Doktor A

Doktor A & FERG Suck It Up @ DCon!

DesignerCon is only three months away. Can you freaking believe that?! This year is just zooming by and already the Con exclusives are starting to trickle in. Kicking things off is none other than DCon’s favourite personality, The Sucklord, who’s hosting The Super Suck Up!, a custom show of sorts at the DKE Booth.

A handful of artists were selected to each customize 50 of the Sucklord’s figures and CP’s own Doktor A and FERG have answered the challenge with some finely shaped ‘staches and an uber-sick Flame BUD hybrid, respectively. Dok says that his figures will all be the same and affordable (which will probably be the case with all the artists), so be sure to pop by the DKE booth to scope out the goods.

Check out the postcard below for the full bill of artists getting their suck on! DesignerCon kicks off Sat. Nov. 3rd for one day only at the Pasadena Convention Center in Cali. We will see you there! Get ready!

Doktor A’s ‘A Postcard from New Yorkshire’ Solo @ myplasticheart 10.12

Oooo, this oughta be good. It’s been a little over a year since Doktor A’s stellar UK solo exhibition, Mr. Whistlecraft’s Tarnished Daydreams, and he’s now tuning up for a retrobotic steampunk soiree at myplasticheart in NYC this October with A Postcard from New Yorkshire.

“I will have some more adventurous pieces on show,” Dok writes from his studio in the UK. “I have been pushing some boundaries and learning some new skills for this one. More involved and intricate constructions than I have undertaken in the past.”

The show will feature more original creations than custom toys, as well as a new series of ink drawings to complement the dimensional pieces. The Doktor also promises some surprises as he explores new avenues and territories that have been on his bucket list for some time.

A Postcard from New Yorkshire opens Oct. 12th with a reception from 7pm to 10pm. And yes, the Doktor will be in to visit!

Strychnin Gallery Presents The Emporium: New Works by Doktor A, Seymour & Skeleton Heart

Doktor A is teaming up with Seymour and Skeleton Heart this June for The Emporium, a good old fashioned carnivale freak show at Strychnin Gallery in Berlin. Expect an assortment of sculptural wonderment from each artist as they present their interpretation of the ‘dark circus’. Very excited to see what the artists have up their sleeves; every piece Dok produces for this gallery is a marvel in engineering (remember this?), so it should be quite a show. Some teasers await your curiosity beyond the curtain below. The Emporium opens June 8th with a reception at 7pm.

Doktor A’s Chester Runcorn “Mourning Edition” Drops This Sunday

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Releasing this Sunday via Doktor A’s Spookypopshop is the next iteration of his dapper tripedal fella, Chester Runcorn. The “Mourning” (or “Stout”) edition features regal silver and purple accents and is available through Doktor A exclusively. Edition size is 120, price tag is around $70 (£45). Like all Runcorn releases, he’s 6 inches of stately vinyl and comes in lovely flock-lined presentation box.

Doktor A & The Curse of Bella DeLamere

Remember this lovely femme? It’s been just over a year since Doktor A and Arts Unknown announced the pre-order of Bella DeLamere, an 8-inch Victorian steampunk bombshell who was expected to release last fall/winter.

Well, not all toy releases go accordingly to plan, and according to Dok, everything that could have gone wrong went wrong: several digital sculpting attempts were trashed, two physical sculpts were rejected … there was even a studio flood.

Fast forward through the migraines and hair loss and the duo finally have a prototype that is capable of being produced. She also scored some weapons upgrades and also has a ‘secret tucked away somewhere.’

… Have fun going in search of ;)

Bella is anticipated (curse allowing) to hit retailers by the end of August.
















In other Bella news: Doktor A’s final iteration of the DeLamere Mechtorian badge releases via the Spookypopshop tomorrow, May 5th. ‘Mourning’ is an edition of 100, comes signed, bagged, boarded, numbered … she comes packing, in other words, and for only 10 bucks. They’ll release in waves throughout the day tomorrow to accommodate the different time zones. Good luck!



Experience the Magic of Monsters & Misfits II … in 3D!!

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It’s time to bust out your cereal box 3D glasses, kids, as this next video is in 3D! Shot by BP Utfil (remember him from last year?), this clip takes us through the Kusakabe Folk Museum and Monsters & Misfits exhibition in an impressive 3D format. It’s about as close as we’re going to get to attending this juggernaut … and it’s freaking awesome!

 Monsters & Misfits II is on display until April 26th in lovely Takayama, Japan.

Monsters & Misfits II: A Thank You from Shinji

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The four artists of Circus Posterus went from Gero-onsen to Tokyo in the morning of 16th. Yesterday, on 17th, they went to the Tokyo DisneySea with Shigeta of goccodo and Satoshi of ARTDENKA. Today, they are enjoying themselves at the Ghibli Museum. And, tomorrow, they will leave for home.
We would like to give big thanks to fans who came all the way to Hida Takayama and all those collectors around the world who purchased the works.

The Monsters & Misfits II has received more favorable responses than we had expected. With most works getting sold out after about one week, it has been a great success. The show will be held until 26th. It will be great if you can come before it closes.

We are planning to hold Part 3 next year. The time of the event will be changed to summer or fall, and we intend to make further improvement on the show. We will make that the show will be even greater next year.

[via the Tomeno Blog]

Monsters & Misfits II: Opening Night & Gallery Photos

The photo onslaught continues with a bunch of snaps of opening night and the exhibition set up in the Kusakabe Folk Museum. Have a look!

Monsters & Misfits II is a Circus Posterus group exhibition featuring new works from Chris Ryniak, Doktor A., Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters and Amanda Louise Spayd. Hosted by Tomenosuke-syoten, the exhibition is on display through April 26th.

* Gallery photos by Susumu Noto

Monsters & Misfits II: Behind the Scenes

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Some beautiful, behind-the-scenes photos of Monsters & Misfits II to enjoy with your coffee on this fine Sunday morning. Special thanks to Shinji & Eno of Tomenosuke-syoten for the solid coverage and the Kusakabe staff for their unparalleled attention to detail.

The exhibition is on display until April 26th. Artworks can be viewed here — we’re only a few pieces away from a sold-out show!