Monday, April 22, 2013

Ann Arbor Michigan "World's Greatest Artist" Booksigning Event!


Saturday, May 18th 2013
The Vault of Midnight Book Store
219 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Join me as I triumphantly return to my hometown of Ann Arbor Michigan for a booksigning at the world famous Vault of Midnight bookstore located at 219 S. Main Street!
I attended a year at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, 3 years at Clague Middle School and my Sophmore year at Huron High School.
In short, I damn well better get a parade in my honor that weekend!

To make this an event as exciting as would be proper for someone of my stature, the Vault of Midight has gone all out to rock your everlo
vin' mind!

The most amazing burlesque performers of the mitten state will be there to entertain-
Dolly Dagger and Gala Delish!
Gallery Show of Mitch O'Connell masterpieces!
Adult Beverages will be offered!
Free gifts!
Streamers!
Multiple Balloons!
And, best of all, Mitch O'Connell- IN PERSON!

21+ (because it might be too intense for the younger folks)!

Join the Facebook Event page at-
https://www.facebook.com/events/454492834633443/
www.vaultofmidnight.com
www.mitchoconnell.com
The Gorgeous Gala Delish- IN PERSON!

The Stunning Dolly Dagger- IN PERSON!

THIS JUST IN!
I tripped over a long forgotten box of my first SOLD-OUT set of $100 tattoo flash, and will be giving away one to each of the first 6 people in line to get a book signed!
Now you'll be able to open up your own tattoo shop!
THIS JUST IN (part 2)!
If the God's are willing, and I get 10 art lovers in the signing line, along with the first 6 getting a free set of tattoo flash, the final 4 will each get a free limited edition signed black light poster!
Whoops! I just wet myself with all the excitement!
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Below I'll jot down a few ye olden days Ann Arbor memories
as they spring to mind (updated frequently)!


At around 13 started to be overtaken with the desire to be a comic book artist, and for the next 7 years collected official rejection letters starting that I wasn't quite ready to join the hallowed halls of Marvel or DC. In the meantime, while waiting for to accomplish that goal, I  plastered my art all over comic fanzines. My first published piece was a spot illo in The Comics Buyers Guide (a newspaper for funny book fans) livening up a column titled, "Beautiful Balloons". The next day my triumph was cut out and thumbtacked to the wall at "The Eye of Agamotto" (the local Ann Arbor comic shop) with the added ballpoint proclamation, "Local Artist Makes Good!". Take THAT DC and Marvel!
A still-life piece from art class during my Freshman year at Huron High.
Can you guess the one article that wasn't in the actual teacher set-up display?


A Clague Middle School declaration of my genius!


As an Ann Arbor native, my artistic footprint is all over the town.
In this case, enjoy the sophomore M.O'C designed
Rhythm Rat for our Huron High marching band!

The Next Morning.

Mitch Thoughts!
When they keep on giving you the option of "regular" or "large" tiki drinks
at 
Chef Shangri-La, occassionally choose "regular."

fyi- The 3rd Saturday of every month The Chef has great live bands and a tiki themed gift raffle. If you live anywhere near Berwyn, Il., put it on your to-do list!
http://chefshangrila.com

pps- Thanks to Ron Murphy for the image!

Buy Low - Sell High!

When you're perusing your Wall Street Journal this morning (brought to your bedroom by the butler along with breakfast), you might notice that the art is extra especially delightful.
Thanks to debonair art director 
David Bamundo for giving me this
prestigious illustration assignment
!

I don't think she wants Mom to read her Diary.




Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The New Superstar Screenprinting Sensation!

Coming soon from the LEO (aka son Leo O'Connell) collection of designer tee's!
Hip clothing stores- place your orders now!

More upcoming tee shirt designs from the fertile mind of Leo O'Connell.
If a "Hot Topic" or ? wants to get on the ground floor, just let me know!
He's setting up a screen-printing shop in the basement, so anyday now, you could be one of the cool folks sporting a LEO tee!
 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Popeye- On Newstands NOW!

A gentle reminder to myself when drawing voluptuous curvy gals- channel Frank Frazetta and/or Dave Stevens for the soft squeezy look. Sometimes I get carried away making each line "perfect" I end up with an unintended "chiseled out of stone" look on the ladies.
Just tryin' to get better at this drawing thing!

Friday, April 12, 2013

SATURDAY! Live in Milwaukee!! Mitch and Joe!!!

SATURDAY!
3 to 6pm!

hot*pop
213 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414.273.1301
www.hotpopshop.com
www.facebook.com/hotpop.broadway

Join the subject of "Mitch O'Connell, the World's Best Artist by Mitch O'Connell" which would be me, Mitch O'Connell, and graphic designer of the book "Mitch O'Connell, the World's Best Artist by Mitch O'Connell" which would be Joseph Allen Black, as we make the world a better place by offering the public this life changing purchase!


Check out all the details at the Facebook Event page!https://www.facebook.com/events/232538186885375

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Bernie Wrightson, Master of the Macabre!

An excerpt from the amazing new book,
"Mitch O'Connell the World's Best Artist by Mitch O'Connell"!
This is from the section titled "You're The Inspiration"
where I lovingly give back to my influences!
Like to read more?
Order the whole book today!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0867197730
 

On Sunday, God rests-

…but Jesus is gonna knock you out!
What we'll be putting together today to celebrate our Lord and Savior
and Intercontinental WBC champion!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

I have news for only my closest of friends!

Meet Alyson Vetter (soon to be Alyson O'Connell)!
Yes, I've managed to convince an amazingly sweet, caring, talented, 5' 10" collection of lovely curves that I'm worth hanging around with.
Congratulations to me! :-)



Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Doll That Really Needs Tender Lovin' Care!












It's Really REALLY Dirty!

Join me at the Chicagoland Dirty Show!
I'll be sitting down someplace offering copies of
Mitch O'Connell the World's Best Artist by Mitch O'Connell
(when taking a break from consuming the galleries wine and cheese).
Check out the details at-
http://dirtydetroit.com/2013/03/dirty-show-chicago-apr-13-14/
And to download the image for your very own 11 by 17" poster- FREE-
just follow the link below-
http://www.yousendit.com/download/UVJqTGsrd0FHa1A1SE1UQw

Aldi, the Stock Up Store!

When you're Chicago's only real celebrity, dare I say, the only superstar of the tri-state area, there are certain perks that come with the fame.
For example, just unveiled at the high end upscale cut rate Evanston Aldi Supermarket, my exclusive parking space! Now I'll never have to walk too far when returning my cart to get the quarter back!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Happy Birthday!


My Birthday gift from Leo was this cheery Death/Meat collage.
I can't think of anything that would say "I Love You Dad" more!

Superhero Love! The oddest expressions of affection for your fellow crimefighter!

Thanks to pal Ron Murphy for sending me these awkward
DC Comics licensed Valentine Day Cards, and now I'll share them …with YOU!
They're slightly jarring because of the implied lovemaking of our favorite superheros amongst themselves and the cards recipients.
Some of these are cards (made when DC Comics were still strictly G-Rated fun for the whole family) are even XXX adults only with the blatant "let's fuck …NOW!" messages.
Plus Batman and Robin surrounded by love hearts is always good for a laugh.