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Bone in Colour.

Late last year I read The Complete Bone by Jeff Smith, which I really quite liked. It gave me the same joy that the European comic Asterix did (and might still do, though I haven't read any for years).

However, in last month, Scholastic began reprinting Bone in colour. The complete edition I bought was a bit on the expensive side and thirteen hundred pages and black and white and, really, not for everyone because of this. But the new editions have been chopped back into the original volumes that Smith collected them in, and sold for fifteen bucks, which means they are for everyone. Which means I bought one, even though I honestly wasn't planning on doing that... but the colouring by Steve Hamaker has made it like picking up a new book, and I just couldn't say no. So if you've never read Bone, but you want a cheap and beautiful intro, here's your chance.*

Link to Bonville, official website of Bone.




* It's good for kids, too, if you have any round you... which, y'know, I'm sorry if you do... no wait, I'm not sorry at all. Heh. Better you than me.

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bodhichitta0
May. 27th, 2005 10:21 am (UTC)
Ooooh. I might need to get that for us.

(And kids aren't that bad. They give you an excuse to drink alcohol and buy lots of books.)

Oh, and Ben? May God be with you today.
benpeek
May. 27th, 2005 01:54 pm (UTC)
and may god be with you, too.

i don't need excuses to buy books. (i don't drink much actually.) but, you know, bone is really cool. it gets a bit serious at the end, but that's okay.
studebakerhawk
May. 27th, 2005 11:45 pm (UTC)
So is it worth getting the recently released complete bone in black and white, or should i hold out for some kind of colour deal?
benpeek
May. 28th, 2005 03:26 am (UTC)
i don't reckon they'll do a complete bone in colour, myself, so if you want a one volume deal, the black and white is the way to go. but the colour is real nice--i'm planning to have both, and since they'll release the colour ones slowly, for fifteen bucks, i'll be there for that.

but black and white was how it was done originally.
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