mondocon 2017

Over the past four years, MondoCon has become one of my favorite places to spend money.

There. It’s out in the open. To go to MondoCon with an empty wallet is to have a bad time at MondoCon, the Austin-based celebration of pop culture art and collectibles organized by Mondo, the Austin-based celebrators of pop culture art and collectibles. It’s a convention made for movie fans with a little bit of disposable income and a fair amount of wall space. To attend and not spend money would be like going to the beach and not wading into the water.

But here’s the thing: I don’t feel bad about spending money at MondoCon. It’s hard to be in a room surrounded by some of the most talented artists in the world and not want to bring some of it home with you. And with the 2017 edition of the convention being the best one yet, I imagine I’ll be making my credit card wince here for the foreseeable future.

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Cinemaps Art Show

Everyone here at /Film loves artwork created in honor of our favorite movies and TV shows. One of our favorite artists is undoubtedly Andrew DeGraff, best known for creating a series of creations that have come to be called Cinemaps.

The Cinemaps series follows the paths of characters as they traverse around the various settings of their stories, tracing their path throughout cinematic locations. In honor of a new Cinemaps book collecting some of Andrew DeGraff’s work, Gallery 1988 is hosting an art show featuring a bunch of new pieces, including maps for Guardians of the Galaxy and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. You can check both of the pieces out from the Cinemaps art show them out below. Read More »

mondocon goodfellas

Last week, we were pleased to debut a few posters that will be for sale at this year’s MondoCon, Mondo’s annual convention dedicated to pop culture art and collectibles. Now, more posters, pins, and soundtracks have been unveiled ahead of the con’s start this weekend, including art and more for Goodfellas, Justice League, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Samurai Jack, Hot Fuzz, Ratatouille, and Predator. Check them all out below!

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mondo jaws 2

MondoCon, the annual convention put on by the ever-popular pop culture art company Mondo, returns to Austin, Texas in a little over a week. Whether you’re there to spend a little too much money on amazing posters, meet some of your favorite artists, or attend informative panels that take on topics ranging from toy making to comic book art, it’s an incredibly entertaining weekend.

Now, we’re pleased to debut several pieces that will be available at this year’s con: a Jaws 2 poster from the masterful Laurent Durieux, a Jaws pin based on Durieux’s poster for the original movie, a colorful Spring Breakers poster from Cameron Stewart, and a Preacher statue based on AMC’s television adaptation of the celebrated Vertigo comic.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street Vinyl Box Set - Mike Saputo Art

It’s that time of year when everyone is happy to be scared out of their wits, and Mondo is getting in the spirit by releasing some incredible new collectibles inspired by one of the most iconic horror franchises of all time.

A Nightmare on Elm Street is getting an amazing vinyl box set featuring the soundtracks to all seven of the films in the franchise with some stunning artwork designed by Mike Saputo. On top of that, Mondo has two new amazing prints from the same artist and a small batch of enamel pins. Check out the A Nightmare on Elm Street vinyl box set and all the other goods below. Read More »

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Thor Ragnarok Art

Last night, /Film’s Peter Sciretta and I attended a pre-opening night reception for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok art showcase at Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles. There were more than 40 pieces of art on display, and I’ve put together a selection of 10 of my favorites for you to check out now, just in case you can’t make it over to the gallery in person.
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Ape Meets Girl Gremlins Print

Just over a week ago, we featured a round-up of some fantastic new artwork from Hero Complex Gallery that debuted at New York Comic-Con 2017. One of our favorites was a new piece from Ape Meets Girl (aka Kevin M. Wilson) paying tribute to Joe Dante‘s horror comedy Gremlins, and now we can offer you a much closer look at the print to see how much detail went into it for all you movie and TV nerds out there.

The Gremlins print by Ape Meets Girl is called “The Old Curiosity Shop,” named for the hole-in-the-wall antique market where inventor Randall Peltzer comes into possession of a mysterious creature called a Mogwai. While the shop in the movie was full of random antique goods from around the world, the shop as depicted in the Ape Meets Girl Gremlins print is full of Easter eggs from your favorite movies and TV show. There are 84 altogether, and not only can we can help you spot every single one of them, but we have high-resolution images and an answer key that make them infinitely easier to spot. Read More »

frank frazetta kickstarter 1

Even if you don’t know his name, you know the work of Frank Frazetta. The legendary artist, who passed away in 2010, left lasting fingerprints on the world of fantasy art with his detailed, dramatic, bold, and yes, ridiculously macho depictions of warriors and creatures and damsels in distress. His work has been seen in books, comics, album covers, and just about every form of media you can imagine.

Now, a new Kickstarter sees the Frazetta family (who maintain the Frazetta Museum in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania) teaming up with the Austin-based Nakatomi Print Labs to bring his legendary art to the people in the form of cool silkscreen art prints.

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Blade Runner - Vance Kelly - Hero Complex Gallery NYCC 2017 Prints

New York Comic-Con has come and gone, but for those who couldn’t attend the convention, you can get your hands on some cool prints that were first available on the show floor.

Hero Complex Gallery brought a new batch of prints from artists like Craig Drake, Kevin M. Wilson, Vance Kelly, Glen Brogan and more, paying tribute to movies like Wonder Woman, Alien, Harry Potter and the Chamber of the Secrets, Back to the Future, Gremlins, Blade Runner and others. Check out all those Hero Complex Gallery NYCC 2017 prints and find out how you can pick them up. Read More »

die hard

This is not the first time Mondo has tackled Die Hard, but it is the first time Olly Moss, one of the most talented poster artists working today, has tackled the 1988 action classic. A new Olly Moss Die Hard poster was revealed today and will go on sale tomorrow, alongside a new poster based on the comic book series Mouse Guard. You can check them both out below.

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