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Top 100 Mondo Prints – Part Nine – 20-11

Top 100 Mondo Prints – Part Nine – 20-11

Make sure to check out the posts covering entries 100-91 and 90-81 and 80-71 and 70-61 and 60-51 and 50-41 and 40-31 and 30-21. As we head into the home stretch for this top 100 Mondo prints list, it’s worthwhile reminding that this is a fully subjective list of prints that I consider to be the best that Mondo has produced. Part of what’s entertaining about making these lists is that one can decid...[Read More]

Top 100 Mondo Prints – Part Eight – 30-21

Top 100 Mondo Prints – Part Eight – 30-21

On this eight entry in the Top 100 Best Mondo Prints, I cover entries 30-21. Make sure to check out the posts covering entries 100-91 and 90-81 and 80-71 and 70-61 and 60-51 and 50-41 and 40-31. 30. Quentin Tarantino’s caustic epic The Hateful Eight is a film that documents the foundations of America on one cold, stormy night. Racism, hate, misogyny, distrust, all are laid bare in a film that take...[Read More]

Top 100 Mondo Prints – Part Seven – 40-31

Top 100 Mondo Prints – Part Seven – 40-31

Welcome to the seventh entry in this ten part Top 100 Mondo Prints. Make sure to check out the posts covering entries 100-91 and 90-81 and 80-71 and 70-61 and 60-51 and 50-41. 40. Mike Saputo’s Pet Sematary print is a genuinely fascinating print to behold. At first glance you think it’s just a really pissed off cat staring at a guy digging a grave, but as you look closer you recognise the cats ear...[Read More]

Top 100 Mondo Prints – Part Six – 50-41

Top 100 Mondo Prints – Part Six – 50-41

Welcome to the sixth entry in this ten part Top 100 Mondo Prints. Make sure to check out the posts covering entries 100-91 and 90-81 and 80-71 and 70-61 and 60-51. 50. The climactic scenes of Steven Spielberg’s best film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, play out like a grand opera in the sky with the lights of the many UFO’s dancing to the John Williams score. This all takes place next to the ...[Read More]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Midnight Screening – Perth

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Midnight Screening – Perth

Folks – Star Wars: The Last Jedi is not far away. It’s going to be the cinematic event to cap off this year. If you’ve ever gone to a midnight screening of any film, you’ll know that there’s a unique energy to the screening – fans getting to be the first to see a film around the world, walking out into the dark morning bleary eyed, excited by what they just saw ...[Read More]

Top 100 Mondo Prints – Part Five – 60-51

Top 100 Mondo Prints – Part Five – 60-51

Welcome to the fifth entry in this ten part Top 100 Mondo Prints. Make sure to check out the posts covering entries 100-91 and 90-81 and 80-71 and 70-61. 60. The third entry in the Nightmare on Elm Street series is one of the more creative entries. It places the lead character Kristen in a psychiatric hospital after fears that she’s suicidal – but really, it’s Freddy tinkering with her mind as she...[Read More]

Top 100 Mondo Prints – Part Four – 70-61

Top 100 Mondo Prints – Part Four – 70-61

Welcome to the fourth entry in this ten part Top 100 Mondo Prints. Make sure to check out the posts covering entries 100-91 and 90-81 and 80-71. 70. The HBO TV Series Westworld has brought a haunting world of science fiction to life in all its multi-million dollar glory, but for many, Michael Crichton’s original film remains the holy grail of robot western theme parks gone awry stories. Yul Brynne...[Read More]

Top 100 Mondo Prints – Part Three – 80-71

Top 100 Mondo Prints – Part Three – 80-71

Welcome to the third entry in this ten part Top 100 Mondo Prints. Make sure to check out the posts covering entries 100-91 and 90-81. 80. Francesco Francavilla’s thick, black lines and retro inspired work is often applied to comic book stories or prints. His work with Marvel, Dark Horse Comics and DC Comics is truly a sight to see, and when he pairs that aesthetic with his Mondo prints, it creates...[Read More]

Top 100 Mondo Prints – Part Two – 90-81

Top 100 Mondo Prints – Part Two – 90-81

Welcome to part two of my Mondo top 100 prints list. This one covers entries 90-81. For the first entries 100-91, click right here. 90. Rich Kelly’s early work presented characters in skewed, zany poses. Take a look at the warped Chewbacca in his early Star Wars print, or the sketched Bottle Rocket characters. As he’s progressed as an artist, that particular aesthetic has slipped away. What remain...[Read More]

Top 100 Mondo Prints – Part One – 100-91

Top 100 Mondo Prints – Part One – 100-91

First things first, I know launching a top 100 Mondo screenprints list right as the CEO of the Alamo Drafthouse is in the midst of an industry wide sexual harassment scandal, is problematic. I’ll point you in the direction of my piece about the problems with Tim League and Devin Faraci right here for further information. With that in mind, let’s take this down a notch and get personal....[Read More]

Japanese Film Festival 2017 Rundown

Japanese Film Festival 2017 Rundown

The 2017 Japanese Film Festival is running from the 1st of October through til the 3rd of December around Australia. One of the many great film festivals to be running in Australia, the Japanese Film Festival has been going for over twenty years. The extensive array of films on offer can be a little daunting, but rest assured, pretty much any film that you catch at the festival will be a winner. I...[Read More]

Accountability at the Alamo Drafthouse: Devin Faraci, Tim League and the Issue with Problematic Icons

Accountability at the Alamo Drafthouse: Devin Faraci, Tim League and the Issue with Problematic Icons

In the lead up to The Art of Mondo book being released, I had written up a list covering my top 100 Mondo screen prints. Ranging all the way back to 2006 through to just a few months ago, the list covered the deep and varied array of works that the many, many artists under the Mondo banner had created. I’ve been a screen print collector for more than a few years now (even though it still feels lik...[Read More]