This forthcoming title (not seemingly available in the UK till the end of December, but worth asking for isn specialist graphic novel shops) looks like one worthy of note. Publishers Weekly has just highlighted it and interviewed its creator Sean Rubin, previously known as the illustrator for Brian Jacques’ Redwall series….
Sean Rubin’s Bolivar is half picture book, half graphic novel—and all good, clean fun. The 224-page hardcover children’s book will be published this month by Archaia.
Bolivar tells the tale of a dinosaur named Bolivar who lives quietly on New York City’s Upper West Side. Dinosaurs may be extinct, but Bolivar definitely isn’t, and his fellow New Yorkers are so busy no one seems to notice his presence. And it’s not like he’s a recluse. He visits the Met, hangs out in Central Park, shops on 72nd Street and Broadway and loves old bookstores. He minds his own business, until his neighbor, a girl with a camera and nose for a mystery, sniffs him out.
Before his work on Bolivar, Rubin provided illustrations for the late Brian Jacques’ popular Redwall series of fantasy novels. He is also a contributor to Archaia’s Eisner Award-winning Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 1, an anthology of comics stories by acclaimed illustrators set in Dave Petersen’s Mouse Guard fantasy world. PW spoke with Rubin about the long gestation of this new hybrid work.
for the Q&A (recommended) >>> https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/comics/article/75486-bolivar-a-q-a-with-sean-rubin.html