Thursday, February 28, 2013

It's On. (-ish)

It's that time of year again...
"Other kids' games are all such a bore! 
They've gotta have rules and they gotta keep score! 
Calvinball is better by far! 
It's never the same! 
It's always bizarre! 
You don't need a team or a referee! 
You know that it's great, 'cause it's named after me!"
- Calvin, from Calvin and Hobbes

Yep, it's time for Calvinball! 

Throughout the month of March, brave scrappers steel themselves for the boldest and messiest and most random and delightful challenge of the year, competing for the glory of being declared the winner of Calvinball (or the honor of surviving it). 

Here are the rules, as per Calvinball veteran Doris Sander, via the Jenni Bowlin Studio Mercantile Forum
1. The rules are subject to change at any time by anyone.
2. Layouts = 1 point.
3. The layout is the gold standard. All other projects are measured against the almighty layout.  
4. Smack talking is expected.
5. Cheering on your teammates is also expected.
6. The reward is the huge feeling of accomplishment at the end of the month!
There's another reward, actually -- being entered in a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Jenni Bowlin Studios.  Niiice.

Two years ago, I earned 17 points total; last year, I earned 74.  I'm hoping to do better than that this year, but I do have turtle-like tendencies when it comes to crossing the Calvinball finish line. Slow and steady win the race? Not in this case. Regardless, I'm willing to give it a go -- Calvinball is always so much fun! As Calvin claims, it's really not about keeping score, and the rules are most definitely open to interpretation and contestation.  Game on! 



  1. this looks like so much fun. do you need to be a kit subscriber to play? I'll go poke around on the forum a little more to see if I can find out

  2. I have never heard of Calvinball before!! It sounds like fun.

  3. Laura, anyone can participate! :) You should totally give it a go.