Sweet Paprika #12
Written by Mirka Andolfo
Art by Mirka Andolfo
Colors by Simon Tessuto
Letters by Fabio Amelia
The Rundown: Paprika and Dill deal with the truth as a tragedy brings them closer together.
The movie premiere event is upended by a tragedy when Beans is injured and taken to a local vet. Unfortunately, Dill doesn’t know what’s happening until he is found by Rue. At the same time, Dill’s dad finally tells Paprika the truth about what he said and why he was trying to keep them apart. A conversation that leads to the pair finally confronting themselves and their feelings for each other.
In the aftermath, the pair finally decide to give their relationship a chance. A move that will have ripple effects throughout both of their lives and the lives of the people they love.
The Story: Andolfo delivers an emotional and singularly sweet finale to this story. I literally had an “aww” moment as the story unfolded as Andolfo wraps up all the character arcs and story beats with moments that are sweet, inspiring and fun. A wonderful, emotional conclusion that doesn’t take the easy road, but instead allows for the complexity of emotion and reality to inform its characters choices.
The Art: Andolfo delivers some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The imagery brilliantly matches the emotion of the issue and its characters. A wonderful visual experience.