Famed artist collective Mondo will be showcasing the amazingly gruesome art of EC Comics' legendary Tales from the Crypt in a month-long gallery show in Austin, Texas, beginning in late October.
Entitled It Didn't Rot Our Brains, the show will feature the work of over thirty artists, all honoring the legacy of the horror comic, its mischievous "Monster of Ceremonies" The Cryptkeeper, and the classic TV series adaptation, currently airing Friday nights on FEARnet. The collection will include original works of art and new screen prints.
“HBO's Tales From The Crypt was an amazing intro into a demented world of darkly comedic horror stories and vivid artwork,” says Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael. “EC Comics editor Bill Gaines is one of my heroes, and it's so incredibly exciting to combine his creations with artists who are also fans of that era.”
The Tales from the Crypt gallery show kicks off with a special premiere night on Friday, October 25th from 7-10pm, followed by Mondo's regular gallery business hours through the show's run, which concludes on November 23rd. Mondo's official blog teased some upcoming goodies about the show (including something called “Crypt Jam”), so stay tuned!