Preview: Mirka Andolfo’s ‘Sweet Paprika’ #1 Is Coming This July

by Olly MacNamee

Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika is coming to Image Comics this July as a 12 issue mini-series. And that’s not all Image Comics have planned for his creator-owned series. There’s also an animated project being developed by Grey Ladder Productions, Arancia Studio, and Wild Sheep Content, with director Gabriele Pennacchioli (Emmy Award winner in 2019 for Love, Death & Robots.

“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.”

Here’s Andolfo on the forthcoming series described as The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex & The City:

“I’m used to being both thrilled and impatient for the launch of each new series of mine, but with Sweet Paprika I am really elated and proud. It is a project I’m very attached to, and that has led me to mix more reflective elements with funny and sexy situations typical of comedies. I had a lot of fun working on it, and I was struck by the love that, even before announcing it, the fans showed to me! I couldn’t find better partners (my publishers, my mates at Arancia Studio, and the amazing creators who worked on variant covers for me!) to develop Paprika and Dill’s stories, and I can’t wait for readers to handle the first issue in their hands!”.

Sweet Paprika is produced by Arancia Studio — the Italian media company which worked on Andolfo’s previous Image Comics titles —and 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. So, could we be looking at an international best-seller when it drops this July?


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