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Hot Stuff! Cool Video! Kuro Charms!

Did y’all see this video I posted on Youtube the other day?!  It’s the Making of Kuro Glass Charms.  With a little funky music to follow along as Neacol Miller of Bling Squared fires up a Kuro Charm!

Kuro Glass Charms are available on the ONLINE STORE and they are only $30, and come with a necklace and a cell charm strap. Each one is completely unique of course, and we’ll only ever make 250, as the signed and numbered certificate of authenticity will attest!

Tonight’s The Night!

Hi everyone, thanks for putting up with my spamming about the party >_^

Before I go do the final preparations at the gallery – touch ups to the canvases, the wall murals and set-up of all the merchandise, I can’t forget to remind you that if you sign into Foursquare when you’re at the party, and leave a nice lil’ message, the gallery will give you a free gift ^_^  So just show that you’ve signed in with Foursquare and pick up your goodies!

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I’m extremely excited about this year’s party because for one thing – there’s no snowstorm!!! And of course because this year I’ve got new art, lots of it – paintings and prints and cards and then so much cool merchandise and Tanpopo #3.  But not only Tanpopo 3 — also Kuro, many many Kuros — Poodles, and Buddhas and the vinyl prototype!!

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It makes me very happy to organize and put on these parties because I love meeting you, and sharing my art with you. I get to do it this through the blog and social media and I love that I can connect with so many people, and I love it even more when I can connect in person.
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So thank you – whether you are coming the party or not – for being such a huge part of my life, for giving me the motivation to keep creating art, and a great reason to throw a party!

All My Best,
Camilla

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Cool News

I’m pumped for the weekend! As you know I’ll be hosting my first interactive Giant Buddha Experience/Event in Vancouver.  4 people are joining me for an afternoon of pumkin carving madness!

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There were a few things to share as well.  First of all, you all know the butt kicking vector artist JThreeConcepts right? We did a collab piece a couple of years ago called Pseudo’s Daughter.  Well luck has it that you can now get that piece as a wall mural!

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And while I’m pimping friends, I want to applaud Mr. Alex Pardee for releasing his own iPhone App. You are far too ahead of the curve for the rest of us!!! Serious kudos, he works his butt off and deserves all the success in the world.  I’m working on something digital too, watch out! 😉

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Speaking of digital, I found some cool reviews and stuff on the web!  Where did this come from?!  Rad On The Web calls themselves “A webshow that features a variety of cool websites from all over the internet”.  Cool! Don’t take my word for it — take theirs!  And remember that Christmas is coming up … and we’ve dropped our shipping prices 🙂

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And if you haven’t checked out my Artsprojekt site now is a good time.  You can even get, for the first time EVER, some of the hottest images from my Birds & Bees art show!  High quality prints and canvases, for real.

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I think that’s a pretty good note to end this post on.  I will be back with more after the Pumpkin Carving, after Halloween, and after I get over the weekend’s parties!!

Camilla

Dragon Con

I’ve barely had time to unpack from Fan Expo in Toronto and I’m already packing for Dragon Con in Atlanta!  I’ll post pics from Fan Expo really soon, probably just do a combined convention post-mortem next week.

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So for anyone and everyone going to Dragon Con, this is where you’ll find me:

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Comics and Pop Artists Alley  in Grand Hall East of the Atlanta Hyatt Regency Hotel

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(omg that’s right next to Hope Gallery Tattoo! Baroness, we are gonna have fuuuuun!)

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And the hours are:

Friday 1PM-6PM
Saturday 10AM-6PM
Sunday 10AM-6PM
Monday 10AM-3PM

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One thing about Fan Expo got me even more excited about Dragon Con – the Helmetgirls Cosplay Competition!  My original Helmetgirls from Toronto were there to show me their new cool helmets.  There will be more of you at Dragon Con, so come by my table to show me your Helmetgirls outfits!  Here’s one sweet gal who came to SDCC:

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And of course I can’t let my debut at Dragon Con happen without bringing new merchandise! So get ready because I’ll be locked and loaded down with new stuff, like button packs, stickers, tattoos, clothing, and new prints!  And of course, I’ll have copies of Tanpopo #3 and a few of the GIANT BUDDHA Kuros for anyone who wants a whole lotta lovin’ to take home with them 😉

So much news and reviews!

Hi everyone, I’m still battling the most outrageous Comic-Con cold in history. Can you believe it? This year’s con really did me in :P.  I wanted to thank everyone who came out to see me in my spiffy new booth 4920 in the Fantasy Illustrator section of the convention.  Having a 10×10 booth totally rocked!

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I had lots of press visits too and need to thank Hi Fructose, Vinyl Pulse, Spanky Stokes, LA Weekly, Wired, and even Toysrevil for posting about Comic-Con.  My signings at Dark Horse, Last Gasp and Image Comics were all tons of fun with lots of fans who came by to say hello – thank you!  And the Buddha launch was a huge success!

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Another couple of really fun things to come out during Comic-Con, but unrelated are the Notcot & Notcouture (thanks Jean!) :

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and Tomopop reviews of the Croc-o-Hug shirt.

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Finally, this video interview for Electric Playground:

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And for anyone who didn’t get their very own Buddha Kuro, he’s now available from the online store and ships from the US. So he’s more affordable than ever!  I’ll get over my nasty cold and be back with more cool news for you very soon. Ciao Ciao! Camilla

Toy Break Video Toy Reviews!

Hey guys I just HAD to share this with you. It’s a quick post because we’re crazy busy getting ready for San Diego Comic Con.  But the awesome guys at Toybreak just posted their Episode 126.

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Check it out HERE.  You can also get it for free on iTunes by typing Toybreak, Episode 126.  I’ll be back with more for SDCC soon … and new really exciting releases and launches. What a month! ciao ciao!

San Diego Comic Con Here We Come!

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Hi everyone!!  San Diego Comic Con is right around the corner and we’ve got so much great stuff to share with you, so get ready for a bit of overload :P.  First of all, let’s talk Giant Buddha Kuro.  We are excited to share this guy with you, even though he’s ultra limited edition.   This “plushzilla” is seriously H-U-G-E.  He stands a full 2 feet tall, 60″, he’s about 1 foot wide and 1 foot deep.

San Diego Comic Con Exclusive

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There are only 100 Buddha plushes available and they are to be picked-up at the convention, from booth #4920.  The price per plush is $125 USD.  We are now taking PRE-ORDERS so please write to cderricostore@gmail.com to reserve yours!  If you get yours on PREVIEW NIGHT, Camilla will even be on hand to make an extra special signature/sketch on his giant hang tag!

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“What if I’m not going to San Diego Comic Con?!?!”  You’re right, not everyone goes to SDCC, so for those who want Buddha but can’t pick him up you can get on the  pre-order list.  We’ve looked into shipping already, and it won’t cost an extra arm or leg!  Shipping within North America is $40.  Once you email cderricostore@gmail.com, we’ll take care of your order and guide you through the payment process.

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And that is Tanpopo #3!  We will officially pre-release some books at SDCC and I am soooooooo excited about it.  I wanted to share this extra special book with you all BEFORE San Diego Comic Con, but without giving too much away so …. I am giving away a free download “teaser” here.  What it is, is this new system where you share the download with your friends and networks. It’s pretty cool and called “pay with a tweet”.

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What other little surprises can I tell you about?!  I’ll be having a giveaway – a chance to win some paint supplies from Holbein.  These are the paints I use every day, the DUO water-soluble oils that I literally swear by! ** image does not represent the prize.

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So let’s talk PREVIEW NIGHT.  Preview night is all about limited edition prints – silkscreened prints and giclee prints. Some are one of a kind, and I’ll leave the surprise at that!  Also on preview night, and as promised, I’ll have more Stitch vinyls.

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Every day of the con I’ll have a t-shirt sale too – 20 for $20.  Each day one tshirt design will go on sale. There will be 20 available, each one for $20. First come, first serve!  And this is a COMIC con, of course so … on top of the Tanpopo trilogy, I’ll have copies of the Fractured Fables books (yup the big anthology), as well as BURN graphic novels, and Sky Pirates of Neo Terra signed sets.

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There’s actually more to tell you about, but I’ve written a monster so I’ll stop here, and if I can, I’ll write again before the convention (either me or Nancy will give a final update about what else is up our sleeves and in our Santa bags!!).

<3 Camilla

Camilla’s STITCH is Here ^_^

Yes!  The moment we have all been waiting for has arrived… Camilla’s Stitch “Tony Tony Lollipop” is available on our online store!  http://camilla.bigcartel.com/product/stitch

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Camilla was so happy to be part of Disney’s STITCH Experiment 626 PROJECT Custom Art Tour which offered a new look at the popular characters from the hit movie “Lilo and Stitch”… through the eyes of some of today’s brightest artists, designers and customizers.

Presented and produced by MINDstyle, the tour featured hand-customized, one-of-a-kind artist versions  of a special DIY Blank Stitch Vinyl (8”) created expressly for this high profile event.

Camilla’s Stitch, called “Tony Tony Lollipop” is now available as a 4″ x 4″ vinyl toy collectible.   http://camilla.bigcartel.com/product/stitch

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Also available online are brand new PVC key chains with either Kuro or Specter (2″ x 1-1/4″) Perfect for your wallet, handbag, backpack, etc.    http://camilla.bigcartel.com/product/pvc-key-chain-kuro-or-specter

We have so much fun shipping around the world – in fact this week orders went to Canada, US, Malaysia, Ireland, Austria, Sweden, Australia… to name a few!!  We hope we can meet you ALL one day ^_^

Please let us know if you need more info or have any questions – we love to help.

Nancy <3

Accessories, Accessories, Accessories!

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We have some pretty sweet merchandise available online for both guys and girls – just click on “SHOP” to open up a fun, Camilla-filled world of books, comics, art, clothing, handbags, etc.  We work hard to make sure that we ship it to you FAST.  It’s so fun to see where in the world…Camilla’s “stuff” is going ^_^  A few weeks ago I showed you Camilla’s new cases by Classic Hardware which have proven to be very popular.

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http://camilla.bigcartel.com/category/accessories

We are so excited to share that Classic Hardware, the company who makes them, has chosen Camilla as their “artist of the month” !!

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Have you seen our Kuro Charm yet?  This adorable, unique glass charm is made in collaboration with artisan Neacol Miller / Bling Squared.  Each piece is designed and sculpted right in the open flame, kiln annealed, cleaned and … ta da! Kuro is born.

Each unique art piece comes with a Cert. of Authenticity and is numbered with only 250 available to the WORLD.

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Camilla is wearing her necklace here <3

Lastly, I wanted to share this video with all of you have have purchased Camilla’s scarves or for those who have been wanting to get theirs but thought maybe with winter over it was too late.  No way!! Now that the warm weather is here, there are ELEVEN ways to wear your scarf – as headwear, or as a top, which means you can enjoy it all year round.  Check out the VIDEOS to see how!

We hope you are all having a good week – if you have any questions or need more information, please write to us at cderricostore@gmail.com