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Gallery 1988 Announces Joey Spiotto’s First Gallery Show Opening On August 1, 2014

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On Friday, August 1, 2014 Gallery 1988 will host Joey Spiotto’s first gallery show.

The show will include 50 all new pieces inspired by some of the artist’s favorite Movies, Music, Video Games, and TV shows done in the style of the “Little Golden Books” that we all know and love from our childhood.

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Revenge of The Great Showdowns Scott C. Art Show Opening At Gallery 1988 On July 11, 2014

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Gallery1988 is proud to once again work with Scott C., an artist they’ve collaborated with for over 7 years, as he brings his newest installment of the Great Showdowns to G1988 (West). Now in it’s 3rd exhibit, the Great Showdowns have become one of the most sought after series in the gallery’s history. Two Titan Publishing books have been made from his past two exhibits, and these show is even more impressive! It will open this Friday from 7-10 PM, at G1988 (West), and Scott will be in attendance.

The Great Showdowns series, depicting Scott’s takes on film’s most famous interactions, has become one of the most visible art projects on the internet, so come see the newest pieces in person, available for the first time Friday Night.

The gallery will be releasing new Showdown print sets. There will be no pre-sales for this show, however all remaining work will go online the next day.

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Phone Booth Gallery Announces Kevin Tong & Tom Whalen: Info-Rama Art Show Opening On August 23, 2014

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Kevin Tong and Tom Whalen bring a new series of prints to Phone Booth Gallery August 23rd, 2014, 7-10pm. Based on the title, I’m assuming the show will feature all infographic based works. More info to come, see you there!

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Releases Batman: The Complete Television Series Comic-Con Panel Announcement

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will officially unveil the details of its highly-anticipated November 2014 release of “Batman: The Complete Television Series” at a Comic-Con International panel – featuring special guests Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar – on Thursday, July 24 from 6:00-7:00pm in Hall H.

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The actors behind Batman, Robin and Catwoman will give fans their first inside sneak peak at the most anticipated home entertainment release in fanboy history. All the details will be revealed, including an initial look at exclusive content, limited edition packaging, and dazzling HD remastered footage from the landmark series.

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Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour Presents The Batman Exhibit

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 To celebrate the 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman, Warner Bros. invites you to delve into a world of superheroes, Grappling Guns and Batarangs at the studios where the classic movies were made.

For a limited time, you’ll be able to get up close to the iconic costumes, gadgetry and vehicles used in all seven movies as they open the doors to the Batcave and reveal some closely-guarded filmmaking secrets. Expert tour guides will accompany you as you spot iconic locations from the movies and will lead you to our newly-transformed Studio Tour museum – with the entire ground floor now dedicated to the Caped Crusader.

Six iconic Batsuits will be on display in the Warner Bros. Museum including the original version worn by Michael Keaton in Batman and the final Christian Bale costume from The Dark Knight Rises. You’ll get see a wide range of authentic costumes including those worn by Poison Ivy, The Riddler, Mr Freeze and Catwoman as well as some infamous prop weapons such as the Joker’s cards, Two-Face’s coin, Penguin’s umbrella and Bane’s bomb.

In Warner Bros. Picture Car Vault, which is located on the studio lot, a selection of the Dark Knight’s most iconic vehicles will be showcased – with the Bathammer, Bat-Pod and Tumbler taking center stage. The Bat-Signal, used to call Bruce Wayne’s alter ego at a time of need, will be on display and you’ll get the chance to operate the infamous prop yourself.

A limited number of specially-themed Batman carts will be available throughout the day, ready to escort film fans around the studio lot.

The legend never ends.

Get more information about The Batman Exhibit HERE.

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Holy Smokes! Batman Creator Bob Kane To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

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This morning, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced that Batman creator Bob Kane has been selected as a 2015 Walk of Fame honoree. Kane will be joined by fellow 2015 honorees that include director Peter Jackson, television producer James L. Brooks, and actors Will Ferrell, Daniel Radcliffe and Chris O’Donnell, who of course played Robin in two Batman films in the 1990s.

Since his first appearance in the May 1939 issue of Detective Comics #27 – conceived of and drawn by a 22-year-old Kane with his frequent collaborator, Bill Finger, scripting the story – Kane’s Batman has gone on to become the star of comic books, Saturday afternoon cartoons, newspaper comic strips, radio shows, a live-action TV series, animated films, video games and several of the largest-grossing theatrical releases of all time. In short, Kane’s Batman is the most popular single superhero ever created.

Additional information on 2015 Walk of Fame honorees can be found at www.walkoffame.com. Hearty congratulations to all!

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Comic-Con International Debuts Jim Lee’s Cover For The 2014 Souvenir Book

Comic-Con International has debuted Jim Lee’s cover for the 2014 souvenir book which celebrates the 75th anniversary of Batman’s introduction in Detective Comics # 27.

Colored by Alex Sinclair, the image of the Dark Knight crouching on one of Gotham City’s ubiquitous gargoyles during a thunderstorm is penciled and inked by Lee. Details about t-shirts bearing the illustration are promised soon.

Given for free to Comic-Con attendees, the 224-page souvenir book includes sections devoted to Batman, as well as to the 75th anniversary of Marvel, the 50th anniversary of Daredevil, the 30th anniversaries of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Usagi Yojimbo, and the 20th anniversary of Hellboy.

Comic-Con International will be held July 24-27 in San Diego.

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DKNG Icon Art Show To Open At Gallery 1988 On June 14, 2014

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The DKNG Icon show opens at 7 p.m. on June 14, 2014 at Gallery 1988 West, Los Angeles CA and remains on display through July 5, 2014.

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The show will feature screen prints that showcase iconic locations and objects from favorite pop culture films and television programs.

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Each piece is a 12 x 12 inch screen print in an edition of 100 and costs $25. Any remaining pieces will go on sale at www.gallery1988.com Sunday June 15th. Please follow @Galleries1988 for the announcement.

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Here are three prints that I had to pick up for myself!

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You can check out the complete line-up of prints from the show HERE.

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First-Ever MONDOCon Celebrates Artists Behind Posters, Original Art, Vinyl, VHS & Toys

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MONDO is thrilled to officially announce its inaugural MondoCon event, set to coincide with the first weekend of Fantastic Fest on September 20 & 21 at The Marchesa Hall & Theater in Austin, TX. The convention will bring together unique guests from a variety of areas to celebrate film, music, art, and toys with the world’s finest artists, designers, illustrators, painters, toy creators as well as directors, composers and more. The convention will offer new artwork and products as well as panels and special screenings.

 A full schedule of events will be unveiled in the coming months, but for now MONDO is excited to present the first round of guests in attendance, including fan favorite artists & legends like celebrated comics artist & Hellboy creator, Mike Mignola, Basil Gogos, Geof Darrow and Bernie Wrightson. To mark the occasion, MONDO is also announcing Mignola’s poster for The Bride of Frankenstein.

The first round of guests in attendance include: Richey Beckett, Anne Benjamin, Geof Darrow, Jason Edmiston, Francesco Francavilla, Basil Gogos, JJ Harrision, Jock, Mike Mignola, Phantom City Creative, Arik Roper, Jay Shaw, Tiny Kitten Teeth and Bernie Wrightson.

MONDO has expanded in recent years to include a world-renowned gallery, becoming passionate purveyors of art, vinyl, VHS and a brand new area that was cryptically teased with this Iron Giant tweet.  MONDOCon will celebrate all of this and more, a chance for fants of film, art, collectibles & music to mix with their creators.

Tickets for MONDOCon will go sale Wednesday, June 4 at Mondo-Con.com. Single day tickets will are $35 and full weekend tickets are $70. A full weekend ticket to MONDOCon will be included with all VIP badges for Fantastic Fest.’

Below are the details for Mike Mignola’s The Bride of Frankenstein print, on sale Thursday, June 5 at MondoTees.com. Follow @MondoNews for exact sale time.

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Dimensions: 21×32
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MONDO Announces The Art of Ken Taylor Opening On May 30, 2014

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MONDO presents “The Art of Ken Taylor” for the next gallery show, running from May 30, 2014 through June 21, 2014.  The opening night event will be Friday, May 30, 2014 from 7 – 10pm at the MONDO Gallery, located at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX. Artist Ken Taylor will be in attendance.

One of the most sought after artists in music & film, Ken Taylor is responsible for some of the most stunning imagery in Mondo’s archive, often besting the original and undeniably great official artwork for classic films.

“Flying halfway across the world to exhibit my work for this amazing collector niche still blows my mind every day. This is the culmination of many months of hard work and stress (but more importantly, fun), and I can’t wait to show it all,” said Taylor.

The show will include prints for films that Mondo has never previously tackled before, including the two preview pieces for Children of Men & Little Shop of Horrors.

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Melbourne based Illustrator & Designer Ken Taylor works primarily within the music industry and is predominantly well known for his striking rock posters. Ken started in Perth Western Australia doing posters and album artwork for local bands. In 2001 He moved to Melbourne and slowly started to create a name for himself within Melbourne’s music scene. In 2006 he went out on his own and started to work full time on music-based artwork.

Ken has designed posters and album artwork for many Australian bands including You Am I & The Beasts of Bourbon & Crowded House. Internationally he has designed artwork for bands such Queens of the Stone Age, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Kings of Leon, Bob Dylan & The Rolling Stones. Over the past few years he has become very well known for his limited edition silkscreened movie posters, working through MONDO with some of the worlds biggest movie licenses. Ken has won the Desktop Create Award for Best illustration in both 2007 & 2009 and was a Guest Speaker at the 2009 AGIDEAS design conference, the 2011 Semi Permanent Creative Conference in both Melbourne and Perth and the 2012 Look Hear Conference in Newcastle. In 2012 he exhibited in Los Angles and then 2013 in Austin and was also part of SXSW Flatsock. Ken continues to work with bands both locally and internationally and is represented by Drawing Book.

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