One of the most highly acclaimed comic book stories of recent times launching as a stunning full colour graphic novel series.
Things seem well in the valley: Fone Bone is still living with Thorn and Gran’ma Ben, while his cousins Phoney and Smiley are working in the inn at Barrelhaven.
But peace never lasts for long when the Bone cousins are around. Soon Phoney Bone is up to his old con tricks again, trying to throw the bets on the annual Cow Race with a ‘mystery cow’ – really Smiley in a cow suit.
Will Phoney be run out of the valley just like he was run out of Boneville? It may not even matter, because there are dark stirrings in the woods – ominous signs that indicate the rat creatures are ready to go to war again…
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“I love Bone” Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons
“Jeff Smith can pace a joke better than anyone in comics” Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline, The Wolves in the Wall and the Sandman series
“Bone combines the humour and look of early Disney movies with the scope of the Lord of the Rings cycle. The best all-ages novel yet published in this medium” Time Magazine
“This is first-class kid lit: exciting, funny, scary and resonant enough that it will stick with readers for a long time” Publishers Weekly
"Delightful and charming. Cult cartoon strip that tells a decent story." The Gateway
"Sheer genius between the covers – welcome to cartoon heaven and prepare to laugh…lots!! This is ultra clever stuff which you can't fail to enjoy!" From Bump to Grump
“This sprawling, mythic comic is spectacular” Spin Magazine
“Charming, character-driven fantasy with an elegant design and masterful story-telling” Publishers WeeklyAbout the Author:
After four years of drawing comic strips for Ohio State University’s student newspaper, Jeff Smith launched the comic book Bone in 1991. Between Bone and his other comic book projects, he now spends much of his time on the international guest circuit, promoting comics and the art of graphic novels.
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