Imatge de l'autor

Bill Watterson (1) (1958–)

Autor/a de The Essential Calvin and Hobbes

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Sobre l'autor

Cartoonist Bill Watterson was born in Washington, D.C. on July 5, 1958. He graduated from Kenyon College in 1980 with a B.A. in Political Science. Before beginning to publish his popular Calvin and Hobbes comic strip in 1985, Watterson worked briefly as a political cartoonist and also designed mostra'n més grocery advertisements. Calvin and Hobbes is one of the most well-regarded, successful comics of the twentieth century. Watterson depicted the adventures of an imaginative six-year-old boy and his stuffed tiger for ten years and ended the strip at the height of its popularity. The creator is known for his revolutionary design techniques and refusal to merchandise his characters or allow them to appear in an animated series. Watterson published several collections of his Calvin and Hobbes strips, including "It's a Magical World," "The Days Are Just Packed," and "The Revenge of the Baby-Sat." He has been recognized numerous times for excellence, including receiving two Reuben Awards for Cartoonist of the Year, consecutive Harvey Awards for Best Syndicated Comic Strip from 1990 to 1996, and two Eisner Awards for Best Comic Strip Collection. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Bill Watterson (author webpage)


Obres de Bill Watterson

The Essential Calvin and Hobbes (1988) 5,239 exemplars
Calvin and Hobbes (1987) 4,441 exemplars
The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes (1992) 4,313 exemplars
The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes (1990) 4,288 exemplars
Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat (1994) 4,180 exemplars
Something Under the Bed Is Drooling (1988) 3,993 exemplars
The Days Are Just Packed (1993) 3,850 exemplars
Scientific Progress Goes "Boink" (1991) 3,768 exemplars
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (2005) 3,737 exemplars
Weirdos from Another Planet! (1990) 3,686 exemplars
Yukon Ho! (1989) 3,560 exemplars
There's Treasure Everywhere (1996) 3,282 exemplars
The Mysteries (2023) 160 exemplars
The Art of Richard Thompson (2014) 30 exemplars
Viimeinen valssi (1996) 23 exemplars
Jeg elsker dig! (1989) 18 exemplars
Huipulla tuulee (1993) 17 exemplars
Ystävien kesken (1994) 14 exemplars
Valon nopeudella (1993) 14 exemplars
Kosto elää! (1994) 14 exemplars
For fulde gardiner (1991) 13 exemplars
Hyviä yrityksiä! (1993) 13 exemplars
Täydellä teholla (1991) 13 exemplars
Steen & Stoffer - vover pelsen! (1996) 12 exemplars
Smil, vi er på! (1987) 12 exemplars
Täältä pesee! (1995) 12 exemplars
Calvin y Hobbes 3 (1993) 12 exemplars
Tiikeri on irti (1991) 12 exemplars
Bare for sjov! (1987) 11 exemplars
Skønheden og uhyret (1996) 11 exemplars
Hvo intet vover - (1995) 11 exemplars
Dybt at falde! (1995) 10 exemplars
Venner for altid - ? (2000) 10 exemplars
Ikuiset ystävykset (1992) 10 exemplars
En for alle - (1999) 10 exemplars
Hymyä huuleen! (1991) 10 exemplars
Er du dus med himlens fugle... (1992) 10 exemplars
Beter dan nu wordt het nooit (2002) 10 exemplars
Täysosuma! (1992) 9 exemplars
Hovsa! (1988) 9 exemplars
Kerran kesäaikaan (1990) 9 exemplars
Matkalla maineeseen (1990) 9 exemplars
I mørke er alle katte grå - (2000) 9 exemplars
Kalle och Hobbe : det är vi! (1992) 9 exemplars
Calvin y Hobbes (1997) 8 exemplars
Elke dag een nieuwe uitdaging (2003) 8 exemplars
Calvin y Hobbes 2 (1997) 8 exemplars
Calvin y Hobbes 7 (1998) 8 exemplars
Tungen lige i munden! (1993) 7 exemplars
Calvin y Hobbes 8 (1994) 7 exemplars
En tiger for meget! (1990) 7 exemplars
Tab og vind - (1990) 7 exemplars
Ude med snøren (1989) 7 exemplars
Pilan päiten (1992) 7 exemplars
Lunta ja hirviöitä (1990) 6 exemplars
Ystävää kaivaten (1995) 6 exemplars
Kaikin keinoin (1994) 6 exemplars
Bare vent til mor kommer hjem! (1999) 6 exemplars
Lykkens pamfiliusser (1990) 6 exemplars
Tak for dansen! (1999) 6 exemplars
Voihan sunnuntai (1994) 5 exemplars
Jetzt erst recht (1994) 5 exemplars
Kovaa ja korkealta (1995) 5 exemplars
Calvin & Hobbes 22 Copy DI (1997) 5 exemplars
Calvin y Hobbes 9 (2000) 4 exemplars
Tommy og Tigeren (1991) 4 exemplars
Kissanpäiviä (1996) 3 exemplars
Calvin y Hobbes 11 (1999) 3 exemplars
Du är så stirrig, Kalle! (2004) 3 exemplars
Kalle och Hobbe 1 (2020) 3 exemplars
Mislyde i mørket (1997) 3 exemplars
Stilhed før stormen (1996) 3 exemplars
Header Calvin & Hobbes (2006) 3 exemplars
LASSI JA LEEVI 3 exemplars
Tommy & Tigern : dyriske dager (1994) 2 exemplars
{Nunca me dejan hacer nada! (2000) 2 exemplars
Tommy & Tigern : full rulle (1993) 2 exemplars
O Essencial de Calvin & Hobbes (1997) 2 exemplars
På ville veier (1994) 2 exemplars
Nu lever vi rövare, Kalle! (2002) 2 exemplars
Håller du balansen, Kalle? (1998) 2 exemplars
Pelstryne (1991) 2 exemplars
Bilimsel Gelisme Gümledi (2015) 1 exemplars
Kalvin ve Hobs 1 exemplars
Calvin y Hobbes. ¡Atrapado! (1999) 1 exemplars
Macera Peşinde 1 exemplars
Calvin y Hobbes 5 1 exemplars
Ya estoy en casa, Hobbes (1994) 1 exemplars
Tommy og Tigern i knallform (1992) 1 exemplars
Kalvinas ir Hobsas: [komiksas] (2007) 1 exemplars
Header Calvin & Hobbes Backlis (2005) 1 exemplars
Kalle och Hobbe 2 1 exemplars
Calvin Y Hobbes 15 (1995) 1 exemplars
Tommy og tigeren 1 exemplars
Stripped 1 exemplars
Tommy & Tigern : sommergleder! (1992) 1 exemplars
Así que, ¿esto es el futuro? (2000) 1 exemplars
Steen og Stoffer (2014) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

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War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar and Peace Writing (2016) — Col·laborador — 82 exemplars
Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes (1993) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
The Comics Journal #127 (1989) 4 exemplars
Linus (2021) (Vol. 5) (2021) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Linus (2020) (Vol. 6) (2020) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Linus (2022) (vol.12) (2022) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Linus. Febbraio 2023 (Linus 2023 Vol. 2) (2023) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Linus (2019) (Vol. 11) (2019) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Linus (2023) (Vol. 10) — Autor — 1 exemplars


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This is a short, creepy little book about othering, maintaining a system of oppression, and losing sight of the wonder around us in favor of safety and conformity.
KallieGrace | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Dec 8, 2023 |
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
Here's the Publisher's Description, if I try, I'm going to end up telling the whole, brief story:

In a fable for grown-ups by cartoonist Bill Watterson, a long-ago kingdom is afflicted with unexplainable calamities. Hoping to end the torment, the king dispatches his knights to discover the source of the mysterious events. Years later, a single battered knight returns.

I'm not going to say more, even though I think we could use a teensy-weensy expansion to really sell the story. But the story isn't the important part because...

This is why you pick up this book. Period. You're curious about what Watterson's been up to for the last umpteen years, how his art has changed and developed. What's got his attention? And we won't really know much given how short this book is and how atypical it is, but still, that curiosity is there.

Maybe you know John Kascht's work and want to see what he's been dabbling in.

Either way, this is why you come to this book—and you will be well rewarded for it.

I'm not going to try to explain how these black-and-white images capture so much—and yet, leave so much to the imagination. But I've already gone through this book a few times just to see the art without caring about the words (which, yeah, I've read twice—but not as often). There are a couple of samples here.

Here's a video put out by the publisher where the two artists describe how they worked together (and no, you don't get to see any faces. Just hands and the works in progress).

Honestly, the story doesn't do much for me. It's fine—good enough to justify your time, but that's it. It feels like the first 50-70% of a Neil Gaiman story (but told in far fewer words). Honestly, anyone who described something like that to me would be enough to get me to pick it up—but I wanted a little more from Watterson.

But the more I think about it, I'm always going to want more from Watterson than he seems willing to give. So I should shut up and be happy about it.

I cannot say enough good things about these images, though—the visual look of the book as a whole, either. I'm so glad I got this just for that experience. And it's an experience I can repeat frequently.

I'm not going to give this a rating, because...I don't know. I can't assign a number to this. I'm just happy to see that Watterson is still out there doing creative things and hope he decides to share some more in the years to come.
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hcnewton | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Nov 23, 2023 |
Yes, that's that Bill Watterson, of Calvin & Hobbes fame. This is not Calvin & Hobbes, but it is, perhaps, similar, in that it's something very simple-looking that feels like it has a lot more depth behind it.

I suppose one can only describe it as a picture book for adults. (And I do think it's aimed at adults. It's a bit dark for kids, although maybe how appropriate that is depends on the kid.) The black-and-white illustrations are weirdly compelling, dark and atmospheric in a way that may leave you feeling interestingly off-balance.

The story is just a few short lines per page and has the feel of a slightly abstract fairy tale. Which may not seem like much, but the ending kind of made the hairs on my neck stand up. It ultimately feels very much like an allegory, but the personal exercise of considering what exactly it's an allegory for is, I think, the most interesting part of reading it. So I won't share any of my thoughts on the matter, but only say that I could see at least of couple of different ways of reading it, including a message I like and approve of and one I don't. I'm going with the former, naturally.

In any case, it is definitely a much bigger experience than it looks like you're likely to get out of this small, slim square of a book.
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bragan | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Nov 17, 2023 |
Calvin and Hobbes comics are ones that I like to pick up every and now and again on a consistent basis. They give me a nostalgic Saturday morning cartoon sort of feeling. They are also at turns hilarious and extremely insightful. The watercolors on the Sunday pages are gorgeous and Hobbes is always adorable.
rianainthestacks | Hi ha 23 ressenyes més | Nov 5, 2023 |



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