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Fans of comics, toys, TV, movies and video games have come to consider San Diego Comic-Con almost like Christmas. We wait patiently all year, and then four days in July pack in months worth of awesome. However, while we’ve come expect that level of crazy for the traditional pop culture stuff, the last few years have done the same for the poster world too. That’s in large part because Mondo has chosen to release dozens of exclusive posters at the event as well as provide some incredible opportunities to fans. This year seems like it will trump them all.

Artists Drew Struzan, Martin Ansin and Olly Moss will all be at the convention signing brand new posters of theirs for The Dark Tower, Conan the Barbarian and Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle, respectively. Plus, each is being sold as a pre-order THIS WEEK to avoid crazy lines. Mondo is also releasing four new Pacific Rim posters, and that’s just the start.

Below, read all the details on the releases and check out our exclusive reveal of the Moss’ Howl’s Moving Castle. Read More »

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Drew: The Man Behind The Poster is finally ready. We’ve been covering the documentary since 2010 and after several clips, trailers and even a panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2012, the film will have its world debut at San Diego Comic-Con 2013. It tells the story of Drew Struzan, the prolific poster artist who made posters for the Indiana Jones and Star Wars films, as well as Back to the Future, The Goonies, The Shawshank Redemption, Harry Potter and many more.

Not going to be in San Diego? The film will hit limited theaters on August 16 and then video on demand in the Fall thanks to distributor Kino Lorber. Read More »

The biggest recent Star Wars news is in regards to its animated future, but there’s plenty more Star Wars to go around. After the jump, read about the following:

  • Joss Whedon wouldn’t bring back the original characters if he did Star Wars Episode VII.
  • Which Disney universe has more characters: Star Wars or Marvel?
  • George Lucas plans to open up an art museum.
  • Bad Robot producer Bryan Burk talked about joining Star Wars Episode VII.
  • Billy Dee Williams wants your help to bring Lando back.
  • President Obama makes light of his recent Star Trek/Star Wars mix-up.
  • Poster artist Drew Struzan “has not” been approached for Star Wars Episode VII.
  • Jango Fett himself, Temuera Morrison, throws his hat into the ring for a Boba Fett spinoff.

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Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: Poster artist master himself Drew Struzan is now claiming his comments were “misunderstood”.   Read Drew’s statement after the jump.

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UPDATE: We’ve added three new images.

It’s the gallery show they were was born to do. In the past, Mondo has released posters for all the Universal Monsters: Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera, The Invisible Man and The Mummy. Obviously, they’re monster fans, and after Mondo opened their own gallery, it was only a matter of time before the monsters took over that space. That time is now.

The Universal Monsters show at the Mondo Gallery opens on Friday October 19 and it’ll feature new work not only by top Mondo artists such as Martin Ansin, Kevin Tong, Ken Taylor, Jason Edminson, Rich Kelly, Phantom City Creative and JC Richard, living legends Rick Baker and Drew Struzan will also have work in the show. Yes, the Oscar winning makeup artist and greatest poster artist ever, returning just as we said he would.

After the jump, check out three of Struzan’s seven original pieces from the show, three of the additional posters that’ll be on display, and find out what the next show might be. (Hint: In England. Olly Moss.) Read More »

You may remember a few weeks back that Mondo released a screen print of Drew Struzan‘s The Thing. It was a huge deal for fans and collectors because not only could they own a piece of art from one of the best movie poster artists ever, the image itself was incredibly iconic and instantly recognizable. What we didn’t know at that time was the team from Machinima tagged along and documented the whole thing.

In the below series of videos, you get a look both behind the scenes at Mondo, but also at Struzan’s house, a talk with director John Carpenter and even a peek into the screenprinting factory to see how the process is done. It’s a very cool series of videos for movie poster fans. Check it out below. Read More »

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Two years have passed since we first posted a clip for Drew: The Man Behind The Poster, a documentary about legendary poster artist Drew Struzan. Director Erik P. Sharkey has finally completed the film and had a full panel at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend to discuss it. During the panel, Struzan answered lots of questions about his process, posters, influences and other topics. A new trailer from the film also premiered and it’ll make you want to watch the movie, right now. Check it out below along with a few additional thoughts on his retirement or lack thereof. Read More »

UPDATE: Drew Struzan released a statement. Read it after the jump.

In 2008, one of the most prolific poster artists of all-time decided to put down the paintbrush. Drew Struzan, the man who made the iconic posters for the Indiana Jones and Star Wars films, Back to the Future, The Goonies, The Shawshank Redemption, Harry Potter and so many more, decided he’d had enough and retired from professional art after 40 years. “I am well pleased to have been able to give a gift of beauty and peace through my artwork to so many throughout the world. Now I have laid down the burden and have peace and happiness as the reward for my day’s labor,” he wrote at the time.

Then last summer (and again last month) Struzan allowed Mondo, the poster boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse, to screen print and release some of his previously created art for Frankenstein and The Thing. Each poster was a massive success and Struzan was extremely happen with the results. So happy in fact, they’re now working on screen printing his work for Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. Still, this is all art he’d previously created. Save for offering some help on Cowboys & Aliens and The Walking Deadhe remained retired.

/Film has now learned that Struzan will start creating new art in the coming months. And he’ll do it for Mondo. He’s back. Read more after the jump. Read More »

When you say “John Carpenter‘s The Thing” the first image that pops in your head might be Drew Struzan‘s legendary theatrical one sheet. The silhouetted man in a winter jacket with a bright light exploding out of his face has become the defining image of the awesome movie. Though others have tried to create equally iconic representations fo the film, no one has come close to duplicating Struzan’s striking poster.

This Friday, the Alamo Drafthouse is hosting their Summer of ’82 screening of The Thing. In an almost jaw-dropping stroke of awesomeness, they’ve talked Universal into allowing Struzan and Mondo to screenprint and release a limited edition version of the poster’s original painting. Check out the full image and find out how and when you can buy these after the jump. Read More »