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The Complete Calvin and Hobbes: A New Calvin and Hobbes Collection!


The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Great news! The Complete Calvin and Hobbes is published October 4, 2005, containing 3 large hard-cover albums featuring all Calvin and Hobbes cartoons that ever appeared in syndication.

The list price is $150, but it's now available for only $99.00!
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
New print fully available again!

Welcome, you've come to the place where Calvin and Hobbes® once were honored with a great tribute and fan-site, "Calvin and Hobbes at Martijn's". Unfortunately the copyright owners didn't agree with that and made me shutdown the entire site. The biggest success of the site was the Calvin and Hobbes Strip Search, which received thousands of visitors every single day.

I want to thank for all your visits and nice comments. I've received hundreds of emails because of this shutdown; thanks for all the nice comments! It would take way too much time to reply to all of them, so don't think I don't read them. I've read every single one of them and appreciate your comments.

If you want, you can send me an email as well.

Martijn

For completeness, here's a list of all available Calvin and Hobbes® books, with direct links to buy them.


Calvin and Hobbes


Something Under the Bed is Drooling

The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury

Yukon Ho!


The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book: A Collection of Sunday Calvin and Hobbes Cartoons


Weirdos From Another Planet!


The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury


The Revenge of the Baby-Sat


Scientific Progress Goes "Boink"


Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons


The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes


The Days are Just Packed


Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat


The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book


There's Treasure Everywhere


It's A Magical World


Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995


The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
If you want to have all strips, but not all books (i.e. the least amount of books, but have every single strip) then you need to buy this list of books: Of course you could also buy "The Complete Calvin and Hobbes" listed above!

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This section contains some drawings of Bill Watterson besides the strips in the comics section. It contains Bill's notepaper, a political drawing from him and pictures of the only legal merchandise ever: the 16 month calendar. Some pictures feature the 'art' Bill has added as an extra to his books (to be added soon!). And the last pictures on this page are from tributes to Bill's comic, drawn by other artists.

Calvin and Hobbes Dinosaur image

One example of Bill's own art can be seen above. The dinosaurs painting is painted by him and is printed on the back of the Lazy Sunday Book.

Bill Wattersons Notepaper

Calvin and Hobbes fan from France, Alain Clément, has sent Bill Watterson a letter in the early 1990's. He was glad to receive a personal letter from Bill back. The letter Bill sent is below, together with a picture of the envelope the letter was sent in. Click on the links to view the images.

Letter
Envelope

Calvin and Hobbes 16 month calendar

Very rare: these are the fronts of the only legal items EVER sold besides the books. These are truly collectors items! Most people don't know there was anything legal for sale. The t-shirts and bumperstickers you occasionally see are all illegal. It was sent to me by Alain Clément, who also sent me the notepaper above. Some more pictures of it will appear on this site soon. Click the links to view the images.

Update: an other Calvin and Hobbes fan has sent me a picture of the other calendar. It has been confirmed by someone from United Press Syndicate that these two items are (the only) legal items.

1988-89 16 Month calendar 
1989-90 16 Month calendar 

Calvin and Hobbes Polls illustrations

In the late eighties, Bill Watterson has drawn some special Calvin and Hobbes pictures for the results of comics popularity polls. Of course Calvin and Hobbes ended up being number one on these polls Wink. Two of these drawings were sent in by Alain from France. These are never seen before on the internet!

The Sacramento Bee, April 23, 1987 
Houston Chronicle, January 31, 1988 

Bill Watterson self portraits

Over the years, Bill Watterson has drawn various self portraits. Most of them were published in comic magazines and newspapers. Thanks to the great website of one of the members at the forum of Calvin and Hobbes at Martijn's, Ignatz, below are some examples. It's fun to see that most of them are very funny, and of course very well drawn. It's nice to see that Bill Watterson is not afraid to make fun of himself Smile.

Self portrait from the mid 1980's including his cats 
Self portrait from Honk Magazine about how he gets the ideas for the comics Wink 
Self portrait published from Bill's first feature newspaper article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 01, 1986 article entitled "Cartoon Caprices: Artist Finally Draws a Winner." 
Self portrait in color. 
Self portrait in color, from a Swedish edition of one of the Calvin and Hobbes albums. 

Tributes

Zits comic strip featuring Calvin and Hobbes

In the middle of 2000, some New York newspapers ran the strip below. It was sent to me by Lorenzo Cricchio, a.k.a. Spaceman Spiff.

Click the link to view the comic strip.

Zits featuring Calvin and Hobbes

Liberty Meadows tribute

First week of August 2000, a sunday comic of Liberty Meadows was published, which was a tribute to Bill Watterson, drawn by Frank Cho. He has redrawn a well known scene from Calvin and Hobbes and the resemblance is amazing. Thanks to Adam for telling me.

Click the link to view the full scale version.

Liberty Meadows featuring Calvin and Hobbes

Get Fuzzy tribute

Thanks to Amy for sending me a copy of this strip. It was drawn by Darby ConLey and was published on November 9th, 2000. The picture shows some well known figures from comic strips. Besides Calvin and Hobbes, you can find for instance, Dilbert and Capt. Haddock from Tintin.

Click the link to view the full scale version.

Get Fuzzy featuring Calvin and Hobbes

Jumpstart tribute

This picture of Jumpstart mentions the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. This strip was published November 11th, 2000.

Click the link to view the full scale version.

Jumpstart featuring Calvin and Hobbes

Foxtrot tributes

Bill Amend has made lots of references to Calvin and Hobbes in his comic Foxtrot. Below are some samples, sent to me, and brought to my attention by David Herson, Jay, Julie Hill, J Dandridge and Robert Maitland. Thanks to all of you!

Click the link to view the full scale versions.

Foxtrot featuring Calvin and Hobbes, black and white - 1
Foxtrot featuring Calvin and Hobbes, black and white - 2
Foxtrot featuring Calvin and Hobbes, colour - 1
Foxtrot featuring Calvin and Hobbes, colour - 2

Off the mark

Another cartoonist that has used a lot of Calvin and Hobbes references, is Mark Parisi*. Below are his tributes, sent to me by Jay!

Click the link to view the full scale versions.

Off the Mark featuring Calvin and Hobbes - 1
Off the Mark featuring Calvin and Hobbes - 2
Off the Mark featuring Calvin and Hobbes - 3
Off the Mark featuring Calvin and Hobbes - 4
Off the Mark featuring Calvin and Hobbes - 5
Off the Mark featuring Calvin and Hobbes - 6
Off the Mark featuring Calvin and Hobbes - 7
Off the Mark featuring Calvin and Hobbes - 8 

*Cartoons copyrighted by Mark Parisi. Posted with permission. For many more off the mark cartoons, please visit www.offthemark.com.

The Big Picture

November 21, 2003, 13:51

Finally a (small) update on this section. It's an appearance of Hobbes in The Big Picture by cartoonist Lennie Peterson.

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The Big Picture featuring Hobbes

November 28, 2003, 13:03

Calvin and Hobbes is mentioned in The Big Picture by cartoonist Lennie Peterson on November 26th. I guess this author likes Calvin and Hobbes as much as we all do! Wink Thanks to Craig Guild for letting me know this one (and the previous one too!)

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The Big Picture mentioning Calvin and Hobbes

February 29, 2004, 06:44

Maarten van Grootel sent me a link to a tribute in The Whiteboard drawn by Doc Nickel. It was originally published on November 15, 2002.

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The Whiteboard based on Calvin and Hobbes strip

March 04, 2004, 13:36

Calvin and Hobbes is featured in The Big Picture by cartoonist Lennie Peterson today, March 4, 2004. Thanks for the tip Costas!

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The Big Picture featuring Calvin and Hobbes