Brian Kesinger (previously here) is a visual artist who has worked for Walt Disney Studios for over 16 years, but his work outside of the movie business gets fans going just as much as his animation. This time he has created a magical mashup universe, putting a Calvin And Hobbes twist on everybody's favorite Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters, and it works perfectly.

"Being a kid in the '80s I was raised on a steady diet of Disney, Star Wars, and comic books, so being able to work on so many amazing films and projects has really been a dream come true," Brian told The Verge. Kesinger admitted admiring Bill Watterson, the creator of Calvin & Hobbes deeply. "I was always amazed at how he could draw anything from cute stuffed tigers to ferocious dinosaurs piloting fighter jets. His inking style seemed so casual and loose and yet the drawings were so solid."

"I'm not the first to mash-up Calvin & Hobbes with pop culture," the artist who has worked on Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled, and Tarzan said. "[but] I think the difference here is that I went a little deeper with the idea. Once I really made the comparison that Kylo Ren was probably a difficult child much like Calvin, it really resonated with people. The metaphor was solidified when I made Darth Vader Kylo's imaginary friend."

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Maryen Kelly
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3 years ago

Hey as long as its not him :-)

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3 years ago

Poor snowmens

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Theresa
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3 years ago

This one NEEDS more up votes

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Var Vas
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3 years ago

nom nom nom

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3 years ago

He's so cute

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3 years ago

Grinfindor!!!

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Lillian Chesak
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3 years ago

Mamma says no

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Alusair Alustriel
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3 years ago

Savage.

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CatShatBrix
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3 years ago

Severe lightsaber wounds... dammit Ben!

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Maryen Kelly
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3 years ago

I love he has mini darth vader

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3 years ago

Aha Master Yoda

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dreamer
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3 years ago

ba dom tis

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Shinomi Chan
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3 years ago

Supporting parents I see

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3 years ago

Tell me a story mommy

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3 years ago

‘And then literally OVERTHROW my master...’

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Lillian Chesak
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3 years ago

But daaaaaaad! All my friends are wearing this!

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3 years ago

Aww :3

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Shinomi Chan
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3 years ago

*Sniff* They grow up so fast.

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Maryen Kelly
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3 years ago

rey walks past "really kylo"

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Farah Abdullah
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3 years ago

The struggle is real.... *sighs*

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Panic!AtTheYeemo
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3 years ago

Emo Kylo Ren

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Spinaap
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3 years ago

the parental surprises

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3 years ago

Yumm

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Berkeley Hines
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3 years ago

Oh I remember that one from calvin and hobbes

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Farah Abdullah
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3 years ago

This is adorable... 😁

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Zoe Nikolakakis
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3 years ago

Awww this is cute

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Maryen Kelly
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3 years ago

when toddlers go bad

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Luis Villarreal
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3 years ago

Just Han Solo could answer: I️ know! When Leia tell him: I️ love you!

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Oscar
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3 years ago

XD

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Berkeley Hines
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3 years ago

Ah but in calvin and hobbes it is mr bunns. as you can tell i am OBSESSED with calvin and hobbes

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TheNerdyOne
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2 years ago

Leia: what did I tell you about bringing frosty the snowman into our backyard!

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Hawk
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3 years ago

I’ve seen this one in Calvin and hobbs

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Taryn Wallace
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3 years ago

Where the Browncoats at???

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Maria Beilschmidt
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3 years ago

Does this mean Greedo shot first?

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Crazy Cow Lady
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3 years ago

Yes!

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Hawk
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3 years ago

Thug life + savage

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Allan Huskins
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3 years ago

I like this. It actually makes TFA more sensible. It's so much like ANH because it's really just little Kylo's childhood imagination. Dad (Han) came to the treehouse to tell him it's time for dinner, and he imagined killing him as he went back down the treehouse ladder. lolz

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CelSlade
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3 years ago

awwwww :)

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Lillian Chesak
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3 years ago

Bart's started a trend

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Eamonn Anderson
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3 years ago

dude i'm dead don't come to me with your problems

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Maryen Kelly
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3 years ago

The sith only sign on the door

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CelSlade
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3 years ago

XD

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Ehren Thomsen
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3 years ago

The tuna sandwich that started it all!

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Samuel Fitzpatrick
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1 year ago

amazing boy at least

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Maryen Kelly
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3 years ago

Aw 😞

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Eamonn Anderson
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3 years ago

daww

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PurpleLightSaber
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1 year ago

Embarrassing mum, I get that one!

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Rebekah
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3 years ago

Confirmed.

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Marty BlackEagle-Carl
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3 years ago

still dont know what nerfs look like :-)

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3 years ago

Snoopy and The Red Leader!!

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Farah Abdullah
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3 years ago

Awwww... 😍

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Madeline Shafer
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11 months ago

cute

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PyroarRanger
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3 years ago

I love this one!

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Ye Chen
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3 years ago

LEGO CUTE

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Wendy Emlinger
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3 years ago

Must be bath time or bedtime again.

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Shinomi Chan
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3 years ago

awww <3

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Karl Lee
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3 years ago

There's a blast from the past.

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Berkeley Hines
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3 years ago

spaceman SPIFF

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Hawk
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3 years ago

The book though

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EM
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3 years ago

"Oh look! Its mom and dad getting on the falcon!"

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Ehren Thomsen
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3 years ago

Well, Chewie is naked, isn't he?

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Rhys Durham
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3 years ago

Sounds like that model is entirely accurate to the source material

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Alberto Cevallos
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3 years ago

I'm crying:'(

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Shinomi Chan
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3 years ago

Oh damn... In front of Leia even o_o

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WhiteFox
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3 years ago

XD

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Juniper Leaf
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3 years ago

this is so cute!!!!!!!

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Eamonn Anderson
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3 years ago

the tides have turned

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Crazy Cow Lady
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3 years ago

Han shot First!! They changed it later on because they felt it made him appear to have questionable integrity

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