If you read the GoComics blog, you know by now that the Calvin and Hobbes treasuries are being published as e-books that will soon be available for purchase. Bill Watterson is talented. He is a gifted artist, of course, but he is also an amazing storyteller. It stands to reason that Calvin and Hobbes can still draw an audience 18 years after the last strip was released -- it’s that well written.
Anyone can write a book, but not everyone should have a book published. Some people ought to keep a journal, and leave it at that. However, hopeful authors are everywhere. Let’s look at a few examples from the daily comics.
You probably know that Snoopy was working on a novel, but did you know that he finally got it published? This outcome may be the definition of a dark and stormy night for a writer. Alas.
Get Fuzzy comes to mind when I think of wannabe authors in the comic strips. I’d like to know the title of Bucky’s book.
Here’s an interesting strategy.
I’ve read a few books that were similar to this one. In particular, I think of a man who was recounting the first 40 years of his life. Even the memory makes me yawn a little bit.
In Pearls Before Swine, Rat is always up to something. I love that he looks like he’s been through the wringer after typing the title, his three-letter name, and one sentence.
So we’ve come full circle to Calvin and Hobbes. Mr. Watterson portrayed Calvin as an aspiring author on more than one occasion. Today, I chose cute over precocious.
-- The Intern