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Circus Posterus Schedule at SDCC

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San Diego ComiCon 2013


BOOTH # 5346
Circus Posterus is proud to announce our appearance at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. CP will be taking over the Cardboard Spaceship Toys booth (#5346) on Saturday, July 20th. Artists Chris Ryniak, Amanda Louise Spayd and Brandt Peters will be conducting 2 hour signing and sketching sessions on that day during the following scheduled times:


Amanda Louise Spayd –  Saturday, July 20th    12 PM “noon” (SIGNING AND SKETCH SESSION)

Amanda will be bringing the first 10 pieces of a limited run entitled “Bumble“, as well as four one of a kind 10″ Dust Bunnies. She will also have several original drawings across multiple price points, and an assortment of merchandise for sale.

Brandt Peters –Saturday, July 20th     2 PM (SIGNING AND SKETCH SESSION)

Brandt will be in person representing both himself and Kathie Olivas (not in attendance). For the convention weekend, Brandt will be bringing an assortment of customs – from MINI GREETER SKELVES and MINI BOO SKELVE figures, to his recently released Mortimer figure…

There will also be an assortment of Kathie Olivas customs from MIDI SKELVES to her brand new “large format” ASH figure from the upcoming Wandering Misfits mini-series – Brandt and Kathie’s collaboration with Cardboard Spaceship: Wandering Misfits. In addition to all of the above, a super-special exclusive SDCC release of blank mini figures from the upcoming Wandering Misfits mini-series will also be made available for the public. A mix of assorted merchandise from Brandt and Kathie will be available at the booth as well.

Chris Ryniak –Saturday, July 20th     4 PM (SIGNING AND SKETCH SESSION)

Chris will have an assortment of customs based on his classic Crumbeater and Bubblegut figures as well as assorted sketches and drawings.

NOTE: All Circus Posterus’ artist customs and work will be made available for purchase from 12 noon to close every day (Thursday – Sunday) during Comic-Con after Wednesday’s “Preview Night”.  Circus Posterus member and co-founder Kathie Olivas will not be attending this year, but will have custom hand painted figures and other goodies available for purchase at the CS booth throughout the whole event (all of her customs will be signed in advance).




More Bumble news for SDCC

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160397bce40111e2829f22000ae9027d_7Amanda Louise Spayd is diligently working her fingers down to tiny, but adorable, nubs getting things in order for San Diego Comic Con 2013! As we reported before, the first edition from the her newly named Dust Bunnies line is a plush bee of epic cuteness named Bumble. Amanda is putting the final stuffing inside and stitches around the seams on only 10 of these little stingers for the CP takeover of Cardboard Spaceship’s booth #5346 on Saturday, July 20th. Yep, you read correctly, 10 of these bee-autiful darlings are coming to San Diego(priced at $125), but have no fear, the rest of the hive will be in her online store later after she recovers from SDCC.

We will be releasing the details on exactly when lucky attendees can get a Bumble at SDCC shortly, so just keep watching the blog, and we will be showing you some more treats in store for the con from Amanda and other CP artists.



Monsters & Misfits III

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You have waited over a year, now get ready, because Monsters & Misfits III is coming back this September to Takayama, Japan!

We’ll have more news coming soon, but we have a few new artists joining in the fun, and we can’t wait to show you what our artists have been cooking up for you!

Circus Posterus at the San Diego Comic Con

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A year ago I flew into San Diego for my annual adventure in lines, more lines, and  fun, and now the San Diego Comic Con is upon us once again!

This year, Circus Posterus makes an extraordinary return to SDCC, with many thanks to the fine folks of Cardboard Spaceship, who are letting us takeover their booth (#5346) on Saturday, July 20th. On hand will be the amazing work of  Chris Ryniak, Brandt Peters, Amanda Louise Spayd, and Kathie Olivas.

In the weeks to come, we will have specifics on what the crew will have for all the fans but for now, we can tell you that there will be loads of customs, originals, new releases, a contest of sorts, and maybe even an exclusive or two. Don’t start lining up yet because we are working out all the specific times for shenanigans, but we will be sure to let you all know ASAP when we have it finalized.

Keep checking back to the blog for more info!


Amanda Louise Spayd and her BUMBLE for SDCC and beyond

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Get ready for bad BEE puns
BumbleAmanda Louise Spayd has created quite the buzz when she started teasing the colony with patterns of black and yellow, and now everyone is wide-eyed and salivating for more information. The first edition series in her newly dubbed Dust Bunnies, these colorful creations are known as Bumbles. 

Flying in at 11″ tall, Bumbles have a  handpainted resin face, cloth body, and paper-wrapped wire antennae with painted wooden balls on top. Amanda designed the body fabric and then had it professionally printed on a thick, high quality linen-cotton canvas. The little bee ears are made of  wool felt, and the insides of the Bumble are stuffed with aspen wood chips and natural cotton. Amanda has also created brass tags for the numbered editions.

Sweater than honey, each gift boxed Bumble will cost $125 with an edition size between 60-70. They will make their first appearance in her shop this July and then more will swarm in for the CP takeover of Cardboard Spaceship’s booth #5346 at SDCC 2013. Get your F5 fingers ready, and pay attention to the blog for SDCC news or you might get STUNG.

Brass Monkey


Keep an eye out next week, because we are bringing you tons of SDCC goodness from the Circus Posterus crew.

Amanda Louise Spayd is up to something for SDCC

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ALS1Most of us have already been frantically at work researching and planning our SDCC attack for over a month now, and we are still over 7 weeks out. For those that don’t spend hours with web searches and emails, we are here to help!

We already gave you a small look into one thing Chris Ryniak is working on for the convention, but now we can tell you something about what Amanda Louise Spayd is working on. This time around, we have a duo of progress shots for the convention. You can see some early stages and some progression of some Dust Bunny faces coming to life. These one offs for the con seem to be heading in a direction with keyholes. The new addition to the bunnies is very intriguing and makes you wonder if they will come with a vintage key?

Remember Circus Posterus takes over the Cardboard Spaceship booth on Saturday, July 20th during the con. We will have more soon from Mandi, and the rest of the CP artists that will be at SDCC. Don’t worry, we haven’t started the line yet, but SDCC happens in San Diego Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21.



Amanda Louise Spayd is the adorablest

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We all adore Amanda Louise Spayd, so this video of her by WOSU’s ArtZine made us squeal in delight. Watch Mandi talk about her creatures(now named Dust Bunnies, in case you missed that) as if they were her tiny, hapless children, and describe the exhilarating process of working on The Maker. It’ll make you feel warm and cuddly, we promise.

In addition, Amanda will be holding an online sale of her work on April 30th. It will most certainly sell out, so be prepared!

(additional images pulled from Amanda’s Instagram feed)

A 5 Piece Screen Print Set for all Circus Fans

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Before you get overwhelmed with the awesomeness of Monsters and Misfits III, coming to Takayama, Japan in September, pick up the 2012 Monsters and Misfits II Screen Print Set

This 5 piece set contains iconic characters by Doktor A, Amanda Louise Spayd, Chris Ryniak, Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters.This amazing set perfectly embodies the legacy of the 2012 Monsters and Misfits show, and is an outstanding 2D companion for many of the recent 3D sofubi releases of Stingy Jack, Stinky Ginger, Calliope, and more. This hand pulled, hand signed, and numbered prints screenprinted by Tiny Bird Press are an edition of 125 measuring 8″ x 10″ on French Speckletone paper.

5 prints are only $125, and can be found in the Circus Posterus Store here. 

Amanda Louise Spayd Screenprint for Monsters and Misfits II

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After the Migration

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Art Nerds

Yes I think Amanda Louise Spayd and Chris Ryniak can celebrate now that all the months of hard work going into Migration is done.

The opening was beyond amazing and the ever so talented artists knocked us all to our feet with their work. The interwebs are inundated with images from a show, but we thought we would show you a few as quick wrap up after the jump.

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