Calvin & Hobbes Search Engine



Computer programmer Michael Yingling developed a search engine for archived Calvin & Hobbes comic strips. Here are some tips for using it:

Currently the search only looks for EXACT phrases (not case sensitive), so if you're looking for a comic with the words "balloon" and "airplane" you cannot enter them both, or it will search for "balloon airplane" together. Perhaps in the future I will fix this, but it's actually a lot more difficult than leaving it as-is.

There is one exception though! You can search for a DATE and it will find that specific comic, though it MUST be of the format MM/DD/YYYY. So 09/01/1986 will work, but "Sept 1st '86" and "9/1/86" wont - yet.


Link via reddit

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This is not a new idea.

For quite a long time there was a website called Transmogrifier.org that already provided this service. AND it was not case sensitive.

Unfortunately it was taken down by "The Man." :( I cried about it and even sent the author a letter of regret and consolation. You can still visit the site and look at what was left of something awesome.
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Whoa! I wasn't expecting this much attention with my reddit submission, but I'm glad people are enjoying it!

I do implore people to read the credits, as I don't feel like I did much of the heavy lifting; I just glued the pieces together.

That said, thanks for the recognition!

- Michael "Bing" Yingling
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