As a child growing up I read and loved them.. and recently I came across the whole collection on a torrent so I got it and put it on my tablet to read.
I can't believe how good it is to me still, it's deep sometimes and makes you think a lot.
however, I did some search and then found this:
note: it's not real
this pic is just so heart-breaking..
well.. despite the fact that it's not real.. my whole perspective changed after seeing this pic.. going back to read the comics, you see him in a different light.. now i feel so much sympathy for the kid - his hatred of school, lack of friends, things he made up just to imagine hobbes, his parents dealing with him, etc