Looking for Calvin and Hobbes by Nevin Martell audiobook

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

By Nevin Martell
Read by  Jeremy Arthur

Made for Success 9780826429841
7.00 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781504771672

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    ISBN: 9781504771689

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 this fascinating story, 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. Along the way Martell 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.

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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 this fascinating story, 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. Along the way Martell 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“So richly infused with the spirit of Calvin and Hobbes, the genuine innocence and affection and humor, it doesn’t even matter that the author never meets his subject.” Los Angeles Times
“This is essential reading for die-hard Calvin and Hobbes fans.” San Francisco Book Review
“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, author of Bloom County

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Author

Author Bio: Nevin Martell

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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Details

Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English