Monday, June 29, 2009


by Erkuden Sakana, Company Secretary:
The postman left a mysterious parcel on the Bunker doorstep today. The return address was Hondo, Texas. A little perplexing, given that we don't know anyone in the area, added to the fact that the Bunker's location is a closely guarded secret.
photo by Erkuden Sakana

The package's content does nothing to shed any light on the situation. 800 empty popcorn bags.

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Sunday, June 28, 2009


by Erkuden Sakana, Company Secretary:
This week's meeting was a busy one indeed. The mailbox was brimming with projects in various stages of completion sent in by our members away from home.

Included in the pile were two illustrations commissioned by Gregory Oh for the forthcoming Toca Loca album. We passed these around and manged to finish them up by the end of the session:
The album, we are told, is entitled P*P and there is no set release date as of yet. Sources say it will probably come out late in the summer, or early in the fall. Or maybe not.

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Also on this weeks list of accomplishments is the release of a new print. Sort of.
photo by Stacey Bode

My First Moustache was originally released as a limited run of only sixty numbered prints. We sold our last one back in December and though the whole thing was behind us, but demand for "that dirty moustache drawing" has been such that it's re-release was voted in at a previous meeting.
The new smaller version is an open run. It measures 5"x7" and each one is slightly different, just to keep things interesting.

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Friday, June 26, 2009


by Erkuden Sakana, Company Secretary:
We are pleased to announce to the people of Ohio that the Misanthrope Specialty Company has oozed it's way into the city of Columbus' foremost retailer of handcrafted treasures, Wholly Craft! T-Bone finally had the chance to drop by the store yesterday with a shipment, making good on the business inroads made by our impresario back in May.Look for our our classic art prints and message cards among the store's wide range of hip, cute and determinedly affordable goods, including clothing, handbags, wallets, jewelry, plush, stationary, zines, baby items, and home d├ęcor. They also carry a selection a vintage fabrics, recycled craft supplies, and kits and patterns.

Monday, June 22, 2009


Not all of our Sunday assemblies are dedicated to the impromptu creation of new and exciting things. Sometimes we need to buckle down and mass-produce our tried and true merchandise to sell to our stores, on Etsy, and at shows.
photo by Erkuden Sakana

For those of us still stuck in Toronto, with the garbage strike in full swing, this week's session consisted mainly of bolstering our inventory of hand-made message cards. These fruits of our labour are being shipped to Los Angeles in time for the Renegade Craft Fair and subsequent tour stops.
photo by Erkuden Sakana

We are also keeping some aside for the Good Catch General Store in Toronto. Our exclusive bricks and mortar distributor of Misanthrope Specialty Co. greeting cards. They also carry an assortment of our art prints.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009


Our goodwill mission to the windy city has resulted in a flourishing relationship with Paper Boy, yet another jewel in Ted Frankel's crown of all things fun.

(photo courtesy of

Paper Boy is a stationary store and art gallery purveying and array of small press greeting cards for all occasions, elegant journals, all manner of gift-wrapping accouterments, writing supplies and sundry gift items. The Misanthrope Specialty Co. now boasts a modest display at this fine establishment, where discerning customers may procure an assortment of our art prints, as well as our wood and Dymo Message Cards.

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In other news, Reverend Aitor reports his day as the artist artist in the window Uncle Fun was, in his words, "an interesting success."

(photos courtesy of Fuzzy Gerdes and Becky Johnson)

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Monday, June 15, 2009


by Erkuden Sakana, Company Secretary:
uncle fun 020b
Photo by Becky Johnson

Attention Chicagoland -- Uncle Fun, that celebrated purveyor of novelties new and old, plastic whimsy and sundry miscellany, is rolling out their red carpet to the Misanthrope Specialty Company for a day, this coming Saturday June 20th.

Our traveling portrait artist, Reverend Aitor, will be setting up shop in the store window. He will be scribbling out Unflattering Portraits from 11 am to 6 in the pm. Those interested interested in being purposely and professionally unflattered are advised to book your appointment in advance. Sittings will be held every hour on the hour.

To book an appointment, simply click on the comments section at the end of this posting and claim any hour that isn't already claimed. Portraits take about thirty to forty minutes and are done by donation. Pay what you think it's worth.

11:00am - Amors's son
12:00pm - Laurie Apple
1:00pm - Lunch, back off
2:00pm - Tim Pigott
3:00pm - Fuzzy + 1
4:00pm - Richie Rich
5:00pm - Bareney M.
6:00pm - Available