Mirka Andolfo Announces New Multi-Media Property And Comic ‘Sweet Paprika’

by Olly MacNamee

Acclaimed comic book creator Mirka Andolfo (Mercy, Unnatural) is developing an all-new comic book series based on her new creation Sweet Paprika. A new IP that is already being developed as an animated project by Arancia Studio and Grey Ladder Productions (Director: Gabriele Pennacchioli).

The comic book series will be produced in the US by Arcania Studios as well as translated versions to be published in Italy by Edizioni Star Comic and in France by Éditions Glénat.

“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.”

Sweet Paprika #1 will be published by Image Comics in the US July 2021.

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