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!