The Girls and Animals of Camilla D’Errico Are Beautiful and Haunting [Exclusive]
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 Art of Camilla D'Errico, her new art book from Dark Horse, including three exclusive images.D'Errico's style is known as "pop surrealism," and blends several influences and themes into one playful and just slightly off-kilter whole. The girls she draws are childlike and innocent, but clearly in a world that isn't our own. Her work is haunting and a little creepy. The big doe eyes on her girls and the unusual portrayal of animal life are both attractive and curious in a way that sticks with you.
Femina and Fauna: The Art of Camilla D'Errico comes out
today February 2nd, and features 112 full-color pages of, as the title implies, girls and animals. Check it out when you get a chance--her style is bright and attractive, which makes this a top notch coffee table book. You can view two chapters of her comic Tanpopo here and read her blog here. Check out the sample images below.