PORTLAND, Ore. 02/03/2022 — Author Andi Watson (The Book Tour, Kerry and the Knight of the Forest, the forthcoming Punycorn) and Eisner Award nominated artist Simon Gane (Ghost Tree, They’re Not Like Us) present a new expanded edition of the original graphic novel, Paris. This beautiful, atmospheric story will feature new artwork and land on shelves this May from Image Comics.
“I can’t wait to share this fairy tale romance with readers,” said Watson. “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.”
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.
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 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-2120-5, Diamond Code JAN220156) will be available on Wednesday, May 25 and in bookstores on Tuesday, May 31. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shopor independent bookstore or via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo.
Paris will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.