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....
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Let's Go Exploring: Calvin and Hobbes (Pop Classics #10) Reviews
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
A very enjoyable retrospective on Calvin and Hobbes and the man behind the panels. In addition to the thorough yet very approachable analysis of various aspects of the strip, I especially enjoyed learning more about Mr. Watterson's post-C&H time, and the wide range of tributes to him and the strip that have continued to appear. The author came across as being thorough and compassionate in the telling of Watterson's dealings with the syndicate and the reading public; one truly feels for the a ...more