Exclusive Peek: Jason Edmiston's Mondo Blacula

Plus a sneak behind Harryhausen's Cyclop's eye

If there's one artist who is becoming synonymous with Mondo Gallery, it's Jason Edmiston. So with his first solo Austin show opening tomorrow, we have an exclusive peek at two of his works.

First up is Edmiston's tribute to William H. Marshall as Prince Mamuwalde, better known to all who fear the night as Blacula

Blacula "Prince Mamuwalde"
Acrylic on Wood Panel
Size: 18" x 24" (Image courtesy of Mondo)

Then, something we're moderately sure may end up on the walls of Mondo CEO/creative director Justin Ishmael. After all, what huge Ray Harryhausen fan wouldn't want Edmiston's take on the mighty Cyclops?

Cyclops from The 7th Voyage of Sinbad - "Monocular"
Acrylic on Wood Panel
Size: 11" x 14" (Image courtesy of Mondo)

Other iconic wreckers of movie mayhem to get the Edmiston effect include the alien queen from Aliens, the invaders from John Carpenter's They Live, and a special new take on ED-209, the eternally unstable robot from Robocop: That piece will become the new box art for a deluxe 10" figure from NECA, due later this year.

Over the last two years, Edmiston has become a Mondo poster regular. Starting with his startling Maniac Cop 2, his works includes their 2012 Planet of the Apes celebration, and contributions to their gallery opening and this Spring's Game of Thrones show. Ishamel said, "We couldn't be bigger fans of Jason's at Mondo. Personally, I have several of his originals and think he is one of the most talented and exciting artists working today. I can't imagine what it's going to be like opening night to be surrounded by such a visual overload.

Edmiston returned the Mondo love, saying, "They have always allowed me to express my true creative self, with constructive, and inspiring guidance to expand my artistic voice."

Jason Edmiston – A Rogue's Gallery open Aug. 23 through Sept. 14 at the Mondo Gallery, 4115 Guadalupe. For more details visit www.mondotees.com.

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