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Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika: the Official Statue is on Kickstarter

Sweet Paprika Statue

After the launch of the Kickstarter, Mirka Andolfo‘s statue celebrating her upcoming comic and animated series—Sweet Paprikawas been funded in 12 minutes.

Standing seven inches tall and as sensual and defiant as her two-dimensional inspiration, the Sweet Paprika statue was 3-D sculpted by Andrew Hickinbottom, produced by Arancia Studio, and manufactured by Infinite Statue. Other rewards in the Kickstarter include a Sweet Paprika art book, pin set, and tote bag.

Announced last July, Sweet Paprika is an original idea from Andolfo that revolves around the erotic misadventures of a career-driven woman—Paprika—who reluctantly engages a charming, immature delivery boy named Dill. Consumed by her job as a creative director at a major New York City publisher, Paprika learns to balance her own needs as she embarks on this passionate romance with Dill. In October, Andolfo announced that she will write and draw a Sweet Paprika comic book series, published by Image Comics beginning in July 2021, with Edizioni Star Comics releasing in Italy and Éditions Glénat in France.

Sweet Paprika animated series directed by Gabriele Pennacchioli, executive produced by Erik Barmack, and produced by Grey Ladder Productions and Arancia Studio is currently in preproduction.

Visit the Kickstarter for Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika: the Official Statue.

Mirka Andolfo, David Goy, Andrea Broccardo, and Barbara Nosenzo Take Us to the Deep Beyond Starting in February 2021

Image Comics has announced that Mirka Andolfo and David Goy will team up with rising star artist Andrea Broccardo and colorist Barabara Nosenzo for the forthcoming 12 issue science fiction series Deep Beyond. This thrilling new adventure is produced by Arancia Studio—the Italian media company which worked on Mirka Andolfo’s bestselling Image Comics titles and with the surprising Commanders in Crisis—and will launch from Image Comics this February.

Deep Beyond is set in a toxic and underpopulated future Earth, devastated by the dire consequences of the millennium bug, which caused significant disasters and a halt to civilization as we know it. The survival of the whole of mankind—and, maybe, of the planet itself—is handled by a small number of people. 

Here a contingent of talented scientists—despite the adverse situation, and feuds that continue amongst the remaining population—try to understand and study what is hidden in the depths of the abyss. Below may lurk something mysterious and dangerous—even something that could lead to an even more destructive catastrophe.

This intense, sci-fi thriller will project readers into a terrible world yet not very far from ours, with a story full of suspense, mysteries and…fluorescent sea monsters!

Deep Beyond #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, February 3.

Deep Beyond #1

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.

Sweet Paprika #1