruceCaboose · 2 pointsr/funny

Go here and purchase that collection. You will not be disappointed.

Or if you are impatient, Barnes and Noble and other bookseller chains carry C&H books (along with many comic strip collections) in their humor sections.

u/CruduxCruo · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Check this out:
Complete Calvin and Hobbes

It is easily 20 lbs and contains every single comic and all the extras that were in the collections (poems, water colours , etc). I got it last year, it is fantastic.

u/jeblis · 2 pointsr/pics

You must be new to the internet.

u/generic_handle · 2 pointsr/comics
u/Optimash_Prime · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

My shopping list
this, this, this, and a couple of xbox 360, ps3, and wii laptops from this man

u/too_clever_username · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook
u/Gangringo · 2 pointsr/pics

I wish I had those, I have the super-fancy archival quality three volume set here but I'm always afraid to open them. I wish I still had my oversized paperback books with the creased covers and occasional half-colored comic.

u/addressunknown · 2 pointsr/books

and there's always the Complete Calvin and Hobbes, which has every C&H ever published. if you can afford it, that is

u/maastokuvio · 2 pointsr/pics

If you're not lucky enough to have those in your garage, buy this.

Seriously, just buy it. No excuse is good enough.

u/halfprice06 · 2 pointsr/pics
u/ENM173 · 2 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

If you're willing to put in a decent chunk of cash, I'd suggest getting The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Collection. Otherwise, I'd suggest going with "The Essential Calvin and Hobbes." I seem to remember that one being my favorite book growing up.

u/MistyMountainHop · 2 pointsr/comics

God damn it, Amazon!

u/StochasticOoze · 2 pointsr/books

Well, it's the title of the first collection, but I'm guessing people mostly meant the strip in general. There is a complete collection of Calvin and Hobbes strips that you can get for just under $100 if you're interested.

u/bricardo · 2 pointsr/books

Is it this one? I've been thinking about it for a while and amazon had it cheaper than it is now. Should have bought it.

u/flipping_gosh · 2 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

I don't think so, I purchased them from the official Bill Watterson amazon seller.

u/istheelavatorworthy · 2 pointsr/ADHD

the set on Amazon

My cousin got the paperback ones for his birthday a few years back. A family friend has the hardcovers and loves them.

u/SamHealer · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes. My god is it amazingly heavy.

u/AngelicBabyGirl · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You neeeed this! I will tell you why, every time I go to Target with my best friend he reads me this books and I laugh ever time! It will for sure pick you up! :3

I would love this! :3

u/LocalAmazonBot · 2 pointsr/pics

Here are some links for the product in the above comment for different countries:


u/FataOne · 2 pointsr/darksouls
u/call_me_cthulhu_ · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If I were a book, I hope that I'd be a great one.

  1. hardcover

  2. e-book

u/ImmutableOctet · 2 pointsr/instant_regret
u/EncasedMeats · 2 pointsr/atheistparents

You could take a page from Twain and tell them it's a lot like the billions of years before they were born, only longer. You could also get a copy of the wonderful All My Friends Are Dead and read it together. It's a hoot!

u/DeadMoonDave · 2 pointsr/BlackPeopleTwitter
u/missjulia928 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This ninja squirrel patch is by far one of the weirdest, most random things I've located in a while.

This sad book

and This crappy life advice book

Oh: bonus. This is kinda expensive but this wall hanging

u/fae925 · 2 pointsr/childfree

All my friends are Dead is another great one.

u/bupthesnut · 2 pointsr/funny

Reminds me of the book "All my friends are dead."

u/ChemicalExperiment · 2 pointsr/Overwatch
u/StoryDone · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Things couldn't be darker than all your friends being dead.

7.11, prime.

u/n00bskoolbus · 2 pointsr/IAmA

Check this out it has some pretty interesting stuff in it if you're willing to read it.

u/MindOfJay · 2 pointsr/books

While I wouldn't get it initially, the 10th anniversary edition has Bill Watterson commentary throughout the book. It's a fascinating ride where he talks about his personal life, the comic's inspiration, explanations of his running gags and motifs, and other fun and interesting tidbits about the comic. I would highly recommend it once you have some of the other books.

u/anonymizzle · 2 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

You were inspired to copy the picture from the cover of the 10th Anniversary Book? It's a nice copy, but I hope you're not trying to pass it off as original work.

u/FlyRobot · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Awesome! I would suggest buying one of the collection books to see if it sparks her interest. The Tenth Anniversary Book is very affordable and is a great collection.

u/redsox113 · 2 pointsr/pics

I loved the tenth anniversary edition, it has a lot of great strips and comments/reflection from Watterson himself.

u/CatholicGuy · 2 pointsr/pics

From the book: The PreHistory of The Far Side: A 10th Anniversary Exhibit

It's a great book, and a must have for any Far Side fan.

Edit: To clarify, the text under the caption is Larson's take on the comic.

u/tobywillow · 2 pointsr/funny
u/unstablereality · 2 pointsr/daddit


One of my son's favorites is the story about the X. He loves Introductory Calculus for Infants.

u/samantha_pants · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I had to add that :)

I think that the next more nerdy thing I have is introductory calculus for infants or the star trek costumes...

u/gloubenterder · 2 pointsr/startrek

He's pretty darn young. Still, calculus is incredibly broad, and can be taught at different levels. If there's middle school calculus, high school calculus and college calculus (or many different levels), why not also elementary school calculus? Perhaps with interactive learning resources, it could even be quite fun and intuitive (though unfortunately they don't seem to be reaching this kid).

Heck, there's even introductory calculus for infants!

u/umpqo · 2 pointsr/Ooer
u/RightHandoftheJhereg · 2 pointsr/TIHI
u/Warshawski · 2 pointsr/funny

This is from a book by Chris (Simpsons Artist) called “the story of life”

u/Youknowh0 · 2 pointsr/TIHI
u/SireBelch · 2 pointsr/TIHI
u/soulphish · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Firstly, before I start:

I LOVE YOUR TASTE! Your Doctor Who list kept me busy for quite a while! Followed, of course, by the NSFW list. Price limit kept me out of these lists though. But, I decided something you would need would be....

This book. You obviously have a cat, and you need to be prepared for the worst. I know there are cats out there that don't have world domination on their mind, but what if your cat was one of the ones that does want to dominate the world!? How would you know?! You need to study this book! FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY! This should probably be in your "I need this" list. In fact, you should already have gotten this!

If your cat is trying to take over the world, then it will have to start with killing you. This book will keep you alive! BUY IT!

u/rightfootedglove · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/laterdayze · 2 pointsr/Wishlist

Do you have this book? Sounds like you need it! lol

u/DioTheory · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

1.) Something that is grey: Sculpy! From my cosplay wishlist! :D

2.) Something reminiscent of rain: This hair accessory from my Silly Fun list! I don't know if they're meant to, but the blue bits remind me of raindrops. <3

3.) Something food related that is unusual: Food picks from my Silly Fun list! Maybe not super unusual in Japan, but here in America I doubt you'd see them often.

4.) Something on your list that is for someone other than yourself: This book off my Books wishlist of course! It's for my husband, who's a huge fan of the Elder Scrolls games. I like them, too, but I doubt I'd ever read this.

5.) A book I should read: The Invisible Gorilla, again, off my Books list. I read almost a third of this book while hidden in a book store one day. It's an absolutely fascinating study (or rather, collection of studies) about how much trust we place in our own faulty intuitions.

6.) An item that is less than a dollar, including shipping... that is not jewelry, nail polish, and or hair related: Barely, but this nautical star decal! Unfortunately, it's not on any of my lists.

7.) Something related to cats: Another from my Books wishlist! I'm pretty sure I already know my cat wants to kill me, but this book looks funny anyway.

8.) Something that is not useful, but so beautiful you must have it: Stationary, from my Silly Fun list. I have no one to write to, but I have an obsession with pretty stationary and cards and things. I'm usually too afraid to write on it, even, because nothing ever seems worthy of the pretty paper...

9.) A movie everyone should watch at least once in their life: From my Movies/TV list: Braveheart! Because FREEEDOOOOOOM!!!!!

10.) Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. Explain: Survival knife from my Adventure wishlist! Secluded, unpopulated areas are best for hiding from zombies, and this thing even comes with a firestarter! HOW CAN YOU SAY NO?

11.) Something that would have a profound impact on your life and help you to achieve your current goals: This book which is, strangely, on my Semi-Practical list. I'm a Math/Physics major, but I haven't been in school in quite a while. I'm about to go back very soon, and I'm a little petrified of failing out.

12.) One of those pesky Add-On items: Red Heart yarn from my Crochet wishlist!

13.) The most expensive thing on your list. Your dream item: The PS4 from my Video Games list. I'm an avid gamer. Video games are how I relax. It's one of the few things that, no matter how crappy my day was, always manages to raise my spirits and help me forget about it all.

14.) Something bigger than a bread box: Apparently bread boxes are way bigger than I thought, so I'll go with this desk off my Semi-Practical wishlist. Surely that's big enough! XD

15.) Something smaller than a golf ball: Turtle earrings off my Silly Fun list! THEY'RE SO CUTE!

16.) Something that smells wonderful: Teavana's Blueberry Bliss tea off my Silly Fun list (yet again). If you've never been in a Teavana store, go this second and just...inhale. <3

17.) A (SFW) toy: Frog mitt from my Practical list. I'm fairly certain this isn't supposed to be a toy, but I get the feeling I'm going to spend more time using it as a puppet than as an oven mitt.

18.) Something that would be helpful for going back to school: This backpack from my Semi-Practical list! I want it so badly!! IT'S STUDIO GHIBLI HOW AWESOME IS THAT?

19.) Something related to your current obsession, whatever that may be: 12 Hole Ocarina from my Ocarina wishlist. It's so beautiful and it comes with a Lord of the Rings songbook and I just LOVE IT SO MUCH.

20.) Something that is just so amazing and awe-inspiring that I simply must see it. Explain why it is so grand: Shark sleeping bag from my Silly Fun wishlist! You need me to explain it's awesome?? REALLY? IT'S A SHARK SLEEPING BAG. It looks like the shark is eating you!! Plus it's called the "Chumbuddy" and that just makes me laugh way harder than it should.

Fear cuts deeper than swords!

u/tj3_23 · 2 pointsr/calvinandhobbes
u/Gethael · 2 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

Own it, Love it. Read it every year and still enjoy it as much as when i got it. (Was a Christmas present from my wife a while back.)

u/h3rpad3rp · 2 pointsr/funny

Calvin & Hobbes box set

Paperback $60
Hardcover $100

An amazing deal.

u/Amberhawke6242 · 2 pointsr/pics

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

That has every comic strip in them.

u/geeoph · 2 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

I just got my Complete Collection yesterday!!! SOOO EXCITEDDD.

For anyone interested (Soft or Hard covers with a nice forward/Introduction by Bill Watterson):

u/WK--ONE · 2 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

I bought this set, it's pretty boss.

u/tanhan27 · 2 pointsr/Reformed
u/NicJitsu · 2 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

For the Canadians: $84 for it paperback, $154 for hardback :-(

u/xenobuzz · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

Buy the glorious, hardbound, two-volume Complete Collection.

Watterston wrote all the text and provides a fascinating account of the struggles he endured on his way to creating Calvin and Hobbes and his unwavering, Herculean commitment to keep the strip pure despite an appalling alliance of greedy corporate cocksuckers who wanted to Brock Turner one of the greatest comics in modern history.

I bought this set a few months ago, sat down one morning on my couch is a soft, warm terrycloth robe and just cried while I turned the pages.

u/Dalek-Caan · 2 pointsr/MyLittleFriends

Happy new years you nerd!

Pretty much all my days off/holidays involve hanging out with my family, or playing videogames, or both. I got some cool pony toys and such, and the best book ever. Calvin & Hobbes is my favorite comic of all time. I feel I kind of suck at giving, I'm not overly creative and I was quite limited this year. Mainly because of the amount of money I spent on the wife already earlier in the year.

u/krokodil2000 · 2 pointsr/comics
u/Calamity_Jesus · 2 pointsr/Justrolledintotheshop
u/leontang · 2 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

It's currently on sale on Amazon.

u/ShhDontTalk · 2 pointsr/calvinandhobbes

According to the reviews on amazon, the pages are glued to the spine, so they will eventually fall apart if you use it often =/

u/Buttersstotch18 · 2 pointsr/running

The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances is one that I love. Easy to read and he feels very much like an everyman.

u/typhoone · 2 pointsr/TheFarSide
u/Coziestpigeon2 · 2 pointsr/Showerthoughts

Mine cost me around $150 Canadian, I think. It wasn't cheap, but it was worth it. Came in a really nice cow-print box too.

This is the same product if you have a way of ordering online. Looks a bit cheaper here too.

u/bg-j38 · 2 pointsr/nononono

I highly recommend The Complete Far Side. It's a bit pricey but holy crap. I thought I was a Far Side connoisseur and then I got it. I'd say at least half of the cartoons I'd never seen.

u/soma043 · 2 pointsr/funny

Get the whole book. It's pretty good.

u/The_Real_JT · 2 pointsr/funny

And here in the UK

u/merreborn · 2 pointsr/PenmanshipPorn
u/ThePidesOfMarch · 2 pointsr/politics

He was already a literal punchline in the 80s. Never will I understand idiot Republicans.

u/darkenseyreth · 2 pointsr/funny

You might be interested to know that this exists. It's sitting on my bookshelf right now.

u/TechGoat · 2 pointsr/gaming

Book is worth it too. I bought a copy for my brother last year and borrowed it as soon as he was done.

Don't know if it's worth $200 though. Damn, he must have only done one printing.

u/iamDa3dalus · 2 pointsr/pics

I think im going to have to buy the PBF Almanack. It has ones I haven't seen and I want them.

u/SamuraiDDD · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hello! How you doing?

  1. I love My Little Pony
  2. My favorite food is anything pasta and or Italian based
  3. I'm a gamer at heart, with a 3DS and a 360
  4. I'm very empathetic
  5. I can stay up for over 20 hours easily
  6. I have an awesome family (except for one uncle I have)
  7. I think paypal is one of the greatest things ever
  8. I'M A 90'S KID FOR LIFE!

    This cool graphic novel would be awesome.
    Thanks for such an awesome contest!
u/EdenSB · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

/u/MeishkaD said that my entry disappeared, so here it is again. I've deleted my previous entry now (after you said it disappeared), just to make sure it doesn't show up twice.


1.) Something that is grey. [Not on wishlist]

2.) Something reminiscent of rain. [Not on wishlist]

3.) Something food related that is unusual.

4.) Something on your list that is for someone other than yourself. Tell me who it's for and why. (Yes, pets count!)

This is for my classroom mostly. One of the projects the student's like to do is making board games. They like using various types of die, but when we made cardboard ones, they fall apart.

5.) A book I should read! I am an avid reader, so take your best shot and tell me why I need to read it!

I can't give too great a reference. This book is on my wishlist, as I've not read it, after all. It's supposed to be really funny though, with an interesting story. The downside is that getting the whole series is too expensive.

6.) An item that is less than a dollar, including shipping... that is not jewelry, nail polish, and or hair related! [Not on wishlist]

7.) Something related to cats. I love cats! (keep this SFW, you know who you are...)

These are pretty awesome.

8.) Something that is not useful, but so beautiful you must have it. [Not on wishlist]

I've wanted one of these for ages, but they're not useful enough to justify.

9.) A movie everyone should watch at least once in their life. Why? [Not on wishlist - I own it]

It's incredibly funny and almost everyone has seen the film it's based on. A lot of people have never even seen a parody movie, so it's a new genre to a lot of people and thus a new experience.

10.) Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. Explain.

A bit of a different item than normal. When the zombies attack, we're going to need to be well rested. Baseball bats and the like are common enough, but a good pillow is hard to find.

11.) Something that would have a profound impact on your life and help you to achieve your current goals. [Not on wishlist, as item]

A book about learning to become a Primary School teacher. After my current teaching job, I want to go back and train as one in my home country.

12.) One of those pesky Add-On items. [Not on wishlist - the base game is on wishlist].

13.) The most expensive thing on your list. Your dream item. Why?

Playstation 4. It's not on my wishlist as I think anyone would ever buy it, but more to remind myself that it's region-free and only $400 in the US if I can get enough giftcards someday. In my home country it's about $550. The why is mostly Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy XV - both series which I've gained a lot of enjoyment from. There's also that some of my favorite series such as Disgaea are Playstation-exclusive.

14.) Something bigger than a bread box.

15.) Something smaller than a golf ball.

16.) Something that smells wonderful.

17.) A (SFW) toy.

18.) Something that would be helpful for going back to school.

(For reading digital textbooks on)

19.) Something related to your current obsession, whatever that may be.

Disgaea D2. My current obsession has been trying to convert my old Disgaea 3 save, which has 120 hours and my Disgaea 4 save which has 95 hours, so that I can use it on another PS3.

20.) Something that is just so amazing and awe-inspiring that I simply must see it. Explain why it is so grand. [Not on wishlist.. but it should be]

The toilet throne. It's amazing that someone has thought of it, if nothing else. Now you can feel like a Queen or King, while going to the restroom.


Bonus: Made in Oregon

Raffle: fear cuts deeper than swords

u/Alcubierre · 1 pointr/calvinandhobbes

My dad introduced me to Calvin and Hobbes, and I got him The Complete Calvin and Hobbes a couple of years ago for Christmas. Every time I'm back home, I read it cover to cover.

u/Inquisitr · 1 pointr/hearthstone

The complete Calvin and Hobbes is always good for the aspiring genius. The hardcover edition is honestly beautiful.

u/JasonUncensored · 1 pointr/Fallout

This is one of my most prized possessions.

u/piconet-2 · 1 pointr/calvinandhobbes

Paperback's $59.55 (List price $100). Hardcover's out of stock but it's usually around $99. I'd suggest paperback cos it's easier to open and read. I collected the collections - There's something absolutely gorgeous about Bill Watterson's watercolor covers.

u/Kreblon · 1 pointr/gameofthrones
u/globalso · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Rich Geezer: Earl Grey Tea

Go to hell item: This ski hat perhaps?

Wavin My dick: Nothing! Suck it, Sigmund! But this tube must count, right?

Of 0s and 1s :Keyboard, definitely!

To solve world hunger, I need: Hmm, this book?

Pack this, Robinson:This is a toughie. I have a guitar, a Calvin and Hobbes, and a few drawing stuff. I think the Calvin and Hobbes would be best to curb the punishing loneliness.

Every item but the book are in the general Wl, the book, naturally is in the books WL!

u/jdsamford · 1 pointr/pics
u/Averagely_Average · 1 pointr/GetMotivated

Epic High Five

But seriously, the [Calvin and Hobbes box set] ( is the first thing i'm buying when I magically have 100$ for whatever reason.

u/rasinblaster · 1 pointr/FitForSexOver30

> just curious, as a book nerd.

I would love to be a book nerd, but I just don't have it in me. So, sadly, I haven't read Murakami's book. Yet. I've DEFINITELY read The Oatmeal, and HIS book on running.

> Why do you run Raisin? What do you like about it?

  • The Oatmeal makes a crack to the effect of "Some athletes treat their body like a temple; I treat mine like a fast-moving dumpster." To whit, I enjoy the freedom of not having to watch what I eat super-closely. I get a certain smug satisfaction of knowing that pint of Ben and Jerry's I just downed isn't even HALF the calories I burned on that 20-miler that morning.
  • I enjoy the bragging rights, both within and without my own head. Not just that I'm capable of running those sorts of distances, but that I have the discipline to train up to those distances is good for the self-esteem.
  • Until recently, I've either worked literal life-or-death jobs, or had myself sufficiently keyed up to make myself FEEL like my job was a matter of life or death. If it weren't for running, I shudder to think of what those levels of stress over that period of time would have done to me.

    > So, what kind of stretches do you recommend before running? And after?

    Here's where my practice and the consensus among the Running Community(tm) differ.

    I haven't stretched in over 20 years, and only have two injuries to show for it, both of which were likely the result of wearing the wrong sort of shoes. There is a solid body of evidence that suggests that stretching is at best ineffective and at worst may contribute to injury.

    That said, since your body is asking you for help, here are some solid quad stretches you can try. Except that last one - unless you're an experienced Yogi with zero back problems, fuuuuck that. You can also try a longer warm up walk and/or "butt kicks": going at a slow jog, but literally trying to bring your heel up to your ass with each stride. I especially like the butt kick idea in cooler climates, where you'll freeze your parts off if you're on the ground stretching.
u/aePrime · 1 pointr/running

Here are some books, but nothing specific to injuries.

If she likes the Oatmeal, this is a must-have.

The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances

The classic. It's a good read. Take the science with a grain of salt.

Born to Run

Bill Rodgers auto-biography. An entertaining read, but not greatly-written.

Marathon Man

If she's science-oriented, this is a great book. I love this thing:

What Comes First, Cardio or Weights?

u/sickly_sock_puppet · 1 pointr/comics

Link is to imgur as neither Larson nor Andrews/McMeel have a dedicated archive to the Far Side online. I'd like to direct you to publisher's online store and amazon's page selling the complete Far Side.

u/--resultsnottypical · 1 pointr/funny
u/Alejandro_Last_Name · 1 pointr/politics

Has he been butthurt for over a quarter century?

u/nejdu · 1 pointr/humor

I found out there's a second book.

u/diggmeordie · 1 pointr/funny
u/finkployd · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Great comic strip... he's not doing them anymore, The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack is well worth getting.

Amazon UK link

Amazon US link

u/captain_zavec · 1 pointr/WTF

I believe it's in the full anthology. He said in the sidebar that he pulled some from the website to make the book more special, and this one probably came out after the other book was published.

New one is here:

u/theswampmonster · 1 pointr/tipofmytongue
u/paradoxikal · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm guessing Dragon's Blood cause it sounds awesome.

This please if I win

u/Mr_Mustache_Ride · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Do you like hip hop? Its not new but I've been listening to a lot of The cool kids and I'd love This book.

u/GNG · 1 pointr/gaming

Scott Pilgrim series, if you were wondering.

u/Crosem · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

Here is the first omnibus volume of the Cartoon History of the Universe. Follow it up with the other two and the Cartoon History of the Modern World books and you have achieved your goal.

They're somewhat dated by now, and they are of necessity only an overview. But they're reasonably entertaining to read, and they are the summary of everything you asked for!

u/Dilettante · 1 pointr/history

A History of the World in Six Glasses is a nice, very approachable book for someone who's not very into history. It's not a deep book, but it has some interesting ideas and can serve as a jumping-off point for people.

Another very easy-to-get-into source is one that I cannot recommend highly enough: Larry Gonick's series of cartoon histories: The Cartoon History of the Universe, in three volumes, covers world history from the age of the dinosaurs to Columbus' journey, and his later two-volume series Cartoon History of the Modern World picks up where that leaves off, going all the way up to 9/11. They are surprisingly well-researched, with each volume having pages of references at the end. There are unfortunately few pages of this series online to read - here's one I found from the first volume, and here's another in low resolution from his later volumes.

u/triad203 · 1 pointr/

This reminds me of a series I read many times throughout my teens:

Cartoon History of the Universe 1 Vol. 1-7: From the Big Bang to Alexander the Great, by Larry Gonick

See also, other volumes in the set:

The Cartoon History of the Universe II, Volumes 8-13: From the Springtime of China to the Fall of Rome (Pt.2)

The Cartoon History of the Universe III: From the Rise of Arabia to the Renaissance

NOTE: All contain somewhat mature language and illustrations, hence probably ~PG-13ish.

EDIT: I was misremembering the source.

u/deepthot42 · 1 pointr/atheism

Honestly? This

u/moxy801 · 1 pointr/history

Get (or borrow from the Library) "Cartoon History of the Universe" - it covers the kind of basic info you want to know.

And do not interpret this as an insult, it is legitimately a very good introduction to world history.

u/fivezero_ca · 1 pointr/tipofmytongue
u/frakking-anustart · 1 pointr/history

I suggest a cartoon history of the Universe. It's brilliant.

u/fectin · 1 pointr/history

USN war college uses this as a textbook:

For a surprisingly good overview of history generally, I recommend

u/krisak02 · 1 pointr/AskHistorians

The Cartoon History of the Universe is surprisingly good in this regard.

u/fenikz · 1 pointr/AskReddit

This is my standard toilet library:

u/uxjw · 1 pointr/funny

Looks like a real-life version of bunny suicides

u/magus424 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

The Book of Bunny Suicides, $8

It's slightly over, but it's absolutely hilarious (there's a sequel too)

u/ecstaticandinsatiate · 1 pointr/WTF

I own this in book form!

u/definetlymaybe · 1 pointr/funny
u/sheymyster · 1 pointr/santashelpers

How about the book of bunny suicides?. I think there is also a calendar.

u/karrachr000 · 1 pointr/funny
u/eosha · 1 pointr/Multicopter

Someone tell this guy.

u/bifftradwell · 1 pointr/

Now it's 102!

u/tnucu · 1 pointr/news

Well, since you asked.

u/blurble8 · 1 pointr/PeopleFuckingDying

Anybody else have 100 Uses for a Dead Cat lying around when they were growing up?

u/Wilx · 1 pointr/toronto

There was a book written for this, that must be sacrilege for reddit.

u/NoFortunateSon · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Reading this should speed the healing process.

u/jljonsn · 1 pointr/funny
u/meeces · 1 pointr/pics

Casually leave this laying on a table next to the litterbox...

u/FroodLoops · 1 pointr/WTF

Reminds me of "101 uses for a dead cat" ( that a friend of mine had when I was a kid...

u/insomnic · 1 pointr/pics
u/coolmandan03 · 1 pointr/IAmA

I read from Gary Larson's, The Complete Far Side book that it was extremely easy for him to come up with a new comic every day. He goes on to say, "When people ask how I could come up with so many comics, I would answer, how not?". Would you say you eat sandwiches more often than not?

u/holysocks · 1 pointr/WTF

here kids, buy it

u/verifythisforme · 1 pointr/books
u/Pedro105 · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/Nerobus · 1 pointr/WTF

I have The Complete Far Side 1980-1994 (2 vol set)

The thing weighs a TON, but I love it. I grew up reading them.

u/mushpuppy · 1 pointr/scifi

84's about when it stopped being funny.

Interesting, too, because if you compare it to Calvin and Hobbes you see who the real artist was. One sold out and plastered the image of his cartoon on everything. The other simply retired and let his work speak for itself.

u/marxychick1 · 1 pointr/nostalgia

I bought all of those and a couple more at a friend's garage sale. I can't remember the price, but it was stupid cheap. She had just gotten this. Now the ones I got are my daughter's.

u/dizmog · 1 pointr/pics

You can get it here. I got this for my sister several Christmases ago and selfishly regret not keeping them for myself.

I still have all the individual books from my childhood Waldenbooks sales but this is the classiest set of any comic strip I've ever seen.

u/MadeUAcctButIEatedIt · 1 pointr/funny



^^You ^^mean ^^like ^^this ^^complete ^^collection?

u/Dried_Apple · 1 pointr/pics

Something similar to this?

u/charliebrown1321 · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/viligante8 · 1 pointr/pics

I've never seen Yukon Ho!... I must have it, Although I do have this, there's something awesome about having the originals.

u/jull1234 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Just Do It. You won't regret it.

u/sqdrn · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Yes, yes I believe you are. Purchase immediately.

u/scornflake · 1 pointr/funny

I think amazon

u/Regit394 · 1 pointr/calvinandhobbes

Looks like there's some different options (Used and paperback aren't too pricey!)

u/swordgeek · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Put it towards this

u/heresybob · 1 pointr/scifi

I diagnose you with Rectum Interruptus, more commonly known as "you have a stick up your ass." I wrote specifically "ending debacle" and added a smiley face.

"Ending debacle" implies not only a bad ending but the fans response. The smiley face implies humor, which you obviously need more of.

Dr. Bob prescribes the complete Calvin and Hobbes Collection and a Stuffed Tiger.


u/abesch2 · 1 pointr/calvinandhobbes

Here! I've got the same one. Really awesome!

u/SoSp · 1 pointr/greece

Αυτο :P

But no seriously.

Ενα, δυο, τρια

Εχω και πολλα πολλα αλλα στη wishlist μου, αλλα αυτα για αρχη.

u/royrwood · 1 pointr/AskReddit

The complete Calvin and Hobbes, hardcover, box-set.

Or how about a big print to hang up? The demotivational posters at ThinkGeek are all pretty great. Or for something a little deeper, I've always liked this one, given how totally human it is (plus the artwork she does is amazing).

P.S. You sound like an awesome gf for doing this kind of research.

u/NealSr · 1 pointr/pics is within view.
Book Two, pg. 196

u/mapoftasmania · 1 pointr/pics

Or just plunge in with The Complete Calvin and Hobbes.

u/theswedishshaft · 1 pointr/funny
u/christopheles · 1 pointr/books
u/hmmbop · 1 pointr/comics

I don't want to sound like a Sales Rep here but if you haven't bought the complete collection you should do so immediately.

u/walleyrund · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

That would have to be The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, but that's way too much money to openly ask for. Even the $5 items on my list are greatly appreciated.

Calvin and Hobbes meant so much to me growing up. I was a weird, isolated kid. Bill Waterson's way of seeing the world indelibly affected my own.

u/SoulOfASailor_3-5 · 1 pointr/calvinandhobbes

Complete Calvin and Hobbes box set
Available in paperback or hardcover.

u/mujerdeindia · 1 pointr/india

ISBN tells that this is a hardcover edition. If yes, decent deal.

u/zouhair · 1 pointr/

I would like to get it, but reading some comments in Amazon I am concerned about the quality of the bindings.

Any ideas?

u/Joeboxr · 1 pointr/funny

Buying this was a good decision:

u/magicfatkid · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

All My Friends Are Dead by Jory John and Avery Monsen

Most non readers dont want to invest time into something long. So get him this. It is entertaining and should get a point across, if you choose to bring it up :)

u/J2383 · 1 pointr/TumblrInAction

> Some of my best friends are still alive.

*hides your birthday present*

u/THE_GREAT_PICKLE · 1 pointr/pics

I wonder if she's ever read this

u/WingedBacon · 1 pointr/WTF
u/hithere297 · 1 pointr/The_Mueller

I don’t know, his “All My Friends Are Dead” book sold pretty well.

u/gibed · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Well now you can get her this book for Christmas!

u/linux1970 · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts

he talks about this stuff in the 10th anniversary book

He doesn't like it. He says it takes the magic away from comic. He usually cites Hobbes as the biggest issue. In the comic, to Calvin, Hobbes is real, but to everyone else he is a stuffed toy. If they made merchandise ( such as a stuff Hobbes ), it would ruin the magic because he would be either in one form or the other.

Schrödinger's Hobbes ?

u/2close2see · 1 pointr/todayilearned

I wish they could have gotten an interview with Watterson. I know he's famously private, but getting his views would have been great...sigh...well I guess there's always the tenth anniversary book. I really loved reading his commentary.

u/BasinStBlues · 1 pointr/IAmA

Just in case some of you have never seen it, he wrote a 10th anniversary book that explains some things.

At least for those who didn't know this, it might hold you over until the next person asks for an AMA with Mr. Watterson.

u/KillerKumquat · 1 pointr/pics

Gotta get the Tenth Anniversary Book. Great commentary by Mr. Watterson.

u/edeloso · 1 pointr/atheism

The printed collections can be found for under $12.

u/CaptainofKirks · 1 pointr/
u/oditogre · 1 pointr/WTF

I'm 26, and love it. My parents and my great-aunt loved it, so I was raised kind of surrounded by it. We had several of the books* scattered around the house, and I loved flipping through them.

*ETA: Far Side Gallery, FSG 2, PreHistory of the Far Side which is probably my favorite, Weiner Dog Art (we had miniature dachshunds, so of course we had to have it), and The Chickens Are Restless - I grew up in a rural area and my family have always kept livestock, done 4-H, competed in rodeos, etc., so the large number of 'rural life'-based jokes in The Far Side was probably a large part of the appeal.

u/turbo_sheep · 1 pointr/funny

yes in "the prehistory of The Far Side"
It's got a lot commentary by Larson, this incident among others.

u/think_long · 1 pointr/funny

This appears in The PreHistory of the Far Side: A Tenth Anniversary Exhibit. Really worth the money if you are a Far Side fan. Includes the story of how it came to be, other mistakes that were made (both by him and his publishers), hate mail and the comics that inspired them (hilarious), drawings from his sketchbook (weird and cool), a collection of his all-time favourite Far Side strips, and a chapter called "Subtle Things". That chapter is my favourite part of the book. He talks about how small things can greater enhance or diminish humour, it's really interesting.

u/macbezz · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Make me smile Rasta!

u/0x10000 · 1 pointr/ScienceParents

(It's actually more of a joke than something really pedagogical).

u/blumpkintron · 1 pointr/Denver

Haha, I fully plan to do the same with my future kids. I think part of the reason I was always into science and stuff as a kid is that my Grandfather (RIP) was an aerospace engineer, and was really really adamant about teaching me math that was considered "way beyond" my age level. When I got into first grade, I already knew more algebra and geometry than most kids in middle school. It really, really helped me get through most of high school, until he died and then I no longer had a built-in tutor. I think it's really important for kids to have reinforcement at home. When I have my first kid, this is the first thing I'm putting on my baby shower registry.

u/mrsmarvtracey · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy Almost Labor Day!

This just because, and this because I am counting on my kid to make me a lot of money some day!


u/deeMunny · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

It's so much fun to read books that you love with your baby! We have Introductory Calculus For Infants and my 1.5 year old LOVES it. Someone has to teach your child to be awesome. Might as well be you.

u/revrigel · 1 pointr/math

I haven't looked at it in great detail myself (I am geographically separated from said nephew), but you can peek inside it a little bit with Amazon's Search Inside feature.

u/tesseraktik · 1 pointr/startrek

Indeed, there's calculus for all ages, and I'll bet that with good teachers and the right tools, you can teach even the most ordinary third-grader some fairly deep stuff. Maybe he isn't writing complex proofs using fourier analysis, but finding the incline and extreme points of polynomials ... that sounds doable.

Proof of concept: Introductory Calculus For Infants

u/selectedspecials · 1 pointr/WTF
u/vaultwanderer94 · 1 pointr/badwomensanatomy

This, on top of the fact that it's from a 100% satirical book called The Story of Life by chris (simpsons artist).

It's been reposted again since your comment as well.

u/Coneyfriend · 1 pointr/nursing
u/OddJackdaw · 1 pointr/DebateEvolution

(Sarcasm, obviously)


u/juliette19x · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

It's called "The Story of Life" and it's by Chris (Simpsons artist).

He also posts random drawings on his facebook page fairy regularly.

u/k_master77 · 1 pointr/TIHI

This is the book.

u/theFlipside619 · 1 pointr/LesbianActually

Lol. This. From this book.

u/scarbaby1313 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is strange in my opinion

I am a hypochondriac. So i decided to have fun with it. I had a UTI and peed in a jar because i was worried the meds werent working. My bf knew i was peeing in a jar. I decided to mess with him. I got a brand new jar and poured some apple juice in it. Asked him if it looked funny. He said i don't know. I sniffed it and said maybe i should taste it. I drank it. He is thinking i drank pee and im laughing my butt off. I had to have him smell the jar for him to believe me. He asked me what the f*** was wrong with me.

Embarassing story. Family vaction. I was 10. I started my period and thought I was dying. Never bleed from there before. I hadn't had sex ed or the talk about it at all yet. I ran out screaming and crying.

u/AdamMcwadam · 1 pointr/aww

[This] ( may help you my friend!

Or [here] ( to go straight to the signs.

u/FalseHope4All · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/rebur · 1 pointr/cats

This book may help!

u/ibechainsawin · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/lecatprincess · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

We all know interspecies romance is weird... and speaking of weird "romance" items, this is on my wishlist, lol. Why? I seriously don't know. Maybe because I have the humor of a 10 year old and like to giggle at "dirty" things. Maybe because I want to troll all my female friends by handing these out on Christmas. I don't know. Just... dicks, man. =p

Non-makeup related, but I have lots of other weird things in my wishlist. For example:

  1. Horse Head Mask. For extra weirdness, watch Wotaken videos on youtube (NSFW).
  2. Weird books include Hyperbole and a Half and How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You.
  3. Nyanpire cellphone strap. He's a cat and vampire, which I suppose is pretty darn weird.
u/what_the_heil · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is a book I've been wanting for a while! How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You can be found new and used!

u/usr192 · 1 pointr/tifu

How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You may be the perfect gift for your SO :)

May I ask how much the hospital is charging you?
I'm interested because as a european I have no clue about the us health system and all I saw in the last weeks was Trump in the news, saying Obamacare is bullshit.

Get well soon

u/HempHouse · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have always thought that this book was cool! Thanks for the contest!

u/theblakjak · 1 pointr/aww

I'd be careful and read this as your cat may be draining your life to stay young.

u/jpcguy89 · 1 pointr/aww

How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You (The Oatmeal)

u/Skytoon · 1 pointr/funny
u/Tia00017 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

There's only 1 appropriate gift for your wife

u/ImNotJon · 1 pointr/funny
u/Trkghost · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Rocky Horror Picture Show...

This is an amazing cult classic film that my Aunt got me turned onto when I was young. I have seen this movie quite a few times as well as been to the theater (if you have seen the movie and know anything about it you will know seeing it in the theater means the theater gets trashed with water guns, toilet paper, bread, and people dressed up) to see it as well. It is just a crazy fun movie to watch and participate in if you get a chance. I have a lot of great memories associated with this movie.


u/happiness0101 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

There is an elderly man who sites in the metro everyday who lives in a shelter, so he hands out in the metro to talk to people and ask for handouts. I have stopped too talk to him and give him term dollars every payday. Its ten dollars I don't need and he does, he is polite and a nice man, I feel bad for his situation and wish I could do more.

u/ez617 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/abaddamn · 1 pointr/pics

OMG thank you so much random reddit friend. Do you have the link?

Edit nvm scrolled down and found it

u/ChristianGeek · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

Meh, nothing beats the boxed set:

I paid full price when it first came out. No regrets.

u/ShotFromGuns · 1 pointr/calvinandhobbes

The current price seems to be what it normally is ($58.99 USD/41% off list price).

Edited to clarify that this is the price.

u/another_dude_01 · 1 pointr/Reformed

Having these on my bookshelf (Xmas gift a few years back) next to my warfield and machen collections keeps me warm and filled.

My kids are avid readers as well, finding what they want to read and plugging them in with that, is key, indeed.

Grace and peace.

u/Ayatollah_Bahloni · 1 pointr/funny

Start here.

Dead tree edition? Here.

u/pics_SS · 1 pointr/SubredditSimulator

Unless he's the girl says "sure" when you have any doubts that he wastes some of the world. But is it strange that he overperformed relative to the caverns too, but it probably hurts them to check Twitter during a time traveller, coming from /r/hotlinemiami will understand. edit: It's a big deal to replace chalkboards?

u/vespertinism · 1 pointr/calvinandhobbes

So I took a look at the set I got at costco and it's a 4 book paperback set so I think it's different than OPs, but I found this link

u/Blue387 · 0 pointsr/AskNYC

Subway map (PDF)


NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette by u/nathanwpyle

Barclay Street is located close to Chambers Street (A/C), Park Place (2/3) and City Hall (R/W) stations.

u/changeworld9 · 0 pointsr/history

Ask them to try Cartoon history of the universe by Larry Gonick. 5 volumes of comics covering history to the 21st century :)

Thats the link to the first volume :)

u/powelly · 0 pointsr/answers

I'm going to hell for this

On a serious note you can for a small fee get the ashes back from most vets you can then safely dispose of the ashes somewhere and visit when ever you wish.

u/flargenhargen · 0 pointsr/funny
u/Colosseros · 0 pointsr/aww
u/WhatsThatPlant · 0 pointsr/gardening

Someone with am ironic mind, served with a twist? I bet you mix a mean Mojito!

A throwback to the 1980s;

101 Uses for a Dead Cat

and the sequal

Cat's revenge: More than 101 uses for dead people

u/SolomonGrumpy · 0 pointsr/WTF

Heard of ["101 used for a dead cat?"] (

u/MonkeysOnMyBottom · 0 pointsr/funny

Time to buy this

u/ironmanthing · 0 pointsr/pics you have this?
if not it's the best although it's rather heavy...i'll try to pick a picture I would want you to do for me...

u/Mozno1 · 0 pointsr/pics

Calvin and Hobbes... Every child should have this!

Nice work /u/Ravens23.

An old friend of mine recently had a heart attack and was off work hospitalized for a couple of months. He shares my love so i got him this:

Needless to say, he loved it at 55 just as much as he did a 7!

u/LuxNocte · 0 pointsr/comics

I didn't link out of respect to Gary.

I don't know what that blog is, but it basically paraphrases his notes in A Prehistory of the Far Side. As (somewhat rabid) Larson fan, I thank you for attempting to shed light on an amazing comic, but also ask you to remove the link.

If anyone missed Cow Tools or any of the Far Side cartoons, I suggest heading to the nearest seller of books.

u/rimjobtom · 0 pointsr/funny

How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You

But I think in this case it's pretty obvious. Good bye Op, may you rest in peace.

u/ACDMBR · 0 pointsr/calvinandhobbes
u/hms_poopsock · 0 pointsr/running
u/lingben · -1 pointsr/AskReddit

you might want to add this to your amazon cart

u/mattverso · -1 pointsr/WTF
u/elister · -4 pointsr/SeattleWA

Great, dead Cats have 101 uses

u/idsimon · -4 pointsr/pics

If you don't have one of these yet then you're not a true fan.

u/Gilstorf · -4 pointsr/funny
u/retsotrembla · -5 pointsr/books

To get you started:


Another treatment of the same event:

Cartoon History of the Universe

That has a bibliography, that will lead you to the next ones to read.

(I just found out that King Xerxes from 300 is the same guy as King Ahasuerus from the Book of Esther, in The Bible.)

u/Urgullibl · -6 pointsr/AskVet

Buy this book if you need inspiration: 101 Uses for a Dead Cat

Seriously though, you can either leave the body at the vet's and have them dispose of it, donate it to your nearest vet school, have it cremated, or get it back and bury it in your back yard (check your local laws first, this is illegal in some water districts).

u/lbmouse · -7 pointsr/pics

It was an anti-cat joke sort of like this or this :) but not as funny.