BOOM! Studios recently announced the return of Bolivar the Dinosaur in Bolivar Eats New York: A Discovery Adventure, a new original graphic novel by creator Sean Rubin, set to arrive in November 2019,
Debuting in 2017, Sean Rubin introduced junior readers to a dinosaur that lives in New York City—and his young neighbor Sybil who tries to tell everyone about him.
The original graphic novel (simply titled Bolivar) earned huge acclaim, including a prestigious selection as one of NPR’s “Best Books of 2017”, being named one of 2017 New York Public Library Best Books For Reading And Sharing, earning a 2017 Junior Library Guild Selection and earning a place as a 2018 Excellence In Graphic Literature Finalist: Best Children’s Books. Bolivar also earned nominations for 2018 Eisner Comics Industry Award for Best Kids’ Book (Ages 9-12) and 2018 Ringo Award for Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel, while Rubin himself was named a finalist for the 2018 Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award. The original graphic novel also earned starred reviews in top publications such as Publishers Weekly, Booklist and School Library Journal.
In Bolivar Eats New York: A Discovery Adventure, Sybil learns that Bolivar only likes corned beef sandwiches, so she informs him that he’s been missing out on one of the great attributes of New York City and its rich communities–delicacies from around the world! Knishes! Falafel! Dim Sum! And it wouldn’t be a story in the Big Apple without pizza! Explore the five boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan in this lushly illustrated Discovery Adventure™ where kids and parents alike search for their favorite foods, and find other sites unique to one of the greatest cities in the world!
“I was delighted when BOOM! Studios suggested creating a discovery adventure around Bolivar and New York City, especially because this would give me an opportunity to revisit some of my favorite places to eat in all five boroughs,” said Rubin. “I’ve even had multiple offers to help with the research!”
Bolivar Eats New York: A Discovery Adventure will be released under BOOM! Studios’ Archaia imprint, home to many acclaimed graphic novels including Mouse Guard by David Petersen; New World by David Jesus Vignolli; Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón Pérez; About Betty’s Boob by Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau; and licensed series like Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation.
Bolivar Eats New York: A Discovery Adventure arrives in print through comic book shops and bookstores later this year, in November of 2019. A digital version will also be available through popular comic book digital direct outlets at the same time.