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‘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!

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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 Contest

The 2011 Cos & Effect convention hosted at the University of British Columbia is this weekend! There’s still time to get a costume together for the Camilla d’Errico Helmetgirl Cosplay Walkoff Contest, and the fine people at Boo La La can help anyone still interested in participating in the show. If you’re attending, please RSVP on Facebook and help us spread word of the event!

The Helmetgirl Cosplay Walkoff Contest will begin at 12:00 in the Main Ballroom, but models will need to arrive 15 minutes early to prepare backstage. Professional photographers will be on-hand to take stunning photos of all the costumes. Camilla will be the judge of the contest, and the grand prize winner will receive an original piece of art! Since it’s so great to have the support of such dedicated fans, we’re working on putting together special prize packages for everyone who enters. ^_^

We’re also very excited to announce the launch of an all-new Helmetgirls website, where you can learn about the different characters, and share your photos, comments, and stories on the fanwall!

Hope you’ll check out the new site, and please let us know if you see anything that should be updated for fixed. Thank you!

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! ^_^

San Diego Comic-Con 2011: Final Announcements

If you’re attending San Diego Comic-Con 2011, come by Booth #4723 and meet Camilla d’Errico! We’re right across from the vinyl toy section, so it should be easy to find us. ^_^

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Below is a rather busy schedule for all of Camilla’s appearances at the convention, as well as when she will be in the booth working on customizing the new Kuro vinyl figures and signing copies of her books. Make sure to note the various places where there will be live art demonstrations and the special ‘Tanpopo’ announcement at the MTV Geek panel!

Wednesday, July 20th:

In-Booth #4723  – 6:00pm to 9:00pm (Preview Night)

Thursday, July 21st:

In-Booth #4723 – 9:00am to 11:00am

Holbein Appearance [Live Painting] – Noon to 1:30pm (Booth #5104)

In-Booth #4723 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Image Comics & Threadless Welcome Party – 8:00pm to 11:00pm (Westgate Hotel, $10 donation)

Friday, July 22nd:

In-Booth #4723 – 10:00am to Noon

Sketch Theater Appearance [Live Drawing] – 2:00pm to 3:00pm (Booth #4712)

In-Booth #4723 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Eisner Awards [Nominated for ‘Fractured Fables’] – 8:30pm to 11:00pm (Hilton Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom)

Saturday, July 23rd:

In-Booth #4723 – 9:00am to 11:00am

MTV Geek Panel [Special ‘Tanpopo’ Announcement] – 11:00am to Noon (Room 7AB)

CBLDF Masters Session [Live Drawing] – 1:00pm to 2:00pm (Room 30CDE)

In-Booth #4723 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm

CBLDF Auction [Original Art Bidding] – 7:30pm to 9:00pm (Hilton Bayfront, KL Sapphire Room)

Sunday, July 24th:

In-Booth #4723 – 9:00am to 11:00am

Color Ink Book Appearance [Cover Signing] – 11:00am to Noon (Booth #5569)

In-Booth #4723 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Since there has been an onslaught of news this week, here’s a highlight of all the different projects, products, and news happening around SDCC. There’s a lot to cover! Click on any of the links to learn more details about each individual item.

Camilla d’Errico is Nominated for a 2011 Eisner Award – From Image Comics’ ‘Fractured Fables’ collection that was originally part of the 2010 Free Comic Book Day, “Little Red Riding Hood” by Bryan Talbot and Camilla d’Errico has been nominated for Best Short Story in the 2011 Eisner Awards.

Collectable Kuro Vinyl Figures – There are three versions that will be available, including a standard black, a blueberry glow-in-the-dark SDCC exclusive, and a DIY model than Camilla will customize. Prices range from $25 to $50 for the figures.

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Limited Edition Original Sketches – Only fifteen sketches will be available this year, and prices start at $100 for single character drawings, as seen in the photo below. Email cderricostore [at] gmail [dot] com to pre-order your sketch, which can be picked up at Booth #4723.

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Original Art for TFAW’s CBLDF Auction – Camilla has created two original sketches, seen below, of Catwoman from DC Comics’ ‘Batman’ series, and Phoenix and Cyclops from Marvel Comics’ ‘X-Men’ series. Those pieces, in addition to any pieces created during Camilla’s Masters Session on Saturday afternoon, will be auctioned off on Saturday night at the Hilton Bayfront. Those unable to attend SDCC can bid on the pieces via email, more details here. In addition, 500 collectable sketch-cards featuring the original art below will be available at Booth #4723.

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2011 SDCC Color Ink Book – Carrying in the tradition of artists like Ron English, Alex Pardee, Joe Ledbetter and several other incredibly talented people, Camilla has created the cover image to Color Ink Book’s latest DIY art volume. Included in the collection will be at least twelve, classic pieces by Camilla d’Errico that can be colored. The book will not be on-sale until August, so those who get copies at SDCC will have special, advance versions.

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Alternative Cover to Grant Morrison Documentary ‘Talking with Gods’ – At the request of director Patrick Meaney, Camilla has created a special, alternative cover to the Grant Morrison documentary ‘Talking with Gods’ that will be available at the Halo-8 booth (M-03 in the small press area). Fans made remember that Grant Morrison has plans to work with Camilla on a title called ‘The New Bible’ that has yet to be given a release date.

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The ‘Womanthology’ Collection – Although the book from IDW will not be published for a few more months, several contributors will be attending SDCC, and no doubt people will be talking about the successful funding of the all-female anthology, profits of which will be donated to charity.

New T-Shirts, Handbags, & Products – Following the conclusion of SDCC, Camilla d’Errico will have a brand-new online store that will feature new shirts, bags, prints, and other products. Some of these items will be available at Booth #4723, and can be purchased before the general public.

Sold-Out First Editions of the ‘Femina & Fauna’ Art Book – Dark Horse Comics has sold-out of the first printing of ‘Femina & Fauna’ and second printing editions will not be available for a while, however, we will have a very select number of the books for sale that Camilla can sign.

As you can see there’s a lot going on, but all of the projects are very exciting! We hope to see you at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and be sure to follow all of the events on Facebook and Twitter as we’ll be updating fans with photos and news from the convention!

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Second cosplay outfit produced by Boo La La Costumes and Dani Barnes Productions! This is Lollipop Pia and they girls have taken some color to the helmet!

Part of the costume cosplay for the August 14th Camilla d’Errico – Helmetgirls Cosplay Walk-Off in Vancouver, part of the Cos & Effect show happening all weekend.

We’re super excited about the competition, and want to remind everyone that Boo La La can help anyone come up with a fantastic interpretation of their favorite Camilla d’Errico girl, and are offering those participating in the event a special discount!

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A little teaser of what the ladies at Boo La La and Dani Barnes Productions have done for the Helmetgirls Cosplay Walk Off happening in just a few weeks!

This makes us all extremely excited for August 14th, and to see what everyone comes up with for their own costumes. And remember, if you are having trouble, Dani and the crew at Boo La La are there to help you make your Helmetgirls costume a stunner and are offering a special discount!

Customized Gibson Guitar for Art Assault

While we’re still preparing for the news and events of San Diego Comic-Con, this weekend the Taipei Toy Festival is in full-swing! At the convention, a one-of-a-kind Gibson guitar customized by Camilla d’Errico will be featured as part of the Art Assault – a worldwide traveling event started in Miami that exhibits the work of unique artists in tattoo shops and other alternative locations. Along with Camilla d’Errico, contributing artists include musician and Yo Gaba Gaba! creator Christian Jacobs, Academy-Award Winner Jeff Bridges, pop-culture artist Ashley Wood, and others. Art Assault will continue its tour across the United States in the coming months, so look for more news soon!

The guitar is single cut, solid mahogany Gibson Kramer Assault 211 FR with an ebony fringerboard, maple top, and Alnico V pickups – ROCK & ROLL! You can see the work-in-progress from an earlier blog post we teased.

Feel free to share the photos with friends, and click on any of the images to see a bigger view. Ciao! ^_^

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San Diego Comic-Con Announcements

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Like Christmas for nerds, geeks, and fans, San Diego Comic-Con is back again! Okay, there’s a lot of different things going on this year, so get ready for an information overload. First things first, come say hello if you’re attending! We’ll be set up at booth 4723, on the corner right across from the toy section.

Next, as promised, there are three, brand-new Kuro vinyls. Aren’t they cute?!

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The glowing blueberry version (yes, it really glows-in-the-dark!), will be a 2011 SDCC exclusive ($59.99), however the regular Kuro ($29.99) and DIY version ($25.99) will be available through our mailing list, provided supplies still last. Each Kuro purchased at SDCC will also come with an exclusive collectible card from Camilla! If you would like a customized DIY Kuro ($25.99 + $25), please email cderricostore [at] gmail [dot] com; only a few will be available, and must be picked up at booth 4723, where Camilla will be working on the collector items, autographing books, and meeting fans.

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If you’ve ever attended a show with Camilla, you probably seen her working on sketches like the ones below:

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Because the demand for sketches has been so high, we are opening up pre-orders for only 15 sketches this year at San Diego Comic-Con. Sketches must be pre-paid and picked up at booth 4723 during the convention. All sketches come on 9 x 12 art paper. Single character sketches start at $100, and multi-character sketches start at $150. Please email cderricostore [at] gmail [dot] com to arrange a one-of-a-kind piece of original art. Similarly, if you would like to arrange to pick up one of only a few of 100-limited-edition Black Rabbit Kaleidoscope fine art prints, please email to schedule receiving the certificate of authenticity as well.

Those are the big announcements for those looking to pick up something special at San Diego Comic-Con, but there is much more going on as well. Camilla’s “Wireseat” is the cover to the 2011 SDCC Color Ink Book, and an alternative cover to the Grant Morrison documentary ‘Talking with Gods’ by Camilla will also be available! Just click the links for more information.

In addition to being nominated for an Eisner Award, it’s a privilege for Camilla to be a part of TFAW’s CBLDF Auction and has created two pieces – Catwoman & Phoenix, look for more details about how you can bid on the unreleased original art in the coming days. For participating in the auction, TFAW has been kind enough to pledge 500 limited-edition cards that feature Camilla’s piece that can be picked up at booth 4723! Want to know what the original looks like? Here’s a hint – the image is very well known in the comic community. >_^

Since we’re letting some secrets slips, here’s a couple more – fans of Tanpopo are going to get a huge gift in about one month from now, and fans of Sky Pirates of Neo Terra will have a new, online game to play soon. Okay! That’s all the secrets for now!

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Special Cosplay Discount for Helmetgirls

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Great news for anyone participating in the Helmetgirl Cosplay Walkoff at Cos & Effect 2011 this year on August 13th & 14th at the University of British Columbia – you can get your costume and professional styling done at Boo La La for %15 off!

In the blog post with all of the details of the event, we made a note that the store would be a good place to find steam-punk inspired accessories, and now the store has promised to offer any participating cosplayers 15% off of their total purchase. Plus, Dani at Boo La La is a professional stylist and photographer! So, if you would like her to do your make-up and take high-quality photos of you in your costume at her studio, you can get a discount on that too!

Contact Dani at Boo La La for your discount:

152 E. 2nd Street

North Vancouver, B.C. V7L 1C3

604-986-4880

www.boolalacostumes.com

Although the contest is called Helmetgirls, anyone is free to cosplay as any of Camilla’s creations, especially those found in Femina & Fauna (currently sold-out, but limited quantities available at select conventions), or other paintings. If you’re thinking of attending and/or participating, please RSVP on Facebook. Can’t wait to see all the amazing costumes people come up with! ^.^

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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!