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Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and his Revolutionary Comic Strip

Martell, Nevin

Published by Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 10: 082642984X / ISBN 13: 9780826429841
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Title: Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The ...

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Binding: Hardcover

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2009. 1St Edition. Hardcover. A work about uncovering the story behind this most uncommon trio - a man, a boy and his tiger. Num Pages: 272 pages, 20 bw illustrations. BIC Classification: AGB; AKLC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 231 x 160 x 24. Weight in Grams: 456. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780826429841

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For ten years, Calvin and Hobbes was one the world's most beloved comic strips. And then, on the last day of 1995, the strip ended. Its mercurial and reclusive creator, Bill Watterson, not only finished the strip but withdrew entirely from public life.

In Looking for Calvin and Hobbes, Nevin Martell sets out on a very personal odyssey to understand the life and career of the intensely private man behind Calvin and Hobbes. Martell talks to a wide range of artists and writers (including Dave Barry, Harvey Pekar, and Brad Bird) as well as some of Watterson's closest friends and professional colleagues, and along the way reflects upon the nature of his own fandom and on the extraordinary legacy that Watterson left behind. This is as close as we're ever likely to get to one of America's most ingenious and intriguing figures - and it's the fascinating story of an intrepid author's search for him, too.

About the Author: Nevin Martell is the author of Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip (Continuum, 2009), Standing Small: A Celebration of 30 Years of the LEGO Minifigure (DK, 2009), Dave Matthews Band: Music for the People (Pocket, 2004) and Beck: The Art of Mutation (Pocket, 2001). He is a Contributing Editor at Filter magazine and his music journalism has appeared in Paste , Giant , Men's Health , High Times , and Flaunt , as well as online at Currently, he lives with his wife outside Washington, DC, where he writes full time. You can find him online at

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