Let's Go Exploring: Calvin and Hobbes


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$12.95  $12.04
ECW Press
Publish Date
4.7 X 6.9 X 0.5 inches | 0.35 pounds

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About the Author

Michael Hingston's writing has appeared in Wired magazine, the Washington Post, and the Guardian. His novel The Dilettantes was a #1 regional bestseller. He is also co-creator of the Short Story Advent Calendar. Hingston lives in Edmonton.


"This book captures the joy and excitement at first discovering Calvin and Hobbes, and the wistful sadness that it is no more." -- Patton Oswalt

"Spelunking through the daily strips and digging into its impact, Hingston's thorough survey of Watterson's masterpiece of sequential art is already one of the great essays on the medium. This is the book Calvin & Hobbes loyalists have been waiting for." -- Lee Henderson, author of The Road Narrows As You Go

"It's easy to let sentimentality and reverence colour opinion of the strip, but Hingston offers some refreshingly frank criticism . . . he builds the book out of the source material and existing interviews, and avoids getting too swept up in his own feelings for the strip." -- National Post

"Hingston does a great job of reconnecting, or introducing, readers to the popular comic strip and articulating the magnetism of its characters and key moments in Calvin and Hobbes' history . . . it's a lot of fun reading this smart, lively critique." -- Booklist Online

"Hingston's book is a wonderful read for fans and neophytes alike, giving context and history to the strip that was and is a part of many people's lives." -- The YYScene