|Birthname||William Boyd Watterson II|
|born on||5 July 1958 at 08:26 (= 08:26 AM )|
|Place||Washington, District of Columbia, 38n54, 77w02|
|Timezone||EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||12°58' 04°23 Asc. 13°57'|
He is the author and illustrator of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, which was syndicated internationally 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 views on licensing and comic syndication and his move back into private life after drawing Calvin and Hobbes came to a close.
Watterson was awarded the National Cartoonists Society's Humor Comic Strip Award in 1988 and the society's Reuben Award in 1986; he was the youngest person ever to receive the latter award. In 1988, Watterson received the Reuben Award a second time. He was nominated a third time in 1992.
- Work : Prize 1986 (Reuben Award)
- Work : Prize 1988 (Reuben Award)
Sy Scholfield quotes Nevin Martell, "Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and his Revolutionary Comic Strip" (New York: Continuum, 2010), p. 15: "Watterson was born at 8:26 a.m. on 5 July 1958 at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. His mother, Kathryn Ann Betchel, was 24 and his father, James Godfrey Watterson, was a 25-year-old patent examiner for the Department of Commerce."
- Vocation : Art : Cartoonist
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Reuben Award)