WORD at Unleash: Looking for Calvin & Hobbes
October 18, 2009
In honor of October being Adopt-A-Dog Month, on Saturday, October 24 at 7 pm,
Unleash: Brooklyn and WORD will host an evening featuring Nevin Martell, author of the newly released book, Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip.
Nevin Martell traces the life and career of the extraordinary, influential, and intensely private man behind Calvin and Hobbes. With input from a wide range of artists and writers (including Dave Barry, Harvey Pekar, Jonathan Lethem, and Brad Bird) as well as some of Watterson’s closest friends and professional colleagues, this is as close as we’re ever likely to get to one of America’s most ingenious and intriguing figures – and a fascinating detective story, at the same time.
Join us at Unleash – Brooklyn’s 7,000 square foot eco-friendly loft offering one of the most spacious daycare and boarding facilities for cats and dogs in New York City. RSVP for the event here on Facebook.
Unleash is home to District Dog, a natural and organic shop for food, treats, toys and accessories; Dog Habitat, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abandoned and unwanted dogs; and training classes are offered by Denise Herman from Empire of the Dog. Later this year, Unleash: Brooklyn will be home to a holistic veterinary clinic.
Come celebrate the friendship between mankind and their furry friends while learning about the elusive creator of one of the most beloved comic strips of all time. Looking for Calvin and Hobbes is an affectionate and revealing book about uncovering the story behind this most uncommon trio – a man, a boy and his tiger.