As a child, Calvin felt an affinity with the comic book character from Bill Watterson’s Calvin & Hobbes.
was born on the day the last strip was published; his grandpa left a
stuffed tiger named Hobbes in his crib; and he even had a best friend
named Susie. Then Calvin’s mom washed Hobbes to death, Susie grew up
beautiful and stopped talking to him, and Calvin pretty much forgot
about the strip—until now. Now he is seventeen years old and has been
diagnosed with schizophrenia. Hobbes is back, as a delusion, and Calvin
can’t control him. Calvin decides that Watterson is the key to
everything—if he would just make one more comic strip, but without
Hobbes, Calvin would be cured. Calvin and Susie (is she real?) and
Hobbes (he can’t be real, can he?) set out on a dangerous trek across
frozen Lake Erie to track down Watterson.