Today, we’re pleased to debut some jaw-dropping prints for Tod Browning’s horror classic Dracula designed by artist Jonathan Burton. The prints will be available at MondoCon, Mondo’s annual convention, which is going into its second year and will run from October 3 – 4th in Austin, Texas. In addition to posters that are so good they’ll make a grown man cry, the convention will also play host to screenings, panels, talks, and much more.
Check out the Mondo posters for Dracula below.
Regular – Size: 24” x 36”; Edition of 325
Variant – Size: 24” x 36”; Edition of 150
For more on MondoCon, here’s the press release:
MONDOCON 2015 UNVEILED!
New Names Announced for Massive Lineup of World Renowned Artists
Live Score Event, Screenings, Panels and Austin’s Best Food Truck Eats
Pop-Up Record Shop & Preview Mondo’s Groovy New LP for “Army of Darkness”
Austin, TX—August 6, 2015— Mondo is excited to unveil the lineup of artists, panels and exhibitors for MondoCon 2015, taking place October 3rd – 4th at The Marchesa Hall & Theater in Austin, TX the weekend following Fantastic Fest.
The convention brings together unique guests from a variety of areas to celebrate film, music, art, and toys with the world’s finest artists, designers, toy creators, directors, composers and more. This year, the convention will be taking advantage of additional exhibitor & event space in the neighboring Holiday Inn Midtown Conference Center.
Below, please find panel descriptions, a mind-blowing live score event, guests in attendance and a preview of Mondo items that will be at the convention including the gorgeous LPs for Black Swan and Army of Darkness and a “Lil Mikey” collectible variant only available at MondoCon. Artwork available here.
Schedule for the following panels, events and screenings can be found here.
PANELS & EVENTS
Mondo Creative Directors discuss the creative process behind Mondo’s work, showing how the team works with artists to arrive at final images. The panel will include a presentation of alternate concepts and a look at some of the biggest releases of the year.
The Art of Toys & Collectibles
A behind-the-scenes look at the Mondo collectibles line with Creative Director of Toys/Collectibles Brock Otterbacher & a number of special guests. This panel will give fans a look into the toy making process along with a few upcoming release teases!
Pop-Up Record Shop
Continuing in the tradition of this year’s Audyssey pop-up record shop, Mondo & Death Waltz Recording Co. are pleased to present the premiere destination for soundtrack collectors to pick up the latest must have releases. We have returning favorites from last year as well as some amazing newcomers. Mondo & Death Waltz will be carrying selections of our favorite titles from our friends at Data Discs, Milan, One Way Static as well a huge selection of curated European titles imported specially for the event . Other labels in attendance manning their own tables and ready to interact with fans include Tiger Lab, Milan, Light In The Attic, Waxwork Records, Terrorvision Records, Lunaris Records, Ship To Shore Records and Strange Disc.
William Stout Career Retrospective
MondoCon welcomes back the legendary William Stout for a look into his incredible career, which includes design work on over 35 feature films – both Conan the Barbarian films, The Hitcher, Invaders From Mars, First Blood and Return of the Living Dead.
The Art of Jock
You may know Jock from the work he’s done with Mondo, but his career extends far beyond a 24”x36” poster. After getting his start in comics working at British magazine 2000 AD, he’s worked with DC / Vertigo on projects including The Losers, Scalped & Batman: The Black Mirror. He is currently illustrating the beautifully twisted & critically acclaimed new comic Wytches, written by Scott Snyder.
Additionally, Jock has done concept work on a number of films including Children of Men, Dredd, Batman Begins and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Most recently, he has been praised for his design work on the film Ex Machina, which includes his design for AI robot Ava. We’re absolutely thrilled to take a look back on Jock’s career (thus far) and get some stories from the man himself, beer in hand.
Underscore: A Soundtrack Panel
Record Label Manager Spencer Hickman & Production Manager Mo Shafeek discuss the creative process behind Mondo & Death Waltz’s soundtrack releases. The panel will also include insight into the production process of Vinyl manufacturing for independent labels. Featuring special guest panelists from various other soundtrack labels, distribution and authorities of the medium, as well as announcements and artwork reveals of forthcoming soundtrack releases.
Vacvvm Artist Panel
Members of the illustration collective THE VACVVM discuss the advantages of working with each other, the synergy of a collaborative artistic environment and share information about projects past and future.
Live mural painting by Sam Wolfe Connelly
Sam Wolfe Connelly will be creating a live mural throughout MondoCon to give a fascinating look into the artistic process!
Adventures In Design MondoCon in Lounge
Sit in as Mark Brickey, host of the podcast Adventures in Design, interviews MondoCon artists and guests live throughout both days of the convention.
Umberto ‘Pieces’ Live Score Event
Grindhouse in conjunction with Death Waltz Recording Company presents UMBERTO – Pieces Live Re-score.
In 2012 Matt Hill (Umberto) was commissioned by the Glasgow Film Festival to re-score the 1982 splatter film PIECES and perform it live. The re-score was eventually released on vinyl and CD with the title The Night Has A Thousand Screams and has only ever been performed again at Beyond Fest in 2013… UNTIL NOW! To celebrate Grindhouse releasing PIECES on Blu-ray, we are stoked to bring Matt out to MondoCon to perform his re-score to PIECES for one final time. If you haven’t seen the film, you’re in for a treat. PIECES is one of the most outrageous and legendary of all the low budget 80’s splatter films; it’s over the top in every department, each scene more ridiculous than the last. To see it with a crowd is the best way to truly experience it. Every attendee at the screening will receive a FREE exclusive colorway of a new Umberto 7’ due on the Death Waltz jukebox series featuring two brand new unreleased tracks. We’ll also have copies of the Rock Action LP. Matt will be signing after the performance.
Toy Masters Documentary (Free Daytime Screening)
When two friends attempt to discover who created their favorite childhood action figure, they end up uncovering a heated battle for credit that’s lasted 30 years and is filled with more colorful characters than any toy store aisle. Filmmakers Roger Lay, Jr. and Corey Landis set out to document the origin of He-Man–the central character in a billion-dollar multi-media franchise–and along the way, they begin to realize that the truth may not be as simple as they’d hoped. Join them as they go from interview to interview of conflicting stories about how it all began–and try to figure out who’s lying and who’s telling the truth–in this fun, informative doc that plays like the ‘King Of Kong’ of the toy world.
Batman (Screening + Poster by Ken Taylor)
In 1989, Tim Burton gave us his incredible version of Batman, combining a masterful blend of gorgeous production design, an incredible soundtrack (from both Prince and Danny Elfman) and the inspired casting of Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. The modern superhero blockbuster was born. We’re extremely excited to present the film in beautiful 35mm at MondoCon this year with a limited edition, screen printed poster by Ken Taylor. Poster is included in the ticket price (purchased separately from the MondCon pass) and only available to attendees.
The Goonies (Screening + Poster)
In 1985, Richard Donner and Steven Spielberg took us on an quest in search of One-Eye Willy’s hidden treasure, with a rag-tag group of kids as our guide. With a perfect blend of adventure, laughs, quotable lines, and that unforgettable Cyndi Lauper tune, Goonies is quintessential 80s nostalgia that will hold up for generations to come. Join us for a screening of the film along with an awesome new poster by an artist to be announced at the show! Poster included in the ticket price (purchased separately from the MondoCon pass).
Black Swan (Screening + Vinyl)
We’re thrilled to release the BLACK SWAN soundtrack (on vinyl for the first time) at MondoCon, and to celebrate we’re hosting a free afternoon screening of the film on Sunday (Oct. 4th) with a discussion of the film’s music with Critic and Composer Brian Satterwhite. Note: You must have a MondoCon wristband to attend the screening.
ARISTS & EXHIBITORS IN ATTENDANCE
Check out the new additions and full list of special guests at MondoCon!
- The Dude Designs
- Hi-Def Ninja
- Kevin Tong
- Mike Saputo
- Stan & Vince
- William Stout
- Matthew Woodson
- NC Winters
- Florian Bertmer
Previously announced guests…
- Martin Ansin
- Oliver Barrett
- Richey Beckett
- Andy Belanger
- Burlesque of North America
- Scott C
- Becky Cloonan
- Daniel Danger
- Draplin Design Co.
- Dude Designs
- Jason Edmiston
- Brian Ewing
- Francesco Francavilla
- Ken Garduno
- JJ Harrison
- Tom Haubrick
- Rob Jones
- Middle of Beyond
- Mike Mitchell
- Olly Moss
- Ciro Nieli
- Randy Ortiz
- Phantom City Creative
- Gary Pullin
- Dave Rapoza
- JC Richard
- Rockin’ Jelly Bean
- Arik Roper
- Todd Slater
- Static Medium
- Ken Taylor
- Matt Taylor
- Unbox Industries
- The Vacvvm
- Waxwork Records
- Bernie Wrightson
MondoCon will also feature new poster premieres from Ken Taylor, Martin Ansin, Kevin Tong, Aaron Horkey, Tom Whalen & more!
Army Of Darkness
- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
- Music Composed by Joseph LoDuca
- “March Of The Dead Theme” by Danny Elfman
- Performed by The Seattle Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
- Artwork by Richey Beckett
- Pressed on 180 Gram Black Vinyl & Baby Blue & Black Vortex Swirl (Limited to 1,000 Copies)
- Cut at 45RPM for best sound quality
- Original Score by Clint Mansell
- Cut at 45RPM for best sound quality
- Disc 1 180 Gram Clear Vinyl with White swirl
- Disc 2 180 Gram Clear Vinyl with Blue & Black Swirl
- Also available on 2XLP 180 Gram Black Vinyl
- Featuring original artwork by Sam Wolfe Connelly & an all new interview with composer Clint Mansell
Lil Mikey goes old school with the MondoCon exclusive variant of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figure based on artist Mike Mitchell’s Just Like Us series. The Lil Mikey Red & Gray Variant harkens back to when the TMNT comics were Black & White and all of the turtles donned red masks. This version is limited to 100.
And finally, part of what makes MondoCon special is the incredible food for attendees. This year the convention expands its offerings of Austin’s best food trucks.
Hot dogs and fries
Micklethwait Craft Meats
Vegan and Vegetarian Central European
Pies whole or by the slice
Vegan comfort food; burgers and tacos
Tea and coffee
Turkish style wraps
More MondoCon announcements coming soon!
Tickets are available now. MondoCon Single day tickets are $45 and 2-day tickets are $90. Ticketing link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mondocon-2015-tickets-16643535262
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