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Critics Corner: Michael Mongello (Classic Monge-Post)

31 Aug

August 31, 2013


What better to run on a Saturday Comics Saturday than a Classic Critics Corner featuring the one and only Michael Mongello? This was the first, but by no means the last, spotlight he’s been in. Search this site for his JLA, Star Wars, pin-up work, and more.

from September 7, 2010 

Hi everyone. I’d like to take some time away from my parade of bad B-movies, the Teutuls, Noots, and traveling teddy bears to showcase someone who actually has talent and deserves some broader recognition.

Michael Mongello is the talented creator of the comic book  Jungle Women vs. Dracula as well as the versatile illustrator of many other subjects. Below you’ll find just some of his work, spanning the superhero and fantasy genres, life-like portraits, and familiar movie and television icons.

Honestly, just picking a dozen was a Herculean task, and I was not up to it. Fourteen of his pieces are here for you, but I could have picked ten times that number and not a single one would disappoint. To see more of his work, please go to his websites, linked below and in the sidebar.

Michael has already reached a higher audience and certainly doesn’t need the exposure of this blog, but he has graciously allowed me to hang some of his artwork in my “virtual gallery.” Please enjoy!

A quick look at how a sketch becomes a finished product.

The Batmobile!

And another sweet ride.

More than just comics.

By the Power of Greyskull!

Michael Mongello is the Artist and Illustrator

of Jungle Women vs. Dracula and Titans: Icons of Mythology.

 To check out more artwork visit



Michael Mongello on Facebook


Halloween with Michael Mongello

20 Oct

October, 20, 2011

It’s Halloween, I just had to toss The Zombie into the mix.

When you think of Halloween you think of monsters, and I think of classic monsters like Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Mummy. Mike Mongello does too, and better yet, he thinks of them in their classic Universal movie looks.

First up is my favorite, Bela Lugosi as Dracula.

Not to be outdone, here is Boris Karloff as The Mummy and Frankenstein.

Look at the expression in those eyes.

Not to be left out, here is Christopher Lee as Hammer’s version of Dracula. For my money, Christopher Lee is the definitive Dracula.

Here’s Mike’s own take on those characters.

But wait, there’s more! The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, and The Creature From the Black Lagoon.

Now let’s wrap this all up with some monster jams and an amazing banner.

All of Mike Mongello’s artwork can be found on his site, www.supermonge.com.

You can find previous Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride Critic’s Corner spotlights of his work by clicking here for the first, showing his all-around skills,  clicking here for his Star Wars work, and you can find his Justice League art here.

All contents ™ and © 2011 Michael Mongello unless otherwise noted herein. All rights reserved.

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