Culturezoo IV: Jeff Smith’s Bone

Back after a bout with the the stomach flu! On today’s episode we discuss the first third of Jeff Smith’s comic book masterpiece Bone. (There’s way too much to cover in one episode.)

Outline:

  • 8-year-old Sam gives his thoughts on Ant-Man.
  • A quick detour into Force Friday topics.
  • Levi and Rosalyn try to give a quick introduction to the world of Bone for those who are unfamiliar.
  • We talk about some of Jeff Smith’s influences: Carl Barks and Walt Kelley.
  • We give a meandering description of the plot of Out From Boneville, The Great Cow Race, and The Eye of the Storm.
  • We chat about the different versions of the comic: color vs. black and white. Is there a better way to read it?
  • Is this arc one of the best stretches in a comic series ever?