It seems BONE is the universal answer to “what’s a good comic for kids?”. For all intents and purposes, it’s the granddaddy and monolith the rest of us all orbit. Even Raina Telgemeier, who’s books, plural, have spent years, plural, on the NY Times bestseller list, doesn’t seem to pop into people’s minds – especially in comic book circles – the way BONE does. And, without belaboring the point: Jeff Smith’s BONE is an amazing series.
And in a series of drawings teaming my character, Pix, with notable characters in kids comics, ignoring BONE would be the oversight of all oversights. Though, leave it to me to not draw the titular Bone or his cousins…or even Thorn. Nope, I opted to draw Pix kicking stupid, stupid rat creature butt alongside the totally awesome Grandma Ben.
Pix Plus is a series of drawings presenting Pix in team-ups with notable characters from kid-friendly comics and graphic novels. The series will run Monday-Friday, from November 17-December 24. Please do share and let people know about Pix and Pix Plus!
Ask your local comic shop to order PIX: ONE WEIRDEST WEEKEND, in the December catalog, item #DEC141546