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Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip (Hardback)
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Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 04/12/2009
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"Looking for Calvin and Hobbes" is an affectionate and revealing book about uncovering the story behind this most uncommon trio - a man, a boy and his tiger. From the get-go, it was obvious that this was no ordinary comic strip. Calvin was named after the 16th-century Protestant theologian who believed in predestination, Hobbes after the philosopher a century later who once observed that life is 'nasty, brutish and short'. Watterson injected real philosophical questions into his strip and coupled his commentaries with groundbreaking artwork. His lavish half-page Sunday strips completely re-envisioned the potential of the comics, while never detracting from his poignant humor. Bill Watterson was completely different from most comic strip creators because he never wanted to see Calvin & Hobbes turn into a commercial monolith. A longtime liberal and former political cartoonist, he staunchly refused to have the characters merchandised - a decision which could have netted him millions of additional dollars in income per year - and rarely made public appearances or granted interviews. When Steven Spielberg called him to talk about making an animated Calvin & Hobbes movie, Watterson didn't take the call. As a result, dozens of bootleg items have flooded the market. There were only 3,160 strips ever produced, but Watterson has left behind an impressive legacy. Calvin & Hobbes references litter the pop culture landscape and his fans are as varied as they are numerable.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780826429841
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 228 x 153 x 23 mm


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Mini review in the '7 books you should own' section of Belfast Telegraph Evening, 28th August (UK)

'An education for some of us and a treat for the fans'

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“Spiffing”

First the bad news. Nevin Martell doesn’t actually meet Bill Watterson. He sends him a letter, drives wistfully past his house, even has a nice chat with his mum, but the man himself, by the end of the book, remains... More

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17th December 2010
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