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By Bill Watterson

ISBN-10: 0751504246

ISBN-13: 9780751504248

A suite of Calvin and Hobbes cartoons. the writer received the 1986 Reuben Award as remarkable Cartoonist of the 12 months and has additionally illustrated anything lower than the mattress is Drooling , Calvin and Hobbes' Yukon Ho! and medical development is going Boink .

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The big decisions have basically been made by Dave. , 22). Based on the nearly imperceptible reaction to the comic, it seemed at times as if they were working in a vacuum. “I can remember when one letter a day was a pretty heavy response,” Sim tells McDonnell (McDonnell 1983, 22). ). Distributors were late with payments while printers demanded their money on time. ). Gradually, however, the situation changed. Attending the 1978 Toronto Comic Convention, the couple discovered that Cerebus had acquired a substantial following.

Fiore predictably condemned this rape as “sick ... something that shouldn’t be passed over lightly” and yet Fiore admits that it is entirely “within character” for Cerebus to rape her, noting that, after all, he did toss a baby off of a roof a few issues before (Fiore 1987, 37) (figure 10). ). The difficulty is that the reader identifies with Cerebus, as he is the comic’s protagonist and while the baby tossing is forgivable, as the action possesses a satirical, overthe-top character, the raping of Astoria is certainly an imaginable offense.

In Jaka’s Story, Sim’s anti-feminism is already in place. To Sim, a woman’s independence and desire for a career is a destructive societal force, resulting in a contamination or outright rejection of what Sim perceives to be correct gender roles (Rick plays a part in this, too, by not fulfilling his masculine obligations). In the end, Jaka’s Story is largely a parable about the ways feminism and female careerism pervert the natural order of things, ultimately 40 Introduction resulting in the breakdown of family and, by extension, society.

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