Camilla d’Errico talks about ‘Pop Manga Drawing’, exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con and more

Here’s my chat with Camilla d’Errico. Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and player.FM

Camilla d'Errico

Camilla is an artist who has been making waves in the fine art and comic industries with her manga-influenced style. Ever the prolific artist, Camilla is comic artist/creator and Pop Surrealist painter, while also contributing to the vinyl art toy movement, and expanding her style into fashion, accessories, toys and other merchandise. Her most recent book is entitled Pop Manga Drawing.

Pop Manga Drawing cover

During our chat, Camilla talked about her style of art and her fondness for particular creative tools. She discussed her newest book Pop Manga Drawing and offered a sneak peek into her forthcoming book Helmetgirl available from Random House next year. Camilla also chatted about San Diego Comic Con and her exclusive offerings at the event.

You can discover more about Camilla on Twitter at @Helmetgirl and online at


Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.

In honour of the recent hit movie Spider-Man: Far From Home, Polygon published their list of the best Spider-Man comics. The list includes:
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #308-309 by Chip Zdarsky and Chris Bachalo
Ultimate Spider-Man #200 by Stuart Immonen, Brian Michael Bendis, David Lafluente, David Marquez and Mark Brooks
Spidey Vol. 1 by Nick Bradshaw and Robbie Thompson
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Comics Beat reported on a new middle grade comic series written by Stephanie Cooke, founder of Creator Resource and Insha Fitzpatrick, co-editor-in-chief of Rogues Portal. Juliana Moore will be the artist on the mythological two-book series called Oh My Gods that follows a young girl who questions who she is after moving into a new environment. The book is expected to go on sale fall 2020 with the sequel published the following fall.
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The Hollywood Reporter published a story about YouTube’s Cobra Kai series coming to comics this fall from IDW Publishing. Entitled Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues starts with a four-part story retelling the events of the original movie from point of view from Johnny Lawrence. Written by Denton J. Tipton, the art will be provided by Kagan McLeod. The series is set to debut this fall.
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Dark Horse Comics announced that the Spell on Wheels saga will continue this fall with Spell On Wheels: Just to Get to You!. Creators Kate Leth, Megan Levens, Marissa Louise and letterer Rachel Deering will bring the five issue series to comic shops on October 9. The series is described: “as they follow the I-10 towards danger unknown, paranormal problems going alongside personal ones and the witches grapple with phantoms, family drama, cryptids, crushes and everything in between.”
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Adventures In Poor Taste recently interviewed Chip Zdarsky about remixing reverence in Spider-Man: Life Story, saying goodbye to the web-slinger and more. When asked why he got involved with Spider-Man in the first place, Chip was quoted as saying: “He was the first superhero that I loved as a kid, and that love has followed me through to now, as an old, old man. He’s always been the relatable one, the superhero that never fully fits in with the rest of them, despite his deep superhero friendships.”
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Newsarama reported that Mike Feehan was awarded the Gerry Porter Prize for Comics at the recent PURE COMIX Festival of Graphic Literature in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The prize was awarded for contributions to comics books in the province. PURE COMIX Show director Wallace Ryan was quoted as saying: “Congratulations to Mike and many thanks to him for forging a path for others here in this province to follow and for putting our little Colony of Comix Artists on the map.”
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Marvel interviewed X-Force writer Ed Brisson about Marvel Comics in the ‘90s. When asked about his status as a comic book fan in the 1990s, Ed was quoted as saying: “When the ’90s rolled around, I was adamant that I was going to become a comic book artist and had gone from someone who just read comics to someone who dissected them, pulling them apart trying to figure out how they were put together. I absorbed all the back matter and letters columns, hoping to learn the secrets of the industry. I was in high school, working two part-time jobs and dropping all my free cash on comics and art supplies. My whole life was comics—well, comics and horror movies.”
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