The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book

The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book

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Celebrating ten years of their crazy antics, author of the Calvin and Hobbes comic, Bill Watterson, invites readers to look back at the first ten years--featuring Watterson's insights and classic comics.

"Watterson re-created the thoughts and feelings of a six-year-old with uncanny accuracy ... Calvin and Hobbes was, simply, the best comic strip." --Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times

Many moons ago, the magic of Calvin and Hobbes first appeared on the funny pages and the world was introduced to a wondrous pair of friends -- a boy and his tiger, who brought new life to the comics page. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of this distinguished partnership, Bill Watterson prepared this special book, sharing his thoughts on cartooning and creating Calvin and Hobbes , illustrated throughout with favorite black-and-white and color cartoons.
Publisher: Kansas City, Mo. : Andrews and McMeel, c1995
ISBN: 9780836204384
9780836204407
Branch Call Number: ANF 741.5973 WAT
Characteristics: 208 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 24 x 31 cm
Alternative Title: Calvin and Hobbes (Comic strip)

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Derringer
Mar 21, 2017

Covering the years from 1985-1995 - This entertaining book contains 36 cartoons (colour/b&w) from the ever-popular "Calvin and Hobbes". These cartoons were personally selected by its author, Bill Watterson.

For anyone who's not at all familiar with the "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip - Here's a brief outline of what one can expect to see in this volume....

This cartoon follows the often-humorous adventures (both real and fantasized) of Calvin, a precocious, mischievous and very outspoken 6-year-old rugrat, and his sardonic, stuffed tiger, Hobbes.

Together these 2 rascals (especially Calvin) get themselves into all sorts of comical predicaments that cover such broad issues as public education, philosophical quandaries, environmentalism, and flaws of opinion polls (to name but a few).

At the height of its popularity - "Calvin and Hobbes" was featured in over 2400 newspapers, worldwide.

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red_tiger_1897
Feb 11, 2017

this book is great! it includes various comics from a span of ten years, it is very funny.

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rtom77
Nov 20, 2012

i cant wait to read it! I've read so much calvin and hobbes I don't think I can wait till i get it!

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spinebrown
Apr 20, 2012

I love these comics! This is my favourite in the collection though, I love how Watterson explains each comic. Definitely my favourite comic series.

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pglove7
Jan 27, 2012

awsome

jwong_1999 Nov 05, 2011

very funny

vookad Jan 25, 2011

A fascinating and relatively rare look at this classic strip through the eyes of its author, Bill Waterson. Even if you have read all the collections its great to read Waterson's comments on his intentions and inspirations.

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murphinator
Jan 06, 2011

I have loved this comic strip ever since I was a little kid

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bowlin182
Jan 05, 2011

When I was 10, my Grandmother bought me this book, and Bill Watterson opened my eyes to a whole world of magic.

If you're not familiar with the comic strip, this would be a great place to start. Watterson explains a lot about how Calvin and Hobbes came to be as well as the influences behind each character and storyline. It also illustrates Bill's principles on liscensing and marketing, and what makes Calvin and Hobbes pure gold to this day.

Most strips are annotated by Watterson with a quip that gives the reader a glimpse into the mastermind behind Spaceman Spiff, Stupendous Man, Calvinball, and transmogrification.

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pie
Jun 24, 2008

What a classic!

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DavidB
Aug 23, 2009

I would suggest that it's not the medium, but the quality of perception and expression, that determines the significance of art. But what would a cartoonist know?

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