Cover image for Calvin and Hobbes / by Bill Watterson ; [foreword by Garry Trudeau].
Calvin and Hobbes / by Bill Watterson ; [foreword by Garry Trudeau].

Publication Information:
Kansas City [Mo.] : Andrews, McMeel & Parker, c1987.
Physical Description:
127 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
A collection of comic strips following the adventures of Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes.


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2 Bob Harkins Branch 741.5973 WAT Book Adult General Collection
1 Bob Harkins Branch WAT Graphic Novel Junior Graphic Novels
2 Bob Harkins Branch WAT Graphic Novel Junior Graphic Novels
2 Nechako Branch WAT Graphic Novel Junior Graphic Novels

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Bob Harkins Branch1Received on 7/16/18



The first book collection of the classic and beloved Calvin and Hobbes comic strip!

"Most people who write comic dialogue for minors demonstrate surprisingly little feel for--or faith in--the original source material, that is, childhood, in all its unfettered and winsome glory. It is in this respect that Bill Watterson has proved as unusual as his feckless creations, Calvin and Hobbes. Watterson is the reporter who's gotten it right; childhood as it actually is."--Garry Trudeau, from the Foreword

This is the first collection of the classic comic strip that features Calvin, a rambunctious 6-year-old boy, and his stuffed tiger, Hobbes, who comes charmingly to life. Filled with a mix of Watterson's standard and full-page Sunday strips, this collection is sure to please fans and newcomers alike.

Author Notes

Cartoonist Bill Watterson was born in Washington, D.C. on July 5, 1958. He graduated from Kenyon College in 1980 with a B.A. in Political Science. Before beginning to publish his popular Calvin and Hobbes comic strip in 1985, Watterson worked briefly as a political cartoonist and also designed grocery advertisements.

Calvin and Hobbes is one of the most well-regarded, successful comics of the twentieth century. Watterson depicted the adventures of an imaginative six-year-old boy and his stuffed tiger for ten years and ended the strip at the height of its popularity. The creator is known for his revolutionary design techniques and refusal to merchandise his characters or allow them to appear in an animated series.

Watterson published several collections of his Calvin and Hobbes strips, including "It's a Magical World," "The Days Are Just Packed," and "The Revenge of the Baby-Sat." He has been recognized numerous times for excellence, including receiving two Reuben Awards for Cartoonist of the Year, consecutive Harvey Awards for Best Syndicated Comic Strip from 1990 to 1996, and two Eisner Awards for Best Comic Strip Collection.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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