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Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume (Paperback)

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By Jeff Smith (Illustrator)
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Staff Reviews

Bone by Jeff Smith

I read the first few chapters of Bone reprinted in a kids' magazine when I was eleven. I was immediately hooked. After the magazine stopped running it, I had no idea where to find the rest of the story, and I thought that was that. I was disappointed, and didn't expect I'd ever get to see the rest of the story. But the fun characters and vibrant world stuck with me, and I was thrilled to rediscover the series as an adult -- complete, easily available, and lovingly reproduced. A single epic fantasy told across nine volumes, Bone leaps back and forth between charming, silly humor and high stakes adventure, and I love it just as much now as I did in 1997. Whether you're reading the one-volume edition (in its original, beautiful black and white) or the serialized editions in full color, Bone is an all-ages classic that no fantasy or comics fan should miss.

— David, at Books Inc. Berkeley


BONE - The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume

Winner of 41 National and International Awards including 10 Eisner Awards and 11 Harvey Awards

Meet the Bone cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone, three misfits who are run out of Boneville and find themselves lost in a vast uncharted desert. They make their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. With the help of the mysterious Thorn, her tough-as-nails Gran'ma Ben and the Great Red Dragon, the boys do their best to survive in the middle of brewing trouble between the valley's denizens. It will be the longest - but funniest - year of their lives

Originally serialized in black & white comic books and graphic novels, the award-winning novel was presented complete and unabridged for the first time in this impressive 1300 page tome preserving the original black & white artwork.

Praise For…

Time Magazine: One of the Ten Greatest Grapic Novels of all Time
Publisher's Weekly: Best Book LIst
The Comics Journal: Book of the Year
American Library Association: Top 25 Graphic Novels for Young Adults
Better Homes and Gardens: 'Must Read' list


Time Magazine
BONE combines the humor and look of early Disney movies with the scope of the Lord of the Rings cycle. While children will read BONE for its breathless adventure and sight gags, older kids and adults will appreciate the themes of blind fanaticism and corrupting power.”

Entertainment Weekly
BONE is storytelling at its best, full of endearing, flawed characters whose adventures run the gamut from hilarious whimsy to thrilling drama. Along the way, Smith’s musings… take on a greater relevance than you’d ever expect. Grade: A.”

Publisher's Weekly
"Charming, character-driven fantasy with an elegant design and masterful story-telling in the tradition of Walt Kelly, Charles Schulz and Carl Barks." (starred review)

ALA Booklist
"Like Pogo, BONE has a whimsy best appreciated by adults, yet kids can enjoy it, too; and like Barks’ Donald Duck stories, BONE moves from brash humor to gripping adventure in a single panel."

Neil Gaiman (author of The Graveyard Book and Sandman)
"Jeff Smith can pace a joke better than almost anyone in comics; his dialogue is delightful—so are all his people, not to mention his animals, his villains, and even his bugs."

Matt Groening (creator of The Simpsons)
"I love BONE! BONE is great!”

Product Details
ISBN: 9781888963144
ISBN-10: 188896314X
Publisher: Cartoon Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 2010
Pages: 1344
Language: English