Last March, Funko laid off a significant amount of Mondo’s staff — including founding members — less than a year after purchasing the beloved collectibles label from Alamo Drafthouse.
Former Mondo creative directors Spencer Hickman, Eric Garza, Mitch Putnam and Mo Shafeek have reassembled at Mutant with CEO Jenny Jacobi. They’re being joined by cofounding partners Tim League (Alamo Drafthouse founder and executive chairman) and Steven Demmler, CEO of Talon Entertainment Finance.
According to the official release, “Mutant will work closely with studio partners including Disney, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures, and Netflix as well as independent filmmakers, composers, and creators to expand and deepen their audiences’ relationships with the films and series they love via beautifully-rendered limited-edition posters, soundtracks, and collectibles by the world’s best artists. The company will build on this artist-forward foundation of collectibles for beloved licensed properties to also introduce original works from an international roster of visual artists and musicians alike.”
I was hoping this crew had something similar in mind. So, so dang excited to see what they come up with.