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‘Tanpopo’ Design Contest with Munky King

The recent release of Tanpopo from BOOM! Studios has been extraordinary, and to continue the celebration of the hardcover book, Camilla d’Errico is partnering with Los Angeles art gallery Munky King for a special, first-of-its-kind design contest for fans and readers.

Starting today until the deadline on July 1st, fans can submit original art in one of three different categories for a variety of chances to win a grand prize package judged by Camilla d’Errico and special guests, while also getting the chance for their work to be displayed in a Los Angeles art gallery!

How To Enter:

1) Design a poster of Tanpopo and Kuro using your favorite piece of literature, like Romeo & Juliet for example.

2) Draw Tanpopo in your favorite emotion, like “happy” or “mad,” for example.

3) Draw Kuro in a new form, he change into anything!

Prizes:

One grand prize winner will have their original artwork featured on a brand-new Tanpopo t-shirt and poster print! Plus, the grand prize winner will also receive a $50 gift certificate to Munky King, a hardcover edition of Tanpopo, a Kuro plush, and new 11″ x 17″ Tanpopo print by Camilla d’Errico!

Two runners-up will receive a $50 gift certificate to Munky King and a new 11″ x 17″ Tanpopo print by Camilla d’Errico!

Important Rules:

-Entries must be sent with signed copies of the Standard Terms of Agreement and Artwork Submission Form [PDF].

-Up to five different entries can be sent in per person.

-You cannot use licensed fonts to create the logo (usually, the requirements for these are listed in the locations you download them from). Most built-in fonts are fine, and of course building your own letters works as well.

-By entering the contest (“Promotion”), you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, (a) the Official Rules and (b) the artist Camilla d’Errico’s decisions, which are final and binding. Winning prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set form herin. Download full contest rules [PDF].

-All entries must be submitted to Munky King, ready for hanging out display:

Munky King Gallery

7308 Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90046

USA

A big thanks to all the fans who have supporter Tanpopo for years. After seeing some of the incredibly talented entries to last year’s Coloring Contest, all of us at d’Errico Studios hope this will give some new artists the chance to have their fantastic work displayed to a greater audience. RSVP on Facebook today to follow all the fun!

If you’re not artistically inclined, don’t worry! We’re going to announce another contest soon that anyone can enter. If you happened to be in on Camilla’s live video chat, then you’ve already got a head start!

‘Tanpopo’ Hardcover Now In Stores + Live Chat with Camilla d’Errico!

After years of publishing the unique original series independently, d’Errico Studios is proud to announce that acclaimed comic book publisher BOOM! Studios (Adventure Time, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Peanuts) has released Camilla d’Errico’s fan-favorite series Tanpopo in a beautiful hardcover edition book to book stores and comics shops everywhere.

First self-published and sold to eager fans at conventions, Tanpopo was serialized through MTV Geek last year before being acquired by BOOM! Studios for a deluxe release this spring. To help fund the high-quality publishing of Tanpopo, Camilla d’Errico and BOOM! Studios partnered on one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns in all of comics in order to provide long time readers with special incentives and gifts that continue to be sent to backers as the regular hardcover edition of the book hits store shelves.

Tanpopo is inspired and narrated by passages from classic literature and poetry. But, Tanpopo is not an illustrated poem nor is it a reinterpretation of literature. It is a unique visual and literary experience that combines a rare, open storytelling format with oriental aesthetics and character development, while bringing long lost or little known classic literature to today’s audience – both young and mature.

In the first three volumes, Tanpopo draws from Faust, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio to create an experience that is as curious as it is moving. The story follows main character Tanpopo as she attempts to learn how to feel emotions after being freed from her machine-driven, intellectual prison by the devilish character Kuro, who promises the young protagonist true love in exchange for her immortal soul.

Given the amount of consumer and critical support for Tanpopo so far, the first three stories in the newly released hardcover book mark only the beginning of a long and successful line of adventures that fans will be able to enjoy for years to come.

To find out more about Tanpopo, please visit: tanpopoandkuro.com

As a special thank you to all the fans who have supported Tanpopo over the years, Camilla d’Errico will host an hour-long live video chat with Shindig.com on Monday, May 7th at 3:00pm EST! RSVP to the live chat on Eventbrite today!

Update About ‘Tanpopo’ Kickstarter & Calgary Expo

Hi everyone,

Firstly I want to thank every backer for my Tanpopo Hardcover project for waiting so patiently, and supporting me so faithfully. From the bottom of my heart, Thank You!

Our first printing of Tanpopo Hardcovers our team has met some misfortune; the whole shipment of Tanpopo Hardcover Slipcover editions was damaged in 3rd party handling. However, our whole team is working double-overtime to replace them, and get them ready for fulfillment. For backers and supporters who have been there for me every step of the way, you deserve nothing less than a beautiful high quality collectible book!

We’re so fortunate that we have your patience and support while we address the damaged shipment; overfunding on the campaign has been a godsend in putting out this little fire, and making sure you receive the best quality rewards for your support.

Our d’Errico Studios Ltd. e-Store and Shipping helper, Tasha, will be personally e-mailing shipment tracking ID#s for your Signed Books, Shikishi, Toys and Prints when they ship. Signed books and prints will be ready and in the mail in the coming weeks.

Backers receiving a SDCC Buddha Kuro can expect them shipping separately from DKE Toys in California.

Local Vancouver, Canada Backers are more than welcome to contact us at info@camilladerrico.com to arrange a pickup at my art studio.

Your questions or concerns about Tanpopo Hardcover and shipping are welcome at info@camilladerrico.com

Putting together this amazing book, and sharing it with you, couldn’t have been possible without your support and patience. I’m so thankful to have fans like you!

Sincerely,

Camilla

P.S. – To all my Calgary fans, I hope to see you this weekend at Calgary Expo! We’ll have lots of art, books, and clothes and some prototypes of items coming out later this year. ^_^

Limited-Edition Clothing Release: Part 3

Continuing with a series of limited-edition clothing items, it’s wonderful to release the third wave of new material into the world. If you’ve seen the first and second releases, then you’ve likely noticed that many of the items are sold-out within just a couple weeks. So stay sharp if there’s something you’d like to get!

“Matchmaker” Mens T-Shirt

“Caverns” Tank Top

“Nature’s Course” Singlet [ultra rare – limited to only 3 pieces]

“The Wings” Dress

Hope you enjoy all the new items! And just so you know, there are currently only one left of each of the following items: “Helmetgirls” Infinity Scarf, “Sweet Peacock” Top, “Bittersweet” Button-Up Camisole, and the pink “Butterfly Pie” Handbag.

If you’re planning on attending Fan Expo Vancouver, be sure to RSVP on Facebook and get over to our booth in Artist Alley at P26, because we’ll have the last of some of these clothes available for sale at the convention.

And since we’re talking about conventions, attendees of WonderCon & Emerald City Comicon were able to get the new fine art print of Resurrected Bone Collective, but perhaps you saw on Tumblr that we’re now happy to introduce the 29″ x 13.25″ heavy stock and archival ink prints to the online store.

Each fine art print is signed and numbered by Camilla d’Errico, and limited to only 25 pieces worldwide. Get yours now before they’re all gone!

Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you next weekend in Vancouver. ^_^

Fan Expo Vancouver 2012 with Camilla d’Errico

The always excellent Fan Expo Vancouver is next weekend on April 21st & 22nd! We’ll be at booth P26 in Artist Alley, so be sure to come say hello to Camilla d’Errico and the rest of the d’Errico Studios crew! Just take a look at the map to see where we’ll be set up:

At the booth this year, we’ll have some special, limited-edition clothing items that will soon be announced! Attendees of Fan Expo Vancouver will be some of the first to see and purchase the new designs!

Plus, we’ll have available the new Kuro Fox Glass Charms, the prototype of the ‘No Ordinary Love’ bust from Dark Horse Comics, along with some of the first-edition copies of Femina & Fauna that are no longer available in stores, and some new, very beautiful notebooks and journals imported from France.

There will also be some advanced copies of the Tanpopo hardcover from BOOM! Studios available at the booth. If you’re a Kickstarter backer, and would like to arrange to pick up your hardcover, slipcase edition of Tanpopo at the show, please email info@camilladerrico.com to check to see if your copy will be ready in time. Right now, Camilla is very busy adding personalized sketches to the books for Kickstarter backers, but we’ll do our best if you’d rather pick up the book than have it shipped to your home.

Spaces for original sketches are extremely limited this year, but if you’d like to pick up your own, please email info@camilladerrico.com as soon as possible to see if there’s still time to get on the list this year.

Thanks for reading, everyone! And we hope to see you at the show! If you’re planning to attend, RSVP on Facebook and we’ll look for your smiling face. ^_^ Fan Expo Vancouver is going to be great this year!

LYRIC 2012 – “33 Dragon Tears” for Group Show Curated by Glenn Barr

It’s with great pleasure that we announce a brand-new Camilla d’Errico original piece that will be included in celebrated pop-artist Glenn Barr’s special group show at the 323East Gallery titled LYRIC 2012, opening next weekend in Michigan.

Barr’s impressive work has captivated collectors and fans for years, and it’s no surprise as to why – just look at his piece titled “December” below:

“Music and its LYRICS can always stimulate our emotions as well as having us contemplating a visional narrative. Artists have been known to use lyrics as inspiration and with this have created some of the greatest works in the world. This exhibition will illuminate the artist’s personal transcription from a song lyric to canvas.” – Glenn Barr

With Barr’s above statement acting as the framework for the group show, Camilla has created a new work titled “33 Dragon Tears” inspired by the Portland musician Sophe Lux and her song “Elektra 33” from the 2007 album Waking the Mystics.

Other creators in the show include Japanese artist Eimi, the ever iconic Luke Chueh, mind-bender Travis Louie, extraordinary graffiti artist Revok, psychedelic master Beau Stanton, plus Jeff Soto, Tristan Eaton, David Vecchiato, and many more!

If you remember, Camilla participated in Barr’s music-themed show before, creating a pieced titled “Broken” that was inspired by the Gorillaz album Plastic Beach.

Without further delay, here is the public unveiling of  “33 Dragon Tears” by Camilla d’Errico:

The original framed piece will be on display and available for sale. Please contact info@323east.com to arrange a purchase if you would like this piece in your collection.

Sky Pirates of Neo Terra Online Game Beta Access For Fans

News of the Sky Pirates of Neo Terra video game has been circulating for months — the announcement of the webcomic was on Robot 6, screenshots of the game play were seen on Comic Book Resources and The Escapist Magazine, and most recently, news of beta access for fans and a brand-new webcomic was seen on ComicsAlliance.

If you haven’t signed-up already, click here to be subscribed to the Sky Pirates of Neo Terra email newsletter, let them know you heard about the news from this blog, and you’ll be entered into the special beta access of the game!

There are already four back-story webcomics available to read online for free, and more are on the way! Plus, the first two issues of the original series are available to read for free on the Sky Pirates of Neo Terra Facebook page!

Thanks for reading! Hope you love the game! If you want to purchase the original series, it’s available in the online store, both as single issues and a collected graphic novel.

Camilla d’Errico Art on USA Network’s Psych TV Show

Several fans on Facebook spotted some original Camilla d’Errico art in the latest episode of USA Network’s Psych television show the other night! It’s so amazing that people noticed the pieces right away. Thank you so much, wonderful fans! You are the best.

The episode of Psych (staring hunks James Roday and Dulé Hill) featuring the art work is called “Let’s Doo-Whop It Again” from Season 6, Episode 13 and even features special guest stars Cheech Martin and Mekhi Phifer. In a scene in a tattoo palor, you can see three different Camilla d’Errico paintings!

In this shot, you can see “Feeding Time” and “Shark Bite” behind the actor:

And here you can see “Octogirl” on the wall:

Pretty cool, huh?!

Speaking of tattoos, awesome fan Nikki recently had “Canadian Tiger” converted into a beautiful shoulder piece:

Thanks, Nikki! It looks great!

Don’t forget, next week is Emerald City Comicon! This is your last chance to request an original sketch, so email store@camilladerrico.com if you would like your very own, one-of-a-kind piece of original art. The show will also be the debut of the Kuro Glass Charm. Hope to see you in Seattle!

Glass Kuro Fox Charm Is Coming Soon

You might have seen a tease of the new Glass Kuro Fox Charm over on Tumblr, but now for some more details! First, some bad news. Everyone expected the charms would be ready by WonderCon, which is why it was up on Facebook. But unfortunately, some issues with shipping have made that impossible. Still, the charms will be available at Emerald City Comicon later this month! On to the details!

The Glass Kuro Fox Charm is based on the devilish form in Tanpopo, but you probably already knew that, right? >_^

Each charm is made of hand-blown glass by Bling Squared, so every piece is unique in its own way. The charms come with a certificate that is numbered and hand-signed as well, and because of the time and craftsmanship that goes into each, they are limited to only 250 pieces. Each charm retails for $30.

In other WonderCon news, the ‘No Ordinary Love’ prototype statue will be on display, and pre-orders can be taken at the show. The statue will be available for pre-order online as well in the near future, and retails for $125. Please know that shipping on this item will be a bit higher because of its delicate nature.

Also, there are only 25 fine art prints of Resurrected Bone Collective available, but a handful will be at the show on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are plans to have any fine art prints left up in the online store as well.

Finally, Emerald City Comicon in Seattle is coming up fast! It’ll be so great to see everyone and we’ll try have some hardcover books of Tanpopo for sale! And remember, there are only five spaces available if you’d like to order a customized, one-of-a-kind original sketch to be picked up at the show. Sketches start at $100 for a single character, and can be more elaborate for higher price points.

Thanks for all of your support! Hope you enjoy the high-quality, limited-edition items that have been coming out this year. It’s sometimes hard to get items before they sellout, like the new clothing line (which has been so successful because of you!), but the idea is for everyone to get something that is personal and lasts for a long time.

If you’d like to pre-order the Glass Kuro Fox Charm, the ‘No Ordinary Love’ statue, a Resurrected Bone Collective fine art print, an original sketch or anything else, please email store@camilladerrico.com and someone should get back to you right away. Thanks again! Hope to see you at one of the conventions this year!

Limited-Edition Clothing Release: Part 2

It’s with great pleasure that we’re releasing the second of a continuing series of high-quality, limited-edition clothing items! As was the case following the first launch, many of the new items are expected to sell out in a short amount of time. So, if you’ve got your eye on a specific piece, act fast or potentially miss out!

Click on any of the photos to be re-directed to the online store. Also, if you’re attending WonderCon this year, be sure to come by booth #451 to see some of the last clothing items available from the first set released earlier this year.

Hope you enjoy the new pieces!

Nature’s Courses Hooded Sweatshirt

Bitter Sweat Swirl Button-Up Camisole

Helmetgirls Infinity Scarf

Comic Collage Infinity Scarf

Butterfly Pie Handbag (Red)

Butterfly Pie Handbag (Pink)