I’m of the age where I remember the word “mondo” being a regular fixture in the vernacular. Like “radical” and “bodacious,” it was typically used to denote something that was more than merely “cool.” No, if something was mondo, it was extremely cool.
Was the use of this slang going through the minds of the folks over at Mondo? I mean, considering the amazing prints and other products they put out, I wouldn’t doubt it in the least.
The problem with the great output from Mondo, though, is that it is incredibly hard to get a hold of some of their prints, albums, and figures. Luck plays just as big a part in being able to snag a cool Batman: The Animated Series print as needing funds to buy it in the first place.
Thankfully, Mondo have joined forces with the good people at Insight Editions to bring us Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom Creative Collection, an art book that features Mondo artist Justin Erickson’s incredible design work and prints based on the beloved series. That B:TAS writer and co-producer Paul Dini will be writing the introduction is just a nice added bonus.
Considering the quality collections that Insight have released in the past, this collaboration with Mondo is a no-brainer, so go ahead and check out the details below.
Per Insight Editions:
INSIGHT EDITIONS AND MONDO PRESENT
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES
THE PHANTOM CITY CREATIVE COLLECTION
Art by Justin Erikson
Introduction by Paul Dini
Mondo and Insight Editions are proud to present Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection [Sept 15, 2020; $60.00] a visually breathtaking celebration of the Emmy Award–winning series.
Known for their limitless passion and incredible ingenuity for film and television posters, Mondo turns their attention to the highly acclaimed DC show Batman: The Animated Series. The show first aired in 1992 and was instantly met with critical praise for its sophisticated writing, bold storytelling and distinctive, noir-influenced art style, generating an intense following that thrives to this day.
Over the years, Mondo has received global recognition for their astonishing artisanal posters, and their creations for Batman: The Animated Series are no exception. The studio has partnered exclusively with the award-winning artist at Phantom City Creative, Inc., Justin Erickson, in order to bring this show to life in a striking and unparalleled way. Paul
Dini, longtime writer and co-producer of the Animated Series (and co-creator of Harley Quinn), contributes a wonderful introduction. Filled with Erikson’s slick graphic design as well as beautifully rendered illustrations, Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection is a one-of-a-kind tribute to one of the greatest animated shows
of all time.
Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection will be available on October 6.
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