Vote for Artist Aaron D'Errico's Gypsy Son
Friday Harbor artist, Aaron D'Errico is in a cool Talenthouse "Share your story on paper" for Papernomad . Papernomad is a company that wants sustainable solutions and to replace traditional materials like plastic with paper. Based on their patented paper composite they design and manufacture bags for mobile electronic devices - created to meet the needs of modern nomads.
Gypsy Son. Aaron says "His life story was a synergy of technology and nature. To illustrate his connection to Earth I made his hair out of leaves and I also added a graffiti element to show his wild city boy side. He inspires me to innovate, blazing new paths while following my bliss as an artist. Hopefully inspiring others along the way."is a portrait of his favorite guitarist, Jimmy Hendrix titled
July 12, 2012 - July 19, 2012. Winner(s) Announced July 26, 2012.
05/31/12 UPDATE: Miroslav Petrov from Bulgaria has been announced as the winner.
05/28/12 UPDATE: Thanks to your votes, Aaron has placed in the top 20 in the world! Laidback Luke, Stan Lee and Todd McFarlane will chose the winner out of the top entries. The winner will be announced on May 30th! Good luck Aaron!
Local Artist Aaron D'Errico in Design Contest
Friday Harbor artist, Aaron D'Errico is in a new art contest! You probably remember Aaron's previous contests, design an outfit for famous DJ "Laidback Luke", for his famous "Super You&Me" party in NYC, where everyone dresses as a super hero.and Stan Lee's " " T-shirt design contest. This time the contest is to
In celebration of his upcoming round of SuperYou&Me parties, Laidback Luke, together with the legendary Stan Lee and Todd McFarlane are inviting designers to submit their finest Superhero costume design. The winner will have their design produced and worn by Laidback Luke at his party in Governor's Island in New York and in addition will be invited to attend the exclusive SuperYou&Me party to see their Superhero costume firsthand. Voting started May 22nd, 2012 and goes until May 28th.
Aaron tells me that for his costume design he drew from classic examples of "Kung fu and robots", themes specified by Laidback Luke that he wants incorporated in the design. The logo on his chest/body, "LBL", stands for Laidback Luke. The "B" in the center is also made to look like a vertical classic superhero mask like Kato, Zorro, The Phantom, and Robin, in the spirit of everyone getting their inner superhero on at the "Super You & Me" party! Layout and art wise he was inspired by golden age comics and the artists that drew them, so he did his best to freehand that style in tribute to them. Aaron was inspired by everything from Bruce Lee's iconic looks in Game Of Death, to his Kato mask, as well as elements of Ironman and Tron Legacy.
You can vote twice, once with facebook and once with Twitter.
The winner will be announced May 30th.
World of Heroes." The challenge contest is to create an original T-shirt design that answers Stan Lee’s challenge theme of "World of Heroes." Artists have submitted an entry for their chance at one of five $1,000 prizes. Stan Lee will pick the 5 winners from the top 20. Winning designs will be sold as limited-edition T-shirts with proceeds benefiting the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center.Now storytelling genius and comic book legend Stan Lee has issued his MASScanvas challenge in the theme: "
Above And Beyond. The Life Of The Hero.
(03/21/11) Aaron sent out this note yesterday to give everyone an update on how he is doing after his February 18th accident when he was hit by a truck. Previous story below.
Dear friends, and loved ones,
As you may know I was involved in a recent accident while riding my electric scooter in a crosswalk.
Thank you to everyone for your love and concern. I'm thankful to be home now. I'm still dealing with headaches and I have to take frequent rest breaks because of them. I'm also using a cane for balance.
Though I'm unscathed on the outside, (no broken limbs or major scars thankfully), I have to deal with the injury internally.
I'm happy I can communicate clearly, but I'm dealing with the results of this concussion, as well as the previous three traumatic brain injuries that I've had. One at birth that caused my cerebral palsy, a fall at age ten, and another fall at age 11.
I'm getting used to daily life again. It's gonna take some work, yet as always I'm maintaining my positive attitude and I'm hopeful for the future.
Aaron D'Errico is a Winner
(03/05/11) As you may already know Aaron didn't win the Talenthouse Stan Lee Super Hero Contest, but Aaron is a winner. He has won the hearts of the people of Friday Harbor. He is an amazing artist, but he is even a more amazing person and I am honored to call him my friend. When he was hit by a truck Feb. 18th, it made me realize just how important Aaron is to me and this community. We all love you Aaron. Here is a Facebook note he wrote out this morning:
Dear friends and family,
Thank you for asking about the results of The Stan Lee Foundation's Create-A-Superhero contest.
The winner is "The Counselor". He has a book only he can read that contains all the knowledge of mankind ever written down. With this knowledge he provides advice to anyone in need: http://live.cron.aws-iwatech.com/creativeinvites/preview/a38effea9d8e1d6ab49847e28cb4491d/154
As many contestants from the contest pointed out, It's the same concept as the recent movie, "The Book of Eli", with Denzel Washington: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1037705/
In any case, I'm grateful to have made it to the top 20 once again in a global art competition. That shows that my idea is a great one. I know that my hero is one that is meant to "excite a global audience", and "help the world", because he is a champion super star of the "global game", soccer, and most importantly, he takes action from inspiration, rather than the past popular trend of hate or revenge: http://www.talenthouse.com/creativeinvites/preview/a2f59e750fc5aaed004caee8c6e7c6d3/154
In this time I remember that Superman was turned down multiple times by every single publisher. Same with J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. Stan Lee was told he was crazy for wanting to create Spider-Man, (until they finally got the sales receipts a year later, lol) Continued here..
02/26/11 UPDATE: Aaron's recovery is going well after his accident on Feb. 18th. He said on Facebook yesterday that he is
Artist Aaron D'Errico Hit by Truck
02/18/11 7:37pm BREAKING NEWS: Aaron D'Errico was struck in his scooter while crossing the street in front of Haley's. The accident happened this afternoon around 5:15. The truck, a late model Chevy was turning left onto Spring St. from Second St. when it hit Aaron throwing him about 10 feet and pinning his scooter under the truck. His head was bleeding, but he was conscious and talking to paramedics.
He was taken away in an ambulance. You may have heard about Aaron lately in the news, he is a local Friday Harbor artist that entered the
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(02/10/11) You can help local aspiring illustrator Aaron D'Errico of Friday Harbor win the
Ammon. Ammon is a daring quantum biology major with cerebral palsy. He seeks to heal himself against all odds because he dreams of being a champion soccer star -- like his father.has submitted a Super Hero called
VOTE HERE. Hurry! Voting ends Feb. 16th.
Bio: D'Errico, 31, graduated from Friday Harbor High School in 1998 and lives in Friday Harbor, he also lives with Cerebral Palsy. D'Errico is being mentored by Paul Chadwick of "Concrete" comic book fame, and is also a singer and a DJ. His desire to become an illustrator really caught fire when he met Stan Lee at the Emerald City Comic-Con. In fact, he took on the disc jockey moniker "DJ Hero" in honor of Lee. Last Sept. Aaron submitted a design in the contest to find a new logo for the Stan Lee Foundation and was in the top 3 in the world!!! More about that here..