Halloween isn’t too far away, and it is never too early to start planning for our favorite holiday!

To get you started early and those spooky creative juices flowing, we have a couple new books in the Circus Posterus store perfect for this creepy fun holiday.

Halloween1Halloween Favorites in Plastic showcases all those cute and haunting knick knacks we adore. Halloween toys and art from years past are collected in one book. This is sure to get you excited for October 31st, and maybe even start you hunting these items to showcase for your own house.

Halloween2Lucy Cavendish teaches you the history, legends, lore and magick of the Shapeshifters with her Oracle of the Shapeshifters. Who doesn’t always think about shapeshifters around Halloween?

Both these great books are in the Circus Posterus Store right now., but hurry because Halloween is right around the corner.



Something is looking very similar here!

If you have been paying attention to some of our social media sites, you may have noticed some similarities in the work of Chris Ryniak and Amanda Louise Spayd for Unseen Forces.

It looks like the entire show is a collaboration in many aspects which will create an amazing cohesiveness of work. Both Chris and Amanda are working together and have similar representations in each of their work. We will show these horns as an example, and then leave it at that.
HornOk one more. Maybe we will see some clear horns with Chris too?
Horn DB



btville_ecard_fortune_v1a_smOh, this is amazing news! Baby Tattooville has added two more artists to the already stellar bill consisting of Brom, Joe Sorren, Tara McPherson, and Laurie Lee Brom with Eric Fortune and Brian Smith.

Brian Smith and Eric Fortune are rounding out this already amazing lineup for Baby Tattooville 2014. We know they are not done announcing artists just yet, but we do know tickets are going fast. You can still attend this limited one of a kind gathering by going here.



Amanda has this amazing tendency to craft tiny objects that I would gladly wear myself. Unfortunately, I am tiny, but not quite that tiny, so the likes of Amanda’s glorious jewelry and capes will never adorn my stumpy little self. She sent these images recently, and they are absolutely squeeworthy.

Below are some of the lovely baubles that she’s created for her show with Chris Ryniak in September, Unseen Forces. As Amanda describes, there are two neckpieces that will be adorning Pumpernickles, cast faux-bronze pieces that will be used throughout the show, and most stunning of all, a quartz-crowned face that will be featured on one of her largest pieces!

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The opening reception for Chris Ryniak and Amanda Louise Spayd’s Unseen Forces is Friday, September 5th from 6 – 9 pm at Stranger Factory. Both artists will be in attendance.



Available now in the Circus Posterus store with super easy checkout is Carisa Swenson’s original creation “Max“.

Max in his striped shirt and overalls is just going about his day pulling along some of his favorite toys. This mixed media 7″ x 12″ creation features Carisa’s brilliant sculpting and fabricating talents, and as always, her work has such wonderful characters filled with rich definition and life. (The pull cart with toys really sets the personality of little Max – and of course, it goes with him everywhere he goes.).

Available now in the Circus Posterus store here!

gid_nightmare_2This Wednesday, August 13 in the Circus Posterus store, we will have a Squadt release of epic proportions!


Limited to 225 pcs. worldwide  6″ vinyl, ABS and cloth.
Includes: 2 sets of sycho lenses, 2.1 and classic arms, sweater, nail-board, cleaver, sack and a removable helmet and signed $120



[NKD] GID and GID Perp SET

TROUBLE BOYS S00? [NKD]: 6″ GID vinyl – Includes 3 sets of eye lenses,  2.1 and classic arms, grey pajamas with not so
hidden clear katana, bowler hat (not shown) and a removable helmet.

TROUBLE BOYS S00? [NKD] perp: 6″ GID vinyl – Includes 3 set of eye lenses  2.1 and classic arms, blue pajamas with not so
hidden clear-grey sawed off shotty, sKangol hat (not shown) and a removable helmet.

Signed set for $200


These will go up at a random time in the CP store on 8.13.14 and they are limited to one of each release per person aka no doubles of one release.


Stranger Factory is excited to announce a new exhibit from collector favorites Chris Ryniak and Amanda Louise Spayd. “Unseen Forces” finds the two artists bringing us a glimpse of their trademark characters in a world steeped in magic and sorcery and….cake. Imagine if the village idiot was also the village mystic, and you’ve got the right idea.

Chris Ryniak’s signature creatures, eyes wide open to take in all the wonder, put on magical hats and stumble towards the meaning of life and a recipe for extra-moist cupcakes. Big smiles and fat toes abound as Chris brings us an exhibit of new drawings and hand-painted resin figures, large and small, including the new Crystalwort and Stumpwort.

Amanda Louise Spayd’s Dust Bunnies stare wide-eyed into the abyss in an attempt to comprehend the universe, and come away just as blank and confused as they arrived. Adorned with stars and ruffles and tattered accoutrements, Amanda presents her bunnies as resin figures and elaborate plush sculptures.

In “Unseen Forces”, both artists allow their childlike creations to drape themselves in the mysterious trappings of the occult, like a child at play in their parents clothing. Stars and powerful symbols are worn like party hats and face paint as Worts and Bunnies come out to play at Stranger Factory!

The opening reception is Friday, September 5th from 6 – 9 pm at Stranger Factory. Both artists will be in attendance.

***Due to high demand for these artists, items from the show will be available via raffle for attendees of the opening. Please contact Stranger Factory for more details.***

KO_Olivas-circusIn time for the beginning of Sideshow online sales, we have an amazing print from the infamous Kathie Olivas curated show.

Available now in the Circus Posterus store, Oracle looks to be the first in a series of sideshow themed prints. This fabulous pairing of Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas have once again created a spectacle of amazement (just like a circus sideshow would). Don’t miss out on the first in a brilliant series of new prints coming from Circus Posterus!


Edition: 30

Size: 13″ x 19″

Signed & numbered

Printed on fine art using Epson archival inks

Available now right here 


If you’re a frequent visitor to this blog, or to our Sideshow forums, you may already be quite familiar with Dan Talone(sethsabbat), whose gorgeous collections we’ve featured before, as well as a series of delightful guest posts during Le Carnaval Des Spectres. This time, we are thrilled to welcome him to Stranger Factory as an exhibiting artist, for our Sideshow exhibition opening in August.

Dan’s art is an atmospheric combination of Old World charm and rustic hand sewing, and his fabric sculpture is a delightful reflection of his eerie, off kilter, packratty, aesthetic.



He took some time away from his busy life in Paris to chat with us about his influences and collections!

Circus Posterus: How did you find your way to Paris? (You’re originally from America, right?)

Dan Talone: I actually left the states for London. My intention at the time was to take a little voyage before continuing my university education. Needless to say, I extended my visit for 5 years. Towards the end of that 5 years there were several events that took place that brought me to Paris.  It was a good time for a new adventure.  Now after 18 years here I am not sure I could make another move like that again.

How did you end up working with textiles, and what draws you to textile art?

I had a string of jobs that were back to back involving textile.  It started off with wrapping a very old tree in silk in Florence, followed by the covering of furniture and found objects in Irish tweed in Kildare and then decorating a commercial center with 500 pairs of jeans in Belgium.  I amassed a lot of fabric!  I started to do little pieces of work and experiments, I never sewed before in my life, but was amazed at the pieces of handwork I would find in the brocantes (flea markets) here in Paris.   My 3D stuff started with a combination of making creations based from my nephew’s drawings, and doing accessories for a song in a French piece of theater called Les Joyeux Bouchers by Boris Vian  (The Happy Butchers)  which called for slabs of meat, skinned rabbits and legs of ham all in fabric.


A preview of Dan’s gorgeously off kilter fabric sculpture.


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