'Adventure Time' Mondo Gallery: See All the Beautiful Art Inspired By the Series!Britt Hayes |
'Adventure Time,' the wildly successful animated series from creator Pendleton Ward, teamed with Mondo in Austin, Texas to bring 31 artists together for a special 'Adventure Time' themed gallery, featuring 40 pieces of original artwork and prints inspired by the Land of Ooo.
In anticipation of 'Adventure Time: Complete First Season' on DVD, which hits stores this summer, we were invited for a special preview of the gallery show, which featured artwork from the likes of Scott Campbell, Tyler Stout, and Tom Whalen.
This is only Mondo's second gallery show following their grand opening during SXSW. The team made excellent use of the space, providing visitors with an intimate, whimsical experience.
Show creator Ward was on hand, and watching him interact with the children of guests was something truly magical. The kids felt comfortable being goofy and cracking up while talking to Ward as if he were a friend they just hadn't seen in a while. And Ward was incredibly gracious, happily signing prints with one-of-a-kind drawings of 'Adventure Time' characters Finn and Jake.
The art itself highlighted a compelling diversity in the ways in which this inspired and inspiring world can be interpreted, with original paintings on canvas, a stuffed Finn figure, and painted skateboard decks for each character. You can peruse the artwork below, or if you're around Austin, head down to the Mondo gallery at 4115 Guadalupe to see it yourself -- the 'Adventure Time' gallery will be on display until May 26.