A fascinating investigation of a beloved comic stripThe internet is home to impassioned debates on just about everything, but theres one thing thats universally beloved: Bill Wattersons comic stripCalvin and Hobbes. Until its retirement in 1995 after a ten-year run, the strip won numerous awards and drew tens of millions of readers from all around the world. The story of a boy and his best friend a stuffed tiger was a pitch-perfect distillation of the joys and horrors of childhood, and a celebration of imagination in its purest form. InLets Go Exploring, Michael Hingston mines the strip and traces the story of Calvins reclusive creator to demonstrate how imagination its possibilities, its opportunities, and ultimately its limitations helped makeCalvin and HobbesNorth Americas last great comic strip....
|Title||:||Let's Go Exploring: Calvin and Hobbes (Pop Classics #10)|
|Number of Pages||:||120 pages|
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Let's Go Exploring: Calvin and Hobbes (Pop Classics #10) Reviews
Calvin and Hobbes was my generations' reason to read the newspaper, and Michael Hingston examines why. This book kept me reading way past bedtime. It made me happy/sad. Let's Go Exploring is written conversationally which I really appreciated. He captures all the whimsy and yes, the sadness that Calvin and Hobbes is no more. Mr Hingston gives the background on the strip's creator and his reasons for stopping the strip. I was not aware that the comic's creator never licensed the Calvin and Hobbes ...more
Overall an interesting book about my all-time favorite comic strip and its creator. Well-written and researched, interesting while avoiding becoming boring.
The trouble with this book is that it instilled an instant, insistent urge in me to run out and buy the definitive box set special edition of Calvin and Hobbes and read nothing else for the next week.
This books does a couple of things, and all of them well: it’s a history of Calvin and Hobbes (of which I knew nothing) and a run-down of how daily newspaper strips used to work, and a philosophical and media-studies look behind the hood of both the strip and its wider cultural significance. Finall ...more
I received an advanced reading copy of this book, from the publisher (ECW Press), in exchange for my honest feedback.
An entertaining and informative read about the creation of everyone’s favourite comic, Calvin & Hobbes. More than just a biography of the comic’s creator (Bill Watterson) - this book takes you through the comic’s evolution - and explores why we all loved Calvin & Hobbes so much.
This was a short read - but it packed a big punch! The first few chapters explored the communi ...more