Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson celebrates 35th anniversary

For Immediate Release: November 18, 2020

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Kansas City, MO (Nov. 18, 2020) – On November 18, 1985, Bill Watterson introduced Calvin and Hobbes, the iconic pair who quickly captured the world’s collective imagination.  Thirty-five years later, the beloved duo continues to delight and captivate.

Called “America’s most profound comic strip,” (Wall Street Journal) and unquestionably one of the most popular and influential comic strips of all time, Calvin and Hobbes debuted in newspapers when Calvin lured Hobbes into his tiger trap with a tuna fish sandwich.  The adventures and musings of Calvin and Hobbes quickly enthralled fans and continues to do so decades later, as the transcendent humor and charm of Calvin and Hobbes endures.

Although the comic ran for just over ten years (Watterson retired Calvin and Hobbes on December 31, 1995), it remains firmly established in the hearts of millions.  Fortunately, it continues to be enjoyed online on and in numerous bestselling book collections, including The Complete Calvin and Hobbes in hardcover and paperback editions, and Exploring Calvin and Hobbes, which features an in-depth, exclusive interview with Watterson.  For additional information, please visit

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