Calvin and Hobbes (Paperback)

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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


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.

About the Author

Bill Watterson is the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, one of the most popular and well-regarded cartoon strips of the twentieth century. Calvin and Hobbes appeared in newspapers from November 1985 until Watterson's retirement in 1995.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780836220889
ISBN-10: 0836220889
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: January 6th, 1987
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Calvin and Hobbes
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