Do you love facts about Calvin and Hobbes? If you’re anything like me, you’re a Calvin and Hobbes fanatic. You probably remember Spaceman Spiff and Calvin’s Invention “The Transmogriphier,” not to mention all of the crazy adventures that Calvin went on with his trusty tiger, Hobbes. We also can’t forget Calvin’s loving but fairly impatient parents or his secret crush Susie Derkins. Bill Watterson’s writing and drawings are fascinating and hilarious. I could easily read and re-read his comics over and over again and never get tired of them. Calvin’s active imagination and deep philosophical view points reached out to the kid and adult in all of us. So, prepare to be up to no good, here are 25 Amazing Facts About Calvin and Hobbes.
An original Calvin and Hobbes is very expensive
An original comic of “Calvin and Hobbes” by Bill Watterson holds the record for an original comic at an auction.
There was a Calvin and Hobbes textbook
It’s true. Apparently, Watterson allowed the comic to be used to help kids with learning disabilities.
Susie Derkins was named after a dog
He said the character of Susie Derkins was named after his wife’s beagle, Derkins.
Miss Wormwood was based on a devil
Calvin’s teacher Miss Wormwood was taken from a character of a C.S. Lewis novel called “The Screwtape Letters.” The character called “Wormwood” was the devil’s apprentice.
The first publication of Calvin and Hobbes
“Calvin and Hobbes” was first published on November 18th, 1985. However, the publications told Bill Watterson to not put all his eggs in one basket by quitting his day job. Of course, we all know the comic became a huge crowd pleaser.