List of Calvin and Hobbes books

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A total of nineteen[a] official Calvin and Hobbes books have been published in the United States by Andrews McMeel Publishing; the first, entitled simply Calvin and Hobbes, was released in April 1987, and the most recent, Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue, was released in February 2015.

A twentieth official Calvin and Hobbes book, a children's textbook by the title of Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes, was published under license in 1993 by Playground Publishing in Fargo, North Dakota. It is rare.

Before the release of The Complete Calvin and Hobbes in 2005, the complete set of newspaper strips were collected in the following eight books:[1]

  • The Essential Calvin and Hobbes, 1988
  • The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes, 1990
  • The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes, 1992
  • Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons, 1992
  • The Days Are Just Packed, 1993
  • Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat, 1994
  • There's Treasure Everywhere, 1996
  • It's a Magical World, 1996
Title Date ISBN Format Strips Original content
Calvin and Hobbes April 1987 ISBN 0-8362-2088-9 black and white November 18, 1985 (first strip) to August 17, 1986 Foreword by Garry Trudeau; original black-and-white artwork scattered throughout book
Something Under the Bed Is Drooling April 1988 ISBN 0-8362-1825-6 black and white August 18, 1986 to May 23, 1987 Foreword by Pat Oliphant; original black-and-white artwork scattered throughout book
The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury September 1988 ISBN 0-8362-1805-1 color Sundays All strips from Calvin and Hobbes and Something Under the Bed Is Drooling Foreword by Charles M. Schulz; back-cover illustration of Calvin wreaking havoc in Chagrin Falls, Ohio; and an illustrated poem, "A Nauseous Nocturne"
Yukon Ho! March 1989 ISBN 0-8362-1835-3 black and white May 24, 1987 to February 21, 1988 The "Yukon Song"; original black-and-white artwork scattered throughout book
The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book: A Collection of Sunday Calvin and Hobbes Cartoons September 1989 ISBN 0-8362-1852-3 All color Sundays May 24, 1987 to July 30, 1989 (Sunday strips only) Ten-page story "Spaceman Spiff: Interplanetary Explorer Extraordinaire!"; afterword by Bill Watterson; and a specially redrawn version of the August 28, 1988 strip
Weirdos from Another Planet! March 1990 ISBN 0-8362-1862-0 black and white February 22, 1988 to December 4, 1988 (some strips from November are also found in The Revenge of the Baby-Sat) Original black-and-white artwork scattered throughout book
The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury October 1990 ISBN 0-8362-1822-1 color Sundays All strips from Yukon Ho! and Weirdos from Another Planet! Seven-page story in which Calvin becomes an elephant
The Revenge of the Baby-Sat April 1991 ISBN 0-8362-1866-3 black and white December 5, 1988 to September 10, 1989
Scientific Progress Goes "Boink" October 1991 ISBN 0-8362-1878-7 black and white September 11, 1989 to July 7, 1990 (some strips from June and July are also found in Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons)
Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons April 1992 ISBN 0-8362-1883-3 black and white July 8, 1990 to April 10, 1991
The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury October 1992 ISBN 0-8362-1898-1 color Sundays All strips from The Revenge of the Baby-Sat and Scientific Progress Goes "Boink" Several illustrated poems
Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes 1993 ISBN 1-8788-4915-8 black and white Fifty-seven strips comprising five stories: "The Binoculars," "The Find," "The Christmas Story," "The Bug Collection," and "The Report" Lesson units by Linda Holmen and Mary Santella-Johnson based on the strips
The Days Are Just Packed October 1993 ISBN 0-8362-1735-7 color Sundays April 11, 1991 to November 1, 1992 excluding May 5, 1991 to Feb 1, 1992 due to repeats
Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat October 1994 ISBN 0-8362-1769-1 color Sundays / black and white November 2, 1992 to August 29, 1993
The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book October 1995 ISBN 0-8362-0438-7 color Sundays / black and white Collection of strips chosen by the author Commentary by Watterson and annotations on individual strips
There's Treasure Everywhere March 1996 ISBN 0-8362-1312-2 color Sundays August 30, 1993 to April 8, 1995 excluding April 3 to December 31, 1994 due to repeats (some strips from March and April 1995 are also found in It's a Magical World)
It's a Magical World October 1996 ISBN 0-8362-2136-2 color Sundays March 20, 1995 to December 31, 1995 (final strip) (some strips from March and April are also found in There's Treasure Everywhere)
Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages, 1985-1995 September 2001 ISBN 0-7407-2135-6 color Sundays Collection of Sunday strips chosen by the author Original sketches and commentary by Watterson
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (hardcover) October 2005 ISBN 0-7407-4847-5 color Sundays / black and white Three-volume set containing all strips; 22.5 lb./10.2 kg; includes Spiff feature, the illustrated poems, and color prints of other cover art Introduction and commentary
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback) November 2012 ISBN 1-4494-3325-1 color Sundays / black and white Four-volume set containing all strips; 14.3 lb./6.5 kg; includes Spiff feature, the illustrated poems, and color prints of other cover art Introduction and commentary
Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue February 2015 ISBN 978-1-4494-6036-5 Catalogue for the exhibit by the same name at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University Original art and commentary by Watterson

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Counting the hardcover and paperback editions of The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (though each consisting of a different number of volumes and released seven years apart) as one title.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fisher-Cox, Adam (2008). "Books". The Calvin and Hobbes Album. Archived from the original on 2015-05-11. Retrieved 2015-12-07.