|By (author):||Hingston, Michael|
|Subject:||BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers|
|COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / General|
|HUMOR / General|
|LITERARY CRITICISM / Comics & Graphic Novels|
|Size:||7.00in x 4.75in|
|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.
PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS WORKS:
"[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
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.