C is for Calvin and Hobbes #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of comic strips. For those young ones out there, a comic strip is a few drawn panels telling a story which appears in the newspaper. The first daily comic strip began in 1907, but the color comics (Sunday funnies) actually began back in 1894.

C is for Calvin and Hobbes. It wasn’t even a debate. I knew as soon as I picked this topic that one of my favorite comic strips had to be included. Calvin and Hobbes debuted in 1985 and ended just 10 years later. The strip, developed by Bill Watterson, follows Calvin, a mischievous, adventurous six-year old and his stuffed tiger Hobbes. To Calvin, Hobbes is a real friend – a living anthropomorphic tiger, but to all other characters Hobbes is just an inanimate stuffed toy.

At the height of its popularity, the comic strip appeared in 2,400 newspapers. There are 18 Calvin and Hobbes books, but the best is the complete collection of strips in 3 hardcover volumes totaling 1440 pages. Yep, that collection is on my bookshelf beside my bed.

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4 thoughts on “C is for Calvin and Hobbes #AtoZChallenge

  1. I grew up reading Calvin and Hobbes and loved it. A couple of months ago, I snagged a book containing a collection of their strips at our library book sale, and now my youngest son has been enjoying reading about their antics/escapades. Great post, Susan! 🙂

  2. My roommate was a huge Calvin & Hobbes fan and owned the hard cover books. Good choice for C. Weekends In Maine

  3. Ha, ha, love Calvin and Hobbs. I own some of the books myself.

  4. A few years back I got a small bonus at work and decided to get the complete collection. No money I have spent has brought me more joy The Calvin and Hobbs.

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