KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP) and Hugh T. Andrews, chief executive officer and president of AMP, announce The Complete Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson will debut as a paperback edition on November 13, 2012.
This four-volume slip-cased edition features French flaps and includes every cartoon published in syndication between November 1985 and January 1, 1996; an introduction by Watterson in which he shares his inspiration for and evolution of the comic strip; and cover artwork, illustrated stories, and poems from Calvin and Hobbes collections and treasuries. The retail price for the edition is $100.00.
"We are thrilled with the opportunity to offer the complete chronicle of the adventures of Calvin and Hobbes, the most beloved cartoon duo of all time, in this new format," said Andrews. "AMP enjoys a longstanding tradition of providing the highest quality content in a variety of exceptional formats, and among other things, this paperback edition provides a wonderful option for younger readers with smaller hands."
Originally published in 2005, the hardcover edition of The Complete Calvin and Hobbes has sold more than 600,000 copies and became the heaviest and most expensive book to hit the New York Times best-seller list. The treasured Calvin and Hobbes is one of the most popular comic strips of all time, and appeared in more than 2,400 newspapers when Watterson retired on January 1, 1996.
Andrews McMeel Publishing is leading publisher of humor, cookbook, gift, puzzles, trade and children's books. Recent highlights: Seamus Mullen's Hero Food: How Cooking with Delicious Things Can Make Us Feel Better by Seamus Mullen; Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Team That's Right by Scott Adams; and Honey Badger Don't Care: Randall's Guide to Crazy, Nastyass Animals by Randall, additions to the bestselling Pocket Posh ® Puzzles series; and Bugs and Chomp books from Accord. New York Times best-sellers in 2011 include Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce; Larry in Wonderland: A Pearls Before Swine Collection by Stephan Pastis; 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth by The Oatmeal; and Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook. In August, AMP will introduce AMP! Comics for Kids, a line of comic stories designed especially to engage and delight middle-grade readers.
AMP is also the nation's top calendar publisher, annually producing calendars based on many top-selling properties and selling more than 15 million calendars each year.
SOURCE Andrews McMeel Publishing