Camilla d’Errico’s surrealist images of women, often in helmets, have captured a world-wide fanbase. Now, these “helmetgirls” are the focus of d’Errico’s second full-length hardcover art book.
The Art Of Camilla d’Errico Vol 2: Helmetgirls follows her 2011 book Femina & Fauna, which sold out of its first printing within the first six months of its spring 2011 release. To celebrate the new book’s release, d’Errico will sign copies of her work this Saturday March 9 at Vancouver’s only downtown comic book store, Golden Age Collectables (852 Granville St.). She’ll be there starting at 2 p.m., and will have special prints on hand as well.
d’Errico’s work combines diverse influences including manga, steampunk, and fine art. In many of the images, gargantuan biomechanical headgear adorns wide-eyed and seemingly fragile girls.
This second artbook is an accomplishment for the artist, who says she’s wanted to collect her “biomechanical ladies” between two covers for years.
Besides comics and illustration, d’Errico has brought her unique sensibility to vinyl toys, fashion, accessories, stationery and other merchandise.