Iconic Collaboration to Release The Mysteries
On October 10, 2023, readers will be introduced to “The Mysteries” by Bill Watterson, the iconic and remarkable creator of the beloved “Calvin and Hobbes” comic strip, and renowned caricaturist John Kascht. The deluxe hardcover edition resembles a classic fairytale book and boasts exquisite art, as well as a compelling and provocative story that prompts readers to examine their place in the universe and their responsibility to others and the planet we share. The book is only available in print and is designed to be an immersive experience that pushes the limits of human understanding. This fable tackles the big questions about our place in the universe and comes in a richly illustrated volume that will be treasured for years to come, provoking pause and reflection. You can preview the first few pages here.

The Mysteries by Bill Watterson and John Kascht

Watterson has also developed “The Calvin and Hobbes Portable Compendium,” which features an all-new design of the bestselling “Calvin and Hobbes” collections. The new portable format will introduce a new generation of readers to the timeless classic adventures of Calvin and Hobbes. The first set of two volumes, which is part of a series of seven sets, is set for release on August 29, 2023. Watterson chose the vivid and evocative cover, as well as the new interior art, from the original color separations of the syndicated feature that appeared in more than 2,400 newspapers. The accessible and transportable format offers readers a whole new experience to enjoy the classic adventures of the comic strip. The entire series boasts a colorful theme of Calvin and Hobbes dancing across the spines of the volumes, making it a welcome and exuberant addition to any family bookshelf.

“Calvin and Hobbes” collections have sold over 50 million copies worldwide and remain one of the most popular and treasured comic strips of all time. The new collectible format of “The Calvin and Hobbes Portable Compendium” will be a perfect gift for those who grew up reading the strip and for new readers alike. The colorful and kinetic designs of the compendium will entice both reluctant readers and long-time fans of the strip to welcome their favorite duo in a brand-new format.

SOURCE Andrews McMeel Publishing

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