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Bill Watterson

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William Boyd Watterson II (born July 5, 1958) is an American cartoonist who authored the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. The strip was syndicated from 1985 to 1995. Watterson concluded Calvin and Hobbes with a short statement to newspaper editors and his readers that he felt he had achieved all he could in the medium. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Watterson has received more than 2,805,583 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Bill Watterson is the 161st most popular comic artist (down from 132nd in 2019), the 10,393rd most popular biography from United States (down from 9,414th in 2019) and the 39th most popular American Comic Artist.

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  • 30

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  • 1.79

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  • 4.54

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comic artists, Bill Watterson ranks 161 out of 174Before him are Mark Millar, Yuu Watase, Oh! great, Natsuki Takaya, Len Wein, and Eduardo Risso. After him are Robert Kirkman, Scott McCloud, Jim Lee, One, Alison Bechdel, and Ronald Searle.

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Among people born in 1958, Bill Watterson ranks 407Before him are Vladimir Makei, John Aldridge, Flemming Rasmussen, Gaétan Boucher, Gianni Alemanno, and Christopher Dean. After him are Victor Salva, Georges Bregy, Jean-Max Bellerive, Raja Gosnell, Daniel Schneidermann, and Susan Helms.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Watterson ranks 10,393 out of 18,182Before him are Andrew Wood (1966), Charles Dierkop (1936), Ashley Scott (1977), Pete Wilson (1933), Michael W. Smith (1957), and Brian Geraghty (1975). After him are Robert Gordon (1947), Matilda Howell (1859), T Bone Burnett (1948), Alex English (1954), Victor Salva (1958), and Andrew Young (1932).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In United States

Among comic artists born in United States, Bill Watterson ranks 39Before him are Mort Walker (1923), Mike Mignola (1960), Harvey Pekar (1939), Neal Adams (1941), Marv Wolfman (1946), and Len Wein (1948). After him are Robert Kirkman (1978), Scott McCloud (1960), Alison Bechdel (1960), Walt Kelly (1913), Scott Adams (1957), and Gary Larson (1950).