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 an advanced reading copy of this book, from the publisher (ECW Press), in exchange for my honest feedback.
An entertaining and informative read about the creation of everyone’s favourite comic, Calvin & Hobbes. More than just a biography of the comic’s creator (Bill Watterson) - this book takes you through the comic’s evolution - and explores why we all loved Calvin & Hobbes so much.
This was a short read - but it packed a big punch! The first few chapters explored the communi ...more
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 ...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
I got a chance to peek under the hood at the newest Calvin and Hobbes book… So, it’s more of a Bill Watterson book than a Calvin and Hobbes book, but I was excited nonetheless. Michael Hingston’s Let’s Go Exploring is an interesting peek at the inner battles between the famously reclusive Bill Watterson (one of my personal heroes) and the monstrous men in black, the corporate suits that controlled the evil comics’ syndicate.
It’s maybe not as black and white as all that and really came down to on ...more
A great, short read about the advent of Calvin & Hobbes, stories of its creator, brief tellings of its impact on our culture, and our fasciation with both the author and his creation. I don't really know anyone who doesn't treasure the old comic strip, and Hingston is inviting us along to analyze, remember, and appreciate it for what it is, and not what we think it should be.
Naturally, due to the iron grip Watterson has on C&H, don't expect any animated examples in the book, but please ...more