Thank you San Diego for an amazing 20th Coniversary! I celebrated my 20th year at Comic Con with a kick-butt weekend of signing, new artwork, and fun times with my crew! Booth 4723 was poppin with visitors and I was signing it up. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and collected new books, artwork, Coniversary bags and goodies!
A small handful of limited edition Coniversary bags and some other goodies are going to release on Etsy in August. So keep your peepers peeled! You can sign up for newsletter updates on releases here.
So this happened! The whole crew and I were Kitty-tittying it up at the hotel pool post-show. Rockin those kitties on custom apparel! These bad boys were crew editions, but you can find other apparel from Liveheroes Here.
I miss beautiful San Diego already! I can hardly wait to come back for more signings, live painting demos at Holbein booth, Comic Con shenanigans and San Diego’s amazing sights next July!
This is my newest oil painting, Rosa! I’ve contributed a brand new original painting to Corey Helford Gallery’s New Romantics group show, curated by Caro and opening July 28th. I’m so excited! I’m a hopeless romantic at heart. My piece is loosely inspired by Oscar Wilde’s story The Nightengale and the Rose. It’s a tale about unrequited love and ultimate sacrifice… all the good stuff! If you’re in the LA Area you can view the original painting the whole exhibition starting July 28, 7-11pm and on display until Sept 1. To inquire collecting my new original painting please email email@example.com
It’s almost here! I’ve been painting up a storm for SDCC… or should I say, a SWARM of cute cuddly little Pop Culture inspired fuzzbutt bees! Original framed paintings like these adorable fuzzbums and more will be available at booth 4723 where I’ll be signing starting Wednesday July 18th. Preview night opens at 5pm so visit booth 4723 early for the most selection of original artworks, and to get your prints and books signed by me!
New purses, cosmetic bags and handbags are coming to booth 4723! These circle purses are a great size for an every day bag on the go. They come with a shoulder strap and zipper closure! And the cosmetic bags make great travelbags or bags for craft and art supplies. You can fit so much inside!
A new collection of printed vintage plates is coming to booth 4723! Each plate is one-of-a-kind so be sure to visit early to collect your favorite. There will be a variety of sizes and prices, good for new collectors and for magnificent collections!
New prints are coming to booth 4723! And I’ll sign em all for ya! You can come pick up a cute fuzzy bee print or one of these adorbs new Pop Culture inspired bees! Quantities are limited though so visit early in the show before they all fly to new homes!
Check it out! New stickers, boo yeah! These 4″ vinyl beauties are weatherproof and great just about anywhere like your laptop, sketchbook, waterbottle, or even on your car!
SDCC Blog Part 2, baby! Yeah! If you haven’t checked out Part 1 you can scope it out here. Because this Comic Con party train is rolling in to San Diego really soon! I’ll be signing at booth 4723 all week July 18-22!
My brand new Pop Manga Coloring Book Mermaids and Other Sea Creatures is out today! You can pick up your copy at booth 4723 and I’ll sign it for ya! And if you can’t make it to the show, you can order one here. When you order from my Etsy it supports me directly as an artist, and makes it more possible for me to create even more books, tutorials, and fun goodies for you lovelies. And as a special Thank You for supporting my book directly on Etsy, I’ll be sending Etsy-exclusive gift stickers from my coloring contest, a and bonus gift to color or collect!
New handbags are coming to booth 4723! These bagadocious handbags are double-sided with a zippered interior pocket and zippered closure, and come with custom zipper pulls. You can pick one up at booth 4723, but visit early because quantities are limited!
Check out these photos of the Limited Edition Coniversary collector’s sets you’ll be able to pick up from booth 4723! They celebrate my 20th year at San Diego Comic Con, and are filled to the brim with exclusive and limited edition goodies.
Only 100 of these gorgeous sets are made for SDCC! Each set contains:
Rainbow chibi pin
20 bags will have a RARE golden ticket pin
A ltd edition 11×14″ fine art print set of Umoja & Bianca
1 lovers eye brooch
5 lucky bags will get the ORIGINAL handpainted brooch
Princess Papalia button by @buttonlab
20 lucky bags get exclusive heart button
1 of 5 new postcards
1 limited edition 4×6″ Bee print
1 Aria keychain
1 sticker by @rockinstickers
1 FAP limited edition 8×10″ print of my SDCC Painting
20 lucky bags will get a hand embellished version of the 8×10″ print
And it all comes in a double sided Conniversay tote bag with an exclusive zipperpull!
New originals are coming to booth 4723! I’ve been painting fuzzy bee interpretations of some of my favorite Pop Culture characters. Can you tell which ones these cuties are?
SDCC is time for Exclusives! Check out this new SDCC 2018 exclusive limited edition Girl Interrupted hard enamel pin colorway. My heart sings for Teal Glitter! There’s only 100pcs, and my First Dibs patrons have already had a crack at collecting convention exclusives like these. If you’d like to preorder Exclusives for my upcoming conventions, you can sign up to First Dibs on Patreon here and get on the inside track!
Take a look at these limited edition SDCC Exclusive prints I embellished! I hand-painted embellishments onto each print, and signed and numbered them each in an edition of 20pcs each. You can pick yours up at booth 4723 during the show!
Other new prints are coming to booth 4723! I’ll be signing there all weekend, so add your favorites to your collection and I’ll sign ’em for ya! You’ll be able to get prints of some of my new Sky paintings like Hydie, Godiva, Polina, and Sun Kisses.
You can also find new prints like Albino Rhino and Mamba Mia, and lots of fan-favorites too. Pick them up at booth 4723 and I’ll sign them all!
Apparel is coming to SDCC booth 4723! You can add pieces from my official Liveheroes collection to your art-wardrobe in a wide variety of images and sizes. Selection is super limited, with as few as 1pc of each image and size, so don’t sleep on adding a soft new sweatshirt or rockin’ tee to your ensemble!
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!