Help islander win superhero design contest
May 24, 2012 · Updated 12:18 PM
Aaron D’Errico, of Friday Harbor, has submitted a design in a Talenthouse contest to design an original superhero outfit, judged by comic book icon Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, The Avengers, Ironman, and the Hulk.
D'Errico, 33, graduated from Friday Harbor High School in 1998. 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 after receiving encouragement from Lee at the Emerald City Comic-Con in March. In fact, he took on the disc jockey moniker "DJ Hero" in honor of Lee.
“My goal is to prove Stan, Paul, and everyone who believes in me, right,” said D’Errico.
D’Errico has placed in the top 20 three times in different Talenthouse/Stan Lee contests. In 2011, he placed 14th out of 20 in the world for his “soccer hero.”
“My hope is to win this [upcoming] contest and make my family and friends proud,” he said.
To vote for D’Errico visit www.talenthouse.com/design-for-laidback-luke-stan-lee-todd-mcfarlane. His design, also shown above, features a super hero in a black track suit with yellow stripes.