Bibliography from 1987 to 1996
Dates are from comparison of strips clipped from newspapers since 1986 as well as checking newspaper microfilm for 1985/86 strips. The first date is publication date of the book itself. Sunday strips in the compilation volumes are in color. In the regular books from 1987 to 1992, they are in black and white. Beginning in 1993 books are in a larger format to accommodate the full Sunday strips, which are printed in color.
1987 Calvin and Hobbes
(Foreword by Garry Trudeau)
11/18/85 through 8/17/86
Daily strip for 11/28/85 is a replacement strip (see note below)
1988 Something Under the Bed is Drooling
(Foreword by Pat Oliphant)
8/18/86 through 5/22/87
1988 The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
(Foreword by Charles Schulz)
Only book with 'ice tea' strip, 5/23/87
Compiles first two books, also includes 12 page 'A Nauseous Nocturne'
1989 Yukon Ho!
(Includes The Yukon Song)
5/24/87 through 2/21/88
1989 The Calvin and Hobbes lazy Sunday Book
A Collection of
Sunday Cartoons all in color
I have no dates for this Collection.
Includes 10 page story 'Spaceman Spiff: Interplanetary Explorer Exraordinaire!'
1990 Weirdos From Another Planet!
2/22/88 through 11/26/88
12/1/88 through 12/4/88
1990 The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes
Compiles Yukon Ho. and Weirdos...!
Includes 7 page story where Calvin becomes an elephant.
1991 The Revenge of the Baby-Sat
1/27/88 through 11/30/88
12/5/88 through 9/10/89
10/16/89 through 10/18/89
1991 Scientific Progress Goes "Boink"
9/11/89 through 10/15/89
10/19/89 through 6/10/90
6/24/90 through 6/30/90
7/2/90 through 7/7/90
1992 Attack of the Deranged Mutant
This collection's Sunday strips are not elsewhere reprinted in
6/11/90 through 6/16/90
6/18/90 through 6/23/90
7/8/90 through 7/14/90
7/16/90 through 4/10/91
1992 The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes
Compiles Revenge of the Baby-Sat and Scientific Progress goes
Includes several illustrated poems.
1993 The Days are Just Packed
Larger format, to accommodate Sunday strips, which are now in
4/11/91 through 5/4/91
(From 5/5/91 through 2/1/92, Watterson took a leave of absence)
2/2/92 through 11/1/92
1994 Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat
Large format, color Sundays.
11/2/92 through 11/7/9
11/9/92 through 8/29/93
1995 The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth
Contains selected strips from 11/18/85 to 1995, with essays by
Watterson on all aspects of the strip and commentary on individual strips.
1996 There's Treasure Everywhere
Large format, color Sundays.
8/30/93 through 4/2/94
(From 4/3/94 through 12/31/94, Watterson took a leave of absence)
1/1/95 through 3/19/95
4/3/95 through 4/8/95
This set of books collects ALL
of Calvin and Hobbes for
date of the first strip, through 3/19/95, as well as seven additional
strips from April and June of 1995, with the exception of the strip
which appeared in some papers on 11/28/85. The strip that appears in
the books (and in _Comic Relief_ a book reprinting the strips from the
Thanksgiving Hunger Project) did not run in all newspapers. Some
newspapers ran a strip in which Hobbes gets a bath in the washing
machine. In the books, the replacement strip has Calvin ordering pizza
alter being sent to his room. Calvin and Hobbes ended with the Sunday
strip for 12/31/95. There will be one more collection, which will cover
the remaining strips.
by Chris Anderson