Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue

We already mentioned it in today’s Quality Linkage column, but this book deserves a post of its own. In Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue, Jenny Robb (Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum curator) sits down to chat with legendary cartoonist Bill Watterson about his life, his influences, and generally everything that makes him tick.

The interview alone is worth the price of admission, but the book also contains art from cartoons and cartoonists that Watterson identifies as influential, including Peanuts, Pogo, Krazy Kat, Doonesbury, Pat Oliphant, Jim Borgman, Flash Gordon, Bloom County, and Ralph Steadman. Excerpts from the interview can be found at The Washington Post and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Libarary and Museum blog.

If you identify at all as a fan of Calvin and Hobbes, you need this book in your life. Get it on Amazon in paperback ($12) or Kindle edition ($10).