Analysis of Bone: a look at the Jeff Smith graphic novel masterpiece

Since it started being serialized in 1991, Jeff Smith’s masterwork Bone has drawn a huge number of readers, intrigued by its subtleties and complexities as the work evolved from a lighthearted romp to a dark fantasy with a richly-built world. It is a work worthy of scholarly attention, and that’s just what award-winning writer about comics Stephen Weiner set out to do. His essay on the work, its influences, and its place in the culture was first release in e-book form (as A Bone Companion) in 2015. The fine folks at Cartoon Books thought that it was a worthy analysis, and included in in their 2016 book Bone: Coda. But now that volume is out of print, and and About Comics has made the work under its own cover, and the title Analysis of Bone.
This volume contains not only Weiner’s text accompanied by Jeff Smith art from Bone, but also a seven page interview with Smith himself. The book has the same cover size as the Scholastic editions of Bone, so that it can sit nicely with your Bone collection on your shelf.

About the author: Stephen Weiner has been writing about comics since 1992, including writing for such periodicals as The Boston GlobeSchool Library Journal, and Booklist, and authoring or co-authoring such books as 100 Graphic Novels for Public LibrariesThe Will Eisner Companion, and Hellboy: The Companion. A holder of master degrees in both Children’s Literature and Library Science, Weiner received the Comic Creators’ Guild Award in 2006

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 65 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1949996573
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1949996579
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 5.3 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.15 x 9 inches
  • Cover price: US$7.99

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