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What to Expect from the Mondo Universal Monsters Gallery Show: An Artist Retrospect

As the Mondo Universal Monsters art gallery here in Austin draws near, many people are wondering what to expect from such a huge lineup of artists. Have a look below at the mixed lineup of artwork. Mondo will have something for everybody’s taste and will leave no one disappointed (that is, unless you are expecting a Tyler Stout print).

Stay tuned on October 19th for Nerdlocker’s exclusive photos of the gallery event.

 

Martin Ansin

http://www.martinansin.com
Martin Ansin is an illustrator from Uruguay who does high profile work for magazines such as The New Yorker, Washington Post, and …some other company called Mondo. In other words, this guy is top talent and has some universal monster experience on his belt.

(images courtesy mondoarchive.com)

Rick Baker

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000711/
Rick Baker’s announcement is a bit of a surprise since he is well known for doing amazing prop work for movies like American Werewolf in London. For now, we can only guess he will have an original prop for sale at the show instead of a print.

(Image courtesy of Aaron Rainbolt)

Jacob Bannon

http://www.jacobbannon.com/
Not only does this guy do musical work for the band Converge, but he also produces crazy gig posters and art prints. As a new artist for Mondo, we will see what he has in store for the gallery.

(image courtesy of jacobbannon.com)

Richey Beckett

http://www.richeybeckett.com/
Richey’s first Mondo piece was an original for The Thing titled “Mac Wants the Flamethrower”. He also recently released a shirt titled “Helping Hands”.

(images courtesy of mondotees.com and posterocalypse.com)

Scott Belcastro

http://scottbelcastro.blogspot.com/
“Surrealist painter based out of Los Angeles, California; Scott Belcastro.”

(images courtesy of http://scottbelcastro.blogspot.com/)

Robert Bowen

http://robertbowenart.com/?page_id=2
“Robert Bowen’s work is a strange, swirling brew of colorful contradiction that is not easy to define or even understand, but that seems quite the point. Throughout his body of work, Bowen takes familiar iconography and handily corkscrews it with his own unique brand of humor and distinct painting style.” Trippy.

(images courtesy of http://robertbowenart.com/?page_id=2)

Michael Budai

http://www.gigposters.com/designerposters/27206/1_Budai.html

(images courtesy of http://www.gigposters.com/designerposters/27206/1_Budai.html)

Guy Burwell

http://www.guyburwell.com/
“From his lair in Portland, OR, Guy Burwell assembles inspired works of imagination, wielding brush, pen, squeegee and Wacom wand with equal aplomb. An artist from birth, Guy has slow-cooked his craft into a unique stew of character creation, dynamic composition and visual pun. With such clients as Thrasher Presents, Laika Studios, My Morning Jacket and Nickelodeon, his fantastically detailed illustrations are now fixtures of contemporary culture.

MARK PEDINI- AUSTIN, TX 2009”

(images courtesy of http://www.guyburwell.com/)

Scott Campbell

http://www.pyramidcar.com/
For the first Mondo gallery, Scott did an original piece based on Planet of the Apes. The question on everyone’s mind (well, maybe not everyone) is: Can we expect another original from the gallery this time around or a print?

(image courtesy of http://www.pyramidcar.com/)

David D’Andrea

http://www.dvdandrea.com/
“David D’Andrea combines the draftsmanship of the 1960s poster artists with a raw detailed grittiness to create an organic pen and ink style that is unmistakably his own. “

David did complete one piece for Mondo in the past for the movie Antichrist.

(image courtesy of http://www.mondoarchive.com/)

Delicious Design League

http://www.deliciousdesignleague.com/
With such a wide range of artistic styles, what kind of piece to expect this time around is anybody’s guess.

(images courtesy of mondoarchives.com)

Laurent Durieux

http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurentdurieux/
Laurent has been a Mondo superstar as of late producing posters for movies like King Kong and The Iron Giant. His latest piece for The Creature was quite a drastic change from his usual three dimensional style.

(images courtesy of mondotees.com and ebay.com)

Jason Edmiston

http://www.jasonedmiston.com/
“A commercial illustrator since 1996, Jason has created work for advertising, editorial, packaging and book publishing clients internationally. He is a traditional artist, painting in acrylic on watercolour paper or wood panel. His style ranges from realism to exaggeration, usually emphasizing the figure, and a certain degree of humour or caricature. Jason is often asked to emulate a specific genre of illustration, such as movie posters, pulp covers or retro style advertising. His fondness for pop culture, especially movies and toys often creep into his work.”

Let’s not forget about the amazing piece for Ming that was for sale at the first Mondo gallery show.

(images courtesy of mondotees.com)

Graham Erwin

http://www.grahamerwin.com/
Graham most recently completed a poster for Children’s Hospital for Mondo.

(images courtesy of mondoarchives.com and http://grahamerwin.blogspot.com)

James Flames

http://www.jamesflames.com/
James released a series of originals based on 2001: A Space Odyssey for Mondo’s first gallery.

(images courtesy of jamesflames.com)

Francesco Francavilla

http://www.francescofrancavilla.com/
Newcomer to Mondo, Francesco released his Creature From the Black Lagoon print during San Diego Comic Con for Mondo. The print instantly sold out, and people have been anticipating what he will release next.

(image courtesy of mondoarchive.com)

Ken Garduno

http://www.kengarduno.com/

(images courtesy of Ken’s store on etsy.com)

Ghostpatrol

http://ghostpatrol.net/
“Ghostpatrol creates worlds across mediums exploring ideas of space exploration, cosmic scale and the super future. His visual worlds invite ideas and questions to methods of seeing beyond our own existence scale and atomic configuration, through the concepts of curiosity lead science and quantum physics”

(images courtesy of ghostpatrol.net)

Godmachine

http://aboutgodmachine.blogspot.com/
“His art is born of Jim Philips, raised by Simon Bisley and adopted by his everyday influences; film, literature and music.
He uses a wacom, photoshop and coffee to achieve his detailed images that have made quite an impact on band merch, skateboards and clothing companies today.”

Godmachine had one original piece at the first Mondo gallery showing. Maybe we will see another one, or maybe we will see a print (Thanks, Adam S., for the tip!)…

(image courtesy of godmachinedesigns.blogspot.com)

Nimit Malavia

http://nimitmalavia.com/
“Born in 1987, Nimit Malavia is a freelance illustrator who has produced work for clients in film, television, animation, editorial, print, graphic novels and web. He received his degree in Illustration from Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced learning.“

(image courtesy of nimitmalavia.com)

Drew Millward

http://drewmillward.com/2012/welcome
Drew has done various posters for Mondo over the years using a distinct cartoony style.

(image courtesy of mondoarchive.com)

Mike Mitchell

http://sirmikeofmitchell.com/
Mike Mitchell uses an unmistakable style for his pieces. Oh, and he did the very first Adventure Time piece for Mondo.

(image courtesy of mondoarchive.com)

Jessamyn Patterson

http://www.behance.net/finefeline

(images courtesy of behance.net)

Phantom City Creative

http://phantomcitycreative.com/
Mondo favorite.

(images courtesy of mondoarchive.com)

Eric Powell

http://www.thegoon.com/
“Although eking out a meager living in the comics field since 1995, Eric didn’t find true success until he launched his critically acclaimed dark comedy series The Goon. The Goon was subsequently picked up by Dark Horse Comics and boasts a diehard cult following.”

(image courtesy of thegoon.com)

Gary Pullin

http://www.ghoulishgary.com/
Gary created an original painting for the first Mondo gallery.

(image courtesy of ghoulishgary.com)

JC Richard

http://microcosmicmedia.blogspot.com/
Yet another Mondo favorite.

(images courtesy of mondoarchive.com)

Scarecrowoven

http://scarecrowoven.com/


(image courtesy of scarecrowoven.com)

Drew Struzan

A man who needs no introduction – Drew mofo’in StruzAn!

(image courtesy of mondoarchive.com)

Jason Thielke

http://jasonthielke.com/
“Jason Thielke’s beautiful imagery navigates the astoundingly complex dynamics of human nature, mixing a hard linear style with soft and fluid emotion.“

(image courtesy of jasonthielke.com)

Ken Taylor

http://www.kentaylor.com.au/
Another Mondo favorite.

(image courtesy of mondoarchive.com)

Kevin Tong

http://www.tragicsunshine.com/

Another Mondo favorite.

(image courtesy of mondoarchive.com)

Bruce White

http://brucewhite.deviantart.com/
Bruce recently had a velvet painting show at Gallery 1988. Perhaps we will see an original piece at the Mondo gallery.

(image courtesy of deviantart.com)