On the 20th Anniversary of the final Calvin and Hobbes

Some of the world’s best cartoonists talk about Calvin and Hobbes and Bill Watterson with Playboy on the 20th anniversary of the final Calvin and Hobbes comic strip.


I have a soft spot for Calvin and Hobbes, which along with The Far Side is one of my favorite comics. So I highly recommend this appreciation of Bill Watterson and Calvin and Hobbes, which we published on Playboy.com, almost 20 years to the day after the final Calvin and Hobbes comic appeared in newspapers.

Scott Adams (of Dilbert) told reporter David Hillier:

Calvin and Hobbes will probably be remembered as the best comic strip of all time. It was a perfect combination of characters, art and writing. But I can’t say I was personally influenced by it, other than feeling sad that I couldn’t draw that well. I was a big fan, and the strip was great in its time. And while comics are generally not timeless, he owned his era, plus some.

Read the rest here.


Author: Joe Donatelli

Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles. He publishes The Humor Columnist.