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Sweet Paprika Sells Out Again and Heads Back to Print

Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika #3 has sold out completely at the distributor level. Image has fast-tracked the issue for reprint in order to keep up with growing customer demand.

In Sweet Paprika #3, Paprika’s “forced fun” night doesn’t seem to be too bad, perhaps—but, in the end, not too great either. Come on, staying together for so long, for no real reason…how can people like it? Then, while her father seems to be recovered and healthy again, Paprika will have a nasty surprise…

The highly anticipated Sweet Paprika became an instant bestseller when issue #1 sold out at the distributor level upon release and became the highest launch to date of any of Andolfo’s creator-owned series. Orders on the title exceed those of the much buzzed about Mercy #1 and Unnatural #1 and the 12-issue series is planned as part of a cross-media project alongside animation from Grey Ladder Productions, Arancia Studio, and Wild Sheep Content, with Director Gabriele Pennacchioli (Emmy Award winner in 2019 for Love, Death & Robots).

Sweet Paprika #3, second printing (Diamond Code AUG218798) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 3.

Sweet Paprika #3, second printing

Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika #2 Charms its Way to a Second Printing

Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika #2 has sold out immediately, upon release, at the distributor level and is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with demand.

The highly anticipated Sweet Paprika became an instant bestseller when issue #1 sold out at the distributor level upon release and became the highest launch to date of any of Andolfo’s creator-owned series. Orders on the title exceed those of the much buzzed about Mercy #1 and Unnatural #1 and the 12-issue series is planned as part of a cross-media project alongside animation from Grey Ladder Productions, Arancia Studio, and Wild Sheep Content, with Director Gabriele Pennacchioli (Emmy Award winner in 2019 for Love, Death & Robots).

In Sweet Paprika #2, Paprika finds herself in a difficult situation when her father’s illness and the complex work situation that awaits her both compete for her attention. And the only kind of business she’s not really able to handle: a dinner where being dynamic, kind, and relaxed is just as important as being competent. But there is also another reason why the young and skilled professional is in trouble: she doesn’t want to see one of the guests again…

Sweet Paprika #2, second printing (Diamond Code JUL218926) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, September 29.

Sweet Paprika #2, second printing

Sweet Paprika #2 Teases Variants to Spice Up September

Mirka Andolfo’s highly anticipated Sweet Paprika #2 sizzles with steamy variant covers by Stjepan Šejić, Guillem March, and Andrew Hickinbottom set to catch reader attention this September.

The highly anticipated Sweet Paprika became an instant bestseller when issue #1 sold out at the distributor level upon release and became the highest launch to date of any of Andolfo’s creator-owned series. Orders on the title exceed those of the much buzzed about Mercy #1 and Unnatural #1 and the 12-issue series is planned as part of a cross-media project alongside animation from Grey Ladder Productions, Arancia Studio, and Wild Sheep Content, with Director Gabriele Pennacchioli (Emmy Award winner in 2019 for Love, Death & Robots).

In Sweet Paprika #2, Paprika finds herself in a difficult situation when her father’s illness and the complex work situation that awaits her both compete for her attention. And the only kind of business she’s not really able to handle: a dinner where being dynamic, kind, and relaxed is just as important as being competent. But there is also another reason why the young and skilled professional is in trouble: she doesn’t want to see one of the guests again…

Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika #1, second printing (Diamond Code MAY210023) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 25.

Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika #2 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, September 1:

  • Cover A Andolfo – Diamond Code JUN210256
  • Cover B Šejić – Diamond Code JUN210257
  • Cover C March – Diamond Code JUN210258
  • Cover D Hickinbottom – Diamond Code JUN210259
  • Cover E Andolfo – Diamond Code JUN219167

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Batman #111

It was new comic book day yesterday! What did you all get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

CBLDF – All the Graphic Novels Challenged in 2020 – Here’s to the year when there will be none.

Book Riot – A Starter Guide to the Loki Comics – A nice and helpful guide!

ICv2 – IDW Prices Public Offering – You can own a piece of IDW!

Reviews

Geek Dad – Batman #111
Collected Editions – Green Lantern Season Two Vol. 2: Ultrawar
Toysmatrix – Sweet Paprika #1
Comics Bulletin – Transformers: King Grimlock #1

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Sweet Paprika #1

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound of fin the comments below. While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Comichron – Diamond full estimates return in mammoth June – A very interesting shift.

Fox 16 – ‘Villains’ steal more than $30,000 worth of Conway man’s comic book collection – If anyone can help, please do.

Reviews

CBR – Batman Secret Files: Huntress #1
CBR – The Breaker Omnibus Vol. 1
Atomic Junk Shop – Slow Death Zero
CBR – Superman: Son of Kal-El #1
CBR – Sweet Paprika #1

Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika #1 Has Sold Out

Mirka Andolfo’s highly anticipated Sweet Paprika #1 has launched with white-hot heat and has sold out instantly at the distributor level. In order to keep up with rapid reorder activity on the title, Image has rushed the debut issue back to print.

Sweet Paprika #1 marks the highest launch to date of any of Andolfo’s creator-owned series—ever—with orders on the title exceeding those of the much buzzed about Mercy #1 and Unnatural #1 debuts.

Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Sex and the City, with a pinch of The Devil Wears Prada in the new international hit from the creator behind Unnatural and Mercy.

Paprika is a successful businesswoman, a New Yorker of Italian origin. Job and career consume her, forcing her to neglect her personal needs as well as her friends and family. Her heart is broken from a previous relationship and its consequences, and a rigid upbringing has made her a very introverted person. She wants a romantic relationship, but she doesn’t know what she’s doing. Not like Dill, a naïve and suave delivery boy with an angelic attitude, handsome, and always surrounded by beautiful women falling for him. He doesn’t have a worry in the world, and this makes Paprika very nervous. But he’s the guy who could help her with her feelings (and with…sex).

Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika #1, second printing (Diamond Code JUN219477) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 25.

Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika #1, second printing

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Amazing Fantasy #1

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Amazing Fantasy #1 (Marvel) – There’s some cachet when it comes to the title of this series so we want to see what Marvel brings to the table with this series which brings together classic versions of popular characters.

Barbaric #2 (Vault Comics) – The first issue caught us off guard. It took the classic barbarian type story and delivered a nice twist to it. Add in great art and this is a series we’re excited to read more of.

Black Beacon #1 (Heavy Metal) – An intergalactic space station sounds great to go to, it sounds like utopia. But, when Niko gets there she finds it’s anything but.

Black Widow #9 (Marvel) – The series has been a blast with every issue mixing humor and action. One of the consistently fun Marvel comics on the shelf right now.

BRZRKR #4 (BOOM! Studios) – The series has been surprisingly good so far. While it delivers bloody action, it also is a fascinating exploration of its character B and the destruction he’s delivered through his lifetimes.

Groo Meets Tarzan #1 (Dark Horse) – Groo is always entertaining and this crossover has so much potential. We’re excited to see what these two properties together are like.

I Am Not Starfire (DC Comics) – The highly anticipated graphic novel about Mandy, the superhero Starfire’s daughter.

Icon & Rocket: Season One #1 (DC Comics/Milestone) – Milestone launched with a fantastic debut and we’re excited to see more and this new take on this iconic duo.

The Last Book You’ll Ever Read #1 (Vault Comics) – Cullen Bunn’s writing so we’re interested in checking it out just for that. A hit book is being blamed for violence and bloodshed around the world and the writer is determined to conduct a book tour.

Lucy in the Sky (First Second) – Lucy discovers her father’s collection of Beatles records and is inspired to form an all-girl rock band.

Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika #1 (Image Comics) – Mirka Andolfo is one of the hot creators out there right now so any debut gets a look from us.

The Other History of the DC Universe #5 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – The series started with Jefferson Pierce so it’s fitting that it ends with a focus on his daughter Anissa Pierce.

Runes #1 (Source Point Press) – A prisoner escapes after a shipwreck and must fight for his life in hopes of revenge.

Shadow Doctor #5 (AfterShock) – The series has been amazing with every issue. It’s the true story of a Black doctor in the 1930s who has to turn to Al Capone to get his medical practice up and running.

Skybound X #4 (Image Comics/Skybound) – Each issue has been a fantastic highlight of what Skybound has to offer including debuts that are sure to make the issues sought after.

Static: Season One #2 (DC Comics/Milestone) – The first issue was fantastic and was a hell of a debut for Milestone. We loved the first issue which had a fresh youthful feel about it and we’re fascinated to see where it goes after the previous issue’s ending.

Swamp God #1 (Heavy Metal) – At the end of the Civil War, Confederate soldiers call upon ultimate evil to save the South but then must team with Union soldiers to survive the horror they’ve unleashed.

United States of Captain America #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was a bit mixed in quality but at its core is a very interesting exploration of Captain America and what the character stands for and symbolizes.

Mirka Andolfo’s Rom-Com Delight Sweet Paprika Gets a First Look

The Sweet Paprika comic book 12-issue miniseries by internationally bestselling creator Mirka Andolfo will launch this July from Image Comics. First announced in late 2020, Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika is part of a cross-media project, together with an animated project developed by Grey Ladder Productions, Arancia Studio, and Wild Sheep Content, with Director Gabriele Pennacchioli (Emmy Award winner in 2019 for Love, Death & Robots). The early reveal of preview pages from the series promises fans a seductive, page-turning experience.

Sweet Paprika follows the main character Paprika, a New Yorker of Italian origin, young and determined successful devil: workaholic, she is sure of herself, unstoppable, even feared. But, in her private life, the situation is very different: behind the immovable workaholic shield, Paprika hides an unexpectedly fragile soul, which is increasingly in danger of collapsing, due to the absence of interpersonal (and physical) relationships. Her heart is broken from her past and a rigid upbringing has made her a very introverted person. She wants a romantic relationship, but she doesn’t know what she’s doing. An unexpected event and the odd angel, Dill, could upset her boring and not-very-spicy existence.

Perhaps best described as The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex & The City, Mirka Andolfo’s new series will tap into a similarly character-driven, sexy storytelling style to that of her previous hits like Unnatural and Mercy.

This funny 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 Deep Beyond and Commanders in Crisis—and Sweet Paprika will launch first in Italy from Star Comics this May, followed by a release in July in the United States from Image Comics, and in other countries, including Argentina, Chile, France, Spain, and Turkey.

Sweet Paprika #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, July 28:

  • Cover A by Andolfo – MAY210023     
  • Cover B by Artgerm – MAY210024     
  • Cover C by Momoko – MAY210025     
  • Cover D by Andolfo – MAY210026    
  • Cover E Pink Sketch – MAY210027     
  • Cover F by Artgerm (virgin) – MAY210028
  • Cover G 1:25 copy incentive by Momoko – MAY210029     
  • Cover H 1:50 copy incentive by Andolfo – MAY210030     
  • Cover I 1:75 copy incentive by Andolfo – MAY210031
  • Cover J 1:100 copy incentive by Andolfo – MAY210032 
Sweet Paprika

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.

Get a First Look at Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika

Sweet Paprika

Internationally renowned comic creator Mirka Andolfo has partnered with executive producer Erik Barmack and his production firm, Wild Sheep Content, for Sweet Paprika, Andolfo’s debut animated series. Barmack joins Sweet Paprika following an eight-year run at Netflix where, among other positions, he served as the Vice President, Head of International Originals, where he spearheaded the development of series including The Witcher from Poland and the United States, La Casa de Papel from Spain, The Rain from Denmark, Dark from Germany, and Sacred Games from India, among others. Barmack has continued his mission of developing esteemed international programming through his own firm, Wild Sheep Content, which he founded in May 2019. The company has secured a number of high-profile projects since its inception, including the animated collaboration with French African artist Nicholle Kobi, Queens, as well as the live-action adaptation of the bestselling Yakuza video game series with Sega and 1212 Entertainment. To date, Wild Sheep Content has secured 12 projects into development with platforms, studios, and third party financiers.

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, if immature, delivery boy named Dill. Consumed by her job at a major New York City publisher, Paprika learns to balance her own needs as she embarks on a frustrating, passionate romance with Dill. In October, Andolfo announced that she will also 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. Arancia Studio is producing both the book and the animated project, with Grey Ladder Productions aiding the latter.

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