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Monday, June 02, 2014

Calculus Cat Kickstarter Campaign

Hunt Emerson is without a doubt the most brilliant cartoonist in the universe. Even though we haven't explored the universe yet and we don't know if there are eight-armed octo-toonists out there with 4-D pens dipped in funny ink. Hunt would still come tops anyway. 

If you're only aware of Hunt's work through his current strips for The Beano and Fortean Times you've only sampled a smidgen of the man's talent. One of his greatest creations was Calculus Cat, which first appeared in the 1980s in comic mags such as Escape. A collection of those strips, entitled Death to Television, was published by Knockabout years ago but is long out of print. Now, Knockabout want to produce a new edition, and they'd like our help. 

There's a Kickstarter campaign up and running where people can pledge their money to get this brilliant book back into print. There's a series of incentives for pledges, starting at £5 for a digital copy increasing to more for the paperback, hardback, and numerous extras. 

You can find out more about Calculus Cat and this campaign, including a short video from Hunt himself, at this address:

Let's get Calculus Cat back in print!


paddykool said...

Hey Lew . Good morning. Surely it's time for someone to bring out a real career opus of Hunt's work in hardback .He's been very prolific right back from the underground days of the mid 1970's when I should imagine Robert Crumb and the old British weeklies were the obvious stimulants to his great work. It was always madly fluid and inventive.I'd call it organic because it seems to grow unheeded out of his pen tip. a true fine art cartoonist.An original.

Lew Stringer said...

It would be great to see a book like that on the shelves. However, something similar is available digitally. THE CERTIFIED HUNT EMERSON is 228 pages of strips including extras and an interview with Hunt. It's only £2.99 from the Sequential app for the iPad.

I haven't bought a copy yet. I think I'll go and rectify that now.

paddykool said...

Hey Lew..Yes i was aware of it .unfortunately my i-pad is an older model and I couldn't download the book .They should publish it as a hardback .I'd buy it !!!..and the digital version if i could get the bugger..

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