The Adventures of Tintin, post number one). Tintin was my first comic, not graphic novel. There's actually a difference. Comics are usually more like short stories. Like superhero comics. If you ever read comics, you would know that it's mixed tales of his adventures, not one big story.Graphic novels on the other hand, are usually more like narratives. A single story.
Anyway, what you've been waiting for: This series is about... no, no, wait a second. This is one of those series where if you say one tiny little thing about the plot, you kinda ruin it. So I'm going to try to be careful here. Okay, here we go: Three cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone are stranded in a desert. (I can't tell you why for the reason listed above). Fone Bone is more of our main character. Phoney is the oldest cousin, but certainly not the wisest. (He's smart, not wise. There's a difference). He's also greedy and always tries to find ways to make more money. Smiley? A quote from a character called Grandma Ben who I'll describe later says, "He has no brain whatsoever." It doesn't take brains to see that this is true. But Smiley is goodhearted in every way. While in the desert, the cousins get separated and Fone, near death of thirst, sees a valley. He walks on and encounters the "rat creatures" but comes out in one piece. Later, he meets up with a girl named Thorn who takes him back to Grandma Ben's farm, where she lives. Grandma Ben is tough, and refuses, at first, to allow him to stay. But finally, she decides that it couldn't hurt to keep him there, and later lets him stay. As the days pass, Fone's cousins miraculously find their way to the farm and all is well. But then, a secret is uncovered (actually more like discovered) and the valley will never be the same again.
This series is creepy the deeper you get into it, but I seriously think that this series is one of the best in graphic novel history. By the way, I'd like to give a shout out to Rowan who suggested I write a post about Bone. Good idea!
You'll like this if you like: Amulet
Awards: Eisner (the equivalent of the Oscar in the comic/graphic novel world)
Interested in this book? Click on the link below: (There are nine books total, not counting the prequel and sequel)
Bone book 1