Mondo has always been at the forefront of cult movie artwork and this years screen print’s did not disappoint. In 2013 we have seen some incredible stuff from emerging artists and veterans alike – Kilian Eng, Kevin Tong, Randy Ortiz, Drew Struzan, and Jay Shaw to name a few. If you know anything about Mondo’s releases, you know they are extremely hard to get a hold of. Following them on Twitter is definitely the best way to get your hands on any of these great pieces. Randomly, they’ll tweet out that a poster will be on sale soon. Then, at an undisclosed time, they will tweet that the poster is available for purchase. At that point, everyone and their mother rushes to the website to order them as fast as possible. I have never actually been able to get my hands on one, but i will never stop trying!
Until then, here’s what i believe to the best posters Mondo has released in 2013.
If you loved 2013’s poster collection, check out last years great Mondo Posters.
This is Mark (below). Marks your average run of the mill nice guy. His life pretty much sucks, he hates his job, he’s perpetually in a funk, he’s not great with the ladies and he’s got a serious addiction to “The Infinite Vacation”. What is the infinite vacation you ask? Well my dear friend, not only is it a widely popular cell phone app and portal to every possible eventuality you could imagine, but it’s also the title of Nick Spencer and Christian Wards fantastic hardcover graphic novel (release on 7/10). The Infinite Vacation tells the story of Mark’s quest to find himself, in a sea of infinite realities. With the possibility of vacationing to alternate dimensions at a whim, Mark’s escape from his own reality results in him constantly visiting other Marks, discovering different renditions of himself, had events in his life been slightly altered. After racking up enough frequent vacation points, Mark becomes one of the biggest users of the app.
As the story progresses, Mark misses an opportunity with a beautiful girl at a coffee shop, who ends up being a Deadender (someone who believes in a life without the infinite vacation), thus planting the seed that eventually leads him to take hold of his own life. In a strange turn of events, Mark soon meets three of his other selves who make him aware that many of the other Marks are being killed off. We find that his constant vacationing has caught the watchful eye of the infinite vacation corporation and Marks story begins to unravel; revealing a much larger conspiracy pitting him at the center of a multidimensional collapse where he is forced to make the most important decision of his life. This decision will not only change Mark forever but life itself.
The Infinite Vacation Overall
Though this book took what felt like forever to wrap up, fans of the infinite vacation were surely rewarded with its closing. This is probably one of the most astounding books i have ever read. It has pushed the medium in ways that many other comics haven’t in years. Very rarely do a writer and artist work in such perfect harmony as they do here. Nick Spencer’s writing is comical and light-hearted at times, but he injects a dark and cynical edge that comes as a welcomed surprise later on in the book. Christian Ward’s art is hands down jaw dropping from page to page. The frame layouts are beautiful and often times do not adhere to any kind of concrete structure, leaving each page more like a canvas than a strip. His use of color is fresh and breathtaking. With what seems like hundreds of patterns and textures, he crafts beautifully trippy, trans-dimensional landscapes and overlays. Bob Ross’s head would’ve surely exploded were he to gaze upon this work. They’ve even inserted commercial advertisements for the infinite vacation product within the comic. With great quotes like “Go anywhere. Be anything. The Infinite Vacation”. The ideas herein are well expressed, executed, and presented beautifully. The Infinite Vacation has so much to offer in terms of thought-provoking storytelling, that I don’t know one person i wouldn’t recommend this book too. This is a must read!
So i had the pleasure of dropping in to the Crazy 4 Cult art gallery (http://nineteeneightyeight.com) this past Sunday with @the__donovan and boy were happy with the turn out! One hundred great artists from all over the country have come together to create some of the best cult movie inspired art work to date. I was stoked to see that a lot of the west coast cult art work is starting to make it’s way to the east coast. Bring it. We love it. The galleries running for about a month, so if you have a chance and are in the NYC area, make a pit stop asap, you will not be upset that you did! The info about the gallery is listed below as well as a ton of art you can view as well as purchase!
Opening Reception: Thurs, August 9th from 6-9pm
Gallery1988 NYC Pop-up Store
64 Gansevoort St., NY, NY 10014
Hours: Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm
August 9 – September 1, 2012
Wednesday thru Sunday – 11am to 6pm
Everyone is waiting patiently for the upcoming Christopher Nolan Batman film, The Dark Knight rises. The third installment of this modern batman epic is looking to be pretty interesting and is hopefully just as psychologically stunning as the last two films. An all star cast (Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon Levitt, and Anne Hathaway) and a dark, noir styled Gotham will hopefully satisfy fans of classic batman comic books as well as new comers to the character. These promotional posters were just released earlier in the week and look fantastic. Enjoy!
Here’s a little artsy homage to one of my all time favorite video game series': METROID. Our heroine Samus still knows how to kick space pirate ass in style! Included are the sites where you can purchase these great pieces of nostalgia.
It’s 3am and i find myself wired on a Saturday night channel surfing only to come across one of favorite childhood blood-fests: Robocop. This movie was one that my parents never wanted me to watch, especially because of many explicitly violent gun battles. It’s funny, in the 80’s did everyone think that Detroit and Seattle would become the most crime infested, dangerous places on earth, where the criminal underbelly ran wild and plotted to destroy the established order? Apparently. Robocop was a movie with a great blend of character development, bad ass action, and hardcore violence. It was every 15 yr old’s dream come true. A lot of artists have posted Robocop screen printed posters, so here they are for your viewing pleasure:
oh yea and here’s the most violent scene in the movie:
I have been playing guitar since i was about 15 years old and since then have gone through a serious amount of bargain bin guitars. As i got older and saved more $$$ i could actually afford the guitars that i really wanted . Here is a quick photo shoot of my current guitar collection and some of the biggest loves of my life. The axes i’m currently wielding include: Mexican Fender Jaguar, Fender Telecaster, ESP Hybrid 300, Epiphone Dot Studio, and a Hagstrom F200. Two of the guitars i own are discontinued (F200/Hybrid 300). All these guitars sound amazing when fully intonated and i personally feel as though i have a great high to low tone spectrum with these guitars. Whether it be for heavy rock, blues, or clean jazz this guitar arsenal can handle anything.…
Coming soon: Photos of my Amp and Pedal Board set up!
These just went up two days ago at Mondotees.com. All original screen prints for the first five planet of the apes films (some of my personal favs) and a limited edition”Go Ape” print. Posters by Martin Ansin, Ken Taylor, Rich Kelly, Phantom City Creative, Florian Bertmer and Jason Edmiston. Unfortunately they sold out in under 15 minutes so i could not get one. If you can get your hands on any of these please contact me!