Back when I was a wee lad and took piano lessons, my piano teacher had a stack of books for students to read while they waited for their siblings to finish their lessons. Among the stack of books included were multiple "Calvin and Hobbes" collections. The comic strip, written by Bill Watterson, debuted in and ran till
Within a year, "Calvin and Hobbes" was being published in roughly newspapers. By the time Watterson ended the strip init was appearing in more than 2, newspapers. It had become a beloved classic.
Reclusive comic artist alert! Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson has popped up again. Well, his art has anyway.
Starting off with a better known fact that a snobby, super fan may like to throw around, Calvin and his tiger Hobbes are named after 16 th Century theologian John Calvin and 17 th Century philosopher Thomas Hobbes, two schools of thought that would go into defining the voices of the titular characters and the strip as a whole. John Calvin was the central developer of Calvinism during the Protestant Reformation whose outlook centered on innate sinfulness within the human condition. Thomas Hobbes focused on political philosophy, developing an influential view of human nature centering on self-interested cooperation.
The last Calvin and Hobbes strip was published way back inbut the beloved comic still has legions of fans who pore over the book collections to relive the adventures of a young boy and his toy tiger. Digital designer and 3D artist Gabriel de Laubier took a classic Calvin and Hobbes strip and transformed it into a zoomable, movable 3D experience. De Laubier used open-source 3D graphics and animation software Blender to create the interactive strip.
Calvin and Hobbes is a daily comic strip created by American cartoonist Bill Watterson that was syndicated from November 18, to December 31, Commonly cited as "the last great newspaper comic",    Calvin and Hobbes has enjoyed broad and enduring popularity, influence and academic interest. Calvin and Hobbes follows the humorous antics of the titular characters : Calvin, a precocious, mischievous and adventurous six-year-old boy; and Hobbeshis sardonic stuffed tiger.
Salem died Sept. The cultural significance of the comics he edited and launched over the course of four decades is unrivaled, he added. Salem, who retired inwas also known for coming to the defense of his cartoonists and giving them the creative liberty to do what they pleased, even when controversies arose or they pushed social conventions.
Bill Watterson was born on July 5,in Washington, D. While attending Kenyon College, Watterson drew cartoons for the college paper, leading to a position at the Cincinnati Post. Watterson wanted to draw comic strips and began trying to syndicate his original creation, "Calvin and Hobbes," a cartoon about a rambunctious boy and his imaginary toy tiger friend that went on to garner wide fame. When he was 6 years old, Bill Watterson moved with his father James, a patent attorney, and his mother, Kathryn, to Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
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