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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Pascal Girard's Petty Theft stole my heart

Sorry for being cheesy, guys. I promise that Petty Theft isn't. It is funny, charming, witty, heartfelt— but then this is a Pascal Girard book we're talking about, after all!

Here's an advance copy of Petty Theft hanging out with our awesome intern Ivan, who's been doing some terrific work with us. Today is his last day and we're all kinda bummed. Thanks for everything, Ivan!

Petty Theft tells the story of a fictionalized Pascal, who's in a real rough spot: he's out of work, newly broken up with, and forbidden from his favourite activity, running, because of a back injury. To distract himself, Pascal passes the time reading. While at the bookstore one day (do you recognize it, Montreal?) he notices a young woman pick up his own book- but then she rushes out of the store without paying! Pascal is determined to find out why she did it, and what unfolds is a truly Girard-ian romantic comedy-of-errors.

Petty Theft will be in stores everywhere May 27th (launching at TCAF), but you'll be able to get your hands on sizzling' hot-off-the-presses advances THIS WEEKEND at MoCCA in New York City. Careful you don't burn your fingers! MoCCA Fest takes place at the 69th Regiment Armory this Saturday, April 5th and Sunday April 6th, and Drawn and Quarterly is at booths A24, A25, and A26. Check out our full programming right here.

"Fine cartooning by Girard enhances an already lively and agile plot, and his plainspoken but funny urban characters."Publishers Weekly, starred review


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