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Since all the Spiff adventures have a lone protagonist playing with reality, they are close to the early work of Philip K. The early Spiff was a “diminutive loudmouth” with a Chaplin moustache who explored space in a dirigible with his sidekick Fargle. This page was last edited on 17 April , at In the final years of Calvin and Hobbes, Watterson began to show an interest in information technology, often pitting the progressive and computer-savvy Calvin against his reactionary father, who comments, “It’s bad enough to have a telephone. Gradually, the monsters also took on more detail, becoming more than blobs of slime. As his work matured, Watterson brought the Spiff saga in line with his principle that “Things are funner when they’re specific, rather than generalized”, basing his alien landscapes on the rock formations of southern Utah , as well as the landscapes within Krazy Kat.

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Early in the strip’s career, the alien planets Watterson invented were, in his words, “rather generic”. Spiff wears square glasses, or goggleswhose front openings change their shape according to his emotions. The galaxy is a cruel place where Spiff is often zapped by ferocious and disgusting aliens who, in reality, are really people such as Calvin’s parents, Miss Wormwood, etc.

Watterson himself described Spaceman Spiff as a parody of Flash Gordon.

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spacemman There was spwceman resemblance to the Calvin-Spiff character: Views Read Edit View history. Calvin and Hobbes Comics characters Science fiction characters Superheroes. The grand ” space opera ” style of Spiff’s adventures may also point to a spoof of Star Trek and Star Space,an ; there is very little cyberpunk in Watterson’s oeuvre.

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In all but one strip, the saucer is tiny, with just enough room for Spiff and apparently little else. As his work matured, Watterson brought the Spiff saga in line with his principle that “Things are funner when they’re specific, rather than generalized”, basing his alien landscapes on the rock formations of southern Utahas well as the landscapes within Krazy Kat.

Since all the Spiff adventures have a lone protagonist playing with reality, they are close to the early work of Philip K. It has been suggested that spacemaan article be merged into Calvin and Hobbes.

Watterson first conceived an earlier version of Spiff when he was taking a high school German class, producing a two-page comic titled “Raumfahrer Rolf”. The vocabulary, and in particular Spiff’s array of high-tech gadgetry, offered a caricature of the “Science” found in many science fiction books and TV series.

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This page was last edited on 17 Aprilat He travels though the galaxy in a red flying saucer with a bubble canopy. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Yet, the craft is equipped with an astounding array of weapons, detectors and propulsion devices. Calvin had many other science fiction adventures, in addition to the Spiff episodes. Later on, after finishing college, he came up with the name Spaceman Spiff and made what he hoped was a professional strip with Spiff as a hero. Dick and that of other writers who have featured lone individuals going to the edge of their perceived world.

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Some of them delved farther than the Spiff stories in exploring the aesthetics of science fiction and the nature of id and otherness. The early Spiff was a “diminutive loudmouth” with a Chaplin moustache who explored space in a dirigible with his sidekick Fargle.

The newspaper syndicates all rejected this early strip, and the present Spiff was finally born as one of the many imaginary alter egos xpaceman Calvin when the Calvin and Hobbes strip took off. Gradually, the monsters also took on more detail, psaceman more than blobs of slime.

He has a raygun, known by various fantastic names, but in reality it is merely a water pistol. When he was in college he reworked the strip and renamed his hero “Spaceman Mort”.

Spaceman Spiff – Wikipedia

Spaceman Spiff is a science fiction hero within the Calvin and Hobbes comic stripwhich Bill Watterson wrote and illustrated from to Discuss Proposed since April From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

In the final years of Calvin and Hobbes, Watterson began to show an interest in information technology, often pitting the progressive and computer-savvy Calvin against his reactionary father, who comments, “It’s bad enough to have a telephone. Retrieved from ” https: Use dmy dates from April Articles to be merged from April All articles to be merged.

Spiff is one of Calvin’s many alter egosimaginary personae who have solo adventures without Hobbes’s company in fantasy worlds which usually have some form of indirect connection with his home or school life.