Anyone who has known me for any length of time has probably heard me gush about Camilla d’Errico at some point.  Camilla is an amazing artist from Vancouver, Canada.  She produces absolutely gorgeous pop-surrealist art that not only looks beautiful, but also manages to comment on how we as a society consume beauty.  I just can’t get enough of her work!  [Full disclosure: I have volunteered for her art studio booth before, at Sakura-Con, but do not work for her company in any way].  I just believe in her art so strongly that I have been happy to support her in whatever capacity possible.  Watching her paint, live and in person at the Emerald City ComicCon Live Art Event, only proved to me even more what a master of her craft Camilla is. I have probably accumulated more sketches and autographs from Camilla d’Errico in the past 5 years than just about any other artist out there.  I opened my email this morning to find information about Camilla d’Errico’s plans for San Diego Comic-Con and thought that I would treat this info like a press release and share it with you here at Comic Booked.  Check it out:

Camilla d'Errico painting "Disassembled"

Hello Camilla d’Errico fans! 

San Diego Comic-Con starts in just a couple of days, and with all of the projects we’ve announced over these last two weeks, we wanted to send out an overview of everything Camilla is working on at the convention. Camilla will be at Booth #4723 if you want to come by and meet her! A full rundown of the news and events, including times when Camilla will be at the booth, can be found here:  http://bit.ly/qJdndZ 

 The email then goes on to highlight some awesome Camilla d’Errico SDCC news that I will reproduce for you below:

Camilla d'Errico Kuro toy

Collectable Kuro 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.

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@ gmail. com to pre-order your sketch, which can be picked up at Booth #4723.

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.

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.

 Camilla d'Errico "Talking With Gods" variant cover

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.

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.

Camilla d'Errico Femina and Fauna cover

The information that really caught my attention was the availability of her original art and the limited number of Femina & Fauna first printings that are still available.  If you have not seen this incredibly beautiful book yet, you REALLY need to!  This book is filled with great art and offers a good over-view of Camilla d’Errico’s work.  Femina & Fauna sold-out very quickly, and for good reason; it is an amazing bargain that you will enjoy for hours on end!  The alternate cover for Talking With Gods is also pretty sweet (if you will remember, Camilla appears in the film).

Camilla d’Errico has some very exciting projects coming to fruition this year.  Along with Comic Booked’s own Nicole Sixx, she will also be contributing work to the upcoming Womanthology book.  Don’t know what Womanthology is?  Please follow the project on their blog,  Facebook or Twitter, it is going to be amazing!  If, you for some strange reason you are not familiar with Camilla d’Errico, now is the time to fall in love with her work!  Stop by her booth #4723 at SDCC and say “hi!”  Follow her on social networking sites and check out her website at:

http://www.camilladerrico.com/ 

  I know you are going to love her work just as much as I do!