Sort of like Disneyland, San Diego Comic-Con has a series of elaborate underground passageways that spring up into lively marketplaces…if you know the password. This is where I ran into Kathie Olivas, Chris Ryniak and Brandt Peters on Saturday morning. All manner of merchandise is available. It’s kind of like the floating market in Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere (definitely the novel, not the video).
Here I am running away with the Circus (Posterus). I look cheerful and smell fresh, as I have yet to enter the Exhibition Center.
As you’ll see if you scroll, like most Circuses (Posteruses), the trio traveled nomadically throughout SDCC. I was most excited about the signing at Super7 for Travis Louie‘s Stan Skelve, Kathie and Brandt’s Boo Skelve and Chris Ryniak’s Unripe Bubblegut.
Here they are, setting up for two hours of signing and sketching.
I wish I had the power to institute a ban on Munnyworld at certain signings. This is just me sharing my personal opinion, but I almost have to look away when an artist is put in the awkward situation of being asked to customize a children’s toy. If it’s called “Raffy,” I’m merely suggesting you think twice. If you absolutely have to do this, stick with Trikky. It’s the least offensive. Because artists who paint toys also like cats.
The sideshow continues…
People who make a living writing words don’t usually get to own little sculptures by artists who sell out solo shows in LA and NY galleries. This is why ‘art toys’ are still so vital.