SelfMadeHero is delighted to announce the publication of Lewis Trondheim and Stéphane Oiry’s MAGGY GARRISSON

An unconventional new heroine is set loose on the streets of London. After two years of unemployment, Maggy Garrisson lands a secretarial job with a shady private detective. But when her new boss is beaten to a pulp, Maggy finds herself in the dangerous world of bent coppers, crooked businessmen and career criminals. Acclaimed French writer Lewis Trondheim (Poppies of Iraq) and Stéphane Oiry offer an atmospheric, stylish mystery set in rain-soaked London.   (152pp/ colour)  RRP £14.99

 Publication date: 25th April

A charismatic, ingenious heroine is set loose on the streets of London. After two years of unemployment, Maggy Garrisson lands a secretarial job with the shady, shambolic Anthony Wight: full-time private eye and part-time alcoholic. Five days later, he’s beaten to a pulp and Maggy is plunged into a sinister underworld of bent coppers, crooked businessmen and career criminals. Acclaimed French writer Lewis Trondheim (Poppies of Iraq) and artist
Stéphane Oiry offer up an atmospheric crime drama set in rain-soaked London. The city is brought to life through detailed observation of the streets, shops and pubs, especially around Kilburn and Kensal Rise. The tight panel-by-panel narrative emulates the tradition of newspaper strips such as Modesty Blaise, Jeff Hawke and James Bond, but it also captures the flavour and pacing of many popular TV detective series.

About the authors
Lewis Trondheim is an award-winning French comic book creator and publisher whose work spans multiple genres. His books include Poppies of Iraq and Slaloms. He was made a Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature in 2005. He lives in Paris.

Stéphane Oiry is a comic book artist, animator and children’s book author. The creator of a number of graphic novels, he teaches illustration at Condé School of Art and Design. He lives in Paris.

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