For fans of the long-running graphic novel series, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that there is new “Bone” content to behold. The bad news is that it isn’t in the form of the highly-anticipated animated series that had been gestating at Netflix for the past few years. Instead, it’s a short comic strip chronicling the property’s rollercoaster of a journey to get adapted for the screen.
In a clear homage to Charles Schulz and his “Peanuts” gang, Jeff Smith shared a drawing on Twitter that features Fone Bone as he prepares to kick a football being held by different studios. First, there’s Nickelodeon, then Warner Bros., and finally Netflix. But like Lucy does with Charlie Brown, the studios pull the football away at the last second every time, leaving our hero laying flat on his back and feeling defeated.