It’s Here! The Calvin and Hobbes Portable Compendium Hits Shelves Todayby GoComics Team
“Calvin and Hobbes” is one of the most popular comic strips of all time since Watterson introduced it to the world in 1985. The beloved comic follows the richly imaginative adventures of 6-year-old Calvin and his trusty tiger, Hobbes. This compendium’s fresh format offers nearly 500 comic strips in a 9 x 6-inch landscape layout that mirrors the way they first appeared in newspapers. The cover art on each book comes from the original newspaper color separations of the Sunday comics drawn by Watterson. The pages boast flexible cross-grain paper and lay-flat binding, so you can savor each comic strip without the book flipping shut.
This two-book launch is the first in a series of seven launches, with subsequent releases slated for every fall and spring until 2026. The strips and series will progress in chronological order.
The real game-changer is how easily portable this compendium is: Its oblong format makes it easy to toss it in your kid’s backpack so they can take Calvin’s wit and Hobbes’ playful demeanor with them wherever they go.