Doc Bone Vol The Great Cow Race This was definitely better than the first book The characters were more developed The pictures spoke more for themselves I enjoyed it I read this for my Couple
Doc Bone, Vol. 2: The Great Cow Race This was definitely better than the first book! The characters were more developed. The pictures spoke more for themselves. I enjoyed it!I read this for my Couple's Book Club with my boyfriend for our November read :). Bone, Vol. 2: The Great Cow Race is Book The cornerstone of GRAPHIX, our new graphic novel imprint, BONE is the incredible comic book saga of an unlikely hero who must save an idyllic valley from the forces of evil.In THE GREAT COW RACE, volume 2 of this 9 book epic, Fone Bone and his cousins plan to return home after visiting the village of Barrelhaven with Thorn and Gran ma Ben But Phoney risks everything on oThe cornerstone of GRAPHIX, our new graphic novel imprint, BONE is the incredible comic book saga of an unlikely hero who must save an idyllic valley from the forces of evil.In THE GREAT COW RACE, volume 2 of this 9 book epic, Fone Bone and his cousins plan to return home after visiting the village of Barrelhaven with Thorn and Gran ma Ben But Phoney risks everything on one last get rich quick scheme for the town s annual Great Cow Race As usual, Phoney s plans go disastrously awry, and Boneville seems further away than ever Meanwhile, ominous signs indicate that a war is brewing, and Fone finds himself helping his friends defend their valley from a formidable enemy.. Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See other authors with similar names Born and raised in the American mid west, Jeff Smith learned about cartooning from comic strips, comic books, and watching animation on TV In 1991, he launched a company called Cartoon Books to publish his comic book BONE, a comedy adventure about three lost cousins from Boneville Against all odds, the small company flourished, building a reputation for quality stories and artwork Word of mouth, critical acclaim, and a string of major awards helped propel Cartoon Books and BONE to the forefront of the comic book industry.In 1992, Jeff s wife Vijaya Iyer joined the company as partner to handle publishing and distribution, licensing, and foreign language publications In the Spring of 2005, Harry Potter s U.S publisher entered the graphic novel market by launching a new imprint, Graphix with a full color version of BONE Out from Boneville, bringing the underground comic to a new audience and a new generation.In 2007, DC Comics released Smith s first non creator owned work, SHAZAM Monster Society of Evil, a four part mini series recreating a classic serial from comic s Golden Age Between projects, Smith spends much of his time on the international guest circuit promoting comics and the art of graphic novels.. The best Books Bone, Vol. 2: The Great Cow Race Reading through this series again, I was surprised at the tone of the book. Or rather, the lack of a consistent tone. Follow me here for a second. For years and years, if I didn't like a story (especially a movie) 8 times out of 10, my main criticism was "Lack of consistent tone." Waterworld is the best example of this that I can think of. At various points it's a grim survival movie, a light-hearted action movie, a gritty post-apocalyptic morality play, or a slapstick farce. And any one of these would be a fine movie. But if you try to do all of them at the same time, odds are your story is going to suck suck suck. We all can think of exceptions to this rule. We can all think of stories that made us laugh AND cry AND despair. Stories that were mysteries and romances with action and humor. Joss Whedon does it. Neil Gaiman does it. Terry Pratchett does it. But here's the thing. I'm guessing y'all can think of 10 *more* examples of terrible mangled stories that try to be everything and end up as a hot mess. The folks I mentioned above are are masterful storytellers, and they bring us stories with complex tone. Complex tone is different from inconsistent tone. A complex tone is a delicious four-course dinner. Inconsistent tone is a chocolate milkshake with bacon, egg, mango, and ranch dressing in it. I bring this up because Bone has a very odd mix of tones in it. There's strong thread of classic fantasy we-have-to-save-the-world-from-evil. There's slapstick. There's a very light love story. There's a dark mystery. There's element of animal fable in it, and hayseed farce. It should be a train wreck. But it's not. It works. I look at the pieces of this and think, "Wow. No. You shouldn't have all these things together in one story." But they blend together. As someone who strives for a consistent tone in his work, it's interesting for me to see how so many odd and seemingly antithetical elements can work together to make a solid story.