Heisting hijinks ensue in the forthcoming one-shot from Chris Baldie!
OCT. 24, 2023, (PITTSBURGH, PA) — It’s a steal… Time to Kickstart JACQUES AND THE GREAT ART OF THEFT, the titular slice-of-life adventure, written and illustrated by Chris Baldie (ROLLED A ONE), with colors by Adrian Bloch (THE SPIDERKING, FROSTBITE)! This standalone comic leans exclusively on its bright and colorful artwork, perfect for Teen+ readers anywhere, regardless of the language they speak!
Jacques undertakes his greatest job yet: to break into the city’s gallery and liberate its finest work. The nocturnal thief as he makes his way across rooftops, traverses great heights, and sneaks his way past guards to get at the treasures within. We need no words, just action!
“JACQUES AND THE GREAT ART OF THEFT began as a four-page short story in my collection ‘We Said Goodbye to Gravity’,” said Chris Baldie. “The story allowed me to experiment with a wordless comic and helped me hone physical comedy and facial expressions on the page. Soon after the book was released, it became obvious that not only did I love Jacques, but so did fans! This had me wondering if I could pull off creating a whole book, and even try and hit with a more emotionally charged storyline. This book reminded me of my love for the colorful and cartoonish comics of ASTERIX, TINTIN, and other newspaper strips—I hope that same nostalgic feeling comes through for those that pick up a copy!”
Check out JacquesComic.com for more info! Chris Baldie will be in attendance at the UK’s Biggest Comic Art Festival, Thought Bubble UK in Yorkshire, November 6-12th, at B11 in DSTLRY Hall. Discover the rewards for JACQUES AND THE GREAT ART OF THEFT in digital, hardcover and more! Perfect for fans of HILDA, the campaign ends Nov 23.