AND, FINALLY: IS MONDO SET TO UNLEASH HELL AT THE 2012 SAN DIEGO COMIC CON?
A big dose of “Holy Shit” dropped in our laps earlier this week, when—totally without warning, and just as casually as can be—Mondo’s Creative Director, Justin Ishmael, confirmed a whole bunch little details regarding Mondo’s presence at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con. He also clarified that—though they hadn’t been listed amongst the official list of vendors that was released by SDCC this week—they would absolutely be on the selling floor.
Here’s what he said (via the @MondoNews handle on Twitter.com) earlier this week:
So, the San Diego Comic Con vendor list came out today and we weren’t on there…but we will be there with a booth…We’ll be at booth #437 and will have multiple drops every day. All new stuff. Will have archival stuff for sale, too. Signings, etc…Should be fun!
And with that, everyone promptly lost their shit.
This will be the first Comic Con that I’ve ever attended as a Mondo collector (or the first Comic Con I’ve attended period, for that matter), and I’ve been led to believe that—on any given day, at any given time—there’s plenty of stuff going on to keep attendees busy. The fact that Mondo’s releasing “multiple drops per day” means that collectors are going to need to stay focused, at-the-ready, and deeply connected to their Twitter feeds: if some of the rumors I’ve heard about what’s going to be on sale at the SDCC are true, prints aren’t going to last long once they’re announced.
We’ll have more for you regarding Mondo’s presence at Comic Con (including some exclusive interviews and reports from the frontlines of the Con itself) in just a few weeks. Until then, you can look forward to the following: after the weekend, we’re debuting an all-new offshoot of Limited Paper called Unlimited Paper (where you’ll find links to a bunch of open-edition prints that are still available for purchase); after that, we’re going to have some exclusive, totally-kick-ass coverage from Mondo Mystery Movie X for you (including photos of the print(s)—that’s regular and variant, mind you—being released at the show) and a report from the epic poster-swap taking place in Austin the day before the event; and much, much more.
After our last installment, I got a number of emails from people asking for photos of some of the frames that my preferred framer (Frank Hensey, from Bauhaus Custom Framing) had put together for me. I’ve also been seeing a pretty-regular series of emails from readers asking to see photos of my “collection” (silly emailers: don’t you realize half the collection’s in the tiny drawers of a flat, metal box?!). As an added bonus to this week’s Limited Paper, I thought I’d toss in the following “walking tour” video, which shows you what things look like here at Limited Paper HQ (on the day this installment was written: God knows what it’ll look like after MMMX). Please enjoy that below, and stay tuned for more from us in the very near future! As always, you can feel free to sound off in the comments section below if you’ve got anything you’d like to add to all this!
Finally, if you’ve missed any of our previous Limited Paper columns:
- Limited Paper #7: A DISTANT WINTER Debuts at the Phone Booth Gallery, Plus Details on What to Expect from Mondo Mystery Movie X
- Limited Paper #6: A Report from the Alamo Drafthouse/Mondo Screening of THE THING; Plus Some Poster-Related ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT News
- Limited Paper #5: Interview with John Davis of Poster Mountain, the Poster Community’s Miracle Workers
- Limited Paper #4: RAYGUNS AND ROBOTS at the Ltd. Art Gallery, Peeks at Martin Ansin’s A DISTANT WINTER Lineup, and More Poster Awesomeness
- Limited Paper #3: MONDO Drops E.T., THE BEYOND, and STAR TREK: THE WRATH OF KAHN; Gallery1988’s Newest BREAKING BAD Piece Unveiled
- Limited Paper #2: Mondo Mystery Movie X Announced, A Distant Winter Teased By the Phone Booth Gallery, Aaron Horkey’s Jaw-Dropping New Poster and More!
- Limited Paper #1: Posters from Gallery 1988, Mondo, Dark Hall Mansion and Tom Whalen, Rhys Cooper, Phone Booth, Drafthouse and More