Steve Mitchell's Reviews > Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and his Revolutionary Comic Strip

Looking for Calvin and Hobbes by Nevin Martell
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Jul 29, 2011

really liked it

A biography of Bill Watterson and his most famous creation: the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. The strip lasted for ten years before the reclusive Watterson retired and retreated totally from public life. Calvin and Hobbes finished right at the top of their game and never went stale and is arguably the greatest comic strip ever to grace the funny pages of newspapers; especially in terms of consistency. The fact that Watterson held total ownership of the characters and refused to allow any merchandising - although we live in hope of an animated movie - just makes the strip a more valuable commodity. This is a well written book that fans of Calvin and Hobbes will just love - it is in no way a replacement for the strip itself and should not be considered as an introduction either - but for anybody that has ever danced to classical music LPs set at 78rpm this book is a must.

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