SAN RAFAEL, CA, February 21, 2005 – Cartoon Books and Telltale, today announced that Jeff Smith's comic masterpiece Bone is coming to a computer
near you. Long a popular independent comic, the award winning Bone was described by Publishers Weekly as “Charming, character driven fantasy with
an elegant design and masterful storytelling.” And now Telltale, a company that takes you to the worlds where characters like Bone play and invites
you to play with them, will be creating new episodes for PC gaming.
"Detailed rich characters and incredibly immersive story telling are everything to us," said Telltale's CEO Dan Connors. "We are proud that Jeff Smith and Cartoon Books have decided that we are the best partners to bring Bone to life in a series of PC games. The Bone world has so much texture and depth and combines a unique blend of superb adventure, mystery and humor – it is a great first license for Telltale."
"We are very impressed with the work the Telltale team has done in the past. We’re confident they can bring the fun and adventure of the Bone
story to life. Bone has been a big hit with comic book lovers everywhere and reaching the PC market will allow even more people to boldly go where no Bone has gone before." commented Cartoon Books' publisher, Vijaya Iyer.
Bone is also the flagship title for Scholastic's new graphic novel imprint Graphix, which launched in February. "We are thrilled to launch our exciting new imprint with this adventurous, funny and unforgettable series" added Jean Feiwel, Scholastic's publisher and editor in chief, "Scholastic's unique distribution network of bookstores, school book clubs and book fairs will send Bone out to a vast, new multi-generational audience." Telltale Games will compliment this with their first Bone PC
In the current climate of highly successful comic book franchises, Telltale, Scholastic and Cartoon Books expect to work closely together over the coming months to make 2005 Bone's most successful year.
More information about the game can be found at www.telltalegames.com