Tagged: San Diego

Jock To Release Mondo “Pan’s Labyrinth” Artist Proof’s TOMORROW!

Arguably the best poster to be released by Mondo over San Diego Comic Con weekend were these two glorious pieces for Pan’s Labyrinth by Cult Collective favourite, Jock. Over on his Twitter feed Jock has announced that tomorrow he will be releasing his artist proof copies of the poster via his online store.


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UPDATED! Mondo Announce Their Latest Exciting Collectables: TOYS! Featuring “TNMT”, “The Iron Giant” And “Hitchcock”!

Now, you may be forgiven for thinking that Mondo only do posters. Up to now that has mostly been the case, with the exception of a few vinyl, VHS and t-shirt releases. Regardless, whatever they turn their hands to, it pretty much turns to gold, especially for a fan like me.

It was the posters that Mondo produced that initially got me into print and art collecting and over the past couple of years that market has flourished. With more and more galleries and poster boutiques popping up it makes perfect sense for Mondo to branch out into new and untapped areas. And they have certainly done that. Mondo have today announced that they will be launching a range of fully licensed toys, initially including The Iron Giant and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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UPDATED! Jason Edmiston Reveals A Whole Load Of Awesome Swag And Con Exclusives For San Diego Comic Con!

With San Diego Comic Con literally just days away, we are starting to slowly get an idea of some of the great con exclusive’s and general releases that will be available. One artist who is not skimping when it comes to having a fully stocked booth this coming weekend is Jason Edmiston!

This past year, Jason has been incredibly busy producing artwork for toys and prints for various galleries and shows and will be bringing them all together when he hits booth #5015 in the illustrators section this weekend. We have collected together a selection of what you could pick up from one of the nicest and most talented guys in the industry.

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Hero Complex Gallery And Salvador Anguiano Become Superfriends For “75 Years of Batman” Print

With DC Comics having declared July 23rd as Batman day and San Diego Comic Con just around the corner, there has been a plethora of artists sending their creative gifts his way.
Recently Blurppy curated a week long online event of art produced by the Poster Posse celebrating Batman, within which Salvador Anguiano created a clever piece depicting Batman adorning his various cowls throughout the years. Salvador has now teamed up with Hero Complex Gallery to release the piece as a very limited edition fine art Giclee.

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Mondo Reveal 5 Villainous Vinyl’s For ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Including ‘Harley Quinn’ By Matt Taylor

This past year Mondo have been branching out from boutique poster and t-shirt designs into other areas such as rugs, ski masks and not least vinyl. Vinyl has always boasted a large number of die hard collectors and add that to Mondo’s history of producing beautiful artwork, you are bound to have a highly desirable and sublimely attractive piece of art.

In the lead up to this years San Diego Comic Con, the grandaddy of all comic cons, Mondo have just released the information of not 1, not 2, but 5 versions of limited edition Batman: The Animated Series original soundtrack vinyl records.

Harley Quinn Mondo Matt Taylor Vinyl

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Gallery 1988 Announce The Next In Their ‘Ghostbusters’ 30th Anniversay Online Releases, “They’re Here To Save The World” By Joshua Budich

Ever since Gallery 1988 announced back in January that they would be doing a Ghostbusters touring gallery celebrating the movies 30th anniversary, we have been excited to see each and every piece produced for the shows. The tour kicked off in New York on April the 19th before moving to L.A on May the 17th and opens in Chicago this Friday night at Rotofugi, 7pm while 10pm. Tomorrow Gallery 1988 continue with their series of online releases with a piece by Joshua Buddich, easily one of the best of the show.

Joshua Budich, one of the most humble and talented artists to emerge over the past couple of years, has produced this fantastic piece

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“They’re Here To Save The World” By Joshua Budich

24×36 Inch Screen Print, 150-200 Approx Online

A little while ago, Joshua was kind enough to take the time to answer a few of our questions on the piece, which impressively comes with full likeness rights by each of the key actors including the sadly departed Harold Ramis.

How did you feel when Gallery 1988 asked you to work on a Ghostbusters piece?

Ghostbusters has always been one of my favorite, and most memorable movie experiences of my childhood. I remember getting the “nod” from my parents, after they had pre-screened Ghostbusters for any questionable content, too racy or frightening for my virgin eyes. Then getting to stay up late to watch it! So, when 88 asked me to participate in this show, I of course jumped at the chance.

Your artwork is applauded and loved by fans for the character likeness and composition, how do you decide what your posters should include?

I knew going into this project that obtaining likeness sign-off from any of the actors I portrayed in the print would be a challenge. So, I had to let the composition dictate who to include, and who unfortunately had to be cut. I do this little exercise every time I create a character-based piece like this. For me, the print has to tell a story. Some parts of the film, although extremely memorable, have to be taken out.

Last year was a great one for you, where would you like this year to take you with your artwork?

Thanks so much! This year, I promised myself more personal projects. Opportunities to take more time with my work, and to reinvigorate my love for the process of creating these pieces.

 

The print will be released tomorrow, Thursday the 19th of June at 9am PT/ Noon ET at Gallery 1988’s dedicated Ghostbusters 30th website and make sure you follow them on Twitter and Facebook, too!

Gallery 1988 Gear Up For ‘Ghostbusters’ 30th Roadshow With New Pieces By Joshua Budich And Anthony Petrie

Ever since Gallery 1988 announced back in January that they would be doing a Ghostbusters touring gallery celebrating the movies 30th anniversary, we have been waiting with baited breath to see what pieces will be produced for the shows. With the tour kicking off in New York on April the 19th before moving to L.A on May the 17th we have now seen two previews by Joshua Buddich and Anthony Petrie accompanying each of the events show cards as well as a comprehensive list of artists who will be contributing either artwork or t-shirt designs for the show.

Joshua Budich, one of the most humble and talented artists to emerge over the past couple of years, has produced this fantastic piece for the L.A gallery which opens May 17th at Gallery 1988’s West location and runs through until June the 1st.

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Joshua was kind enough to take the time to answer a few of our questions on the piece, which impressively comes with full likeness rights by each of the key actors including the sadly departed Harold Ramis.

How did you feel when Gallery 1988 asked you to work on a Ghostbusters piece?

Ghostbusters has always been one of my favorite, and most memorable movie experiences of my childhood. I remember getting the “nod” from my parents, after they had pre-screened Ghostbusters for any questionable content, too racy or frightening for my virgin eyes. Then getting to stay up late to watch it! So, when 88 asked me to participate in this show, I of course jumped at the chance.

Your artwork is applauded and loved by fans for the character likeness and composition, how do you decide what your posters should include?

I knew going into this project that obtaining likeness sign-off from any of the actors I portrayed in the print would be a challenge. So, I had to let the composition dictate who to include, and who unfortunately had to be cut. I do this little exercise every time I create a character-based piece like this. For me, the print has to tell a story. Some parts of the film, although extremely memorable, have to be taken out.

Last year was a great one for you, where would you like this year to take you with your artwork?

Thanks so much! This year, I promised myself more personal projects. Opportunities to take more time with my work, and to reinvigorate my love for the process of creating these pieces.

 

Another fantastic piece created for the New York leg of the show, which opens April 119th and runs until April 26th at 69 Leonard Street, between Church and Broadway, is by Anthony Petrie and features a brilliantly detailed map of New York forming the shape of the ever familiar Proton pack.

 

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Along with these great pieces Gallery 1988 have released a full list of artists and designers taking part in the event which will also visit Chicago between June 20th and 22nd and culminate in a spot at San Diego Comic Con in July.

As well as Joshua Budich and Anthony Petrie, other artists and designers taking part include Scott C, Mike Mitchell, Phantom City Creative, Tom Whalen, Jason Edmiston, Cuyler Smith, Dan Mumford, Gary Pullin , Rich Kelly, Dan Mumford, Godmachine, Bruce White, Chogrin, 100% Soft, Dave Perillo and many many more. We are practically drooling at the prospect of Ghostbusters pieces by any of these artists and wish we could get on over to the States for one of these shows!

To keep up to date with the gallery and new art reveals, keep tabs on Gallery 1988’s dedicated Ghostbusters 30th website and make sure you follow them on Twitter and Facebook, too!

“Who Ya Gonna Call?” Sony prep for ‘Ghostbusters’ 30th Anniversary with a dedicated Gallery 1988 show

I have said it many times on here, Ghostbusters is my favourite film of all time. Period. With 2014 being the 30th anniversary of the first movie (which is actually two years older than me!), I assumed that Sony would have some exciting plans lined up to celebrate.

Well, over the past few days a number of sources have leaked various bits of information confirming that there are indeed some 30th anniversary plans.Total Licensing’s website License Global have reported that Sony Pictures has struck up an exciting deal with Gallery 1988 to create a traveling art show that will feature top artists’ interpretations of Ghostbusters over the last 30 years. Gallery 1988 will be producing licensed limited edition screen prints and posters available during each stop of the tour, culminating in July at San Diego Comic-Con.

Here’s what Greg Economos, senior vice president, global consumer products, Sony Pictures Entertainment had to say;

“This franchise is very important to the studio, and we wanted to give fans new and exciting ways to participate,” “Ghostbusters continues to gain fans and recognition year after year, and we are thrilled to extend the brand through products and events to celebrate this milestone event.”

This is brilliant news. Silkscreen movie poster collectors have been crying out for a great Ghostbusters print for years with no one quite managing to nail ‘The One’. Gallery 1988, however, have a long history of producing great Ghostbusters art pieces and also, whether officially or not, seem to be the only gallery who have produced art with character likeness’. A couple of great examples are the amazing sold out pieces by Sam Gilbey, “Dogs and Cats living together”, and “Who Ya Gonna Call” by Ben Buchet which were produced for ‘Crazy 4 Cult 7’ this year.

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It has also been announced that Sony have agreed a number of further Ghostbusters licenses for toys, games, clothing, games and collectibles with the likes of Mattel, Mad Engine, IDW Publishing and Titan Figures. Personally, I am really looking forwar to seeing some more great Ghostbusters toys. The Real Ghostbusters line shaped my childhood and I still have the Venkman and Stay Puft figures on my office desk now!

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So who would you most like to produce a Ghostbusters silkscreen movie poster? Which other artists would you like to see featured in Gallery 1988’s shows? Personally, I would love to see a Real Ghostbusters animated series print. Discuss below and we will keep you up to date as we get more news.

In the meantime, while we all wait with baited breath, be sure to follow Gallery 1988 on Twitter for more announcements.