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Dad




Dad Eyes: Black
Hair: Black
Race: Human


Story: Calvin's dad is a slightly sarcastic working stiff and loving father.


Continuity: Calvin and Hobbes
Publisher(s): Universal Press Syndicate
First app.: Nov. 18, 1985
Creator(s): Bill Watterson
Country of origin: USA USA


Background notes: Unlike most popular characters Calvin's parents were never given a name. They were mom, dad, honey, sweetheart etc. but no real names. Calvin's dad is part self-portrait and part satire of Watterson's own father. Any strip about how suffering "builds character" is usually a verbatim transcript of Watterson's dad's explanations for why they were all freezing, exhausted, hungry and lost on camping trips.


Related links/characters:
- Calvin/Spaceman Spiff/Stupendous Man
- Hobbes
- Miss Wormwood
- Moe
- Mom
- Rosalyn
- Susie Derkins