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William Boyd Watterson II (born July 5, 1958) is an American former cartoonist and the author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, which was syndicated from 1985 to 1995.wikipedia
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Calvin and Hobbes

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William Boyd Watterson II (born July 5, 1958) is an American former cartoonist and the author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, which was syndicated from 1985 to 1995.
Calvin and Hobbes is a daily American comic strip created by cartoonist Bill Watterson that was syndicated from November 18, 1985 to December 31, 1995.

Kenyon College

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From 1976 to 1980, Watterson attended Kenyon College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.
Famous graduates include U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes, Swedish prime minister Olof Palme, U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Davis, actors Paul Newman and Allison Janney, University of Texas basketball coach Shaka Smart, cartoonist Bill Watterson and writers Josh Radnor, John Green, and E. L. Doctorow.

George Herriman

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In Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book, he wrote that his influences included Charles Schulz's Peanuts, Walt Kelly's Pogo, and George Herriman's Krazy Kat.
Herriman's work has been a primary influence on cartoonists such as Will Eisner, Charles M. Schulz, Robert Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Bill Watterson, and Chris Ware.

Comic strip

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William Boyd Watterson II (born July 5, 1958) is an American former cartoonist and the author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, which was syndicated from 1985 to 1995.
An inspiration for Bill Watterson and other cartoonists, Krazy Kat gained a considerable following among intellectuals during the 1920s and 1930s.

Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes)

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Watterson's cat Sprite very much inspired the personality and physical features of Hobbes.
Hobbes is one of the two main characters in the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson.

Krazy Kat

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In Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book, he wrote that his influences included Charles Schulz's Peanuts, Walt Kelly's Pogo, and George Herriman's Krazy Kat. This continued through his school years, during which time he discovered comic strips such as Pogo, Krazy Kat, and Charles Schulz' Peanuts which subsequently inspired and influenced his desire to become a professional cartoonist.
Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes fame named Krazy Kat among his three major influences (along with Peanuts and Pogo).

Pogo (comic strip)

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In Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book, he wrote that his influences included Charles Schulz's Peanuts, Walt Kelly's Pogo, and George Herriman's Krazy Kat. This continued through his school years, during which time he discovered comic strips such as Pogo, Krazy Kat, and Charles Schulz' Peanuts which subsequently inspired and influenced his desire to become a professional cartoonist.

Chagrin Falls, Ohio

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Watterson was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

Dear Mr. Watterson

In 2013 the documentary Dear Mr. Watterson, exploring the cultural impact of Calvin and Hobbes, was released.
The film follows the career of Bill Watterson, the author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, and the influence of both the author and the comic strip on the world.

Richard Thompson (cartoonist)

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In 2008, he provided a foreword for the first book collection of Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac comic strip.
The first book collection of Cul de Sac strips, published in 2008 by Andrews McMeel, includes the pre-syndication Washington Post strips in color, as well as a foreword by Bill Watterson, who praised Thompson's work:

Stripped (film)

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On February 26, 2014, Watterson published his first cartoon since the end of Calvin and Hobbes: a poster for the documentary Stripped.
Interviewee Bill Watterson created the poster for Stripped, his first published art since ending Calvin and Hobbes in 1995.

Charles M. Schulz

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In Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book, he wrote that his influences included Charles Schulz's Peanuts, Walt Kelly's Pogo, and George Herriman's Krazy Kat. This continued through his school years, during which time he discovered comic strips such as Pogo, Krazy Kat, and Charles Schulz' Peanuts which subsequently inspired and influenced his desire to become a professional cartoonist.
He is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, cited by cartoonists including Jim Davis, Bill Watterson, Matt Groening, Dav Pilkey, and Stephan Pastis.

Honk (magazine)

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127 in February 1989, an interview that appeared in a 1987 issue of Honk Magazine, and one in a 2015 Watterson exhibition catalogue.

Nick Galifianakis (cartoonist)

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In 2014, Watterson co-authored The Art of Richard Thompson with Washington Post cartoonist Nick Galifianakis and David Apatoff. In June 2014, three strips of Pearls Before Swine (published June 4, June 5, and June 6, 2014) featured guest illustrations by Watterson after mutual friend Nick Galifianakis connected him and cartoonist Stephan Pastis, who communicated via e-mail.
In 2014 he co-authored The Art of Richard Thompson with David Apatoff and Bill Watterson In May, 2017 - while also serving as the host of the 71st annual National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards - Nick was awarded a Reuben in the category of Newspaper Panel Cartoon for his work on "Nick & Zuzu."

The Cincinnati Post

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Watterson graduated in 1980 and was hired on a trial basis at the Cincinnati Post, a competing paper of the Enquirer.

Max & Moritz Prize

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Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

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In 2001, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University mounted an exhibition of Watterson's Sunday strips.
As the museum's collection of original art and manuscripts evolved and expanded, it added the Nick Anderson Collection, the Jim Borgman Collection, the Eldon Dedini Collection, the Edwina Dumm Collection, the Woody Gelman Collection of Winsor McCay cartoons, the Walt Kelly Collection, the collection of agent Toni Mendez, and the Bill Watterson Collection.

Stephan Pastis

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In June 2014, three strips of Pearls Before Swine (published June 4, June 5, and June 6, 2014) featured guest illustrations by Watterson after mutual friend Nick Galifianakis connected him and cartoonist Stephan Pastis, who communicated via e-mail.
In June 2014, Pastis collaborated with Bill Watterson, the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, to do a week-long story line in which a second-grade girl named "Libby" wrote a few of Pastis's cartoon frames for him.

Cul de Sac (comic strip)

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In 2008, he provided a foreword for the first book collection of Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac comic strip.
It includes the pre-syndication Washington Post strips in color, as well as a foreword by Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), who praised Thompson's work:

National Cartoonists Society

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Watterson was awarded the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award in both 1986 and 1988.

List of Harvey Award winners

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List of Eisner Award winners

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