Calvin, cheeky, hyperactive and mischievous, and Hobbes, his cuddly toy tiger who, as far as Calvin is concerned is very much alive and kicking, are two of the most loveable and hilarious characters to grace the comic strip in years.
William Boyd Watterson II was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Ohio. Ohio’s suburbia was part of the inspiration for Calvin and Hobbes. He won the National Cartoonist’s Society Reuben award in 1986.
Bill Watterson is the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, one of the most popular and well-regarded cartoon strips of the twentieth century. Calvin and Hobbes appeared in newspapers from November 1985 until Watterson’s retirement in 1996.