Writer and Artist: Jeff Smith
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I find myself increasingly curious about the story's Melville references. Fone Bone is obsessed with Moby Dick and carries a copy of the book with him everywhere he goes. At one point in Ghost Circles, he and his cousin Phoney hallucinate that they are Ishmael and Captain Ahab respectively. The character name Bartleby, of course, is borrowed from a Melville story, too. I've read "Bartleby, the Scrivener" but never made much headway with Moby Dick. I tried once while on vacation in coastal Massachusetts but it didn't take. I don't know if it would add much to my understanding of Bone but the series has renewed my curiosity.
Two more volumes to go! Next up is Treasure Hunters.