With the opening of Mondo’s new gallery show celebrating EC Comics and Tales From the Crypt Friday night in Austin, different artwork associated with the show has begun popping up online. I grew up watching Tales From the Crypt, so I am very happy that Mondo is letting us premiere a print from the show and it just happens to be from one of my favorite artists, Ken Taylor. Check out the regular and variant screenprints plus all the details for the show after the jump.
You don’t have Tales From the Crypt without the Cryptkeeper, so it only makes sense that he is immortalized in a poster. I really think Ken Taylor nailed this one. No info as of yet on the run size or the price, but the prints are 24 x 36. Both prints will be on sale at the show along with art from over 30 artists. Check out the show card to see the artist roster.
The show opens this Friday, October 25 at 7:00pm until 10:00pm with regular hours to follow for the show’s duration. The Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX. If tradition continues, any artwork that doesn’t sell out during the run of the show, will eventually make its way onto Mondo’s website. Make sure you follow them on twitter (twitter.com/mondonews) and sign up for their newletter at their website (mondotees.com) to keep up to date on all the latest from them.
Here is what Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael had to say about the show.
“I care about EC Comics very much. Even though I wasn’t around when it was originally published, the HBO Tales From The Crypt was an amazing intro into a demented world of darkly comedic horror stories and vivid artwork. EC Comics’ editor Bill Gaines is one of my heroes and it’s so incredibly exciting to combine his creations with thirty something artists that are also fans of that era.”
Here is the press release from Mondo.
Mondo will celebrate EC Comics & Tales From The Crypt this Halloween with a gallery show that will run from October 25 through November 23. Thirty-plus artists will honor one of the greatest horror television shows of all time and its origins in EC Comics, which produced some of the most original and striking horror artwork, inspiring a generation of artists and genre fans. The gallery show will feature original works of art and blood-drenched screen prints.