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.
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!
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!
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.
Tonight if you’re in New York, stop by Myplasticheart for the New Moon Show, now in it’s third year! Click the link for the FULL PREVIEW. My Chinese Zodiac sign for the show is The Tiger and my painting is called — CAT’S CRADLE:
New York City Comic Con is coming up and for the first time I’ll be exhibiting, oh yes!
You’ll find me in Artist Alley, table C11 from Friday at 1 pm to Sunday at 5 pm. I’ll be there with a ton of art, books, prints, comics and sketches. Lots of sketches!!
On Friday, October 8th, I’ll be hosting a panel with good friend and industry long-timer, David Scroggy of Dark Horse. The panel is going to be all about how to get your art on merchandise, how to work with manufacturers and hear straight from the horse’s mouth what a manufacturer like Dark Horse is looking for when working with artists.
Art to Merchandise – How to Make More With Your Art
Friday, October 8
Panel Room 5 (1A17-18)
12:15 – 1:15pm
I’ll also be unveiling a brand new, reeeeeeeally cool and exciting product — my very first vinyl toy ^_^ … what am I hatching?!
New Print for NYCCC! You betcha! And this special print is special for the Elephanment #29 release — in fact, it’s the cover image! Digitally printed on heavy satin card stock, 12 x 18.
.There’s tons happening at the convention, and I can’t wait to see you there!