Bill Watterson was born on July 5, , in Washington, D. While attending Kenyon College, Watterson drew cartoons for the college paper, leading to a position at the Cincinnati Post. Watterson wanted to draw comic strips and began trying to syndicate his original creation, "Calvin and Hobbes," a cartoon about a rambunctious boy and his imaginary toy tiger friend that went on to garner wide fame. When he was 6 years old, Bill Watterson moved with his father James, a patent attorney, and his mother, Kathryn, to Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
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Happily, the film is as much a celebration of the strip as anything else. He worked for six months at the Cincinnati Post in , right after he graduated from Kenyon College in Ohio with a degree in political science, incidentally. Some of this work is available online, and as you can see from the example above, his distinctive style was already pretty much fully formed long before Calvin and Hobbes entered the picture. According to a mutual friend , Borgman was two years ahead of Watterson, and both studied under the same drawing teacher. Behold: the cover art for a tape released by The Rels, featuring Tom Watterson on guitar and lead vocals. Calvin, meanwhile, takes his name from John Calvin, the cheerless Protestant theologian responsible for founding the strand of Christianity that now bears his name.
The comic centers around Calvin's life, his troubles, and his adventures, with Hobbes alongside as his companion. Calvin is very cynical and usually gets annoyed with Hobbes. His first piece of dialogue was the first line of the strip and his last line of dialogue was also the strip's final line. Main article: Calvin and Hobbes.
It was on November 18, , when Calvin met Hobbes. So how did it come together? Why did it last only a decade? And what has Watterson been up to in the over two decades since he retired at the young age of just 38?