Guest Daniel Nayeri joins Jessica to talk about their shared love for Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes. In the discussion, a theory is posited that as we move towards a more and more visual culture (i.e., graphic novels, prestige television, YouTube), Calvin & Hobbes marks the ascendancy of that visual medium and the decline of the traditional novel.

The Theology of Calvin and Hobbes by Richard Beck
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson

Information on the Host: 
Jessica Hooten Wilson is a Senior Fellow at Trinity Forum, the inaugural Visiting Scholar of Liberal Arts at Pepperdine University, and the author of several books, including The Scandal of Holiness: Renewing Your Imagination in the Company of Literary SaintsLearning the Good Life: From the Great Hearts and Minds that Came Before, and Giving the Devil his Due: Flannery O’Connor and The Brothers Karamazov

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Information on Daniel Nayeri:
Daniel was born in Iran and spent some years as a refugee before immigrating to Oklahoma at age eight with his family. He is the author of several books for young readers, including Everything Sad is Untrue (A True Story), winner of the Michael L. Printz Award, the Christopher Medal, and the Middle Eastern Book Award. He lives in the US with his wife and son.

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