Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika Comes to Image in 2021
Image Comics has announced that Mirka Andolfo is developing a new comic book series based on her new IP Sweet Paprika, already announced as an animated project developed by Arancia Studio and Grey Ladder Productions, with Director Gabriele Pennacchioli.
The comic book series, written and drawn by Andolfo, has been announced in Italy by Edizioni Star Comics (the Italian largest manga publishing house) and will be published in France as well (Éditions Glénat). This sexy, intriguing, new book is produced by Arancia Studio and will launch from Image Comics in July 2021.
A sexy rom-com (with reversed roles), Sweet Paprika is Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Sex And The City, with a twist of The Devil Wears Prada: a fun and captivating contemporary fairy tale—halfway between western comic and manga style—and set in a universe populated by angels and devils. The sensual component that constantly recurs in Andolfo’s works gives life to sexy and hilarious scenes, without neglecting the themes dear to the author, such as the harsh reality that career women are forced to live and the difficulty in balancing private life and work.
Paprika, a young woman of Italian origins living in New York, is a workaholic: success has sucked up her life, making her forget the importance of time for herself and for her loved ones. To bring havoc in her life will be Dill, a naive and handsome boy with an “angelic” otherworldly attitude, who will push the young woman to question herself and help her regain confidence in herself and in men. Their totally opposite characters and lifestyles will give life to fun and irresistible stories, seasoned with a pinch of eroticism.
A full color edition of Sweet Paprika #1 will be available at comic book shops in July 2021.