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William B. Watterson II (Watterson, Bill)

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Born: 1958 AD
Currently alive, at 55 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Artists, Caricaturist, Cartoonists, Illustrators

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1958 - William B. Watterson II, born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA on the 5th of July. He is an American cartoonist, and the author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes.

1980 - He graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier with a degree in political science.

        - The Cincinnati Post offered him a job drawing political cartoons for a six-month trial period, where he had done political cartooning, and then spent five years trying to find his niche.

1985 - He produced the syndicated newpaper comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes, featuring a mischievous six-year-old boy and his toy tiger come-to-life.

1986 - Awarded the society's Reuben Award, he was the youngest person ever to receive the award.

1988 - He was awarded the National Cartoonists Society Humor Comic Strip Award.

       - Received the Reuben award again.

1992 - He was nominated again by the Reuben Awards.

       - Nominated by the National Cartoonists Society declared that no artist could win the award more than once.

1999 - On the 21st of December, a short piece called "Drawn Into a Dark But Gentle World," written by him to mark the forthcoming end of the comic strip Peanuts, was published in the Los Angeles Times.



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