Purveyors of extremely fine illustrated film posters and other cinematic and pop cultural celebrations (such as the Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 20th anniversary screening), Mondo has announced its next comic book-inspired event will be an exhibition of portraits of Marvel Comics characters illustrated by artist Mike MItchell. Running from April 25 through May 17 at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas, Mitchell's show, officially called “Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo,” will include pieces inspired by the Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man and more.  Read on for an exclusive peek at some of the excellent pieces on offer.

“My love for Marvel Comics was an integral part of growing up. Not just the comics, but the action figures, video games and cartoons," said MItchell, whose distinctive work we've spotlighted on ComicsAlliance before. "My intention with this show was to take those characters out of their action-oriented world and give them a moment of silence to catch their breath. There's a humanizing quality to that which I find extremely interesting. This has easily been the most ambitious project I've ever taken on, and it's due in part to my love for their universe; which is fictional by definition, but real in my mind and in the minds of others."

 

 

Anyone able is encouraged to attend the show's opening night at the Mondo Gallery located at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX, where Mitchell be in attendance. These guys really know how to party.