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Questions tagged [bill-watterson]

Bill Watterson is best known as the author of the Calvin and Hobbes comic strips. Use this tag if you have questions either about Calvin and Hobbes (with the [calvin-and-hobbes] tag) or about Bill Watterson as an author.

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Why has Bill Watterson ('Calvin and Hobbes') been retired for so long?

Calvin and Hobbes had a 10-year run (from November 18, 1985 to December 31, 1995). Bill Watterson was born July 5, 1958, meaning that he was 28 when the strip started, 38 when it concluded, and is now ...
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Why did Bill Watterson choose the character names he did?

Several major characters in Calvin and Hobbes are named after fictional or historical characters. Calvin is named after theologian John Calvin Hobbes is named after Thomas Hobbes Miss Wormwood is ...
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What is Hobbes?

In the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson, Calvin is a boy. He has a tiger friend, who's... a little ambiguous. Is he a doll or a real tiger or a figment of his imagination? To Calvin he ...