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Looking for Calvin and Hobbes : the unconventional story of Bill Watterson and his revolutionary comic strip

Author: Nevin Martell
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A work about uncovering the story behind this most uncommon trio - a man, a boy and his tiger.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Martell, Nevin.
Looking for Calvin and Hobbes.
New York : Continuum, 2009
(DLC) 2009517938
(OCoLC)277204463
Named Person: Bill Watterson; Bill Watterson; Bill Watterson; Bill Watterson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nevin Martell
ISBN: 9781441193667 1441193669 1282876899 9781282876897 9781441106858 1441106855
OCLC Number: 682891953
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 247 pages)
Contents: Introduction - with film studios and merchandisers offering millions of dollars to license his characters, why would Bill Watterson turn up his nose and reject the American dream?; Chapter 1 - biographical examination of Watterson as a young man.; Chapter 2 - an overview of the history of the comic strip in America, and its relation to Watterson's art; Chapter 3 - Watterson's first forays into the world of comic art; Chapter 4 - a boy and his tiger are born; Chapter 5 - a look at Watterson's contemporaries; Chapter 6 - Calvin & Hobbes go supernova; Chapter 7 - why was Calvin & Hobbes a revolutionary and inimitable cartoon strip?; Chapter 8 - 10 years after the comic strip began, Watterson brings his fantastical odyssey to an abrupt close; Chapter 9 - What has been happening in the 13 years since Watterson effectively dropped off the face of the planet?; Chapter 10 - a trip to Watterson's hometown; Chapter 11 - The legacy of Calvin & Hobbes; Chapter 12 - What does the future hold for Watterson?; Chapter 13 - final analysis of why Watterson gave it all up; Outroduction - a summary of the author's journey to find Watterson.
Responsibility: by Nevin Martell.

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"Watterson can hide, but he can't die. His work lives on and we're lucky to have Nevin Martell reminding us so colorfully in this joyful book."- Berkeley Breathed "Martell gets as close as anybody Read more...

 
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