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Happy Mothers Day!

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Happy Mothers Day! In keeping with a now 3-year tradition, Camilla has completed Mammabot 3.0 as a gift to her own mamma. Each Mammabot installment has incorporated a Helmetgirl and a robot, with heart imagery. Do you remember these ones?

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Mammabot 1.0

Mammabot 2.0
Mammabot 2.0

Art can definitely be a lovely gift! If you’d like to share a special gift to someone you know, Camilla’s current Limited Edition Timed Release fine art print is available for less than 24hrs more on The Camilla Store Here.

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)

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Residency

It’s a great honor for Camilla to be selected for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Artist Residency along with fellow Helmetgirls: Origins writer Joshua Dysart! Both Camilla and Joshua are being invited to be a part of the institute’s Edo Pop! series that follows how 17th-century Japanese prints have influenced artists today.

Things kick off tonight with “Teen Studio: Samurais to Helmetgirls” – a three hour live art demonstration and in-studio talk by Camilla and Joshua.

This Sunday, November 13th is FREE Family Day at the museum from 11:0am to 5:00pm! So tell your friends in the Minneapolis area to come out and see the different works on display. It’s a great opportunity to be inspired by some impressive, historical prints.

For any writers interested in the process, on Wednesday, November 16th from 3:00pm to 4:00pm, Joshua will be speaking about his award-winning graphic novel series Unknown Soldier.

To close the residency, both Camilla and Joshua will be speaking with Katherine Milton, Ph.D, about a variety of subjects in a lecture titled “CrossTalk: Manga, Anime, Comics, and Pop! Contemporary Practices Rooted in Japanese Tradition.” Tickets are available online starting at just $10, or can be purchased at the door, or by calling (612) 870-6323.

Only One Week Left for ‘Tanpopo’ Kickstarter

Thank you all, again, so much for helping us reach the goal of funding the Tanpopo Kickstarter campaign! If you haven’t watched it yet, please check out this video from Camilla where she talks about what will happen with the extra funds.

With only a week left, and after releasing the numbered and signed print image, we wanted to show fans the new cover of Tanpopo that will be available in March of 2012. The hardcover edition of the book will collect Vol. 1 – 3, as well as some terrific bonus material.

And because we’re feeling so happy, we thought we’d show you the special, limited edition slipcase image! The image is currently only in black and white, but we wanted to make sure everyone knows that the limited edition of the book (starting at only $50) will not be available in stores – this very unique copy of Tanpopo is only for Kickstarter funders.

There are still a few open spots open on the Kickstarter page for fans to purchase an original line-art page from Tanpopo, but only a handful. Other tiers have sold-out, however, there are still plenty of limited edition books available, but only for one more week!

And while we have your attention, don’t forget that the Granimator Contest ends at the end of October! Plus, in case you missed the news, we announced the guest artist line-up for Helmetgirls: Origins, and keep an eye on more developments of the Sky Pirates of Neo Terra video game – coming soon!

Kickstarter Funded and ‘Helmetgirls: Origins’ Guest Artists Announced

We’ve got even more big news following New York Comic Con!

If you didn’t see the exclusive announcement on CBR, we’ve announced the special guest artists for Helmetgirls: Origins! It’s so incredible to finally tell everyone that the following amazing people will contribute to the book:

Ashley Wood

Bobby Chui

Ben Templesmith

David Mack

Terada Katsuya

Ray Fawkes

Brandi Milne

Kaare Andrews

Leonardo Gonzalez

Cameron Stewart

Molly Crabapple

Danni Shinya Luo

Travis Louie

Barbara Canepa

If you’re unfamiliar with any of the artists, please click on their link to see wonderful examples of their work. The guest list alone is going to make this one of the best books of 2012, and wait until you see the full-length story by Camilla and Joshua Dysart!

It’s also with great joy and humble thanks that we celebrate the complete funding of the Tanpopo Kickstarter campaign – over 100% with brand new tiers for original art added!

Because this book was able to be crowd-source funded so quickly, we’ve decided to do the same for Helmetgirls: Origins, with some proceeds going to benefit the on the CBLDF!

It’s been an incredible year, but it’s not over yet! Look out for the Sky Pirates of Neo Terra video game to hit Facebook and iOS platforms in just a few weeks!

New York Comic Con Announcements

October is upon us, which means it’s time for New York Comic Con, one of the biggest comic and anime conventions in the world! There’s so much to announce this year, so let’s get to it!

First, we hope you’ll come say hello in the Small Press Section (seen in the image above with the red-dotted line around the space on the right of the map) – we’re at Booth 2752 – right on the corner so it’s easy to find.

Next up, you’ve probably already seen the news, but in case you haven’t, it’s so exciting to announce that the Image Comics graphic novel Sky Pirates of Neo Terra is going to become a video game on the iPhone and on Facebook thanks to Day 21 Studios!

And in other video game news, Camilla was chosen as one of only a few select artists to contribute to the Tomb Raider 15th Anniversary Celebration with a piece titled “The Depth” that you can see below!

It’s also a pleasure to see that the Tanpopo Hardcover Edition Kickstarter backed by BOOM! Studios is nearly 70% funded! We recently teased out a chapter break image that will be in the new book, which you can see here.

Don’t forget, we’re still running the Granimator Contest for the iPad until the end of the month, where users get a chance to play with Camilla’s original designs to create their own unique wallpaper image!

And last, but certainly not least, there will be a special update on the Helmetgirls: Origins graphic novel at NYCC – so keep your eyes and ears peeled to the Facebook and Twitter channels, as well as this blog to see the news when it breaks out into the public!

As always, thank you for your support and kind words this year. It’s been a whirlwind of activity and announcements, and seeing all of the news come together in once place like this is super! If you’re attending NYCC, please RSVP with us on Facebook, and we hope to see your wonderful, smiling faces at the show!

‘Helmetgirls: Origins’ – New Graphic Novel Coming in 2012

You may remember that Camilla teased that Helmetgirls: Origins was being developed in an MTV video at Emerald City Comic-Con earlier this year. Well, it’s now official – Helmetgirls: Origins is scheduled for a release in 2012!

Fellow Eisner-award nominee Joshua Dysart (B.P.R.D., Unknown Soldier) will write the new original graphic novel, and Camilla d’Errico will provide art for the 140-page book inspired by her Helmetgirls portraits. As a sneak peak, here are some behind-the-scenes sketches of the characters!

[Click either sketch page for a larger view.]

We’ve recently launched a new Helmetgirls website that features information about the characters and features an interactive fan wall, and finished a very successful event at the University of British Columbia where several Helmetgirl cosplayers turned out.

Full details of the Helmetgirls: Origins graphic novel will be revealed at this year’s New York Comic Con, where more announcements for the Tanpopo series, which recently began running on MTV Geek, will also be made public. To see more images of Helmetgirls, please visit the Facebook gallery.

A special art print of the Helmetgirls: Origins teaser poster called “Caverns”, seen above, is now available for purchase in the online store, and is a part of the limited time 2 for $30 print sale going on now until August 31st.

Helmetgirl Cosplay Walkoff at Cos & Effect 2011

Another year of San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone, but we’re looking forward to another big event happening in only a few weeks – the 2011 Cos & Effect convention in Vancouver hosted at the University of British Columbia! On Sunday, August 14th – from Noon until 1:30pm – there will be a special Camilla d’Errico Helmetgril Cosplay Walkoff, where prizes, like original art, will be given out!

If you’re planning on attending, be sure to take advantage of the special discount offered by Boo La La Costumes, where you can get 15% off of your total purchase for the show. Dani from Boo La La is a fabulous photographer in addition to being a great designer, and she’s taken some photos of cosplay models to inspire anyone else looking to participate:

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Please RSVP on Facebook if you’re planning to attend the event, and click here for more details. Thanks for reading, and hope to see you there! Can’t wait to see all the designs! ^_^

Cos & Effect 2011 – Helmetgirl Cosplay Walkoff

We’re excited to announce that there will be a Camilla d’Errico Helmetgirl Cosplay Walkoff as part of Cos & Effect 2011, hosted at the University of British Columbia from August 13 & 14th! Tickets are $20 at the door, or can be purchased online after creating an account. If you’re in the Vancouver area, you can also buy tickets in person at Metropolis Comics and Toys, Sakura Media, or Gamedeals.

The Helmetgirl Cosplay Walkoff will be held on Sunday, August 14th, most likely at Noon sharp, but the time may change. We’ll be sure to let you know the exact time as we get closer to the date. Since we know it takes a good deal of planning and effort to make a costume, we wanted to give you a heads up with all the details, plus show some examples of previous cosplayers. (Click on any of the photos for a larger view!)

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This photo come from a Flickr set of other Helmetgirl costplay!

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From a Halloween Costume blog last year!

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You can see more examples of Xiomara on Cosplay.com!

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Xiomara was part of a larger group for the Cosplay.com contest last year at DragonCon!

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This was from CCEE just last weekend!

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This Bird’s Nest costume was from A-Kon and part of Cosplay in America!

The IRL Events website has a special forum section for information about the show, and a place for people to talk about their projects and get tips from fellow cosplayers. Camilla has posted her own thread about the Helmetgirl Cosplay Walkoff, and maps, panels, and other retailer information can be found here.

Camilla will be attending Cos & Effect in person, plus there will be a table set up to purchase several items, like prints, books, t-shirts, and bags. As well, there will prizes for the Helmetgirl Cosplay Walkoff, including an original piece of Camilla d’Errico art! More details about the prizes as we get closer to the event.

If you’re thinking of attending, please RSVP and spread the word! And if you need inspiration, we’ve set up an entire gallery on Facebook you can browse, or view all seventeen of original paintings on this site. Finally, if you’re looking for help, visit Cosplay.com, plus there’s a fantastic costume retailer in Canada called BooLaLa that has lots of great steam punk items you can use as the foundation for your project.

Hope to see you at the event! ^.^

P.S. – Sky Pirates of Neo Terra is now available through ComiXology on the iPhone and iPad!