Currently Reading

Bone, by Jeff Smith – if anything was ever going to turn me on to comics, this is it. Light, humourous fantasy, but that doesn’t mean it’s not to be taken seriously. There have been a couple of moments in this when I’ve been stopped in my tracks thinking “Wait, they’re not really going to–“, and though I’ve not yet been shocked, there’s still the sense that the comic’s creator could go there–that he is willing to hurt these characters, if necessary. It’s interesting to see the contrast between the light tone and humour, and the more tragic elements that are dealt with


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