Dinosaur Graphic Novel, Lost Time by Tasha Mukanik from Penguin

Publisher's Weekly reports that Tasha Mukanik has sold her first graphic novel, a middle-grade graphic novel Lost Time, to Chris Hernandez at Penguin Young Readers Group imprint, Razorbill. Mukanik describes it thus:

Debut Graphic Novel, Lost Time by Tasha Mukanik, Picked Up By Penguin
Dinosaur Graphic Novel, Lost Time by Tasha Mukanik from Penguin

Lost Time is a middle grade graphic novel about a young girl surviving in the late Cretaceous of North America, with a Quetzalcoatlus as her only companion.

Debut Graphic Novel, Lost Time by Tasha Mukanik, Picked Up By Penguin

It follows 12-year-old Evie, now stranded in time, surviving on her own in the wilds of the Cretaceous. After raising Ada from a egg, the two explore the world together, all in attempts for Evie to get back to humanity again.

Debut Graphic Novel, Lost Time by Tasha Mukanik, Picked Up By Penguin

The story sprung to life after doodling a couple concepts of a girl and a pterosaur, and I just couldn't stop drawing them. A story soon came to be as I doodled them, and it hasn't stopped since.

Debut Graphic Novel, Lost Time by Tasha Mukanik, Picked Up By Penguin

This story is my outlet for all the dinosaur-knowledge I've built up over the years, as well as an exploration and way of coping with loneliness.

Debut Graphic Novel, Lost Time by Tasha Mukanik, Picked Up By Penguin

It is pitched as a mix of Jurassic WorldHow to Train Your Dragon, and Lost in Space, the story follows a girl who travels back in time and gets trapped in the Cretaceous Period with no one to help her survive or get back home—except for a pterosaur she befriends and learns to ride.

Debut Graphic Novel, Lost Time by Tasha Mukanik, Picked Up By Penguin

Lost Time will be published in the spring of 2023 and Jennifer Azantian at Azantian Literary was Mukanik's agent in negotiating a two-book deal with Razorbill.

Debut Graphic Novel, Lost Time by Tasha Mukanik, Picked Up By Penguin

Razorbill is an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, is dedicated to publishing the very best of young adult and middle-grade fiction and non-fiction. is dedicated to publishing the very best of young adult and middle-grade fiction and non-fiction.

Debut Graphic Novel, Lost Time by Tasha Mukanik, Picked Up By Penguin
Dinosaur Graphic Novel, Lost Time by Tasha Mukanik from Penguin

Chris Hernandez joined Razorbill as a senior editor in April 2019, acquiring picture books, middle grade, young adult, and graphic novels. Before coming to Penguin Random House, he was an editor at HarperCollins.

Debut Graphic Novel, Lost Time by Tasha Mukanik, Picked Up By Penguin
Dinosaur Graphic Novel, Lost Time by Tasha Mukanik from Penguin

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