|Publisher:||Andrews McMeel Pub|
|Publish Date:||Nov 2012|
|Number of Pages:||1456|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||14.1|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||9.8 x 3.9 x 11.1|
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.
From 1985 to 1995, the lovingly remembered, riotously funny adventures of six-year-old hellion Calvin and his great friend Hobbes the tiger kept newspaper readers laughing uproariously (and sometimes thinking, or smiling warmly). This wonderfully lavish three-book hardcover set collects the strip's entire run. From the very beginning, Watterson showed incredible skills as a cartoonist and humorist. Calvin is completely believable as a genuine little boy: irrepressible, argumentative, curious, naive, messy, and sometimes sweet in spite of himself.
His marvelously imaginative fantasies of monsters, dinosaurs, spaceships, and heroes, superimposed over the real world, provide endless story ideas that never become tired through repetition. The somewhat more mature but still playful Hobbes, who appears to everyone but Calvin as a stuffed animal, is immensely endearing. This set presents the strips in a large size, with Sunday episodes in full color, and includes all the bonus features from the strip's original paperback collections plus a new introduction by Watterson. Any library owning all of those earlier collections will have every strip here, but this more durable presentation is highly recommended. This is one of the all-time great comic strips, absolutely essential for every library.
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They’re back! This eagerly awaited four-volume slipcased paperback edition of the original groundbreaking collection features the adventures of Calvin and his pet tiger, Hobbes.
Calvin and Hobbes is unquestionably one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The imaginative world of a boy and his real-only-to-him tiger was first syndicated in 1985 and appeared in more than 2,400 newspapers when Bill Watterson retired on January 1, 1996. The entire body of Calvin and Hobbes cartoons published in a truly noteworthy tribute to this singular cartoon in The Complete Calvin and Hobbes. Composed of three hardcover, four-color volumes in a sturdy slipcase, this New York Times best-selling edition includes all Calvin and Hobbes cartoons that ever appeared in syndication. This is the treasure that all Calvin and Hobbes fans seek.
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