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The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Collection - 3 x Large Hardcover Books in 1 x Boxed Set : Three Hardcovers in a Boxed Set - Bill Watterson

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Collection - 3 x Large Hardcover Books in 1 x Boxed Set

Three Hardcovers in a Boxed Set

Boxed, Slipcased or Casebound Published: 1st September 2005
ISBN: 9780740748479
Number Of Pages: 1440
For Ages: 12+ years old

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Composed of three hardcover, four-color volumes in a sturdy slipcase, this edition includes all "Calvin and Hobbes" cartoons that ever appeared in syndication and an original introduction by the author.

"New York Times" best-seller!

Watterson's imaginative approach to his material and his inventive graphics have made "Calvin and Hobbes" one of the few universally admired by other cartoonists." --Charles Solomon, "Los Angeles Times Book Review"

"Calvin and Hobbes" is unquestionably one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The imaginative world of a boy and his real-only-to-him tiger was first syndicated in 1985 and appeared in more than 2,400 newspapers when Bill Watterson retired on January 1, 1996. The entire body of "Calvin and Hobbes" cartoons published in a truly noteworthy tribute to this singular cartoon in "The Complete Calvin and Hobbes."

Composed of three hardcover, four-color volumes in a sturdy slipcase, this edition includes all "Calvin and Hobbes" cartoons that ever appeared in syndication.

This is the treasure that all "Calvin and Hobbes" fans seek.

About the Author

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.

Industry Reviews

"Watterson's imaginative approach to his material and his inventive graphics have made

On December 31, 1995, Bill Watterson, award-winning creator of Calvin and Hobbes, retired at the height of his cartooning career, issuing the following statement:

"This is not a recent or easy decision, and I leave with some sadness. I believe I've done what I can do within the constraints of daily deadlines and small panels. I am eager to work at a more thoughtful pace, with fewer artistic compromises. I have not yet decided on future projects, but my relationship with Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU) will continue."

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, published by Andrews McMeel Publishing, a division of AMU, is similar in format to the New York Times best-selling The Complete Far Side, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes collects every Bill Watterson cartoon in a three-volume slipcased set. The book includes every Watterson strip (3,160 to be exact) appearing between the cartoon's launch on November 18, 1985, to its final run on December 31, 1995, along with new art and a revealing introduction essay by Watterson.

During its syndication, Calvin and Hobbes ran in more than 2,400 newspapers. Worldwide sales of Watterson's 17 existing Calvin and Hobbes book collections surpass 30 million copies, making Watterson's heartwarming depiction of precocious six-year-old Calvin and his imaginary, pouncing pet tiger Hobbes unquestionably one of the most popular and beloved comic strips of all time.

Whether a poignant look at serious family issues or a round of time travel (with the aid of a well-labeled cardboard box), "Watterson's imaginative approach to his material and his inventive graphics have made Calvin and Hobbes one of the few universally admired by other cartoonists," writes Charles Solomon for the Los Angeles Times.

Weighing 23 pounds per complete set (or 250 metric tons for the entire first print run), The Complete Calvin and Hobbes is composed of more than 34,957 reams of paper and 12 metric tons of ink (for the first printing alone!). More than 125 twenty-foot shipping containers were used to transport the paper from the mill to the printer.

Quotable Calvin and Hobbes

"Never argue with a six-year-old who shaves."

"Questions I know the answer to I don't need to ask, right?"

"There's an inverse relationship between how good something is for you, and how much fun it is!"

"There's no problem so awful that you can't add some guilt to it and make it even worse."

"I've got plenty of common sense! I just choose to ignore it."

"There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want."

ISBN: 9780740748479
ISBN-10: 0740748475
Audience: General
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 7 - 12
Format: Boxed, Slipcased or Casebound
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1440
Published: 1st September 2005
Publisher: Andrews McMeel
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 31.5 x 28.0  x 13.34
Weight (kg): 10.21
Edition Number: 1

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