Doktor A

Strops Red

Monsters & Misfits III is still going strong until September 26th in Takayama, Japan, but all the artwork is currently online. A good portion of the show has sold, but there are still plenty of amazing pieces left by such talents as Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Stan Manoukian, Andrew Bell, Ragnar, and Dok A. We compiled a few of our favorites that are still available to purchase here, but know there are plenty more right here.

Rabid Rabbit Pulltoy by Kathie Olivas

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Rabid Rabbit Pulltoy by Kathie Olivas 480mm tall / oil, acrylic, on epoxy resin, cast resin, wood USD800

Since many of the Japanese collectors don’t get to see our wonderful band of artist misfits very often, it is a true blessing when Monsters & Misfits comes around to their home base! Many Circus Posterus aficionados get to meet Brandt and the gang for the first time, or finally get to continue a conversation from the year before!

This year’s Monsters & Misfits III showed once again the lengths to which our great crew of artists will go to please their collectors. They signed toy after toy and drew in sketchbook after sketchbook. They were more than happy to show the love back to all those attending the show – or anywhere for that matter. Fortunately, we had Mikee on hand to share some pictures from the multiple sketch sessions in Takayama!

Andrew Bell spills the creatures in his head

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As the opening festivities for Monsters & Misfits III come to a conclusion, we are left open mouthed and gawking at the photos we are seeing. All the artists in attendance have graciously been texting us images and actively posting on their Instagram accounts about what went on that glorious day. We tracked down a small handful to give all the fans that couldn’t make it a look inside the opening ceremony of Monsters & Misfits III.

Here we go!

Monsters & Misfits III

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Before the show opens, we thought a final few glimpses or creatures from the night parade would be appropriate.

Leemace, by Stan Manoukian lives among moisturing wood in the forest and has a favored taste for squishie worms. If you see him during the parade, toss him some to eat on because he will be hungry.
SM2The blue Strops by Andrew Bell are getting restless. I wouldn’t want to cross these guys. They are pretty emotional.
abell_abell_strops-blue-MonstersMisfitsIII_26Doktor A has his Flagman ready to cheer on all the monsters and misfits of the parade as they go by, but what he doesn’t know is he is one of them too.
FlagmanWoodFloorMonsters & Misfits III opens tomorrow night!!!!!!


The gang is all sleeping now, but initial setup for Monsters & Misfits III has started! Big thank you to our own Mikee Riggs for texting us images of all the hard work, and we won’t keep you waiting any longer for them.

Move here, adjust there, and move again

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We also have the first video from the Tomenosuke blog documenting the show!

Blimplington1Now, here is a feast for your eyes from Doktor A. Not a bird or a plane but Blimpington!

It looks like it is hard to keep this robot grounded because his mate is having a time corralling him back. Who can blame him with Monsters & Misfits III just over a week away. Blimpington is already floating off for the parade!

Dok A takes his trademark style to another level with this piece. Situated on a cog, Blimpignton is two figures in one containing classic rustic colors and then a splash of new vibrant ones. See if you can hold Blimpington down when Monsters & Misfits III opens September 13 in Takayama, Japan.



Doktor A returns to  Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia this year. (Aug 30th – Sept 2nd).

Dok will have his own booth in the “Comic & Pop Artist’s Alley” in the Hyatt , but he will also be doing a panel rotation!

Title: Automatons & Octopi: The Work of Doktor A & Brian Kesinger
Description: From robot toys to pet octopi, steampunk artists are doing some incredible work. Meet and talk with the creators of mechtorians and the tea girls.
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Augusta 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Doktor A’s Toybox
Description: Doktor A makes a rare stateside appearance, bringing his unique brand of Steampunk toy design back to Dragon*Con!
Time: Mon 01:00 pm Location: Hanover F – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

Come see Dok in Atlanta!

NecromancerSo Doktor A looks to have brought the skeletons out of the closet for Monsters & Misfits III.  Keeping with the night parade feel of the show, it looks as if Bruce (Dok A) has one of his robots engineering a parade float in the form of a skeleton known as Necromancer.! This looks like a hard task for the little fella, but Dok’s robots will trudge on with their steam and cogs! We won’t know the full details for a couple of weeks, but we wanted to show you what we could.

Monsters & Misfits III is going to be epic!


All the artists for Monsters & Misfits III are getting little to no rest since the big event is only a month away, and burning the midnight oil is an understatement. Talking to Amanda Louise Spayd yesterday, she thinks “I will sleep in October.” I had to point out that likely won’t happen since we still have Designercon in November.

This brings us to this week’s edition of Monsters & Misfits Monday! We thought we would show you the work spaces of the artists, and show you just exactly what they are doing these long busy days and nights.

Not a candy apple

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What? Is Dok A trying to torture us with this image for Monsters & Misfits IIINow, we can surmise that this has to be a robot of sorts driving a tricycle, but just how big is this dude? Will there be a passenger in the back? Hold up – it looks like the legs move with the pedals too!!! Since this is still a major work in progress before it heads off to Japan in September, we may not know for a bit, but  this looks like an epic undertaking!