Hi Dad. I’m making my own newspaper to report the events of our household. Would you help me out? Sure, what do you need? Well, you can take your pick. Either you can give me 15 bucks to pay my labor and production costs… 15 bucks?! … Or you can be the subjedt of a comic strip called “”Dopey Dad”". So in the next panel, Dopey Dad yells, “”It’s bed time for YOU, young man!”" Hee Hee! Look how big I made his mouth! Calvin comes to his dad. He’s wearing a pen behind his ear and carries a sheet of paper. His dad sits in the living room and reads a book. Calvin asks his dad for support for his journalist plans. His dad says he can support him. Calvin blackmails his dad. He says he can either give him money for production or be called dopey dad in the newspaper. His dad is shocked. In bed, Calvin and Hobbes plan the first strip of “Dopey Dad”.
Scary how powerful journalists are, huh? They could also call you a bat-faced, bug-eyed, booger-nosed, baloneybrained, beetle-butt and you could do nothing against it!