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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wednesday, March 17 - Looking for Calvin and Hobbes

Today at 2:30 on community radio for Southern California, KPFK 90.7 FM: For ten years comics artist Bill Watterson produced one of the best and most beloved comic stips ever, a smart and charmingly subversive epic story about a boy and his stuffed tiger. Then Watterson quit drawing, and withdrew from public life, famously refusing to license his work and offering in his action an apparent critique of celebrity, fame and the fetishizing of art. In its run, of three thousand strips, Calvin and Hobbes made millions of fans, among them my guest today, Nevin Martell, whose book, Looking for Calvin and Hobbes, searches ostensibly, for the very private Watterson, More than that, Martell tells the story --- completely unauthorized of course --- of the man and his contribution to comics and culture. Thanks for listening!

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