/ Key title One of the most highly acclaimed comic book stories of recent times launching as a stunning full colour graphic novel series. / A multi award winning series that has been described as "bugs bunny meets the Lord of the Rings" / The first time this critically acclaimed series of graphic novels has been available in glorious full colour / Previously available black and white comics have sold over 1m copies worldwide / The UK graphic novel market is growing and HarperCollins is building a one-stop graphic shop that offers the best authors and novels to readers whatever their age, gender or attitude / Bone has an existing fanbase and assured cross adult/child appeal in the mainstream market / Marketing and PR campaign to target mainstream comic book readers, existing Bone fans and key influencers via on-line and print advertising and PR / Competition: Simpsons; Asterix; Tintin; Calvin & Hobbes; Futurama
After four years of drawing comic strips for Ohio State University's student newspaper, Jeff Smith launched the comic book Bone in 1991. Between Bone and his other comic book projects, he now spends much of his time on the international guest circuit, promoting comics and the art of graphic novels.
"I love Bone" Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons
"Jeff Smith can pace a joke better than anyone in comics" Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline, The Wolves in the Wall and the Sandman series
"This is first-class kid lit: exciting, funny, scary and resonant enough that it will stick with readers for a long time" Publishers Weekly
"This sprawling, mythic comic is spectacular" Spin Magazine
"Charming, character-driven fantasy with an elegant design and masterful story-telling" Publishers Weekly