“The entire body of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ cartoons is now available in four full-color paperback volumes in a sturdy slipcase: The Complete Calvin and Hobbes — and it’s only $100!!
Combining the richly conceived characters and efficient drawing of “Peanuts” with the visual virtuosity and linguistic playfulness of “Pogo” and “Krazy Kat,” Watterson applied his intelligence and supple cartoon skills to come up with a creation beloved by millions who still mourn its passing.
As you probably already know, the strip featured a precocious and adventurous six-year-old boy, Calvin, and his sardonic stuffed tiger, Hobbes. Hobbes’ dual nature is a defining motif for the strip: to Calvin, Hobbes is a live anthropomorphic tiger, while all the other characters in the cartoon strip see him as an inanimate stuffed toy. But did you know that the pair are named after John Calvin, 16th-century French Reformation theologian, and Thomas Hobbes, a 17th-century English political philosopher? Come to think of it, you probably did
. . . Available for the first time in a paperback boxed set, this is a treasure sure to create jubilation in all Calvin and Hobbes fans. And really, who isn’t?”—Broadway Books, Portland
Each day until Christmas, the tireless booksellers at Broadway Books will post a recommendation for a great gift book (or seven!) on the store’s blog, Bookbroads. 24 Days of Books posts are written by Sally McPherson, Roberta Dyer and Kate Bennison.