Back in 2014, Mondo released a Harley Quinn print by Matt Taylor at San Diego Comic-Con that was both beautiful and managed to capture Harley in a way we'd never really seen her before. The print was so popular, Mondo decided to make a statue capturing Harley Quinn in her room listening to her favorite records. We've seen the piece a few times now in prototype form, but now the pre-orders have opened, and we can't throw our money at the screen fast enough.
The Nickelodeon of the '90s is alive and well in the hearts and minds of a generation of fans, but thanks to the recent revival on The Splat, icons like Ren, Stimpy, Tommy Pickles, Rocko and Doug Funnie are thriving once again. With that in mind, Mondo's turned its attention to the network where sliming someone used to mean something. Just because you couldn't do that on television doesn't mean you can't do it at an art show.
Mondo, following the success of its vinyl soundtrack for Netflix and Marvel's Luke Cage, is publishing similar vinyl releases for Daredevil and Jessica Jones. The Daredevil Season One record features music by John Paesano, while the soundtrack to Jessica Jones Season One, a double album, is by Sean Callery. Both feature really striking cover art by Matthew Woodson.
Over the past 10 years, Francesco Francavilla emerged as one of the most unique and prolific artists of this generation, with a slew of credits at almost every major publisher and fans clamoring to see his gorgeous style on their favorite characters. Earlier this year, Mondo hosted a special gallery show celebrating his milestone. A frequent collaborator with the Austin art house, Francavilla will also be appearing at this weekend's MondoCon. ComicsAlliance caught up with Francavilla ahead of the event for a retrospective of his first decade in comics.
It won't be available till the middle of 2017, but the announcement of Mondo's Batman Red Rain statue still feels pretty seasonal in October. After all, this isn't just a Batman statue, it's a statue of Batman as an undead vampire, and a pretty creepy one at that.
Mondo has announced a sale of limited edition prints from its recent Francesco Francavilla art show, to be held on their website today, September 13. The prints include pieces featuring Batman, Captain America, the X-Men, and Archie. No specific time for the start of the sale has been given, but Mondo will make an announcement via its Twitter account.
Mondo certainly has a great eye for art, and not only does it help produce some of the coolest looking prints, statues, records and pretty much anything else it can get its hands on, it knows to celebrate great artists with free gallery shows highlighting the work of artists from across genres and mediums.
Later this month, Mondo will be hosting one of these gallery shows in its home base of Austin, Texas celebrating the work of Francesco Francavilla who this year is celebrating his tenth year as a comics professional. Also available at the show will be four limited edition screen prints highlighting the artist's range.
Everyone loves Marceline The Vampire Queen, Adventure Time's good natured but short tempered rock goddess/actual vampire. Her lackadaisical attitude and sweet bass riffs have turned her into a sort of indie icon, so its no surprise that Mondo has created a wicked statue in her honor, available to pre-order from today.
One of the worst things about not being able to make it to San Diego Comic Con is missing out on all the cool exclusive pieces of merchandise that are only available at the show. There are so many cool art prints and badges and even vinyl records that it can be heartbreaking to know there's only one place to get them and you aren't there.
If you couldn't make it to this year's show, Mondo has you covered, as it's releasing the remaining inventory of exclusive posters and enamel pins from this year's convention on the website, including some rad Batman Returns posters and cool X-Men pins.
Mondo's been king of limited print and soundtrack game for years, but it's only recently that the Austin-based company has expanded its reach to the realm of figures and statues. For the last two San Diego Comic-Cons, Mondo's managed to surprise a lot of collectors with what its been able to accomplish in such a small timeframe. This year's new products were no exception, and once again showed Mondo knows what it's doing when curating limited collectibles.
One advantage Mondo has over other companies in this oeuvre is having a massive library of art from its print side of the company. Though there are plenty of original statues and figures coming from Mondo, new prints just might catch Brock Otterbacher's, Creative Director of Toys and Collectibles at Mondo, eye and inspire that arm of Mondo to craft a new piece. Such was the case for the Matt Taylor Harley Quinn print from SDCC 2014. The work so perfectly showed off Harley in a new way that was still right in line with her character.