Spider-Man, Spider-Man! Does whatever a spider can!
- Spider-Verse by DKNG
- 24″x 36″ Regular Edition: $50
- 24″x 36″ Variant Edition: $50
- Screen Printed by D&L
We’re thrilled that Matt is getting the kudos he so rightly deserves and “Black Swan” is yet another brilliant print from his artistic mind.
A New Year is upon us, and with that comes the First Annual I Got Birds Top 15 Posters of 2014! We thought about making a Top 10 but then said “Screw it, we’re going bigger“! So, without further ado, here are our…
Goodspeed, Godspeed, Godhead…We don’t care what his last name is! Patrick Connan captures the essence of this quintessential Michael Bay film, and we love this print!
Chris Garofalo scares us half to death with his take on Dr. Decker, the infamous button-faced serial killer of Clive Barker’s “Nightbreed”!
What else can be said about this amazing poster from Tracie Ching? Just plain awesome, and the variety of “blood” spatters on each print make them truly one-of-a-kind!
Orlando Arocena pays tribute to his cultural heritage AND the Legendary Star-Lord (WHO???) in this great poster for “Guardians of The Galaxy”!
Matthew Griffin has really proven himself as an illustrator to watch with his beautiful piece for Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”!
Salvador Anguiano captures the majesty that is the greatest film antagonist of the 1980’s…Johnny from “The Karate Kid”!
Martin Ansin makes me want to travel to Tokyo and become a cyborg in his wonderful poster for “Ghost in The Shell”!
For those who think that the Ken Taylor or Jock “Halloween” posters are the ONLY ones to own, think again! Matt Tobin crushes it with his take on the “Halloween” mythos. Michael Myers is well-represented in his poster!
Gabz super-detailed illustration of Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 makes this a must-have in our book! Now if only we could find Sarah Connor…Well, better start knocking on some doors…
Nothing says nostalgia more than Ken Taylor’s beautiful illustration for “Where The Wild Things Are”!
The world of The Dark Tower is brought to life with this small, quiet illustration from The Dark Inker!
Much like a series of comic book panels, Kevin Tong brings us the tragic story of Dr. Manhattan in a series of classic images from “Watchmen”!
We think Lastleaf Printing may have been possessed by The Devil in order to create such a fiendishly great print as this one! Bravo, Lastleaf, bravo!
Matt Ferguson channels his inner “Star Wars” geek for this amazeballs poster for Marvel’s “Guardians of The Galaxy”!
“Mister Anderson” is pretty much all we hear when staring at this wonderful print from the hand of Robert Bruno!
Day 2 of MONDOCON immediately began with a much better start than the first day…assuming you were not trying to get Laurent Durieux’s Back to the Future Part 3 Variant. The people who were actually able to snag a copy of that gorgeous gem arrived at the venue before 6:00 AM. I heard way too many stories about being fourth or fifth next in line after Mondo announced that it sold out which blows. But anyway, back to MONDOCON. Sunday was way more enjoyable than Saturday in almost every way. This may be due to fewer attendees, hopefully better organization, or tons of little fixed variables, but either way I am sure this is what Mondo envisioned when they came up with this idea of MONDOCON.
I still bought stuff on this second day, but there was hardly any new art out there. Many artists saved half of their runs to be sold today, but it was rare to see something new. Mike Mitchell (who still had an incredibly long and slow line) brought some older AP copies of his art, but I don’t really believe any other artist had different things available this time around. This was good news for my wallet, but also my sketch book. I got a lot of really great 30 secondish sketches from a handful of artists and even a super sick commission from Andy Belanger. This, for sure, was my favorite part. Especially when I found Randy Ortiz. He easily spent 20 minutes on a sketch for anyone who asked, and while I was near him and conversing with him and other attendees he completed 4 sketches. Doing the math, that is an over an hour. Plus, he had something to say to anyone about anything. He was such a cool guy, and I could not have been more excited to find and meet him (“find” because he didn’t have a booth this year, but SPOILER: next year he will). Speaking of sketches, Laurent Durieux is a champ. Ever since he got there, all he did was sign prints or do sketches for people. I don’t think I ever saw him relax, but I also don’t think I ever saw him stress either. This guy is a master of art and conventions, especially since he JUST flew in from France where he hosted his own gallery show.
They continued with more screenings and panels today, which I definitely enjoyed. There is currently a Texas Chainsaw Massacre with live music screening going on, but I didn’t get tickets for that. I did, however, attend the Mondo Talk: Art Direct Live panel. Here, they talked about the process of actually turning an idea into a poster to go on your wall. Everything from adding title blocks, to likenesses, to designs that’ll never see the light of day were discussed.
It was very interesting, and reassuring as a fan, to know how much trouble they go through to get it exactly how we all love these prints. It also helped me appreciate these artists even more because sometimes they are forced to produce a design in a matter of days and it still looks amazing. At the end of the panel, the audience helped choose a design for an upcoming Phantom City Creative print featuring a Joker episode in Batman: The Animated Series. Look forward to that coming out soon.
Today, I was able to enjoy the food a lot more too. The food trucks they brought in had incredibly long lines (like everything else) on the first day, but even that seemed to thin out for this second day. They included artist/ movie inspired food items, such as Sex Bob-Ombs (a la Scott Pilgrim) or an Alex Pardee dressed hot dog. More food trucks would be optimal next year, ESPECIALLY TORCHY’S IF POSSIBLE, but today I personally didn’t find a problem with food at all.
All and all, MONDOCON Day 2 was MONDOCON. By that I mean an enjoyable time where I could meet new people, discuss random stuff with artists, drink beer, relax, and enjoy the beauty all around me. Most of the problems I faced on the first day were really only seen on the first day. I don’t know if that means for MONDOCON 2 to maybe JUST get a Sunday pass, but either way just expect using that whole day to enjoy your time, and be cool with not getting all the art you initially want (like any Mondo setting, I guess). If you’re in the area, I recommend it for sure. I met people from different states nearly every hour, so if that is your situation then I’d consider it too.
Thank you to Mondo, the artists, and the other fans especially for making this event something special.
For Mondo, look forward to their Batman gallery in Austin, Texas on October 24th. Otherwise, expect MONDOCON 2 in 364 days from now.
Director Kevin Burke sat down to chat with us via webcast regarding his upcoming Documentary on Film Poster Art entitled “Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six“. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to chat with Kevin, and we thank him for taking the time to speak with us.
For those of you who may stumble upon this site, Kevin has spent a good deal of time getting a Kickstarter campaign out to the masses and hitting social media, in order to bring to you what I feel will be an amazing Documentary. The Kickstarter funding was a success and Kevin and his team are now traveling the globe, interviewing Illustrators, Gallery Owners, and even Blog creators, to get their individual takes on Film Poster Art.
I feel that “Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six” may just be the most important Documentary to ever be filmed about the Poster Art Scene, due to the sheer mass of talent that Kevin has been able to interview. To say I am excited for this film is an understatement!
I’ve been chatting with Kevin here and there online for the better part of a year, and he is one of the friendliest, most approachable guys I have the pleasure of knowing. Along with my co-host, and Lead Creative at Azrael Group, Tim McKenna, we had the opportunity to sit down with Kevin over Google Hangout and talk about all things Poster Art, Poster Illustrators, and Moviemaking! We really hope you enjoy the interview, slight glitches and all, and please, please, please support this wonderful Documentary. It really is a labor of love.
Links to people and places we spoke about can be found HERE on our YouTube page!
Long before I became enamored with the worlds of Film Poster illustration, I was a collector of Comic Books. While I enjoyed other publishers such as DC, Image, and Aspen, my allegiance was, and forever will be, with Marvel. Yes, I was and still am a Marvel fanboy!
It should come as a shock to no one who knows me that I absolutely love Mondo Gallery’s current showing of Sir Mike Mitchell’s portraits of well-known, and some not-so-well-known, characters from the Marvel library. The detail that Mitchell puts into his pieces, whether it’s the stitching on Captain America’s iconic “A” on his mask, to the rivets on Iron Man’s early red-and-gold costume, is extraordinary and cements the fact that Mike Mitchell knows his stuff when it comes to rendering Marvel characters! His Colossus piece alone is now on my “must-have” list!
So take a minute out of your day and check out the portraits featured in the show. You can also check out pics from the opening at Blurppy and Cinapse. This is some great work indeed! Also be sure to watch Mondo today for Part 1 of the Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo drop! EXCELSIOR!
We could not be more excited for this show if we tried! We’re talking about the Mike Mitchell show opening April 25th, 2014 at Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX! The opening will showcase new works by Mike featuring a slew of Marvel Comics characters. From Avengers to X-Men, Marvel looks to be well-represented by Mike! If you’re in the Austin area and are a fan of Mike Mitchell, Marvel, and Mondo, you’re in for a treat come April 25th!
When we first sat down to make up a dream list of illustrators working in the Gig and Film Poster Scene to chat with, Ken Taylor was always at the top of the list. Ken is one of those illustrators who can just “bring it” with each and every release. Whether it’s a Gig Poster for Queens of The Stone Age, or a Film Poster based on the original “Halloween”, Ken Taylor creates magic with his imagery. Not too long ago we contacted Ken to see if he would be interested in participating in an email Question & Answer session. Little did we know that about a week after that initial contact, Ken thought it might be a better idea to Skype and record our conversation. Needless to say, we jumped at the opportunity to interview one of the most talented illustrators in the business!
We can’t thank Ken enough for taking time away from his busy schedule to chat with us, and we’re beyond thrilled to present to you…A Conversation with Ken Taylor! Feel free to listen with the embedded MP3 Player, or click at the end of the Blog post to download the podcast.
*A bit of a disclaimer…We recorded this podcast by calling Ken in Australia over Skype, which doesn’t always have the best sound quality. Therefore, there are some sections of the podcast where the audio drops a bit. We think the best solution if your audio seems low is to turn up the volume. Also, Ken was working as he spoke with us, so you may hear some beeps, boops, and the occasional click of the mouse. We truly hope these minor issues will not dull your enjoyment of a wonderful intervew! Thanks!*
Please click below to download A Conversation with Ken Taylor.
Mondo will be releasing the following prints at a random time on 4/03/2014!
Poster by Martin Ansin. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $75
Poster by Martin Ansin. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 475. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $50
Poster by Kevin Tong. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 375. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $45
Poster by Kevin Tong. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 175. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $70
Poster by Kevin Tong. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 325. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $50
Legendary Pictures, the production house behind “Man of Steel“, “300” and the upcoming “Godzilla“, featured Rob Jones and Justin Ishmael from Mondo in a recent video! The Mondo creative team talks about the Godzilla posters designed by Phantom City Creative and the creative process behind Mondo posters.
Check out the great video below!