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BrackleyOur talented vixen from across the pond, Valency Genis is about to make her presence heard in Chicago when the Circus Posterus “Traveling Circus” comes to town.

Once again Valency has amazed us with her majestic sculpts of creatures of an unusual and brilliant pedigree. The wide-eyed Brackley above with his elongated striped neck is in awe of his surroundings while McElroy (below) is all ears in his Sunday best. Now, we can’t leave out the wee ones that have come out for the show. These happy fungi creatures are overly excited to see Rotofugi and the city. This is just a sample of what Valency has scheduled for the show, and we can’t wait to have them join the rest of the gang in chilly Chicago!

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130See them all when Circus Posterus’ “Traveling Circus” at Rotofugi opens February 15 through March 9th. 

ChargerWe have been anxiously waiting images from Phil Noto’s “Full Disclosure” coming to Stranger Factory next week, and we finally got our hands on some of his work in progress.

Once again, Phil blissfully creates masterful works. This comic book artist and painter is a true master at capturing expressions and form with minute details. The world he creates in the elegant expressions of his renowned female portraits open up an endless back story to what you are viewing. What is she thinking, why does she look sad, and what got her to this point in her life are all thought provoking questions that come to mind. And, this is just seeing his work unfinished! We will see more soon.

DetailPhil Noto’s “Full Disclosure”  run February 7th – March 2nd, with an opening reception on Friday, February 7th from 6 – 9 PM. Phil be attending the opening.

GIDsofubi_jan_31If you missed this 4-pack of glow in the dark awesome at DCON 2013, have no fear because the rest of the allotment go on sale this Friday.

Releasing this Friday, January 31 at noon PST is the GID sofubi set from Circus Posterus x Tomenosuke! The set includes: Calliope Jackalope, Stingy Jack, Stinky Ginger, and the first ever colorway of Heathen Snake Skelve.

You will be able to find these four in the CP Store here.

Get ready to F5

3ae09bde889311e3a3361272a5390f85_8Time for some previews of what Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters have been working on for the “Traveling Circus” show at Rotofugi.

The image above is what appears to be a weeping Masao Skelve while below is a masked Elizabeth with a four-legged masked sidekick.

Could the pooch in question be Kathie and Brandt’s beloved Ollie? Now, the bottom image looks massive! It almost looks like a dinosaur of sorts, but this is all speculation, since these are still works in progress.

We will finally see them all when Circus Posterus’ “Traveling Circus” at Rotofugi opens February 15 through March 9th. 

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BPxMVH2Brandt, you are killing us dude, seriously killing us. First, we see the Bag Head teaser last week and now this? Are you trying to give us heart palpitations?

All we know about this one is that Brandt is in cahoots with Mutant Vinyl Hardcore with a collaboration of sorts coming up. It looks like Brandt has designed a head for a MVH body while MVH has a head for a Stingy Jack body. Could this be more sofubi in the works?

As quickly as these teasers are popping, we should know soon!

photo 1The clues have been out there for quite some time, but we can finally start to show off what’s in store for 2014…the Tomenosuke + CP Chibi Series!

Chibi is a popular Japanese character style, drawing fans of the small and cute. Imagine smaller and even cuter little versions of the toys we all know and love, and know that the Tomenosuke + CP series is taking this idea full throttle. Here is the test sculpt of Brandt Peters‘ Skelve for the series, sculpted by the amazing Yohei Kaneko, in all his squat, bow tied glory.

We don’t have the exact production details yet, but we do know, that they are small / two-part figures and part of a line that will include Circus Posterus favourites, and guest artists. Also, for even more fun – their heads will all be swappable. The first series in the line- up will feature Kathie Olivas, Chris Ryniak, Amanda Louise Spayd, and Brandt Peters.

Check out more of the design below.
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Look, I love Tank Girl. I love Tank Girl with the burning passion of an sexually confused alterna-punk high school obsessed over bad ass girls with too much personality and a penchant for comic violence.

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So, when I say things like “Holy shit, we get Jim Mahfood’s Tank Girl art in at Stranger Factory in February!” you can be rest assured that I am genuinely gleeful about it.

Jim collaborated with Alan Martin to produce the 3 issue miniseries Everybody Loves Tank Girl in 2012, and it is excellent.

For his show at Stranger Factory, Mahfood is exhibiting six Tank Girl related pieces of art, with the eponymous girl at the center(but also her friends Jet Girl and Sub Girl). I’ve gotten a peek at all of them, and let me tell you, they are perfectly sexy and messy and exuberantly Tank Girl.

Jim Mahfood will be present at his show’s opening, so if you’re a comic fan, be sure to stop by and have doughnuts with Jim and Phil Noto in gorgeous Albuquerque. We promise you a good time.

(I feel like I should mention that part of the 1995 Tank Girl movie was filmed 3 hrs outside of Albuquerque, at the White Sands National Monument in Alamogordo…but frankly it just looks like a desert.)

Jim Mahfood’s “Perfect Machine”  runs February 7th – March 2nd, with an opening reception on Friday, February 7th from 6 – 9 PM.

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bluesweater_scaleybug2Trust us, we know how cold it has been in Chicago recently, and fortunately, Shing Yin Khor has prepared her scaleybugs for for the harsh weather.

Dressed up in blue and orange sweaters, the scaleybugs will be “snug as a bug in a rug” when Circus Posterus’ “Traveling Circus” takes over Rotofugi. Honestly, we can’t say the same about the collection of artists traveling to the show(Brandt, Kathie, Amanda, Chris and Travis)! They might be popsicles by the end of the weekend! But – they will thaw eventually and these adorable not so little bugs will be happy to come to your warm home after the show.

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Circus Posterus’ “Traveling Circus” at Rotofugi opens February 15 and runs through March 9th. Exhibiting artists include Stan Manoukian, Tim Lee, Chris Ryniak, Amanda Louise Spayd, Joe Scarano, Stephan Webb, Shing Khor, Katie Carillo, Jen Musatto, Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, and Travis Louie.

7d2d6a20849311e3b79312eb07b1b393_8You read it correctly, true believers!

Phil Noto and Jim Mahfood are coming to Albuquerque!
Both of these amazingly talented artists will be present on opening night (February 7th) for their exhibits “Full Disclosure” and “Perfect Machine” at Stranger Factory.

As Jim has so perfectly stated “we’ll both be there that night to shake your hand, draw a shark on your forehead, high-5 the wizard, do shots of whiskey, and everything else”. That sounds like a perfect night, if you ask me.

See you February 7th for opening night at Stranger Factory from 6-9pm!