Bill Watterson, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Bill Watterson

American comic artist

Date of Birth: 05-Jul-1958

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

Profession: comics artist, cartoonist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Bill Watterson

  • William Boyd Watterson II (born July 5, 1958) is an American former cartoonist and the author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, which was syndicated 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 private life after he stopped drawing Calvin and Hobbes.
  • Watterson was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
  • The suburban Midwestern United States setting of Ohio was part of the inspiration for Calvin and Hobbes.

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