Thursday, February 22, 2007

Calvin and Hobbes: A Concise history

This is the first Calvin and Hobbes strip (1985) that appeared as the write up below the strip indicates. (Click on the pictures to see them bigger and the words will be more legible.)



This is the last strip published in a newspaper as a particular web site informs me and I have not been able to confirm it. But the last strip appeared sometime in 1995 when Watterson 'retired'.

You can read more about the cartoonist Bill Watterson here and on wikipedia.

The one below is one of my favorites.



4 comments:

aryama said...

wanted to thank u for the the granta link
..but most of the stories i wnated to read ..were not availabe
anyways....aryama

Abhigyan said...

am a rather late convert to C&H..and boy they're gud..
just a suggestion..am sure u changed ur template after much thought and discussion (including with me)..but don't u think ur last template looked a bit cleaner, and professional

Shalini said...

Awwwwwww!!!An entire post complete with links and information.

I have only read stripes that appeared in newspapers. Even today, when I browse through the newspaper to scan clips for a client, I steal some time to read C&B. Hehe!

Calvin is a real smart kid... they dont make characters like them anymore...

Lili of the Valley said...

i so love calvin and hobbes that i have a few of bill watterson's books! i love lucy and her afternoon tea parties! hehehe