A fascinating investigation of a beloved comic strip The internet is home to impassioned debates on just about everything, but there’s one thing that’s universally beloved: Bill Watterson’s comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. Until its retirement in 1995 after a ten-year run, the strip won numerous awards and drew tens of millions of readers from all around the world. The story of a boy and his best friend — a stuffed tiger — was a pitch-perfect distillation of the joys and horrors of childhood, and a celebration of imagination in its purest form. In Let’s Go Exploring, Michael Hingston mines the strip and traces the story of Calvin’s reclusive creator to demonstrate how imagination — its possibilities, its opportunities, and ultimately its limitations — helped make Calvin and Hobbes North America’s last great comic strip.
Celebrate 10 years of Perry Bible Fellowship with this comprehensive collection of PBF comics, sketches, and more! Collects every Perry Bible Fellowship comic strip released between 2004 and 2007 including previously unseen comics and Nicholas Gurewitch's PBF sketch book. This newly formatted 7" x 10" Almanack features every PBF comic strip which ran in alternative newspapers between 2004 and 2007--and simultaneously exploded online during the internet's golden age! In commemoration of 10 years since its initial printing, this Almanack also contains content that is unavailable anywhere else, including previously undiscovered PBF comics from the era and numerous sketches for comics that never came to be. Master the dark arts of Unicorn Power! Resurrect the great lord Zuthulu that you may do his bidding (and serve him brownies). Go on an adventure and READ this book! This Ignatz, Harvey, and Eisner-winning comic strip is "the best thing to happen to cartooning since Calvin and Hobbes." --(Matt Inman, The Oatmeal)