Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue, Paperback Book

Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue Paperback

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Exploring Calvin and Hobbesis the catalogue for an exhibit by the same name at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum at Ohio State University, which opened in March 2014.

The exhibit is Bill Watterson's personal exploration of how the wonder of Calvin and Hobbescame to be.

It includes original art ofCalvin and Hobbes, along with Watterson's original commentary on each.

The show also includes art from cartoons and cartoonists that Watterson has identified as influential in the development of his art, including Peanuts, Pogo, Krazy Kat, Doonesbury, Pat Oliphant, Jim Borgman, Flash Gordon, Bloom County, and Steadman.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
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  • ISBN: 9781449460365



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Ten years after ending his great comic strip, "Calvin and Hobbes" in 1995, Bill Watterson donated his collection of some 3,000 original cartoons to Ohio State University's Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum. In 2011, after a new building was constructed, the Museum (which I would love to visit someday) put together an exhibition of Watterson's work, of which this book is the Exhibition Catalogue. It includes a rare free-ranging interview with Bill Watterson, who proves to be engaging, witty and thoughtful. The book additionally shows examples of Watterson's comic influences, the original comic strips featured in the Exhibition, and examples of Watterson's other work, before and after C&H. A fine addition to the library of any "Calvin and Hobbes" admirer.