Re: Heavenly Nostrils
Reading it as well, and it does have Calvin and Hobbes feel. But, it is a very well done C&H retread, and well worth reading.
Unlike Calvin, Phoebe, the protagonist of this strip is not really someone who pushes boundaries and has confrontational attitude toward 99% of the people. So, there is quite a bit more sentimentality and sweetness to her that Calvin did not have. She and world are not really at odds, like Calvin was.
If that edge and Calvin's usual conflicts is what you are looking for, then HN won't be exactly your cup of tea. But, it is very well written, the banter is good, the situations amusing, and the strip is often touching without being manipulative. Phoebe is a lot more of what a girl her age would actually be like; rather remarkable achievement considering author's biography.
Last edited by fwiffo : 05-19-2013 at 11:25 PM.