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By Knight-Ridder News Service | January 16, 1992
As debut day approaches for the new and improved "Calvin and Hobbes," cartoonist Bill Watterson makes this solemn promise: "No other comic strip will have bigger, uglier aliens."That's partly because no Sunday comic will be bigger, period.The slender, reclusive Mr. Watterson, normally as bookish as Calvin's dad, is throwing his weight around like a rampaging Calvinosaurus. Come Feb. 2, when he returns from a nine-month sabbatical, "Calvin and Hobbes" will gobble up half a page each Sunday -- or else.
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By Michael Pakenham | November 12, 1995
"The Comic Strip Century," edited by Bill Blackbeard and Dale Crain. Kitchen Sink Press. Two volumes. 480 pages. $79.95 On the cover, the Yellow Kid, jug-eared progenitor of all that is loved, loathed and celebrated today as the American comic strip, carries his caption as ever on his nightshirt: "Me Mudder wud drop Ded if she seen dis Golleckshun." And so it proceeds. From the Yellow Kid through Calvin and Hobbes and The Far Side, this compilation presents and pays tribute to a century of the glorious genre of art and journalism from 1895 to date.
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April 3, 1994
Bill Watterson, creator of the "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip, will be on vacation through Dec. 31, 1994. As a replacement, a series of classic "Calvin and Hobbes" strips will appear beginning today until Mr. Watterson returns.
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April 4, 1994
Bill Watterson, creator of the "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip, which appears in The Sunday Sun and The Evening Sun, will be on vacation through Dec. 31, 1994. As a replacement, a series of classic "Calvin and Hobbes" strips will appear beginning today until Mr. Watterson returns.
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By Neal Rubin and Neal Rubin,Knight-Ridder | January 15, 1992
As debut day approaches for the new and improved "Calvin and Hobbes," cartoonist Bill Watterson makes this solemn promise: "No other comic strip will have bigger, uglier aliens."That's partly because no Sunday comic will be bigger, period.The slender, reclusive Watterson, normally as bookish as Calvin's dad, is throwing his weight around like a rampaging Calvinosaurus. Come Feb. 2, when he returns from a nine-month sabbatical, "Calvin and Hobbes" will gobble up half a page each Sunday -- or else.
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April 4, 1994
Bill Watterson, creator of the "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip, which appears in The Sunday Sun and The Evening Sun, will be on vacation through Dec. 31, 1994. As a replacement, a series of classic "Calvin and Hobbes" strips will appear beginning today until Mr. Watterson returns.
NEWS
By Michael Pakenham | November 12, 1995
"The Comic Strip Century," edited by Bill Blackbeard and Dale Crain. Kitchen Sink Press. Two volumes. 480 pages. $79.95 On the cover, the Yellow Kid, jug-eared progenitor of all that is loved, loathed and celebrated today as the American comic strip, carries his caption as ever on his nightshirt: "Me Mudder wud drop Ded if she seen dis Golleckshun." And so it proceeds. From the Yellow Kid through Calvin and Hobbes and The Far Side, this compilation presents and pays tribute to a century of the glorious genre of art and journalism from 1895 to date.
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By Dennis Love and Dennis Love,The Arizona Republic | July 22, 1991
FOR OUR purposes here, let's assume you are a guy, whether you are or not.Let's also assume that you are reading the comics, whether you do or not.And let's finally assume that the strip you are reading is "Calvin and Hobbes," which is absolutely slaying you because, well, 6-year-old Calvin is in the midst of another school-day fantasy.You catch your breath from laughing, then turn to your wife/your Significant Other/your female companion/any woman within earshot. "Hey," you offer congenially, "did you see 'Calvin' today?"
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By ROB KASPER | November 17, 1991
Almost anyone can whip up a dish when he has the necessary ingredients. The challenge comes when most of the fixin's are missing.The other night, for instance, I made stir-fried Chinese broccoli with beef, without the broccoli, but with a pair of pliers.It happened in a time frame well-known around our house for its dramatic culinary events. That would be when Mom is out of town. In the midst of fulfilling my parental responsibilities I had forgotten one small item: Fixing supper. I arrived home from work and realized that my two kids were expecting me to feed them.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER TRIBUNE | May 22, 1999
"Peanuts." The editorial cartoons of Herblock. "The Fantastic Four." And "Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary."Those are just a few of the offerings you'll find on the Comics Journal's Top 100 (English-Language) Comics of the Century, an eclectic list that has sparked spirited debate among comics fans.Which, of course, is one of the points of the list.There's a "certain provocation" in putting out such a list, acknowledges Kim Thompson, vice president of Seattle-based Fantagraphics Books, which publishes the monthly Comics Journal.
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April 3, 1994
Bill Watterson, creator of the "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip, will be on vacation through Dec. 31, 1994. As a replacement, a series of classic "Calvin and Hobbes" strips will appear beginning today until Mr. Watterson returns.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | January 16, 1992
As debut day approaches for the new and improved "Calvin and Hobbes," cartoonist Bill Watterson makes this solemn promise: "No other comic strip will have bigger, uglier aliens."That's partly because no Sunday comic will be bigger, period.The slender, reclusive Mr. Watterson, normally as bookish as Calvin's dad, is throwing his weight around like a rampaging Calvinosaurus. Come Feb. 2, when he returns from a nine-month sabbatical, "Calvin and Hobbes" will gobble up half a page each Sunday -- or else.
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By Neal Rubin and Neal Rubin,Knight-Ridder | January 15, 1992
As debut day approaches for the new and improved "Calvin and Hobbes," cartoonist Bill Watterson makes this solemn promise: "No other comic strip will have bigger, uglier aliens."That's partly because no Sunday comic will be bigger, period.The slender, reclusive Watterson, normally as bookish as Calvin's dad, is throwing his weight around like a rampaging Calvinosaurus. Come Feb. 2, when he returns from a nine-month sabbatical, "Calvin and Hobbes" will gobble up half a page each Sunday -- or else.
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By ROB KASPER | November 17, 1991
Almost anyone can whip up a dish when he has the necessary ingredients. The challenge comes when most of the fixin's are missing.The other night, for instance, I made stir-fried Chinese broccoli with beef, without the broccoli, but with a pair of pliers.It happened in a time frame well-known around our house for its dramatic culinary events. That would be when Mom is out of town. In the midst of fulfilling my parental responsibilities I had forgotten one small item: Fixing supper. I arrived home from work and realized that my two kids were expecting me to feed them.
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By Dennis Love and Dennis Love,The Arizona Republic | July 22, 1991
FOR OUR purposes here, let's assume you are a guy, whether you are or not.Let's also assume that you are reading the comics, whether you do or not.And let's finally assume that the strip you are reading is "Calvin and Hobbes," which is absolutely slaying you because, well, 6-year-old Calvin is in the midst of another school-day fantasy.You catch your breath from laughing, then turn to your wife/your Significant Other/your female companion/any woman within earshot. "Hey," you offer congenially, "did you see 'Calvin' today?"
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By Chicago Tribune | December 29, 1992
BAIDOA, Somalia -- A Somali version of "Calvin and Hobbes is the most popular part of the American operation to win over the hearts and minds of Somalis.The cartoon strip, in a daily Somali-language paper published by the Army's 4th Psychological Operations Group, features a young Somali camel herder named Elmi and his loyal camel, Mandeeg."People like to read a conversation between two people, so we read Elmi and Mandeeg first," said Abdi Hamid, a 19-year-old Baidoan.In one recent strip, Mandeeg the camel suggested that guns in the hands of so many people were dangerous to everybody.
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May 19, 1995
TEN years ago there was only one sure way to test a child's reading ability. It had nothing to do with the SAT or any other exam and didn't involve a sharpened No. 2 pencil.If you really wanted to know how well a group of kids could read you put them all on a bus and drove them down Baltimore Street. Kids who stuttered over Dick and Jane in the class room could spit out every club name, headliner and advertisement on the Block verbatim as it flashed by at 30 mph through a grimy school bus window.
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