Bill Watterson Biography


Type: Cartoonist

Born: July 5, 1958


Watterson is known for his negative views on licensing and comic syndication and his move back into private life after he stopped drawing "Calvin and Hobbes". Watterson was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, whose suburban Midwestern United States setting was part of the inspiration for "Calvin and Hobbes".


  • 1987: Calvin and Hobbes
  • 1988: Something Under the Bed is Drooling
  • 1988: Yukon Ho!
  • 1990: Weirdos from Another Planet
  • 1991: The Revenge of the Baby-Sat
  • 1991: Scientific Progress Goes "Boink"
  • 1992: Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons
  • 1993: The Days are Just Packed
  • 1994: Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
  • 1995: The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book
  • 1996: There's Treasure Everywhere
  • 1996: It's a Magical World
  • Treasury Collections
  • 1988: The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
  • 1989: The Lazy Sunday Book
  • 1990: The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes
  • 1992: The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes
  • 2002: Calvin and Hobbes Sunday Pages 1985-1995
  • 2005: The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

Bill Watterson Quotes

In my opinion, we don't devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.

Reality continues to ruin my life.

Sometimes when I'm talking, my words can't keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Probably so we can think twice.

I'm killing time while I wait for life to shower me with meaning and happiness.

As far as I'm concerned, if something is so complicated that you can't explain it in 10 seconds, then it's probably not worth knowing anyway.

Who was the guy who first looked at a cow and said 'I think I’ll drink whatever comes out of these when I squeeze ’em?

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