+612 9045 4394
Bone : The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume - Jeff Smith


The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume


Published: 1st November 2010
For Ages: 8+ years old
RRP $79.99
We are temporarily out of stock. More copies are on order with our supplier. Your order will be allocated from this new delivery. Click here for more delivery details.

Booktopia Comments

This is the complete 1300-page epic adventure of Bone one deluxe trade paperback volume. Please note the cartoons inside are presented in black and white.

Product Description

An American graphic novel first! The complete 1300-page epic adventure from start to finish in one deluxe trade paperback. Three modern cartoon cousins get lost in a pre-technological valley, speanding a year there making new friends and out-running dangerous enemies. Their many adventures include crossing the local people in The Great Cow Race, and meeting a giant mountain lion called RockJaw: Master of the Eastern Border. They learn about sacrifice and hardship in The Ghost Circles and finally discover their own true natures in the climatic journey to The Crown of Horns.

EndorsementsTime Magazine: One of the Ten Greatest Grapic Novels of all TimePublisher's Weekly: Best Book LIstThe Comics Journal: Book of the YearAmerican Library Association: Top 25 Graphic Novels for Young AdultsBetter Homes and Gardens: 'Must Read' list QuotesTime 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 delightfulso 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! "

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith, born February 27, 1960, is an American cartoonist best known as the creator of the self-published comic book series Bone. Jeff was born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania and grew up in Columbus, Ohio.

He learned about cartooning from comic strips, comic books, and animated TV shows. Smith has cited Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts as a very early influence on his understanding of comics. He has also named Walt Kelly's Pogo, which he discovered at the age of nine when a classmate brought a collection of the comics to school, as his "biggest influence in writing comics". Smith began to create comics with the "Bone" characters as early as 1970, when he was about 10 years old.

For his work on Bone, Smith has received numerous awards, among them ten Eisner Awards and eleven Harvey Awards. In 1995 and 1996 he won the National Cartoonists Society's award for Comic Books.

His most recent series, RASL, focused on an art thief who hops through dimensional barriers, hiding out on various parallel worlds.

Visit Jeff Smith's Booktopia Author Page

ISBN: 9781888963144
ISBN-10: 188896314X
Series: Bone Series
Audience: General
For Ages: 8+ years old
For Grades: 4+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1300
Published: 1st November 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 16.5  x 5.7
Weight (kg): 1.76