A Lumby-raised comic book artist is flying high after hearing she has been nominated for a national award.
Recognized for her work on Sky Pirates of Neo Terra #4-5, Red Riding Hood in the Fractured Fables Anthology (Image Comics), Camilla d’Errico was nominated for Outstanding Comic Book Artist by the 2011 Joe Shuster Awards.
The awards are named after the pioneering Toronto-born artist who, along with writer Jerry Siegel, created the iconic super-powered hero Superman.
“I am honoured and humbled to be nominated in this category, and in the company of some of the entire comic book industry’s best artists”, said d’Errico in a press release. “This nomination means so much to me because I’ve worked hard to establish myself in this field and to follow my dream despite opposition and doubts at times.”
A prestigious award, and equally prestigious nomination, The Joe Shuster Awards give recognition to — and raise awareness of — the efforts made by Canadians who make, publish and sell comic books, web comics and graphic novels.
In the category of Outstanding Comic Book Artist, d’Errico is in the running with other artists, Stuart Immonen, Jacques Lamontagne, Francis Manapul, Julie Rocheleau, Fiona Staples and Cameron Stewart.
The awards gala will take during the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo June 18.
The creator of Japanese-animated (manga) style graphic novels and comic books Tanpopo, Helmet Girls, and Burn, d’Errico, 30, is a graduate of Charles Bloom Secondary School, who is now based in Vancouver.
A prolific artist, who also has a line of collectible toys and other products, d’Errico has recently been working with entertainment companies on feature films and video games.