Nobrow Press announced Thievesa new graphic novel by French designer Lucie Bryon. Thieves is the English version of Bryon’s famous graphic novel, Thief, released in France earlier this year. Nobrow will bring the fan-requested English version of the shōjo manga-inspired queer high school love story to the public on October 4, 2022.
The official description of Thieves reads: “Ella doesn’t seem to remember a single thing about the party the night before at a mysterious stranger’s mansion, and she certainly doesn’t know why she woke up in her bed surrounded by a nest She can’t stop thinking about her huge crush on Madeleine, who she certainly can’t talk to about her sudden penchant for kleptomania…but does Maddy have any secrets? mess of their chaotic personal lives in time to form a normal teenage relationship? That would be nice.”
Byron, a cartoonist and illustrator whose work has been published by ShortBox, Milan, BDKids, Kaboom Studios, Cicada Magazine and France Inter., Described Thieves as the comic she wished she could read herself when she was a teenager .
“Thieves is the comic I wanted to read when I was a teenager,” Bryon said in a statement. “A story of love, friendship, making mistakes and finding each other. I hope reading this book will bring joy and comfort to readers and keep their rebellious spark ignited.”
Niamh Jones, editor of Nobrow, describes Thieves as being “the epitome of ‘be gay, commit crime’ and says the story is one that will grace the shelves for years to come.
“I’ve followed and loved Lucie’s work for quite a while now, and I’m so thrilled that we’ve acquired her beautiful graphic novel and can bring it to the English-speaking world,” Jones said. “As soon as I opened the document, I fell in love with Lucie’s fantastic story and her hilarious characters. Anyone who picks this up will find themselves teleported straight into a manga-esque shōjo world that will leave you wanting more. This book is the epitome of “be gay, do crime,” and I know Thieves will grace bookshelves around the world for many years to come.
Thieves is set to release on October 4, 2022.