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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Calvin and Hobbes


Bill Watterson drew a daily comic strip that ran from November, 1985 to December, 1995--Calvin and Hobbes. It was one of the most-loved comics of the 20th century. I probably don't need to tell you, but Calvin was a spirited young boy with a powerful imagination, and Hobbes, was his stuffed tiger.

Twenty years after the strip ceased publication, Calvin and Hobbes still enjoy fame. You can read a daily reprint of the strips online at GoComics.com or sign up there to get Calvin and Hobbes delivered to you inbox daily.

Here at the Library we have a dozen Calvin and Hobbes compilations in our adult and young adult sections including, The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury [YA 741.5 WAT] and The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (in three volumes) [741.5 WAT].

Recently I learned of a effort by an artist, Gabriel de Laubier, who is taking the Calvin and Hobbes strips and turning them into 3-D renditions. The story behind this effort is fascinating--read about it here.

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