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16 December 2010

16 December 2010 - reddit - emtnk


16 December 2010 - Freedom Card Board forums

"Very cool, Watterson's stuff is HTF!"

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"Harder than many would imagine. I've had an eye out for a long time now, and just a handful of items have ever popped up. (Really would love to get the book 'Teaching With Calvin and Hobbes'..."


18 November 2010

18 November 2010 - I Hope You're Not Squeamish

"In fact, the only official Calvin and Hobbes products, besides the books, are two monthly calenders (1989 & 1990), one tee shirt created in a run of one for the MOMA, and an educational book, Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes, which is long out of print..."

31 August 2010

31 August 2010 - Scene & Heard: Cleveland Scene's News & Politics Blog

"Expanded Book Chronicles Search for Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes Creator
Posted by Vince Grzegorek on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 1:53 PM

"An expanded version of Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip is now available in paperback. In two new chapters, author Nevin Martell continues his fruitless quest for the elusive Watterson, who grew up in Chagrin Falls and still lives in Northeast Ohio.

"As with the previous version of the story, he ferrets out everything he can — short of an interview with the artist.

"For the new parts, says Martell, 'I got in contact with Watterson's college roommate, acquired a copy of the ├╝ber-rare Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes, and had a chance to see the first art that the reclusive artist has exhibited publicly in almost two decades.'"


19 August 2010

19 August 2010 - Looking for Calvin and Hobbes, revised edition

"My research for the book officially ended in early 2009, but I never stopped looking for Calvin and Hobbes. I hadn't been able to locate a copy of one of Watterson's rarest licenses – the 1993 book Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes – but I tracked one down a few months after Looking for Calvin and Hobbes hit bookshelves. There were only a limited number published, so it's perhaps the most difficult piece of official Calvin and Hobbes memorabilia to find. Copies routinely sell for over $1000 and there's even a blog devoted to it (teachingwithcalvinandhobbes.blogspot.com). Written by Mary Santella-Johnson and Jan Roebken[1], the project features Calvin and Hobbes strips used to help teach vocabulary, problem solving, and creative writing. There's even a lesson testing imagination, where students need to answer the questions 'Why do you think scientists, inventors and architects need to be imaginative and creative?' and 'Why do people need anesthesia (pain killer)?' The book is dedicated to Watterson himself, '[F]or his sheer genius[2] and insight into childhood.'"

Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip – revised edition. Nevin Martell. Continuum Books. 2010. ISBN 978-1-4411-0685-8 (paperback). Page 236.


[1] The authors of Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes are Linda Holmen and Mary Santella-Johnson. Bill Watterson is the author of the comic strips compiled in Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes. Jan Roebken provided the cover art and supplementary illustrations for Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes.

[2] In the dedication in Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes, the word "genius" is misspelled as "genious".

22 March 2010

22 March 2010 - The Homeschooler's Notebook

"My eldest son had difficulty with reading and we were convinced he would never read.... I discovered that there is a book called Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes.... It's lovely for vocabulary and comprehension. Calvin definitely has some personality quirks that I don't want imitated but... he also has some creative qualities that I want my children to embrace.... For reluctant readers it can increase vocabulary and make things interesting enough to guide the reader to bigger and better things."


12 February 2010

12 February 2010 - Sports Betting Forum & Handicapping forums

"Does anyone know anything about Calvin and Hobbes or rare books?

"My wife has a book that I saw today in her bookshelf. It is called 'Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes'....

"So I was going to sell it on Amazon....

"But then I researched the book a little on the internet..."

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"I know nothing about it. I will buy it from you..."


01 February 2010

1 February 2010 - reddit - entertainment

"Calvin and Hobbes has never been licensed for anything*.

"*Three notable exceptions to the licensing embargo were the publication of two 16-month wall calendars, the textbook Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes, and one t-shirt for an exhibit at the MoMa

"All of which are very hard to get a hold of."


19 January 2010

19 January 2010 - StumbleUpon

"another rare, legally licensed item from calvin and hobbes... i only wish i had this. along with Teaching With Calvin and Hobbes, but unfortunately i don't have 2,500 dollars just lying around. to all those with rare calvin and hobbes items: KEEP THEM AND LOVE THEM FOR YOUR WHOLE LIFE!!"


14 January 2010

14 January 2010 - eBay forums

"Question about book Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes

"Does anyone know aprox how much this book would sell for on ebay or would it be better to auction it at a auction house? I know it is a very rare book..."