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Bill Watterson (IV)

Bill Watterson was born on July 5, 1958 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as William Boyd Watterson II. He is a writer, known for Stripped (2014). He has been married to Melissa Richmond since October 8, 1983. See full bio »

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Stripped Self


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 2015 Calvinball! (Short) (uncredited)
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 2013 Dear Mr. Watterson (Documentary) (to - as Bill)
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 2014 Stripped (Documentary)
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Comic strip: "Calvin and Hobbes".

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5' 9½" (1.77 m)


Melissa Richmond

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I hope some day some historian will confirm I was the first cartoonist to use the world "booger" in a newspaper comic strip. See more »


Aside from his well-documented stance against licensing Calvin and Hobbes, Watterson also clashed with Universal over their mandated Sunday strip format. He became frustrated by the lack of newspaper space and mandatory panel divisions, wanting the same artistic freedom classic comics like Krazy Kat had. Some said his grievances were out of arrogance, while others supported him. By 1991, ... See more »

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