"Bodie is a showplace of Jay's stunning art and snappy humor." –Katie Cook
(My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic)
“Jay has perfectly blended the animated, cute, and humorous sensibilities of Jay Ward's Rocky & Bullwinkle with the emotional weight and resonance of Jim Henson's Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas.”
–David Petersen (Mouse Guard)
September 8, 2017 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – BOOM! Studios is thrilled to announce BODIE TROLL, a new all-ages graphic novel written and illustrated by Jay Fosgitt (Marvel’s Rocket Raccoon & Groot) charging into stores February 2018 about a seemingly fearsome monster who is actually a lovable grump. This giant graphic novel comes in at over 250 pages and includes all the content previously published by Red 5 Comics plus all-new original stories about Bodie’s continuing adventures.
The villagers of Hagadorn whisper tales of Bodie Troll’s ferociousness and tread lightly when they cross his bridge. At least, that’s what Bodie would like to think. Despite his desires to strike fear in the hearts of others, Bodie is a cute and cuddly grump of a troll. But what he might lack in ferocity, he makes up for in spirit. Alongside his best friend Cholly and her Fairy Godmother, Bodie has a habit of finding trouble and adventure. If he’s lucky, he just might scare someone along the way.
“While Bodie dreams of being the villain of this fairytale world, despite his best efforts, he inevitably winds up the hero every time,” says Fosgitt.
“My inspiration for BODIE TROLL was my love of fairytales, folklore, and mythology,” Fosgitt continues. “I wanted to imbue it with anachronistic humor to make the characters and their stories relatable to our own world, while having a warm heart at the center of the silliness. I wanted to create something that Jim Henson would have appreciated.”
BODIE TROLL is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed KaBOOM! imprint, publisher of acclaimed licensed series such as Steven Universe, Over the Garden Wall, Peanuts, and Garfield, along with original series like Brave Chef Brianna by Sam Sykes and Selina Espiritu, and The Deep by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.
“Jay Fosgitt is an amazing cartoonist and BODIE TROLL is great story filled with lovable, awkward, and always relatable characters,” says Whitney Leopard, Editor, BOOM! Studios.
Print copies of BODIE TROLL will be available for sale February 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one); booksellers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million; or at the BOOM! Studios webstore . Digital copies can be purchased from content providers including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
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ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Adventure Time and Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox in film and with Fox Television.