Saturday, August 29, 2009


Well, it's been a bit of time since San Diego and for all of those who turned out - Thanks! Kathie and I work very hard to ensure fun and toys at as many events as possible and this year's 2009Dragon*Con is nothing short of that. In fact we have brought out the red carpet - it is the first year that Kathie and I will be publicly debuting our limited editions company that many of you are aware of... Circus Posterus. Not one, but two booths will house CP at Dragon*Con (Hyatt Regency / Grand Hall East / Booths BT1 & BT2) in the Comics and Pop Art Alley section of the event.

... and we have flown in many Circus Posterus' artists from all over the country that will be offering products that have never been available till now as well as signing and sketching sessions for all of them (***see schedule further below) - many from what I understand will also be providing possible sketch commissions (come to the booth for more info - a few slots during the event - each artist has their own pricing guidelines.)

During the whole course of the event and at each artists sketch and signing session we will offer their exclusive Dragon*Con editions or debut projects... (*see Below)

From what I know... This is what the gang is bringing... (subject to change)

KOBP: Original paintings, original sketches, our book - 'GHOSTS AND MARTYRS', T-Shirts, toys & Sculptures (both licensed and our own produced - 20 will be at event) + CP prints... including *NEW editions...
S&C Christian: Original works, original sketches, stickers, T-Shirts, Sas Book - 'LOOKING IN', Colin's Toy and self produced firecracker Mini head (10 will be at event), Sas' *NEW CP 2009 Postcard Set + CP prints from both artists... including new editions...
Chris Ryniak: Toys (Freyja sculptures at event: TBD), stickers, His new *Self Published book - 'SHADOWS IN THE PERIPHERY', and postcard sets + CP prints... including *NEW editions...
Travis Louie: His new book from Baby Tattooville - 'CURIOSITIES', *NEW CP 2009 Postcard Set + CP prints... including *NEW editions...

***** CP will be playing host as well to Mark Murphy who will be flying in for the event (Moderating an amazing Lowbrow panel) and many of his books will be on sale at the CP booth - He will also will be showing his brand new documentary at dragon*con: Scribble.08 featuring: Joe Sorren, Jeff Soto, Camille Rose Garcia, Tim Biskup and the clayton Brothers : Music by Ukefink, MANUOK, Joe Sorren & Tim Biskup. This is an amazing opportunity to see this killer piece, if you didn't make it to San Diego ComiCon this past year.

and much more...



Travis Louie: Friday, September 4 (1 PM) // 1 hour
Chris Ryniak: Friday, September 4 (3 PM) // 1 hour
Sas and Colin Christian: Saturday, September 5 (12:30 PM) // 1 hour
Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters: Sunday, September 6 (11:00 AM * Updated) // 1 hour


DIVINYL - The Brilliance of Art Toys: Voltaire, Tara McPherson, Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, Dok A, Chris Ryniak -- Saturday, September 5 - Time: 4 PM (Hanover F) / 1 hour

LOWBROW LOWDOWN - The Future of Lowbrow: Baby Tattooville, Alex Pardee, Sas Christian, Colin christian, Travis Louie, Chris Ryniak, Warner, HC -- Saturday, September 5 - Time: 5:30 PM (Hanover F) / 1 hour .......... *****SPECIAL GUEST MODERATOR: Mark Murphy of Murphy design

FEMININE WILES - The women of 'Pop' Art: Tara Mcpherson, Kathie Olivas, Amanda Conner -- Sunday, September 6 - Time: 1 PM (Hanover F) / 1 hour

PECULIAR MEMORIES - The Timeless Art of Days Unpast: Brandt Peters & Dok A -- Sunday, September 6 - Time: 4 PM (Hanover F) / 1 hour


Kidrobot, will be hosting their DUNNY 2009 SERIES Pre-Release Party (DUNNY*FEST) on Friday, September, September 4 at 8:30 pm (*****at the Regency Hotel / 1 hour). There will be many guests that are in the series this year (yours truly) including a host of other off the planet friggin' insanely nutty amazing designers: Tara Mcpherson. Huck Gee Toy Baroness, Dok A, Sket One and many more - we will all be sketching and signing!!! Stop by and try and pick up my chase design (1/100) for the 2009 series!!!

Oh yeah, and there's an evening Aquarium party, Rivet Gallery, A Zombie Ho-down, Trader Vics for Mai Tais, Live Art, The most amazing costumes, EVER, alcohol, Voltaire, Toys, Steam Punk goggles, cleavage and cosplay... San Diego CC has NOTHING on this event!

Were also taking Credit Cards this year and the ever popular cash... :D (VISA, MASTERCARD and DISCOVERY only)

see ya there!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

2009 San Diego ComiCon & more...

It's almost here - in fact next week - Kathie and I will be packing up and heading out West to San Diego for 2009 ComiCon and this year is huge for announcements and releases for us...


SUPER 7 (booth #4729)
MONSTER FAMILY: Big Sal toy release (Super 7 x Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas) // This event will mark the original colorway release for Big Sal - The collaborative B-Movie monster toy that Kathie Olivas and I designed for Super 7's MONSTER FAMILY series - Complete in classic Japanese Kaiju toy presentation... clear vinyl with opaque paints - It came out amazing!!! Big Sal will be released along with our signing on Thursday, July 23rd at 3PM. They will be $25 each and available until all sold out.


TOY TOKYO (booth #5237) DEAD OF NIGHT SERV-O-MATICS: Junior // SCAVENGERS II COSMIC PENNIE SDCC EXCLUSIVE (exclusive colorways for Toy Tokyo - edition 200 - $20 each) // With the mega release of my blind box mini figure line - Serv-O-Matics literally days from now, Toy Tokyo releases the 2nd (first release was a D.O.N. Testbot at Taipei Toy Festival) in a series of alternative colorways for the series. Junior & Cosmic Pennie - Kathie and I will be there for release along with a sketch and signing session on Friday, July 24th from 1 PM to 3PM.


MINDSTYLE (booth #4545) SERV-O-MATICS // 2 FACED HAZEL MONO EDITION and MINDstyle's 2nd Anniversary Box Set release... MINDstyle should have plenty of my blind box mini figure Serv-O-Matics line for ComiCon just days after official release to retailers... The reviews have been amazing for this series (with chase figure by Kathie Olivas) - be sure to pick them up before they are gone!

MINDstyle will also be release their limited edition 2nd Anniversary Box Set which will be released exclusively at the convention and direct to ATS members. The Box Set is limited to 200 sets worldwide -$130 US. The special premium designed MINDstyle Box Set includes glossy Black & White versions of 5 highly sough after figures and a numbered collectors card. Kathie has her infamous Hazel mini figure all clad in Hi-gloss black and white as well as Slap-Happy from the Serv-O-Matics in same tonal palette (set also includes Ron English, Buffmonster and Dok A) - Serv-O-Matics and 2nd Anniversary set should be available along with a sketch and signing session on Saturday, July 25th from 1 PM to 3PM.

***** Besides these toy releases there are plenty more surprises including the debut (actual release: August 2009) of my design for Marka27's and Bic Plastics new blind box toy platform line: Bic Buddys - $7.95 US (see my design test up front ... 'above' - actual piece will have a wing bone design on front and back of wings) + possibly a drop of a certain film project with yours truly - I won't know till the last minute on this one (So exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) I'll be back soon with more info soon - B

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Tuesday, February 3rd from 7-10 PM marks my reception opening for my solo exhibition, CACKLE FACTORY. This will be my second solo show, but the first for the west cost. I will be flying in for the reception... so please be cool and DO NOT bring your toys or other collectibles to the gallery for me or Kathie to sign - this is a formal viewing of my art... (However, if you find yourself in New York during ComiCon on Feb 7 - I will have a toy release and will be signing and sketching.)

Thanks and if your in town during the reception or through the month of February, stop on by...

Brandt Peters Solo Exhibition
February 3 - 27, 2009
Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 3rd (7-10 PM)

Gallery 1988
7020 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 937-7088

***** For preview information, please contact the gallery at:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


That's right!!! - Feb 3 (Gallery 1988) - Los Angeles...


So at Art Basel this past week, a great friend of mine - gave me sh&*t over not updating this blog and he's right. Honestly I thought that I wasn't getting any traffic, but I now realize that I was wrong... it will be real fast and probably a little weird - because I am actually out the door to Santa Cruz for a two person show at Cardboard Spaceship (opens Friday) and a family visit to Albuquerque - Kathie and I have been really traveling a lot this year... anyway...

Last Wednesday Kathie and I went to ART BASEL in Miami... We were both showing at Francesco LoCastro & Gen Art's VANGAURD Arts Fair (The first art fair and first year in this form to specifically represent what is happening in the "Low Brow" and or Pop Surrealism genre of contemporary art during Basel.)... At the fair, we had work at Mark Murphy's Know Show Exhibition as well as Yves Laroche Galerie's (Montreal) space... the most we have had at this event yet.

We usually stay in a hotel, but this year we thought we could condo it... and we did - Funny enough we rented a condo with Sas and Colin Christian, Mark Murphy and Chris Ryniak... It was a lot of fun - a lot of laughs...

Here's a small peak into our Art Basel experience this year...

(Vangaurd Art Fair) Colin's piece was amazing - the largest piece yet...

(Vangaurd Art Fair)

(Vangaurd Art Fair)

Kaiju show at The Art Center (Glenn Barr piece)

Kaiju show at The Art Center

Kaiju show at The Art Center

Kaiju show at The Art Center

Kaiju show at The Art Center (uh yeah...)

(Aqua Arts Fair) Colin and Sas purchased the piece - it was really quite amazing...

(Vangaurd Art Fair) Gary Baseman's piece...

(Vangaurd Art Fair) Sas detail...

(Vangaurd Art Fair) AJ Fosik...

(Vangaurd Art Fair) Martin Witfooth... (Yves Laroche Galerie)

(Vangaurd Art Fair) Turf One (Yves Laroche Galerie)

(Vangaurd Art Fair) Kathie, Sas and Kathie

(Vangaurd Art Fair) Yves Laroche Galerie

(Vangaurd Art Fair) Mark, Sas, Colin, Chris and Jean (Turf One)

(Vangaurd Art Fair) Chris (Demon Eyes) and Turf One

(Vangaurd Art Fair) Synchronized Swimming and Gin at the party...

This was in our condo we rented... Such a strange combo - What does he do with that flag when were sleeping...

Breakfast at our favorite dig The Van Dyke - we almost ate every meal there - a few minutes before the Yves Laroche crew showed up...

Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson's custom bikes - they designed all of the graphics on them just for the event as part of an art project... that escapes me for some reason...

We just showed up at the condo - it was something out of Miami Vise and Michael Jackson's Captain Eo...

AJ Fosik's piece for the Scion party... I love this piece...

(Vangaurd Art Fair) Turf One (Yve's Laroche Galerie)

Somehow the clown always ended up in Mark's bed...

Sas' work (Vangaurd Art Fair)

AJ Fosiks piece for Vangaurd...

(Vangaurd Art Fair) Yves' Laroche Galerie

(Vangaurd Art Fair) ... There are no words to describe this shot... Chris, Martin and ...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


In conjunction with an art exhibition opening at Black Maria - Kathie and I will be in LA this weekend for a signing at the same gallery... Kathie also has her official release of the "vintage" colorway for her Benny and Red Bird set from MINDstyle... And if you missed out on getting a Slap-Happy! and Mr. Muggles set from SDCC - there should be a few of those rare and hard to find sets left...

Here's the info:

November 17th through January 5th, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday 17th November, 7:00 – 10:30pm

Exclusive release of Kathie Olivas’ Benny and Red Bird – Vintage Colorway.

Artists: Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Brooks Salzwedel, Jennybird Alcantara, Katherine Chiu, Billy Reynolds, Patrick Haemmerlein, Sam Saga, Jenn Porreca, Renee Lawter, Grace Chee, Sarah Stephens, Caitlin Keegan, Paulo Vinluan, Aaron Hitchcock, Jeremy Pruitt (Thinkmule), Darryl Blood, Alex Noriega, Ronald Llanos, Miss Withers, Melissa Contreras (Axel Honey), Angie Mason, Jon Measures, Takara, Jarrod Eastman, Casey O’Connell, Glory Tsui, Jay Wittenberg and teRk.

The “Black Market at Black Maria” exhibition will carry a bazaar theme, complete with some of the accoutrements of the shopping experience: paintings suspended on clothing hangers, displayed in shoe boxes and on display stands holding a variety of artworks.
The idea is to both poke gentle fun at the cosmopolitan shopping experience and, on a serious note, remind ourselves of the spiritual rewards of appreciating and owning great art. In keeping with the shopping mall theme, patrons will also be able to take with them whatever they purchase, just as they would in a store.

A painting can be as satisfying as wearing a sexy dress or owning a feature-laden barbecue, except there is an actual, sometimes life-changing meaning waiting to be derived from a work of art. Hence the subtitle of the exhibition: Skip the Mall.

“Black Market” is quintessential Black Maria, showing the work of emerging artists and established artists side by side. It is a great opportunity to see work by artists with international collectors as well as by artists who will be showing their work outside of an academic environment for the first time.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters will at the gallery’s store, Under the Table, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for a signing. The opening is also the official release of Kathie Olivas’ Vintage Colorway of her Benny and Red Bird vinyl figures. Both Kathie and Brandt will be signing their vinyl figures as well as prints made exclusively for Black Maria Gallery. A raffle of one of Kathie Olivas’ custom vinyl figures will be one of the highlights of the evening.

Be there in a few - B


SECOND SKIN (24" x 48") Oil on Canvas

I just finished this brand new piece for Gen Art Miami's VANGUARD event, its highly anticipated art exhibition and party during Art Basel. This unprecedented show will feature works from 30 of the most widely recognized, cutting-edge Urban Contemporary and Pop Surrealism artists from around the world.

The exhibition, curated by Francesco LoCastro, is entitled No One Belongs Here More Than You. Housed at Palm Court, 23rd Street just off of Collins in Miami Beach, it will include paintings, sculptures and artist installations and will be complemented by the newest
series of works from Miami artist Lebo, entitled Infinite Echoes and Supersonic Soul Stories.

To celebrate, Gen Art will host one of its legendary parties in the exhibition space on Friday, November 7th, complete with interactive art installations, cocktails, and DJ Ray Milian to keep guests in the groove all night long.

Rooted in a vast array of styles, from pop surrealism and urban contemporary, the exhibition exemplifies global emerging art culture at its finest. Though diverse, the artists and their work present a cohesive force  the most vital part of the complex social structure of the 21st century  that is pushing the envelope of visual perception as we know it.

Among the participating artists from Europe and the United States are:

Adam Wallacavage, AJ Fosik, Alex Gross, Brandt Peters, Chris Ryniak, Colin Christian, Dalek, Dennis Hayes IV, Don Shearer, Ender Delaney, FEEDtank, Francesco LoCastro, Grant Barnhart, Harif Guzman, Heidi Taillefer, Kathie Olivas, Ken Garduno, Korin Faught, Kris Lewis, Lebo, Lola, Maite J. Horta, Matthew Bone, Marcela Aguero, Moki, Nathan Spoor, Ray Caesar, Robert Craig, Sas Christian, and Xiaoqing Ding.

The exhibition will run from Wednesday, December 5 through Sunday, December 9th and is open daily from 12pm-8pm.

GEN ART: The VANGUARD Exhibition
No One Belongs Here More Than You Exhibition (curated by Francesco LoCastro)
Party: December 7 : 2007 (8 pm-Midnight)
Exhibition: December 5-9 (12 PM-8 PM)
Palm Court
309 23rd Street (just off Collins Ave)
Miami Beach : FL

Thursday, October 25, 2007


SPANISHTOWN (12" x 12") Oil on Wood

A new piece created for KNOW, an artist exhibition featuring top talent from around the globe from curator and publisher, Mark Murphy of Murphy Design .

KNOW: Exhibition and Art Books
December 6-9 : 2007
Claremont Hotel
1700 Collins Avenue (17th St.)
Miami Beach : FL

Other Featured Artists: Chris Roberts-Antieau, Robert Bellm, Cathie Bleck, Marc Burckhardt, Will Buzzell, Bob Dob, David Chung, P-Jay Fidler, AJ Fosik, Keith Greiman, Matt Haber, Brent Harada, Ryan Heshka, Jordan Isip, Rich Jacobs, Pamela Jaeger, Travis Lampe, Lola, Daniel Lim, Anthony Lister, Jen Lobo, Jason Murphy, Mark Murphy, Joel Nakamura, Kathie Olivas, Chris Pyle, Martha Rich, Jermain Rogers, Chris Ryniak, Erik Sandberg, Greg Simkins : Craola, Kim Scott, Keith Shore, Jeff Soto, Matt Stallings, Mark Todd, Jonathan Viner, Amanda Wachob, Esther Pearl Watson, Damien Weinkrantz, Gord Wiebe, John Yanok

See ya there!


(*****Great news - The MINDstyle release of Slap-Happy! and Mr. Muggles was covered by International magazine Toy Shop. - Read Below...)

MINDstyle: Brandt Peters' Signature Series Slap Happy and Mr. Muggles

Slap Happy and Mr. Muggles sound like it should be some kind of Polka band, but no, it’s a new release from Brandt Peters through the great new vinyl company, MINDStyle.

Starting with a beautifully painted, high-quality box that is becoming a trademark of MINDstyle, you are treated to the immediate feel of an old-time carnival. You know, they kind with the carnies that do awful things to you in the haunted house. Open it up and glimpse the monochromatic figures, and the feeling is only heightened.

The figures have a very strong design to them. They have lines that can be almost Disney-like. They have a cartoonish feel that looks like it came right out of Steam Boat Willie, but another quality that makes it looks like it comes out of an acid-induced nightmare.

I’m talking about the fact that the cute little dog and carnival barker have skulls for faces. Sure, they are smiling, and they are both wearing hats. You can’t be evil with a hat, right? But black holes where the eyes should be definitely make you wonder.

The eyes are just an example of how well Brandt uses color, even in the black-and-white format. The rest of the figure's shades are friendly and look like old-style animation. It’s the eyes that pierce through it all, but in the end, they still have a cute overtone. Check them out and see for yourself.

(Here's the direct link.)

Monday, September 24, 2007

GREEN: Artistic Interaction with Nature

Oil on Canvas / 24" x 36"

New piece I finished for the upcoming GREEN Show at Robert Berman Gallery at Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica, California - curated by Mark Murphy of Murphy Design. 24 Leading artists paint an original composition that celebrates their personal vision with their interaction with nature. Artists include Charles Burns, Ray Caesar, Kevin Christy, Sas Christian, David Cooper, Bob Dob, Femtasia, Irene Olivieri Hardwicke, Jason Holley, Seonna Hong, K. Lolley, Rich Jacobs, James Jean, Chris Mars, Mars I, Scott Musgrove, Joel Nakamura, Christian Northeast, Saelee Oh, Kathie Olivas, Nathan Ota, Martha Rich, Red Nose Studios, Souther Salazar, Greg Simkins (Craola), Jeff Soto, Gary Taxali, Mark Todd, Jonathan Viner, Esther Pearl Watson...

Robert Berman Gallery (Bergamot Station Arts Center)
2525 Michigan Ave, C2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Opening Reception: November 17, 2007 (7 PM - 10 PM)

*Kathie and I will be making our way out there for this one - See ya there!