Let's Go Exploring: Calvin and Hobbes

Category: Book
By (author): Hingston, Michael
Series: Pop Classics
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
  HUMOR / General
  LITERARY CRITICISM / Comics & Graphic Novels
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: ECW Press
Published: May 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 7.00in x 4.75in
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$ 12.95
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From The Publisher*

A fascinating investigation of a beloved comic strip

The internet is home to impassioned debates on just about everything, but there's one thing that's universally beloved: Bill Watterson's comic strip Calvin 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. In Let's Go Exploring, Michael Hingston mines the strip and traces the story of Calvin's reclusive creator to demonstrate how imagination - its possibilities, its opportunities, and ultimately its limitations - helped make Calvin and Hobbes North America's last great comic strip.

Review Quote*


"[Hingston] does it all with a delicious sense of humour, eviscerating his characters' extended adolescence while creating sympathy for their attempt to find a place in the world." - Quill & Quire (starred review)

"May well be the Great Canadian Comic Novel." - Winnipeg Free Press on The Dilettantes

"The dialogue is funny and spot on, and the satire alternately nips, bites, and rips your head off … a terrific debut." - Edmonton Journal on The Dilettantes

"Depicted with toe-curling immediacy-and hilarity." - Montreal Gazette on The Dilettantes

Biographical Note

Michael Hingston's writing has appeared in Wired magazine, the Washington Post, and the Guardian. His novel The Dilettantes was a #1 regional bestseller. He is also co-creator of the Short Story Advent Calendar. Hingston lives in Edmonton.