Cartoonist Mirka Andolfo, known on this side of the Atlantic for drawing Harley Quinn, DC Comics Bombshells and Wonder Woman, has worked on a very different comic in Italy. Contro Natura is being translated and published by Image this July as Unnatural.
Unnatural concerns a world where relationships are regulated by the government. Same species and different gender is what’s legal. Leslie, a pig girl, has been having very… vivid… dreams about a mysterious wolf…
Official PR follows and then a preview:
Writer/artist Mirka Andolfo (Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, DC Comics Bombshells) will bring her gorgeous sensual fantasy UNNATURAL—originally published in Italian as Contro Natura—to Image Comics this July.
In UNNATURAL, a totalitarian government patrols the personal lives of its citizens, punishing transgressors who engage in “unnatural” relationships. According to this regime, individuals may only enter into relationships with those of the same race, and different gender, as themselves.
Sweet, unassuming pig girl Leslie dreams of something different for herself. But her dreams are becoming dangerous—they’ve begun to involve a mysterious wolf, for starters. And when she wakes, she could swear she’s being watched…
“This is my first time as a creator in the American comic world, and I can’t describe how thrilled I am!” said Andolfo. “UNNATURAL is a series I worked on with passion for the last three years, and I’m happy that readers in the U.S., who’re used to seeing my art on comics written by other people, will be able to find a book I wrote, illustrated, and colored—because, to me, ‘Mirka the Creator’ is as important as ‘Mirka the Artist.’ And in addition, to improve everything, I’m so excited to have the chance to be published by Image Comics. It could not have been better.”
UNNATURAL #1, Cover A by Andolfo (Diamond code: MAY180023) and Cover B by Milo Manara (Diamond code: MAY180024), hits comic book stores Wednesday, July 4th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, June 11th.