On Wednesday, you knew it was going to be big. Game of Thrones and two different posters for The Dark Knight Rises were just the tip of the iceberg. The Mondo Booth at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 was a must visit during the convention, featuring hundreds of eager fans rabidly anticipating the next of several random surprise releases. Lines caused major problems with security and with the schedules of Con attendees desperate to get one of these posters but, mostly, people left happy. Some of the highlights included a Lord of the Rings trilogy set by J.C. Richard, Princess Mononoke by Olly Moss, Lego Lord of the Rings by Kevin Tong, several Adventure Time pieces and even a surprise visit by Guillermo Del Toro to autograph Mimic by Jay Shaw.
After the jump, check out all the posters we haven’t already posted about in one easy to view gallery. Read More »
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Fifteen plus new posters by eleven different artists with up to four different drops a day. Mondo has truly upped their game for San Diego Comic-Con 2012. Last year was the first time the poster boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse ever attended the Super Bowl of pop culture and they were forced to throw everything together in two weeks. This year, a full year of prep and effort has been put into the event and while most of what they have planned is secret, we got some teases and logistics from Mondo’s creative director Justin Ishmael as well as a hint at what’s going on in the coming year with Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future and more. After the jump, read more about what’s sure to be one of the busiest booths at Comic-Con. Read More »
Want to see how Spider-Man could have looked different in The Amazing Spider-Man? How is Warner Bros. subtly marketing The Dark Knight Rises in Canada? Why does Peter Parker use Bing in The Amazing Spider-Man? Is Hugh Jackman on his way to Australia to film The Wolverine? Did Olly Moss change how you’ll look at Spider-Man forever? And what do babies and The Dark Knight Rises have in common? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.
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Why is Batman standing on top of a Jiffy Lube? How can you read Scott Pilgrim in color? Want to read a psychology report on Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s character in The Dark Knight Rises? Looking for a gorgeous, hi-res Amazing Spider-Man wallpaper before tomorrow’s opening of the film? Where is Batman running around in the funniest parody video yet? Is a theme park prepping a Justice League ride? Has Marc Webb seen the 25 minute cut of The Amazing Spider-Man? Which actors should play Ant-Man or directors direct Guardians of the Galaxy? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.
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Be it movies, music, painting or something else, the best art inspires action in the people who view it. Sometimes that inspiration can lead you to change your life, or maybe simply inspires more art. Daniel Kanemoto is a huge Evil Dead fan and when he saw Olly Moss‘ 2010 Mondo poster for Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead, he was so inspired by the image he decided to do a little animation showing his love of the franchise. The result is now online: a 90 second ride through the three films with a Moss finale. Check it out below. Read More »
One year ago this week, the pop culture art game changed when Olly Moss opened his Paper Cuts show at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. Up till then, Mondo posters were popular, people liked cool art, but Moss’ show was a genuine happening that garnered a line 24 hours in advance, featured several famous attendees and gave pop culture art a level of legitimacy it was sorely lacking. Today the pieces sell for thousands of dollars, if you can find someone willing to sell.
At the time, we covered the event extensively, providing the only interview with Moss at the show as well as a gallery of the images and a cool video that gave a sense of what it was all like. This October, Titan Books (who are also publishing the awesome Scott C Great Showdowns book) is bring it home to you. They’ll release a book of Moss’ paper cuts called Silhouettes From Popular Culture. The cover is above. After the jump read the official write up and see a gallery of what can be expected in the book.
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Saturday marks the next step in the evolution of Mondo: the opening of their very own gallery. And while we can’t yet reveal what’s in store for that (check back Sunday for the reveal and more later in the week), Mondo’s three headed team of Justin Ishmael, Rob Jones and Mitch Putnam were (kind of) willing to give updates on what they have planned for 2012 outside the gallery.
Will there be more Mondo Mystery Movies? What’s in store for San Diego Comic-Con? When might we see more Jurassic Park, Back to the Future and DC posters? Is there an Avengers poster in the works? How many Pixar posters are left? Answers to all these questions and more after the jump. Read More »