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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Off The Shelf: Bone

Jeff Smith's Bone
Jeff Smith is an artist who self-published his popular indie title, Bone, from 1991 to 2004. The story follows the adventures of anthropomorphic creatures rendered in a rich curving style that isn't derived from either Marvel or DC artists but much more consistent to Disney's Pogo but with storylines that drift towards the mysterious.

Smith's stories and scenes are painstakingly crafted with a tremendous amount of skill and heart. The books are equally accessible to adults or kids. To date, Smith's Bone has won him ten Eisner Awards for Best Serialized Story and Best Continuing Series as well as eleven Harvey Awards for Best Cartoonist in 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997.

Recently, Smith's embarked on RASL (wrassle?) a title more focused on the Love and Rockets young adult to adult crowd. And in March of 2008, Warner Brothers announced they had retained the film rights to Bone with plans to create a Bone film series.


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