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Mike Mignola & Guy Davis tackle del Toro classics for Mondo


It’s tough to imagine a better way to celebrate two horror movies by writer and director Guillermo del Toro than with art by Mike Mignola, Guy Davis and Dave Stewart.

As part of its collaboration with The Criterion Collection, Mondo has commissioned stunning new artwork for the filmmaker’s 1993 feature debut Cronos from Mignola and Stewart, and for 2001’s The Devil’s Backbone, from Davis. Del Toro of course has a history with the two illustrators: He worked with Mignola on Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, while Davis provided monster designs for Pacific Rim.

Limited-edition, hand-numbered screen prints of each piece will go on sale Wednesday for $45 each. As usual, you must follow Mondo’s Twitter account to learn the times of the sale. You can see details of the prints on the Mondo blog.

"Cronos," by Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart

“Cronos,” by Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart

"The Devil's Backbone," by Guy Davis

“The Devil’s Backbone,” by Guy Davis



Both look very nice! That piece by Davis is the best work I’ve seen from him in quite a while.

They’re not new, per se. That Mignola Cronos piece is from a 2010 release, and the Guy Davis one is out this week but has been available to see for quite some time now. So these are actually quite old and Mondo simply said, “Hey Criterion, can we make prints of these?” and Criterion said, “Yeah, totes, lets do it.”

Just for clarification

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