Calvin and Hobbes
Calvin and Hobbes was a comic strip created by Bill Watterson. That was syndicated from 1985-11-18 - 1995-12-31. The strip was about an overly-creative boy named Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes. The strip's gimmick was that Calvin sees Hobbes as a real-life tiger and Hobbes is always drawn in a different style when the two are alone. Although the strip is humorous in nature, it has a variety of deeper messages including environmentalism, parenting, the public education system, death, and religion.
My mother introduced me to Calvin and Hobbes when I was around seven-years-old, and, after seeing that I loved the strip, bought me a copy of Something Under the Bed is Drooling. From there, I would continue to read the comic in the newspaper, and she would buy me a new book every so often. I really grew to love the strip and it became my favorite for the entire time it was published. Many of Watterson's strips really resonate with me at an emotional level. I was very upset when I learned that Watterson retired the strip.
Bill Watterson was very firm in the fact that he wanted Calvin and Hobbes to exist solely as a comic strip, so there aren't any other forms of licensed media for the strip other than the strip itself, now catalogued in book form.
|1993-??-??||Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes||Lesson plans by teachers using the strip for education.|
|2009-10-01||Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip||Non-fiction about the strip and Bill Watterson.|
|2015-03-10||Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue||Commentary by Watterson about the art exhibit.|
- Dear Mr. Watterson - A documentary about Bill Watterson.
- gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes - Read Calvin and Hobbes online.