It is no much to get excited about but it a sactioned book by the man himself, Bill Watterson. Calvin and Hobbes ran in 2,400 newspapers worldwide at the height of its popularity from 1985-1995. Unlike Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes is not plastered in any merchandise out there. You can only find Calvin and Hobbes in book collection form. It is too bad that Bill Watterson refuses to exploit his strip to the masses. Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue is the best as new material you will get from the man who released more than 3,000 originals for the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.
Exploring Calvin and Hobbes is the catalogue for an exhibition by the same name at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University that ran in 2014. The exhibit is Bill Watterson's personal exploration of how the wonder of Calvin and Hobbes came to be. It includes original art of Calvin and Hobbes, along with Watterson's original commentary. The show also includes art from cartoons and cartoonists that Watterson has identified as influential in the development of his art, including Peanuts, Pogo, Krazy Kat, Doonesbury, Pat Oliphant, Jim Borgman, Flash Gordon, Bloom County, and Steadman. The book also includes an extensive, original interview with Watterson by Jenny Robb, the exhibition's curator,