Born on July 5, 1958, William Boyd "Bill" Watterson II is an American cartoonist and the author of the, which was from 1985 to 1995. Watterson stopped drawing Calvin and Hobbes at the end of 1995 with a short statement to newspaper editors and his readers that he felt he had achieved all he could in the medium. Watterson is known for his negative views on licensing and comic syndication, his efforts to expand and elevate the newspaper comic as an art-form, and his move back into after he stopped drawing Calvin and Hobbes.
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