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Who is Bill Watterson?
Born in 1958, artist Bill Watterson attended Kenyon College where his drawings for the college paper led to a job at the Cincinnati Post. Inspired by comic greats Charles Schultz and Walt Kelly, illustrator Bill Watterson created the world-famous comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. Less than a year after its debut, the comic strip was accepted by the Universal Press Syndicate, eventually publishing in 250 newspapers.

In 1986, artist Bill Watterson won the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. The comic strip garnered a large fan base, but Watterson refused to option his characters out for merchandising. He even turned down creative talks with directors Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. This adamant refusal has made Bill Watterson figural drawings highly sought after by fans of his artwork. Purchase artistic renderings from your favorite cartoonists by browsing lighthearted figural drawings online, and bring a smile to your gallery.
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Bill Watterson & Amend Cartoon Comic Books

Lot 3335: Bill Watterson & Amend Cartoon Comic Books

Auction Date: Jun 13, 2020

Estimate: $0 - $0

Description: Calvin & Hobbes (7) Books. Overall Good Used Condition. Bh14361 Zh...

Location: Glendale, AZ, US

Auction House: EJ'S Auction & Appraisal

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Bill Watterson Signed Calvin and Hobbes The Last Sunday

Lot 18: Bill Watterson Signed Calvin and Hobbes The Last Sunday

Auction Date: Nov 08, 2018

Estimate: $7,000 - $10,500

Description: Bill Watterson signed color proof of his final ''Calvin & Hobbes'' comic strip, published 31 December 1995. In this last Sunday strip, the famous best friends explore a new world, covered with snow, representing a blank slate of a New Year and perhaps a new life post-comic strip. Watterson directed the distributor of his comic, Universal Press Syndicate, to print up several color proofs of this last iconic strip to be sent out to art directors and editors at newspapers across the U.S. as a ''thank you'' for their support of Calvin & Hobbes. Included is the letter to the recipient of the strip sent by Lee Salem, the United Press Syndicate VP and editorial director. In addition to discovering Watterson, Salem also edited Garry Trudeau's ''Doonesbury''. Proof measures 13.75'' x 9.75'', double-matted in green suede to 19'' x 15''. Near fine condition....

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Auction House: Nate D Sanders Auctions

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Bill Watterson: Calvin & Hobbs Illustration

Lot 4011: Bill Watterson: Calvin & Hobbs Illustration

Auction Date: Jul 30, 2015

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Description: Bill Watterson (b.1958)(Attributed): Calvin & Hobbs, Illustration printed digitally on gloss paper, with original remarque of Hobbs drawn in ink in the lower margin, signed....

Location: Franklin, MA, US

Auction House: Woodshed Gallery

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The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book. - Inscribed by Watterson, with a small sketch of Calvin and Hobbes

Lot 106: The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book. - Inscribed by Watterson, with a small sketch of Calvin and Hobbes

Auction Date: Feb 08, 2015

Estimate: $500 - $800

Description:

208 pp. (Oblong 4to) 23x30 cm (9x11¾") original pictorial boards and dust jacket. First Edition.

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Location: Oakland, CA, US

Auction House: PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

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The Days Are Just Packed. A Calvin and Hobbes Collection. - Inscribed by Watterson, with a small sketch of Calvin and Hobbes

Lot 107: The Days Are Just Packed. A Calvin and Hobbes Collection. - Inscribed by Watterson, with a small sketch of Calvin and Hobbes

Auction Date: Feb 08, 2015

Estimate: $500 - $800

Description:

175, [1] pp. (Oblong 4to) 23x30 cm (9x11¾") original pictorial boards and dust jacket. First Edition.

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Location: Oakland, CA, US

Auction House: PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

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Bill Watterson

Lot 517: Bill Watterson

Auction Date: Nov 12, 2014

Estimate: $200 - $400

Description: Scarce signed book: Yukon Ho!. Later printing. Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1989. Softcover, 8.5 x 9, 126 pages. Signed on the title page in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with two bookstore labels affixed to the cover....

Location: Amherst, NH, US

Auction House: RR Auction

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WATTERSON, BILL. B.1958. "The Prayer Release...," watercolor on paper,

Lot 5160: WATTERSON, BILL. B.1958. "The Prayer Release...," watercolor on paper,

Auction Date: Dec 15, 2011

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: "The Prayer Release...," watercolor on paper, 215 x 280 mm, signed, dated 1980, depicting a horse throwing a jockey, matted and framed.

A rare example of an original cartoon by Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson. This example done the year he graduated from Kenyon College and began working as a cartoonist for the Cincinnati Post. A presentation note taped to the backing paper, dated December 25th, 1980, provides a biography of the then young artist. We find no examples of Watterson's original artwork at auction.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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Bill Watterson b 1958 marker on card stock

Lot 1634: Bill Watterson b 1958 marker on card stock

Auction Date: Apr 22, 2008

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Description: Bill Watterson, b 1958, marker on card stock, Calvin and Hobbs, 6 1/2" x 4 1/2", The Charles Schulz, Dr Seuss, and Bill Watterson drawings have been removed from tomorrow's sale. The reason for this is that questions have been raised as to authenticity. When this is clarified in a satisfactory manner, the items will be reoffered in a future auction. Thank you for your understanding....

Location: Chadds Ford, PA, US

Auction House: William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals

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BILL WATTERSON CALVIN HOBBES

Lot 2363: BILL WATTERSON CALVIN HOBBES

Auction Date: Jul 22, 2007

Estimate: $100 - $200

Description: BILL WATTERSON (1958- ) Two Calvin and Hobbes drawings on card. (1) colored drawing of Calvin and Hobbes walking. No visible defects. 3'' X 5''. and (1) Calvin's head. No visible defects. 3 1/8'' X 4 7/8''. Both signed. Sold on behalf of the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force....

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Auction House: Dargate Auction Galleries

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