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Friday 17 August 2018

Pippa's now a comic strip star

Pippa Middleton's fame hit new heights today as she was unveiled as the star of a comic strip.

The fantasy strip, also featuring her sister and new brother-in-law, sees Pippa facing an ethical dilemma as she is asked to spill the beans on Prince William and his bride Kate's honeymoon.

The comic strip is part of a series created by British artists to promote new PlayStation game inFAMOUS 2.

It depicts William and Kate arriving at a party in the fictional setting of New Marais, the city the game is set in. As they chat with David and Victoria Beckham, Pippa is approached by a millionaire who promises to invest money in her party-planning magazine in return for gossip about her sister's honeymoon.

It ends with her debating whether or not to betray the duke and duchess's trust.

Other celebrities starring in their own comic strips include singers Cheryl Cole, Beyonce and Lady Gaga.

Sony, who make the PlayStation, stressed the storylines are purely fictional and that there is no connection between any of the celebrities pictured and the game, and that they have not endorsed the game.

Comic book artist Kate Brown, from Oxford, was only told she would be drawing Pippa the day before the script arrived.

The 27-year-old said the characters were not intended to be realistic, but rather "highly exaggerated" caricatures.

She added: "I would hope that if Pippa saw it she would be pleased, and see it as a light-hearted kind of thing."

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