My college dorm room was a dizzying collage of prints, posters, and postcards — but nothing drew as much attention as the Camilla d’Errico pieces I had pinned up over my bed. People would peer at them, asking who drew these strange portraits of girls entwined with pythons, wearing huge, complicated helmets, and melting into candy-colored puddles. Every time, I’d wish that I had something discrete to point them towards, something that gathered the style and themes of d’Errico’s work into a coherent package.
Enter Tanpopo. Originally self-published, d’Errico’s passion project tells the story of the titular Tanpopo, a brilliant, yet emotionless girl, and Kuro, the devil who persuades her into a journey of self-discovery. The text is taken entirely from the work of such luminaries as Goethe, Coleridge, and Pu Sungling: in the first volume, excerpts from Faust explore Tanpopo and Kuro’s meeting, while text from Rime of the Ancient Mariner chart the former’s growing distrust of the latter. Tanpopo’s 170-page second volume, on sale now from BOOM! Studios, uses Shakespeare, Poe, and the 1001 Arabian Nights to similar effect.
To explore this unique work more deeply, ComicsAlliance spoke with d’Errico about pop surrealism, teenage girls, and more.
The official art book of Emerald City Comicon, Monsters & Dames is an annual release that invites a wide spectrum of talent to indulge their artistic idiosyncrasies in the name of charity, with proceeds from sales of the hardcover release and original art auctions having raised over $55,000 for Seattle Children's hospital. Between now and Emerald City's start date of March 27, ComicsAlliance will showcase some of the gorgeous work to be found in the 2014 edition of Monsters & Dames, including exclusive images you'll see here before any where else.
Today's preview includes never-before-seen art by Camilla d'Errico, Crayon Monsters, Lucas Elliott, Emily Fiegenschuh, as well as new work by Kazu Kibuishi, Ken Christiansen, and Dustin Resch.
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It's always bittersweet when a beloved mini-series wraps up, and Boom! Studios' Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #6 is no exception. Fortunately for fans, the final issue in the mini only amps up the radness with a concluding tale by series writer and artist Meredith Gran and this issue's backup story by Rich Tommaso. Marceline and her band are hardly The Lan
If I had to guess, I'd probably say that, somewhere out there, an artist has previously depicted Stan Lee sitting on a throne, master of all he surveys. But with a little twist, artist Camilla d'Errico (Nightmares and Fairy Tales) has given us something different: Stan Lee sitting on a throne on top of a giant pile of adorable Marvel toys. Oh, and there's also
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You've probably heard Camilla D'Errico's name more than a few times over the past few years. In addition to doing gallery shows all over the United States and Canada, she's self-published her own comics, is due to work on a Vertigo book with Grant Morrison, and has produced work as varied as video game concept art, a comic book adaptation based on her own work from that game, and even a graphic novel based on Avril Lavigne.
D'Errico's art is awesome, and after the cut, we have ten pieces from Femina and Fauna: The
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