It’s time to announce the winners of my Mermaid coloring contest! I deliberated all weekend (seriously, I was in agony!) and could not help myself! In addition to naming 2 grand prize winners, I’ve also picked Runners Up and will send each of them a personalized prize too! The grand prize winner who colored my “Jellymaid” image is Kouwelm! With Runners Up lpbunnyjackie & Savannah Kambeitz.
And the Grand Prize winner coloring “My Little Seapony” is Sab In Color! With Runners Up @arie_the_artist & @rettatouchofwhimsy & Wishsong Design ! Thank you so much for all your amazing entries and celebrating my upcoming coloring book! I hope you look forward to more mermaids and fish friends when the book releases July 10. You can pre-order a copy from me here, and I’ll add a special bonus to your preorder!
Vancouver-area peeps! It’s almost time again for Vancaf! The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival is a free to attend show at the Yaletown Roundhouse community center, and it’s open Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20 from 10am-5pm. I’ll be there with bells on, and have 2 big beautiful tables F3-F4 in the Exhibition Hall main room for my books, prints, goodies and more. So mark your calendars and come say Hi!
I’m bringing new prints to Vancaf! You’ll be able to find some of my new Sky paintings as prints like “Polina”, “Bonnie Bonnet” and “Sun Kisses”. I’ll be at the show both days too so I’m happy to sign ’em for ‘ya!
I’m bringing books to Vancaf too! I’ll have copies of my Pop Manga Coloring Book and some Femina & Fauna artbooks at my tables F3-4. I’ll have limited quantities though so come visit me early before they all find homes!
I’m bringing goodies to Vancaf tables F3-4! I’ll have new coasters and mugs, and other fun things from my studio like pins and stickers. They make great gifts for someone special, or to treat ‘yo self!
I’ve got exciting news! A lot of you lovelies following my social media have seen some sneak peeks, and I’m happy to say my next coloring book is releasing in July! It’s titled Pop Manga Mermaids and Other Sea Creatures, and themed around some of my favorite mythical and natural creatures! And to celebrate my new book I’m holding a coloring contest this month, in honor of #Mermay ! You can see more about my book and pre-order it here to get an exclusive gift from me with your copy!
To join my coloring contest, you can save and print one or both of my new coloring book pages from my blog here and here. You can print them and color by hand, or color digitally! Post them on your social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter with the hashtags #camilladerrico #mermay #camillamermay and be sure to set your account to Public so I can find them! You can also share your pages to my official coloring group on Facebook here.
On May 31 I’ll pick a grand prize winner to receive a signed advanced copy of my new coloring book, before it releases in stores! How cool is that! You’ll be one of the first people ever to see all the new illustrations I created for my coloring book, and I hope you love it! You can Pre-order yours here for a special gift with purchase and chance to receive a signed copy!
Calgary Expo! I’m coming back! You can find me at tables AA5300 across from the Creator Guests in the Big Four. The expo hours are
Thursday, April 26: 4 pm – 9 pm (2 pm early entry for VIP Preview)
Friday, April 27: 12 pm – 8 pm
Saturday, April 28: 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday, April 29: 10 am – 5 pm
I’m bringing lots of new prints to Calgary Expo table AA5300! I’ll have prints of “Bonnie Bonnet” here and “Sunkisses” and “Polina” from my new solo exhibition. I’m even bringing a few big 16×20″ size prints! But I’ll only have 1ea image of those ones, so come see me early in the show for the most selection! If you’re not coming to Calgary Expo, you can order these 3 lasses online here.
Unleash the bees! I’m bringing petite bee prints too, along with a new hand-embellished Calgary exclusive limited edition release of my Spirited Away print.
I’ll also have prints that are new to Calgary like The Last Unicorn, Foxy Lady, Marlena and more! Most of my prints are made and ship from the USA so this is a super time to add prints to your collection from my tables at the expo and save on shipping!
I’m bringing a very few printed vintage plates to Calgary Expo! Each one is one-of-a-kind and I only have 4 for the show, so come visit my table AA5300 early before they all find homes!
I’m bringing my new Liveheroes clothing collection pieces to Calgary Expo! They’re all hand-made in Poland with lots of love, and the hoodies and sweaters are so soft inside- they’re amazing! Since they’re all hand-made though, I only have 1-2 each design and size, so come to my table AA5300 early in the show before they’re all gone!
Remember these?? I’m bringing some handbags to Calgary! There will be new designs too, and different sizes for purses, handbags and totes! Quantities are super limited though, so if you fall in love with one, don’t wait to collect yours! And if you can’t make it to the show, you can subscribe to my newsletter here for future online release info.
Check it out guys! I made new hard enamel pins and I’m bringing some to Calgary Expo! You can collect a new glittery fuzzy Bee, or new glitter Rainbuns pin! I’ll also have new folding paper fans like these fuzzy Rainbow Bee and The Last Unicorn ones!
And Books! You’ll be able to pick up copies of my Femina & Fauna Version 2.0 artbook for the first time at Calgary Expo, along with my Pop Manga Coloring Book. I’m happy to sign em for ya too, just ask!
Who likes mertopsuses? Hmmm or Octomers? Lol I don’t know what you call Ursula, but I do know that I’ll have special prints of her next Saturday at Corey Helford Gallery in LA when I’m there IN PERSON for a meet and greet and print signing from 12-2pm! Whootwhoot! I missed seeing you all during my opening for my solo show SKY but I’ll make it up by being at the gallery Saturday the 21st at 12noon with bells and whistles on! AND I’ll have hand embellished prints of my girl Ursula and Harmonie! It’s free to attend plus you’ll get a bonus show poster, and I’m happy to sign it for ‘ya! You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to preorder a fine art print from my release and enquire about my original art! And if you are in the LA area definitely stop by the gallery and see all my artwork in person or at coreyhelfordgallery.com See you soon, Los Angeles!
Today is the day! My soloshow “Sky” opens at 7pm tonight Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles! It took me over a year to create this collection of paintings and drawings. This is my most diverse showing to date. This exhibition represents who I am as a person and as an artist. I want my art to be my voice of unity and acceptance. I believe we all deserve to be treated equally regardless of our skin tone, our sexuality, where we come from or our shape. Whether you have pale skin, vitiligo, freckles or curves, I hope to empower people and to show the world that we should love each other’s uniqueness!
This show is a culmination of many sleepless nights, and both tears and joy, so I can’t wait for you to see it! I’ve poured my heart and soul into this art! If you can’t make it to the opening don’t fret! You can email email@example.com to inquire available originals from my show.
I wish you all the love in my heart! Sending my love and squishes from here in Chicago! You can check out my solo show video on YouTube Here!
It’s done baby! Thank you to everyone who came and visited me at Emerald City in Seattle last weekend! You guys are amazing, you totally cleaned me out! I’m so happy everyone loved what I brought for you guys and came to see me. We had such a blast!
A big thank you to Dark Horse Comics for having me for a signing and making these awesome Femina & Fauna posters! Between both Dark Horse and I we totally sold out of copies of Femina at the show, but I made sure to sign every one I could!
My original painting “Albinow Rhinow” found a new home on the first day of the show and turned lots of heads walking by the booth! You can get a print of this fabulous rhino here on my custom print shop now!
So I may have broke the internet just a little by showing off my handbags I had at my ECCC booth. They sold out by Friday morning but I’ll make some for Etsy so be sure to sign up for release details on my newsletter here. I’ll have them at my C2E2 booth 1182 April 6-8 too! C2E2 in Chicago is my next convention event where I’ll be at the Artist Alley table S1 and Asami will run my big beautiful booth#1182 with all my apparel and goodies!
It’s almost time for my first convention of 2018! Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle is where I’ll be kicking off my 2018 convention season. You can find me at booth 108! I’ll have lots of fun goodies like new prints, vintage printed plates, apparel, handbags, original art, books and more!
on Thursday March 1 I’ll also be signing at the Dark Horse Comics booth #1708 from 12noon-12:45. If you come to the signing you’ll get an ECCC exclusive signed print! Dark Horse Comics is only making a limited number of prints though, so come see me there to get one!
I’m bringing vintage printed plates and original artwork to ECCC booth 108! I’ll have a selection of different ones and each is one-of-a-kind, so be sure to visit my booth early in the show for the most selection!
I’m bringing some new prints to ECCC Booth 108! I’ll have new ghibli inspired print images like Soots Away and Spirited Away, and my new Last Unicorn, Pink Lemonade, Foxy Lady and more! I’m bringing some large 16″ size prints too, but only one or two of each image, so don’t miss out on your chance to get a nice big print!
I’m bringing the bees! There will be petite bee prints at my booth 108 too, along with other fun bee-themed goodies like scarves and handbags.
I’m bringing some of my awesome Live Heroes collection apparel to ECCC too! There will be new designs and the now-sold-out handbags, so come find them at booth 108! Liveheroes apparel is all hand-made and super soft! I’ll only have 1-2 of each design though so come visit my booth early for the most selection!
You can come pick up books at my ECCC booth 108 too! I’ll have copies of Femina & Fauna at ECCC along with my coloring book and Tanpopo! The first printing of Tanpopo hardcover volumes 1 and 2 is almost sold out from the publisher Boom! Studios, so if you haven’t picked up your copy yet, don’t miss out!
I’m so looking forward to Valentines Day this year! Since I renovated my studio and can have events there now, I’m going to open it up for a new release party February 10th for my local collectors in the Vancouver area! There will be new Bee themed scarves, prints, totes, Valentines cards and more goodies and treats! If you’re in the Vancouver BC area and would like an invite for my 11am or 5pm Feb 10th event just email firstname.lastname@example.org ! Here’s some photos of how I decorated it last year for love-day. My inner interior decorator had a blast!
If you can’t make it to Vancouver, fear not! I have more fun themed goodies coming to Etsy Feb 3rd starting at 9am PST. My First Dibs collectors got to pick out their favorites vintage plates and original artwork before release. So if you want to get First Dibs on release goodies and Patron-Exclusive treasures, like this Kitty Berry Kiss Kiss plate, you can pledge for the reward on my Patreon Here!
What’s the buzz! Valentines Day is coming up, and I’ve got some special plans for all you lovlies, that’s what! On February 3rd at 9AM PST I’ve got a bunch of new original artworks, one-of-a-kind goodies, prints, and more coming to Etsy.
I’m releasing a handful of one-of-a-kind printed vintage plates on Etsy! They’re beautiful for wall ornaments, or as a special gift! There’s also going to be some original artwork. I can’t help myself, Valentines Day inspires me to show my mushy side, so I drew one of my favorite OTPs of all time, Beth + Daryl from The Walking Dead!
I’m releasing One-Of totes on Feb 3rd at 9AM PST too! Check out some of these lovely themed totebags coming your way.
Some one-of handmade jewelry is coming too! Perfect to treat yo’self, or someone special in your life!
I’ve got other goodies coming for my Treat Yo Self release Feb 3 too! There’s going to be signed prints and some special, limited and rare prints too!
Along with stickers, new fuzzy bee valentines card sets with Metallic embellishments, fun romantic and love themed postcard set, and more surprises!
And if you order during my Treat Yo Self release, or during the month of February from Etsy, your order will get fun bonuses like new stickers and Tanpopo themed Valentines cards! I just want to share the love and say Thank You for your support, and hope you find something fun to Treat Yo Self Feb 3 at 9AM PST on Etsy here!