From Kev, Italian artist Katia Vecchio and co-writer Helen Mullane, comes the graphic novel ‘Painted’ published by Humanoids Inc. Originally released under the name ‘Warpaint’ as a digital four issue mini series, Painted is a feminist story about friendship, regret, memory and what taking a stand really means.

Painted release dates:

June 16th, 2021 in France (titled: Notre Guerre)

October 12th, 2021 In the USA and UK

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“A masterfully crafted comic book… unlike anything else out there. A game changer.” – The (comic) Strip Club Podcast

“Out to kick the legs from under the patriarchy.” – The Sunday Times

“Comparable with 1980s coming of age films Stand By Me and Goonies, but told from a feminist perspective.” – The Herald (UK)

“One of the strongest indie comics of 2019. It should be required reading for teens everywhere.”– The Comic Book Yeti

“I cannot recommend Warpaint enough… It’s about learning that even if you were silent before, you don’t have to be silent now. Take your stand.” – Sirens of Sequential

“A compelling and through provoking read, that challenges your pre-conceptions… packed full of unforgettable moments.” – Pipedream Comics

“Masterfully built a vivid landscape… it should be a trade paperback already.” – Undercover Capes, Geekery Magazine

“This comic is a jagged shard of crystal suspended, rotating in the moonlight… executed with precision, cogs spinning seamlessly.” – World Comic Book Review

“There is stupendous imagination and creativity in these pages and there are plenty of moments that take the reader by surprise.” – Reading With A Flight Ring

“Warpaint gives a loud, brash, and honest voice to the kids we used to be… so good I audibly gasped.” – The Valkyries

“An award winning combination… Get on it!” – For The Love Of Indie

“Consider giving Warpaint a chance to impress you… A ray of hope for teenagers.” – The Indie Toaster

Will stick with you the rest of your days… a call to action to stand up for who you are as well as standing up for the right of others to be who they are.” – Victims & Villains


As fashion model Sophie Ember prepares for the catwalk, she receives an upsetting message that forces her to confront events from her teenage days and the actions of her best friend Selene, the only person who had the courage to stand against the misogyny of their upbringing.

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Interview with Comics Academy

Interview with The Sunday Times

Interview on BBC Radio Scotland 

Review in Reading With A Flight Ring

Double page spread in Snack Magazine (Pages 52 and 53)

Interview in The Herald newspaper

Review in Geekery Magazine

Interview with Kev on the GU Comics Podcast

Review by The Valkyries

Review by For The Love Of Indie

Review by The Indie Toaster

Podcast review by The (comic) Strip Club