Calvin's dad is a slightly sarcastic working stiff and loving father.
Calvin and Hobbes
Universal Press Syndicate
Nov. 18, 1985
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Unlike most popular characters Calvin's parents were never given a name. They were mom, dad, honey, sweetheart etc. but no real names. Calvin's dad is part self-portrait and part satire of Watterson's own father. Any strip about how suffering "builds character" is usually a verbatim transcript of Watterson's dad's explanations for why they were all freezing, exhausted, hungry and lost on camping trips.