Praise for Bolivar



"Debut author-illustrator Rubin spins a delightful tale that captures the childhood frustration of not being taken seriously by adults, as well as an amusing exploration of curiosity and friendship. The intricate details of the carefully crosshatched artwork and gorgeous panoramic scenes of street life give readers a great many things to discover in each panel. It’s an irreverent but loving tribute to a city whose residents have seen it all but sometimes miss what’s right in front of them, too." - Publishers Weekly

Bolivar is a very special book, a wonderful new mix of comics and prose, like a new Maurice Sendak treasure. It is beautifully drawn as a love letter to charming New York City neighborhoods... and the dinosaurs that may live in them." - David Petersen, creator of Mouse Guard


"The thing is, you don't have to be a New Yorker, or even like NYC, to thoroughly enjoy this book. Bolivar the dinosaur speaks to the introvert in all of us... Dinosaurs may not be around anymore but Bolivars abound. Even little Bolivars who will pick up this book and instantly connect with someone just like them. So for the Bolivars and the Manhattan-lovers, the graphic novel enthusiasts and the parents just looking for a good bedtime story, Bolivar the book is the place to go. Dino-mite stuff." - Elizabeth Bird, Fuse8 Blog for School Library Journal


"...[An] "in-between" book that's perfect for teaching kids the visual literacy of comics. They can explore the "silent" illustrations as well as watching the speech dynamics between characters and the relationship between panels as the story unfolds... [great] for those who might not have read comics before." -

Upcoming Appearances

Earth-2 Comics
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA

Telegraph Art & Comics
Wednesday, Nov. 15 - Details TBA
211 W Main Street, Charlottesville, VA

Books of Wonder (Uptown)
Saturday, Nov 25 - Details TBA
New York, NY

Barnes and Noble
Saturday, Dec. 2 - Details TBA
Charlottesville, VA

Old Fox Books and Coffee
Thursday, Dec. 21 - Details TBA
Annapolis, MD