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The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
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Created by Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes have long been a mainstay in American newspapers, and have been published in syndication since the cancellation of the strip in Telling the tale of a hyperactive, precocious six year old boy, Calvin, and his laconic, anthropomorphic stuffed tiger, Hobbes. Hailed as being interesting and complex enough for adults, but containing humor and wit that a child could understand, it was a breakthrough cross-generational strip that pleased both demographics without becoming patronizing or pretentious. The inception of the strip came while Watterson was working at an advertising firm, and was cartooning in his spare time. Rejected numerous times, he was finally picked up by Universal Press Syndicate after modifying the strip he was writing to better reflect the popularity of two minor characters,the titular Calvin and his stuffed tiger, Hobbes. First published in , it rose to become one of the most popular comic features in its medium, and has been reprinted in syndication in hundreds of publications.
Bill Watterson wrote a total of nineteen [a] official Calvin and Hobbes books that have been published in the United States by Andrews McMeel Publishing ; the first, entitled simply Calvin and Hobbes , was released in April , and the most recent, Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue , was released in February A twentieth official Calvin and Hobbes book, a children's textbook by the title of Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes , was published under license in by Playground Publishing in Fargo, North Dakota. Before the release of The Complete Calvin and Hobbes in , the complete set of newspaper strips were collected in the following eight books: . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Calvin and Hobbes Album. Archived from the original on Retrieved