10/03/2005

The Return of 'Calvin and Hobbes'

"Almost 20 years have passed since 'Calvin and Hobbes' debuted and a decade since the reclusive comic strip creator's retirement. But precocious 6-year-old Calvin and his beloved stuffed pet tiger remain forever young.

In celebration of the anniversary of Bill Watterson's strip, 'The Complete Calvin and Hobbes' - a three-volume collection of the duo's adventures - is set to be released on Tuesday. Reprinted 'Calvin and Hobbes' comic strips began reappearing in newspapers nationwide in August in a four-month run-up to the book's release. "

1 comment:

Monkey Migraine said...

From the headline of this post, I got excited. But it's just re-prints. I really do miss Calvin, but at the same time, it was time to retire. Watterson's strips became less about the preciousness of young boys and more about complex artwork and making philosophical statements that no young boy would ever say.