Although it has been 16 years since "Calvin and Hobbes" disappeared from newspaper comics pages, memories live on, especially when it comes to the holidays and snowmen. Not just any standard snowmen, mind you.
A Chicago man, Jim Frommeyer, and his pal, Teague Chrystie, did a video "recreation of the classic snowman torment scenarios you know and love," from "Calvin and Hobbes." (Bill Watterson's strip is still greatly missed.)
"This video Christmas card plays homage to each of Calvin's snowpocalypses," writes Frommeyer on YouTube.
And, if you're wondering how the two did it, you can learn more here. Frommeyer says, in part:
Every snowman was built from scratch. And it was all filmed on my dining table.
There was no single method used for anything. Some snowmen were playdough (out of focus snowmen), some were wire frame sculpty models (hero snowmen), paper mache (larger models). We did try to keep clay with clay and mache with mache within shots.
Depending on the size of the shot and model, either sugar, flour, or a 1:4 mix of both was used. The smaller stuff used flour. Paint the model white and roll it in sugar. Boom. Snowman.
The sweetest part of the video? Its ending: "We miss you, Bill."
— Via Gizmodo
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