Image To Publish Andi Watson And Simon Gale’s ‘Paris’ Graphic Novel

by Olly MacNamee

Writer and artist Andi Watson (The Book Tour, Kerry and the Knight of the Forest) and Eisner Award nominated artist Simon Gane (Ghost Tree, They’re Not Like Us) are to publish a new expanded edition of their original graphic novel, Paris. It’s planned for a May release from Image Comics.

“Paris follows Juliet, a penniless American art student, who travels to the City of Light to study painting. To pay her way, she paints portraits of wealthy debutantes. One of her subjects is Deborah, a young English woman suffocated by the narrow expectations of her aristocratic family. Juliet is equally confined by the rigid academic structure of her art education and finds an unlikely kindred spirit in Deborah. Juliet and Deborah’s love for art brings them together, even as their friends and family try to drive them apart.”

Watson showers his collaborator with nothing but praise:

“I can’t wait to share this fairy tale romance with readers. Working with Simon was a career highlight for me and the collaboration was a dream come true. He didn’t just knock this one out of the park, he hit it over the top of the Louvre, The Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.”

Gane added:

“Paris has always been close to my heart. Thank you Andi and Image for giving me the opportunity to revisit it. I hope the new artwork shows I had a ball. Again!”

Paris original graphic novel will be available on Wednesday, May 25th and in bookstores on Tuesday, May 31rd from Image Comics

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