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
I received a digital copy of this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I've read previous entries in the Pop Classics series and really enjoyed them - it gives you a slim, in-depth look at the deeper meaning and legacy a piece of pop culture might have had. Calvin and Hobbes feels like a perfect selection for this series, but the actual look into its legacy makes some good points about what it has to say about imagination, childhood, and creative control of your artwork, but never rea ...more
Let's Go Exploring: Calvin and Hobbes was an entertaining and informative book for me since, although I very much enjoy Calvin and Hobbes, I didn't discover it until well after its newspaper run had ended (I didn't learn to read until about halfway through it, and we were overseas for the rest). So while some fans may be well aware of the timeline of the strip, this was all new information to me, so very interesting.
Aside from tracing the evolution of the strip and creator Bill Watterson's caree ...more
At one time, before the advent of that internet thing, we all read newspapers, pretty much everyday. And, on Sundays, we devoted hours to going through all the Sunday sections, most particularly, everyone's favorite section - the Sunday funnies. Nowadays newspapers barely exist and their buildings such as the LA Times building are vacant and deserted and lifeless. I haven't picked up a paper in ages except the complimentary hotel copies. But the Sunday funnies ruled and in the eighties - besides ...more
I received a free copy of this in exchange for a fair review from NetGalley.
I really enjoyed this book. I'd previously read Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip by Nevin Martell, and I was a little hesitant to read this, thinking it would be more of the same. I was happily surprised, as it gave a bit more background information, and read like journalism, instead of the work of a super intense fan. I felt like I came away from ...more
Overall an interesting book about my all-time favorite comic strip and its creator. Well-written and researched, interesting while avoiding becoming boring.