256 pages, 10.9 × 8.5 × 0.7 in
January 1, 1988
Andrews McMeel Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0836218051
ISBN - 13: 9780836218053
From the Publisher
Perhaps the most brilliant comic strip ever created, Calvin and Hobbes continues to entertain with dazzling cartooning and tremendous humor.
Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes has been a worldwide favorite since its introduction in 1985. The strip follows the richly imaginative adventures of Calvin and his trusty tiger, Hobbes. Whether a poignant look at serious family issues or a round of time-travel (with the aid of a well-labeled cardboard box), Calvin and Hobbes will astound and delight you.
Beginning with the day Hobbes sprang into Calvin's tuna fish trap, the first two Calvin and Hobbes collections, Calvin and Hobbes and Something Under The Bed Is Drooling, are brought together in this treasury. Including black-and-white dailies and color Sundays, The Essential Calvin and Hobbes also features an original full-color 16-page story.
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.
From Our Editors
Here is the all-inclusive chronicle of events beginning with the day Hobbes sprang into Calvin's tuna-fish trap and their friendship was forged forever. Essential not only for its thoroughness, including full-color Sunday cartoons, but also for the never-before-published cartoon story it features