Questions tagged [bill-watterson]

Questions about the works of American cartoonist Bill Watterson (born 1958) or his life as a writer. He is most famous for his cartoon 'Calvin and Hobbes'.

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Is Calvin an unreliable narrator?

Related: What is Hobbes? In the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, Calvin has a radically different point of view than any of his peers or the adults in the story. One notable example is Hobbes himself, ...
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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 ...
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