American cartoonist Bill Watterson is the creator of the Calvin and Hobbes – a popular syndicated comic strip that ran from 1985 to 1995.

Watterson’s influences include Peanuts, Krazy Kat, Pogo and Little Nemo in Slumberland. He named the characters after John Calvin and Thomas Hobbes as a nod to his days studying political science at Kenyon College. Below is a list of Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes books in order of when they were published:

Publication Order of Calvin & Hobbes Books


Calvin and Hobbes(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Something Under the Bed is Drooling(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Essential Calvin and Hobbes(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Yukon Ho!(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Weirdos from Another Planet!(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Revenge of the Baby-Sat(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scientific Progress Goes 'Boink'(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Days Are Just Packed(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Calvin and Hobbes: The Tenth Anniversary Book(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
There's Treasure Everywhere(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It's a Magical World(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Art of Richard Thompson(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The Art of Richard Thompson was edited with Nick Galifianakis, Chris Sparks, David Apatoff and Michael Rhode

Bill Watterson Synopses: Calvin and Hobbes is a black and white collection that ranges from the first strip that was published on November 18, 1985 until August 17, 1986. It includes a foreword by Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury) and original artwork.

Something Under the Bed is Drooling is a collection of the Calvin and Hobbes strips that were syndicated between August 18, 1986 and May 22, 1987. It has original artwork. The foreword was written by Pat Oliphant. The book is in black and white.

The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury takes the strips from the previous two collections (Calvin and Hobbes and Something Under the Bed is Drooling) and combines them into one collection. Sunday strips are in colour!

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