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

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ISBN-10: 082642984X

ISBN-13: 9780826429841

Edition: 2009

Authors: Nevin Martell, Martell

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Looking for Calvin and Hobbes is an affectionate and revealing book about uncovering the story behind this most uncommon trio a man, a boy and his tiger.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.62" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

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?
biographical examination of Watterson as a young man.
an overview of the history of the comic strip in America, and its relation to Watterson's art
Watterson's first forays into the world of comic art
a boy and his tiger are born
a look at Watterson's contemporaries
Calvin & Hobbes go supernova
why was Calvin & Hobbes a revolutionary and inimitable cartoon strip?
10 years after the comic strip began, Watterson brings his fantastical odyssey to an abrupt close
What has been happening in the 13 years since Watterson effectively dropped off the face of the planet?
a trip to Watterson's hometown
The legacy of Calvin & Hobbes
What does the future hold for Watterson?
final analysis of why Watterson gave it all up
Outroduction - a summary of the author's journey to find Watterson