ECCC 2019: Pop Surrealist Camilla d’Errico Reveals New Merch & Appearances

by Gary Catig

Emerald City Comic Con is one of the bigger industry events and many creators descend upon the Washington State Convention Center for the four-day event. One such creator, Camilla d’Errico, is a pop surrealist painter, comic artist and writer. She has big plans for the show including new merchandise, panels and signings.

ECCC sparks the beginning of a new convention season and in preparation, d’Errico has some goodies debuting at the show. Take a look at some of her new merchandise which can be found at her booth, Booth #108.

Hydie Scarf

Hydie is a new scarf design celebrating multiculturalism. It was originally a painting and part of Camilla d’Errico’s SKY solo show, which was itself inspired by the Italian saying, “we all live under the same sky.” Hydie is a girl born of multiple heritages. She includes a three-headed dragon representing South America, Japan, Chinese, and English dragons to demonstrate the multiple cultures that can exist within one being. Camilla notes, “This is a piece about unity and diversity, which are important themes to me. I want to show the world that we are unique, the same and equal.” Moreover, the scarf itself was made in Canada by Eco-DigiTec Sublimation, Inc., which uses eco-friendly water-based dye-sublimation digital printing.

3D Sushi Toys

Camilla has created unique, vinyl rainbow sushi in collaboration with ToyQube. The design is based on her Rainbow Roll painting and ECCC will be the first in-person event at which the sushi toys will be available. This is a limited edition offering with only 500 pieces available worldwide. Each piece is made of hard vinyl with glass eyes and comes in its own sushi box, along with an exclusive mini collector’s card.

Pop-Culture Bee Backpacks

Camilla has a passion for designing characters based on bees and these are most popular with her fans. Her latest item is a heavy-duty, long-lasting stain-resistant backpack with multiple pockets. The backpacks are made in the U.S.A. and showcase Camilla’s pop-culture bees. Her bees are also available on drawstring bags, stickers, paintings, prints, pins, and clothing. Camilla “loves her little ‘fuzzbutts’ and feels they represent “the kid inside me who still hasn’t grown up.” She is raising money for Planet Bee to help build hives and educate children, and she adds “every time I paint bees, I’m helping to save them.”

When d’Errico is not at her booth, she can be found at her panel and signing below:

Panel: Storytelling with Graphic Novels, Thursday, March 14, 2019 • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: WSCC 603

Camilla will participate on a panel about writing and drawing graphic novels. She, along with Raya Golden, David Walker, Sarah Andersen, and Judd will discuss the team effort — a unique process that has its own challenges — that goes into telling a story through graphic novels. The panel is presented by Penguin Random House.

Pop Manga and Pop Manga Coloring Book Signing, Friday, March 15, 2019 • 11:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Booth #2215

Camilla will sign copies of her newest Random House Books title Pop Manga Mermaids Coloring Books alongside other available titles, including Pop Manga Coloring Book, Pop Painting and Pop Manga. Fans and visitors will have the opportunity to hear from Camilla first-hand about her upcoming title, Pop Manga Drawing, at this in-person author event.

We have had the pleasure of speaking with talented creator in the past and if you happen to be at ECCC next weekend, stop by her booth and check her creations out.

Gary Catig

Gary Catig is west coast raised, east coast educated, and has a touch of southern charm. He has spent most of his adult life making science fiction a reality as an engineer conducting research in the military, microprocessor, and biotechnology fields. While currently living in San Diego, he enjoys all facets of pop culture including but not limited to comics, TV, movies, and music.

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