There aren’t too many releases these days that literally cause my jaw to drop, but this new movie poster from Mondo did the trick! That’s because they are teaming up with artist Mark Chiarello to release a screen print for the stop-motion animated film Mad Monster Party by Rankin/Bass Productions. Chiarello is a painter and comic book editor who is responsible for some truly beautiful comic book covers. Unfortunately, he just hasn’t done many of them. He’s also credited for creating some of DC Comics most acclaimed titles, like Batman: Black and White, SOLO and one of The Blot’s all-time favorite comic book projects Wednesday Comics!
Chiarello explained about the movie poster: “Mad Monster Party had a very limited theatrical release when I was a seven year old kid, in 1967. Me and my equally young pals sat there in that darkened movie theater on the last day it was showing (a late afternoon Saturday matinee) just glued to our seats. Most people talk about the first time they saw Star Wars or Raiders or Jaws, but for me, that afternoon, MMP carved a trench in my brain that has never healed. Every hardcore movie fan has two or three movies they can watch again and again and again. It's a comfort food, it's nostalgia, it's memories of a simpler time, it's crack cocaine. Damn, I feel like watching Mad Monster Party again right now!”
Mad Monster Party by Mark Chiarello is a 15”x30” hand numbered screen print. Limited to just 200 pieces, this fun movie poster is scheduled to go on sale at a random time today, Thursday, October 15th, at the Mondo online store for $40.