“Calvin and Hobbes” the cartoon boy and tiger is one of America’s favorite comic series. The cartoon launched in the mid-1980s and was created by Bill Watterson. The cartoon was syndicated across more than 2,400 newspapers and reached hundreds of millions of people.
The sales of the Calvin and Hobbes books hit around 45 million in 2010. Watterson stays to himself and he retired in 1995. Stephan Pastis, creator of the “Pearls Before Swine,” was able to bring Watterson out of retirement. Watterson was the author of the three recent “Pearls Before Swine” strips. You can read more about the back-story of how it came together at on Pastis’ blog.
“Pearls” appears in 650 papers nationwide.