Watterson created Calvin and Hobbes and it
began its first run on Nov. 18, 1985 in only
about 35 newspapers. It eventually grew in
popularity and expanded its audience. It would
appear that at the end of its run on Dec.
31, 1995, it was being run in every major
city in the world. Calvin and Hobbes was a
reason for its popularity is because it was
written at more than one level. It can be
read at face value by the young or young at
heart while at the same time it is not very
difficult to discern the deeper meaning that
appears in many of the strips.