The Complete Calvin and Hobbes by Bill WattersonI bought this set for my boys a few Christmasses back - but really I bought it for me.
Ive read the entire thing a few pages at a time over the course of a some months and I was sad to come to the last wonderfully bound hard cover.
Although I was sad to reach the end I also applaud Bill Watterson for knowing the power in ending something. He quit while he was ahead and left us something golden. It would lessen the work if he had carried on past the point the fire left him, repeating old themes too many times, and forcing us to watch as the life leached out of these beloved characters - perhaps even passing the torch on to contracted writers to continue milking the cash cow ad infinitum. But he didnt. Thanks Bill.
Calvin and Hobbs captures a type of magic. The humour dances between many levels, brilliant visual comedy, erudite observation, poignant insight, laugh out loud slap-stick, and just damn feel-good stuff that touches everyone who has really lived.
I fell into Calvin and Hobbes world in my 30s and intend to keep dipping back in every time life gets me down.
Go try it.
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The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. I grew up with Calvin and Hobbes. The comic strip first appeared in newspapers in , three years after I was born, and ran for the next decade. The often off-beat humor, the incisive criticism, and the occasional surge of sentimentality in this seminal comic strip helped to color much of my young life, as it did for so many millions of readers of all ages. Though Bill Watterson wrapped up the series more than two decades ago, "Calvin and Hobbes"remains wildly popular and entirely pertinent today.
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 and appeared in more than 2, newspapers when Bill Watterson retired on January 1, 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. As a kid, I knew I wanted to be either a cartoonist or an astronaut. I kept my options open until seventh grade, but when I stopped understanding math and science, my choice was made.
Join Calvin and Hobbes on all their adventures in this four-volume collection of every comic strip from the comic strip's eleven year history ( The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Paperback Box set, November 13, by Hardcover.
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