“She is part of what may be the first art movement in Western history where women are not second-class citizens, but may even have an edge in the mind of the public, especially when it comes to capturing the essence that is woman.”—Juxtapoz
Even if you’re not a particular fan of manga or that overall style of art, you can still appreciate her work simply because it’s so very different and strangely beautiful.
Camilla d’Errico is a powerful voice in pop surrealism, her work combining diverse influences in imagery is both singular and hauntingly familiar. Compelling and deeply personal, Helmetgirls documents Camilla’s art and lifestyle brand that fuses manga, steampunk, and fine art into an original and meaningful aggregate.
No doubt Dark Horse wants to continue adding to their impressive ranks by publishing this second d’Errico created volume (they already published the first volume entitled Femina and Fauna and had it go into multiple printings), on February 27, 2013. Don’t misunderstand me, this is neither a graphic novel nor a comic book, but rather a collection of D’Errico’s artwork. If you have Femina and Fauna, imagine how nicely HELMETGIRLS will add to your collection.
If not, then think of what a good addition HELMETGIRLS will be to your library as well as a good starting point for your D’Errico collection if you decide to expand upon it.
Gargantuan biomechanical headgear adorns beautiful, wide-eyed, and seemingly fragile girls. More than just decoration, the helmets express each girl’s character, needs, and desires. Look deeply into the Helmetgirls’ eyes—they have a story to tell.
What stories might those be?
What fanciful tales await upon each page?
What one-scene adventure shall each picture take you on?
There’s only one way to find out!
Pre-order your copy today!
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