This is book number 1 in the Calvin and Hobbes series.
My absolute favorite comic since I discovered Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat in my aunt’s apartment. The Days Are Just Packed was one of my first bookstore purchases soon after. I remember spreading the comics section of the paper across our sunlit living room floor, lying on my belly, saving Calvin and Hobbes for last; and how sad I was the day I heard Watterson was hanging up his pen and brush. As an adult, I appreciate the sharpness of his cultural and political critiques as much as I appreciated his vast, imaginative landscapes as a child—a perfect comic for any age.— Joe Michon-Huneau