Cover image for The revenge of the baby-sat : a Calvin and Hobbes collection / by Bill Watterson.
The revenge of the baby-sat : a Calvin and Hobbes collection / by Bill Watterson.
Publication Information:
Kansas City, Mo. : Andrews and McMeel, c1991.
Physical Description:
127 p. : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm.
The best of the popular comic strip collected in one volume follows the rambunctious adventures of six-year-old Calvin and his tiger Hobbes


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  "Calvin and Hobbes provided an exhilarating blend of fantasy, sophistication, pungent humor and superb drawing that was dazzling." #65533;e" The Plain Dealer , Cleveland, Ohio

  With keen insight, Bill Watterson depicted life through the eyes of a child in Calvin and Hobbes #65533;e"with all the inherent fun and frustrations. Through the adventures of this engaging pair, the limits of our imaginations were challenged as we enjoyed accompanying Calvin and Hobbes as they traveled through time, transmogrified themselves, and stirred up trouble.

  Watterson's vibrant characterization of event and personality, deft artistic presentation, and whimsical perspective have cultivated an unwavering affection for his characters. In The Revenge of the Baby-Sat , readers can relish the opportunity to dwell once more in the enduring reminder of life as a child today.

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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