New 'Bone' Book Coming From Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith's Bone is one of the highest regarded comics of all time, a fantasy epic starring the trio of Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone.
Announced via creator Jeff Smith walking around with a handwritten cardboard sign at the recent San Diego Comic Con, little is yet known about the book. It will primarily feature Smiley Bone, the goofy, cigar-smoking, vest wearing Bone cousin. The 'picture book' will be published via Scholastic Graphix, the company responsible for reprinting Bone and putting it in the mass market and into the hands of many kids for the first time. Bone's incredibly strong storytelling came in large part from the sweeping fantasy epic storyline handled in long form in the gigantic series, but it's art was also fantastic with expressive characters including many nonverbal animal creatures you came to love and care about (Barnaby!). A picture book is a fantastic way to jump back into the universe for longtime fans and new readers who aren't ready to jump into the full series just yet.
When more updates become available, they will likely come from the Graphix Books Twitter page.