Posted by Trustpigs March 22, 2012

Nearly a year ago, on the eve of the massive Takayama Spring Festival, an exhibition opened at the Kusakabe Folk Museum in Takayama, Japan: "Monsters & Misfits," a gallery show of originals and customs by Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters and Chris Ryniak. The exhibit, in the wake of Japan's disasterous Tōhoku earthquake, was a much needed relief fundraiser. And now the three creators return to Japan for "Monsters & Misfits II," but this time their bringing even more friends…

In addition to Olivas, Peters and Ryniak, the encore showing will also bring the works of Doktor A and Amanda Louise Spayd to the Far East. Scheduled to open on April 13th, which is once again the eve of the Takayama Spring Festival, an event that attracts approximately 200,000 visitors to the city, "Monsters & Misfits II" will be sponsored by Tomenosuke-syoten and returns to the beautiful, historical Kusakabe Folk Museum. While the show runs until April 26th, most of us can't afford a plane trip to Japan to see this wondrous event; but fret not, the Circus Posterus crew have the rest of us covered.

The Mini Honey Skelves, shown above, are the newest incarnation of this wee style that was previously released at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con. These 4.5" tall resin beauties were just recently sold — exclusively in Japan/Asia — by Tomenosuke-syoten, but Circus Posterus have decided to do a Japan Fundraising Sale on their website… and Mini Honey Skelves are listed as one of the items available. Limited to 100 copies, it is uncertain how many exactly the website will have for worldwide consumption, but it was announced the only 12 would be of the chase version:


While there is no set start date for the Japan Fundraising Sale at Circus Posterus, Kathie Olivas has mentioned that it will "hopefully [be] next week!" Other items that will be offered include a Chris Ryniak designed t-shirt, a "mini resin set" and "a few surprises." Oh, did we forget to mention the five screenprint package?


A set of five 8" x 10" screenprints, one by each of the "Monsters & Misfts II" artists. It certainly seems to us that this show is turning out to be a good thing for everybody.

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