Plus, it ain't too shabby on the action or character development either. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. That isn't to say the panels aren't 'art', or that they are anything less than great; they do the job perfectly, and Smith has very clever ways of using the 2-color format. Fone Bone comes to an impassable river and waterfall but looks down to find an escape. Jeff Smith Archived at the Wayback Machine.
I should have understood then, but not until I sliced the box open did I realize just how massive this thing is.
Dry Bones (comic strip)
Three young opossums with a thirst for adventure. Eugene McCarthy was a white knight tied backwards on his horse, spouting poetry. In Matrixthis was Neo discovering himself to be wetwired into a vast virtual reality simulation, and then successfully hacking it until he could change simulation events in real time. He is killed when Fone Bone and Thorn, bearing a piece of the Locust themselves in their souls, touched the Crown of Horns. A lot of the discussion revolved around the time and effort it took Jeff Smith to produce this in installments, apparently comic book sized pieces over a period of more than twelve years to a total length of over pages.