Jeff Smith (cartoonist) Writing Styles in Bone: Out from Boneville

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Point of View

The author uses a third person point of view throughout the novel. This view is useful, in that it allows the focus to change between the characters within the novel as the author needs to explain the plot. This point of view creates a reliable voice, in that the author is able to report actions of the characters as well as emotions. The point of view also makes it possible to report the situation in a non-biased manner. The dramatic battle between good and evil could not be shown as thoroughly if it were not for this point of view.

The story is told entirely through dialog and artistic rendering, as the book is a graphic novel. This method allows the reader to see the action as well as for the author to imply action without the need for dialog. This also allows the author to...

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