Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip

By Nevin Martell
Read by Jeremy Arthur

7.15 Hours 01/26/2016 unabridged
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For ten years, Calvin and Hobbes was one the world’s most beloved comic strips. And then, on the last day of 1995, the strip ended. Its mercurial and reclusive creator, Bill Watterson, not only finished the strip but withdrew entirely from public life. In Looking for Calvin and Hobbes, Nevin Martell sets out on a very personal odyssey to understand the life and career of the intensely private man behind Calvin and Hobbes. Martell talks to a wide range of artists and writers (including Dave Barry, Harvey Pekar, and Brad Bird) as well as some of Watterson’s closest friends and professional colleagues, and along the way reflects upon the nature of his own fandom and on the extraordinary legacy that Watterson left behind. This is as close as we’re ever likely to get to one of America’s most ingenious and intriguing figures—and it’s the fascinating story of an intrepid author’s search for him, too.

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Summary

Summary

For ten years, Calvin and Hobbes was one the world’s most beloved comic strips. And then, on the last day of 1995, the strip ended. Its mercurial and reclusive creator, Bill Watterson, not only finished the strip but withdrew entirely from public life.

In Looking for Calvin and Hobbes, Nevin Martell sets out on a very personal odyssey to understand the life and career of the intensely private man behind Calvin and Hobbes. Martell talks to a wide range of artists and writers (including Dave Barry, Harvey Pekar, and Brad Bird) as well as some of Watterson’s closest friends and professional colleagues, and along the way reflects upon the nature of his own fandom and on the extraordinary legacy that Watterson left behind.

This is as close as we’re ever likely to get to one of America’s most ingenious and intriguing figures—and it’s the fascinating story of an intrepid author’s search for him, too.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is essential reading for die-hard Calvin and Hobbes fans who want to stalk Watterson. Martell will give you all the reasons why you will never find the man. So instead of attempting something both discourteous and criminal, read this book instead.” San Francisco Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Nevin Martell

Nevin Martell has been writing about food and culture for more than a decade and a half for publications such as the Washington Post, NPR, Wine Enthusiast, TravelChannel.com, Runner’s World, Food Republic, and many more. He lives with his wife and son in Washington, DC, where he writes full time.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 7.15
Audience: Adult
Edition: English