I just returned from one of the coolest shows on the planet: MondoCon! The show is in Austin, Texas and the emphasis is on high quality art — and, man, do I mean high quality. It’s the only convention in the country in which there is no bad (or even mediocre) art. The curating of this show is at the highest level.
The folks at Mondo debuted my poster print for Metropolis at this year’s show. They surprised me by printing a layer of metallic gold dust over the image of Maria the Robot. They debuted several prints at the show. Mine was the first to sell out — in just two hours!
MondoCon is an amazing show. Once again, the food trucks at the show were terrific. The artists were all fantastic and really, really nice people — not a jerk in the bunch. The collectors and fans (from all over the world) exhibit a very high caliber of intelligence and taste. Because of the intimacy of MondoCon it’s very easy to chat with your favorite artists there. I kept referring to MondoCon as the “secret cool con”. There’s plenty to see with the show covering two easily walkable locations. The people who run the show try to think of everything possible to make this a great show for the artists, the fans and the collectors. The after-show parties were all fun and another chance to connect with like-minded people.
I plan to deepen my connection with Mondo. We talked about my creating new poster prints for them as well as some three-dimensional collectible items in the very near future.
I had a fabulous time. Come next year and you will, too!