‘The Force Awakens’ meets ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ in this adorable mashup

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As if Star Wars: The Force Awakens doesn’t have us feeling nostalgic enough, Groot artist Brian Kesinger has channeled Bill Watterson in a series of illustrations that merges the galaxy far, far away with the world of Calvin and Hobbes.

Kesinger, who’s also a story artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios, captures Rey and BB-8 in their makeshift sled, “Spaceman Finn” and his crashed TIE Fighter, and the interrogation of Poe Dameron by one of the bullies of the First Order. But he really strikes a chord with the illustration of a pint-sized Kylo Ren exploring “the forests of Starkiller Base with his imaginary friend,” Darth Vader.

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“Bill Watterson has been one of my biggest artistic influences,” Kesinger tells BuzzFeed, “so it was a fun opportunity to combine two of my favorite things.”