The LEGO Death Star is one of the biggest playsets offered by the Danish building block company. The Star Wars set was actually discontinued last year, only to be re-released this year with some slight modifications that added 200 pieces and three minifigures that weren’t in the original set.
With 4,016 pieces, it’s a massive undertaking to build this set, let along paying $499.99 to actually purchase it from LEGO. But what if you could come close to the satisfaction of putting it together by watching a smooth time lapse video showing how it all comes together? Thankfully, one LEGO Star Wars fan and master builder has done just that, and you can watch it below. Read More »
One of the movies you may have missed towards the end of summer was Kubo and the Two Strings. The film came and went without much pomp and circumstance, but as yet another impressive, gorgeous stop-motion animated movie from those geniuses at LAIKA, it demands to be seen. Thankfully, the movie will arrive on home video just before Thanksgiving, making it the perfect holiday gift for that movie lover in your life.
But in the meantime, those of you who already saw Kubo and the Two Strings can try to get your hands on a gorgeous new print by artist Matt Ferguson. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2016 by Angie Han
We’ll find out next year what, exactly, the Stranger Things creators mean when they promise “justice for Barb,” but until then, fans can take comfort in knowing Nancy isn’t the only one who cared about her. Brenda Wood, a real-life news anchor who made a cameo in the series premiere, has filed a report wondering what, exactly, happened to Barb… and also calling for help capturing the “vagrant juvenile” who made off with an “unprecedented” number of Eggo waffles.
And if you’re still unhappy with how the whole Barb storyline went down, now’s your chance to try and act out your own version at home. Funko has just announced a line of Stranger Things POP! Vinyl figures, which you can pre-order now. Watch the Stranger Things newscast and check out the Stranger Things Funko toys below. Read More »
Both Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo had some of their new artwork unleashed at NYCC, and they both sold out extremely fast after going on sale to the rest of the public earlier this week. But this coming weekend, fans of both artists will have another chance to get their hands on new pop culture art.
Spoke Art has a new exhibition called Super Science Fair – A Pop Culture Experiment by Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo. Taking inspiration from vintage science fairs and science fiction, the new artwork is a little different than the usual pop culture art fare we’re used to seeing. You can check out some of the images from the Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo Super Science Fair, including an exclusive Dave Perillo piece paying tribute to Captain America.
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Easily one of the coolest sci-fi weapons of all time is the ZF-1 from The Fifth Element. If you’re not as familiar with the Luc Besson sci-fi film starring Bruce Willis as you should be, it’s the weapon that Gary Oldman demonstrates for his alien crime partners who are trying to steal the elemental stones for him. The gun has a rocket launcher, arrow launcher, net launcher, flamethrower, ice blast, a feature that allows every bullet shot to hit the same target, and of course a self-destruct button. It’s been an object of desire for Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage to build his own for years, and now after 17 years of work, he’s finally completed it.
Check out Adam Savage’s Fifth Element gun after the jump. Read More »
Tomorrow, Cyclops Print Works will be releasing variant prints of their second and third collaborations with Mondo. Tom Whalen‘s WALL-E and JC Richard‘s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow both saw regular edition screenprint releases at last weekend’s MondoCon. And now is the time for those of you who were not in Austin to get your hands on variant versions of these cool prints. Hit the jump to see them and learn where and when you can buy them!
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If you’re a fan of animated comedy for adults, then Bottleneck Gallery NYC has a couple new prints going on sale today that you might want to check out, and they’re from two of our favorite artists.
Tom Whalen has created an awesome new print in honor of the 20th anniversary of South Park and Dave Perillo has crafted a vibrant print for Adult Swim’s stellar Rick and Morty. Both of the prints debuted exclusively at New York Comic-Con, but now they’re going on sale for everyone else, so check them out below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
What happens when you take three popular artists with very different design aesthetics, put them on a stage in front of a live audience, and ask them to design a movie poster together based on a title thrown out by the crowd? Well, a MondoCon 2016 panel decided to find out.
Despite the unassuming title, the Mondo Live: Draw & Design panel was a highlight of an already excellent weekend, taking artists Jay Shaw, Olly Moss, and Jock and asking them to race against the clock to create something that wasn’t a total disaster. Succeed or fail, it was destined to be a memorable time.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
One of the first things you notice at MondoCon is that there are people who take this collectible movie poster thing far more seriously than you do.
I’m there because the subject matter at hand appeals to my interests. I like pop culture art. After all, my walls are already lined with posters produced by the Austin-based Mondo and their ever-growing stable of artists. But at the end of the weekend, it’s still a lark, albeit a lark that sees me spending far too much money on art that will have to live in the closet until I’m able to conjure more wall space out of thin air. For me, the amateur collector, MondoCon is a fun way to spend two days. For others, the attendees carrying war-torn and heavy-duty poster tubes that look they were designed to survive a small explosion, it’s a religion. The best thing I can say about MondoCon 2016 is that both crowds seemed to be having a good time.
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Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Although the main draw at MondoCon remains the shops and booths run by talented artists from around the world, the convention offers more than just an endless series of excuses to spend money on pop culture art. MondoCon 2016 played host to a series of panels dedicated to exploring the world of pop culture collectibles and the Mondo Talk panel was, like in years past, the must-see event of the weekend.
The set-up is simple: Mondo’s creative team (Rob Jones, Eric Garza, Jay Shaw, and Mitch Putnam) all sit on stage and share posters that never came fruition, various abandoned concepts, rough sketches that showcase just how much a print can change from its initial inception, and previews of things to come. The results can be aggravating (just look at Olly Moss’ unused Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster!) but also exciting (Mondo is working on a Nickelodeon gallery show!). Let’s run through everything that went down.
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