Mirka Andolfo Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Sweet Paprika Statue
by James Ferguson
Ahead of its release as a comic next year and with an animated series on the way, Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika is coming into the three-dimensional space with a new statue. Sculpted by Andrew Hickinbottom and produced by Infinite Statue, the piece stands seven inches tall. Andolfo has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of the statue and it has already tripled its funding goal at the time of this writing.
“The devilish Sweet Paprika and her goofy angel boyfriend, Dill, have occupied my heart for years—first as sketches I posted online, but they demanded more. Now Paprika will step into three dimensions in this gorgeous statue before leaping into her comic series this July and into even more (unannounced) projects in the future. Andrew Hickinbottom did a wonderful job.”
Sweet Paprika is an original idea from Andolfo, revolving around the erotic misadventures of a career-driven woman (Paprika) who reluctantly engages a charming, immature delivery boy named Dill. While she’s 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.
Andolfo will write and draw a Sweet Paprika comic book, published by Image Comics in the US in July 2021 and by Edizioni Star Comics in Italy and Éditions Glénat in France. There’s also an animated series on the way, directed by Gabriele Pennacchioli, executive produced by Erik Barmack, and produced by Grey Ladder Productions and Arancia Studio. It is currently in pre-production.
Rewards for the Kickstarter campaign include the statue itself, an art book, pin set, and tote bag. It runs through December 21st, 2020.