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sciencefairOur lovely Shing Yin Khor has kept herself crazy busy painting, sculpting, and playing with her kitty, and now she is going for a big win at Supahcute’s “Science Fair”! She even contributed to the super awesome poster!

Shing, along with numerous other artists, will have on display at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland an entire genome of amazing scientific related art. The opening is March 8 from 6-8pm. We know Shing loves her science, so we are cheering her on for a blue ribbon with her beasties and curiosities.

Come on down and talk nerdy to Shing!

 

phototyTime to be a non creepy voyeur into the studio of Joe Scarano again to see what exactly he is up to.

Another piece for the upcoming  Deadeyes show at Stranger Factory with an alarmingly droopy Flash. The piece explains itself, and it isn’t even finished yet. Those vacant and lifeless eyes are surprisingly poignant.

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Deadeyes runs March 7th – 30th, with an opening reception on Friday, March 7th from 6 – 9 PM.

 

King MeLeave it to Tim Lee to find an ornate frame and roll it into something amazingly regal.
This is a developing work for Deadeyes right now, but Tim is already working his magic. The red tones, the always badass Lee skull-like face, it’s all here, folks, and this is just the early stages!

More soon!

Deadeyes, by Tim Lee, Robert Hoggard, and Joe Scarano, runs March 7th – 30th, with an opening reception on Friday, March 7th from 6 – 9 PM.

photo_4Shing was able to creep into Robert Hoggard’s studio last week, and now we have a few gems from his robot labs.

All the artists are frantically working away getting ready for Deadeyesand Robert is right there in that mix. The robots are starting to take shape! Some are just a shell of a body while others may just be a head. This is fine for now, but if they reach self-awareness, look out Skynet!

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Deadeyes, by Robert Hoggard, Tim Lee and Joe Scarano, runs March 7th – 30th, with an opening reception on Friday, March 7th from 6 – 9 PM.

 

I love Joe Scarano’s 2d work, so I was beyond excited when he sent in some images of 3D work that will be debuting at Stranger Factory in March!

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He’s been casting up these brilliant little faces of his character Grimley, and hand painting them as wall plaques. They’ll exist in unique colourways, but he’ll have somewhere between 10-15 done for the show, so there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to snag one of these impish masks for your collection!

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A bit more about Grimley from Joe:

Grimley lives in the trees, he lives in the walls, the ground, the clouds… he appears like smoke to lead you astray. You had planned on walking through the woods to get to Granny’s house, but he has other plans for you. You will happily follow him anywhere he leads you.

Deadeyes runs March 7th – 30th, with an opening reception on Friday, March 7th from 6 – 9 PM.

We’re getting ready for some HUGE releases this Wednesday!

First, the Sofubi 3 pack in the brilliant Red Glitter colourway – featuring Calliope Jackalope, Stingy Jack, and the BRAND NEW Heathen Snake Skelve by Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas!

Then, we have the gorgeous Miss Stinky Ginger, by Chris Ryniak, in a pretty golden colourway. It is an edition of 60, and will retail at $89.

The next few items debuted at DesignerCon last year, but we’re finally making them available online.

The Cyan Masao Mini Skelve and Embedded Mini Masao Skelve are both delightful and will be great additions to your collection. They will be $80 each, or $150 for a set.

The Glenn Barr and Brandt Peters collaboration, the Lucky Devil Skelve, will also be available! This mischievous, regular sized, Skelve has a unique body sculpt with a pointy tail! It is an edition of 66 and will retail at $165.

Hope you enjoy our Wednesday releases! I’ll be updating this post with more information and prices soon, but I’m definitely looking forward to this, and I hope you are too!

Jack of tradesSofubi madness in the Circus Posterus store!!!

We just did inventory and added a few older Stingy Jacks to the online mix from the physical store. A Stingy Jack of all trades if you wanted a fun pun for the day!

We have in stock the… original, Old Timey, Toxic Marshmallow, and the Leecifer collaboration! there aren’t many left at all, so you better score one soon before Jack hibernates for Halloween.

You can find all the Jacks here.

 

1922656_10203100181084922_365401072_nTim Lee has taken title of his next show “Deadeyes” to another level with the Zombowie!

As you can tell, this is a play on the classic David Bowie album “Aladdin Sane” from 1973. Bowie might be a slight walking corpse these days(editor’s note: are you kidding, Brad? Bowie is still gorgeous and timeless and will never die.) but he most definitely doesn’t have the vibrance of color and grit as Tim’s depiction. I love the spinal column going down his throat and stitching of the lightning bolt. Well played Tim, well played!

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Today, the comic nerd representatives of Stranger Factory/Circus Posterus are out in full force again, as store manager Mikee Riggs writes his personal thoughts about Jim Mahfood’s career. 

Art and its makers are ever changing. They are always looking to better themselves and evolve from their roots, and Jim Mahfood is an exemplar of that. Jim has been making art and comics for well over a decade, and in that time has grown immensely through his many different projects.

His early work screams of youth and DIY ethos. The master of the mini comic, Jim created some amazing characters early on in his career. Zombie Kid was just the right amount of fun and simple, and he brought life to the pages of any short he was written in. The mini comic, while a mainstay of comics, was a place that Jim flourished in. While others were using it as a platform for outdated superhero ideas, Jim was cultivating a slick new idea of style that comics was sorely missing.

What some would consider his big break came at the tail end of the ’90s, when riding high on the success of his film characters, Kevin Smith decided to take the plunge into his first love, comics.

The art duties on the first two Clerks comic books were handled by Jim. Jim brought his thick sharp line work to the page and brought a brand new life to classic characters like Dante and Randall. The first books’ success led to a second one-shot – and that led to much more.

Seeing his style, editors at Marvel took note and quickly snagged Jim for projects with them. Working on high profile books like Tangled Web and Ultimate Team Up helped to further Jim’s exposure which in turn brought Jim to Image and back to his creator owned roots. Image allowed Jim to dive into many different projects and collaborations and really start to push and evolve his style. and works like One Page Filler Man and Bad Ideas were very well received and critically acclaimed in the comic scene.

Jim’s milestone book was a labor of love about three girls fighting against the odds. Grrl Scouts was originally printed by Oni and sadly missed by many in the comics community. When Jim began working with Image, he found himself able to return to his creator owned idea and elaborate even more on his trifecta of dope slinging beauties. Grrl Scouts:Work Sucks was a second four issue mini that helped to firmly establish Jim’s knack for the female form as well as his love of funk and hip hop. The Grrls were strong and personable, but also a fun satire of the Gen X mentality.

With his time in comics still producing exciting work, Jim has also taken to working on fine art. Characteristically, his style has become more wild but his line work even more precise. His women jump from the page and tell of a world where a boombox is not an accessory but a necessity.In the toy world, he has worked with Scott Wilkowski on resins of his Smoke Dog character and also spends a great amount of time hanging out with the Blank Blank Crew. As always, he is continually pushing forward and breaking new boundaries, and making the world safe for hip hop loving head phoned beauties everywhere.

– Mikee

 

Jim Mahfood’s solo show, Perfect Machine, is available for purchase from Stranger Factory.

wm retailers febIf you’ve been wondering where you can find all those mischievous Wandering Misfits by Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters – we’re here to help!

Besides the trusty Circus Posterus store, all of these fine retailers have the Misfits in stock now or will have them in the upcoming week.

A few of them have exclusive versions of the misfits you can only get at their store, like the glow in the dark face Boo, white heathen snake Skelve, pink Elizabeth, and many more!

Start your search now for the full collection of Wandering Misfits