Waiting on Wednesday: October 15

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, sponsored by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming titles we can hardly wait to hear.

Looking for Calvin and Hobbes, by Nevin Martell

Synopsis: 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.

We recently recorded Nevin Martell’s Freak Show Without a Tent and I’ve lost count of how many times I laughed out loud listening to it. Like this:


I love the way Martell writes and can’t wait to hear Looking for Calvin and Hobbes! 

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