Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ghoul Power is back in Cleveland!

Scratch Glass! Climb Walls! Stay Sick! Turn Blue!
For me it was always a thrill staying up to the wee hours growing up in Michigan to watch tv horror host The Ghoul! The idea of having a Ghoul inspired art show love-fest has been brewing around in my head for years, and now with Andrea Thornton of Kollective Gallery, it's going to be a reality!
The Kollective Gallery gathers the greatest artists in the land to pay tribute to the most explosive, wise cracking, Cheez Whiz smearing, Froggy bashing tv horror host of all time, The Ghoul!
Beloved by every bleary eyed kid staying up past midnight in Detroit and Cleveland in the '70s and '80s, and now enjoyed worldwide on and!
Stop on by opening night Saturday September 8th at 6pm 'til the wee hours for what is sure to be the biggest event in Cleveland history!
The Kollective Gallery, 1908 S. Taylor St,. Cleveland Ohio 44118 1-216-862-0799
Keep up to date at the Facebook Event page!

Plus! Just added!
If you thought the "Ghoul Power!" show at the Kollective Gallery art show couldn't get any better, hold onto your magic twanger!
For one night only, the hottest and most acclaimed burlesque entertainers of Ohio have banded together to form a new supergroup in tribute to The Ghoul, THE GHOUL GIRLS!
Twiggy Stardust! Aurora Sans! Constantinople! and Carmen Monoxide! Separately they're on fire, together, they're EXPLOSIVE!
When they perform opening night, prepare to be like Froggy and a lit M-80.
You'll be blown away!

Are you a diehard Ghoul fan and artistic genius? Contact me, (Mitch) to see if we can still squeeze your painting on the Kollective Gallery walls! 

From the famous Mitch O'Connell collection archives, a glimpse into Ghoul history. Enjoy!

 This signed Ghoul standee was a gift from the late great Ed Wille- right hand man to The Ghoul, superstar musician, promoter of shlock cinema, dad and husband (and I'm sure his friends could easily add a few hundred more qualities/achievements to that list)!
Pluck your magic twanger Froggy!
 Skittles tries not to make eye contact.

"Hiya Gang, Hiya, Hiya! ...I said, HIYA GANG, HIYA, HIYA!!"

 Ghoul postcards, front and back…
My F.R.O.G. membership letter!
And now, the card itself (a hush falls upon the masses)!

 Don't be hatin' 'cause I got all the good stuff!

The first page of the second issue of GhoulPardi, the official Ghoul fanzine. I'd post the whole thing, but I think the combination of a 'lil jpeg and being it's handwritten, would be just way too much eyestrain for the average human.
Put your nose right up to the screen for some good reading!

If anyone knows Joel "Mouse" Wilhelm and/or Dave Ivey, both actual real life artists for The Ghoul Show, please pass along news of the Ghoul Power! event of the century, I'd love to have them be part of it (even if they just stop by for the free wine and cheese)!

Good Morning!
Stock up on essential Ghoul mugs @

Milan Kecman, the artist of the most iconic Ghoul image of all time IS IN!
He'll be looking for actual vintage Ghoul art from the show and doing his damndest to work up a new piece!
Trumpets blare! Angels sing!
If you want to be cool and cover yourself head to toe in Ghoul merchandise visit-
You could even add some M.O'C Ghoul stickers to your cart!
Press photo from the Detroit Free Press... 
 And the back of the press photo from the Detroit Free Press...
 Press photo from?
And the back of the press photo from?

The show art is arriving!It's raining masterpieces!!!!!!!!!
Artist Mike Mass has "10," "10," "10" and "10" from the judges!

The amazing Dave Talsma has knocked my socks off with this Boffo-Socko Ghoul masterpiece!
Because Dave is the first one to send me an image for the "Ghoul Power" show- he has been given the right to cut to the head of the beer/wine line all opening night!
It seems the "Ghoul Power" artists, including Mark Hammermeister, weren't taught the basic rules of etiquette. No one should be so rude as to do a better painting than the host, Mitch O'Connell.
I hope you are all properly ashamed of yourselves!

The Ghoul Power show continues to inspire the most talented artists on Earth to untold creative heights!
Betsy Brelinski makes those colored pencils perform magic!

Johnny Mafrici will be letting us hang his Ghoul Power piece at the Kollective Gallery titled, "OH BOY! Ya warmed me up real good," before it goes to it's permanent home at the Smithsonian!
I have just put the finishing touches on a 3 by 4 foot, cradled wood, 3" thick, 40 pound painting, and framed it in 4000, that's FOUR THOUSAND, DEADLY, LOUD, EXPLOSIVE. MINI STICKS OF DYNAMITE (aka firecrackers). At some point opening night, I hope The Ghoul will do me the honor of lighting the fuse to blow this piece to Kingdom Come!
Let me explain, in laymen's terms, what the earth shattering de

vastation of 4000 firecrackers really means.
Say you had one firecracker. Now times that by 4000. That's how many I have wrapped around this piece of art. Or think of it this way, if you had 3,999 firecrackers, and someone gave you another firecracker, you would have 4000 firecrackers.
Have I just blown your mind?!
Holy S*****************T!
This show just keeps getting better and better!
Monique K. Given proves that it's ALWAYS Froggy time with this work of genius!
Big Toe has added a 'lil (aka "a lot") of sex appeal to the "Ghoul Power" show with this stunning busty coffin lid creation!
God Bless Big Toe!
To quote Mark Thompson-
"A quickie for the
GHOUL SHOW, This SAT> Cleveland OH
You'll know me by my shirt!
Another masterpiece..
Dashing Doug P'Gosh is quite annoying because he's much too talented. I prefer that patrons only praise MY art at gallery openings

A few lingering pics…
The great James Harmon contributes this explosive piece…

1 comment:

  1. Charles H. BryanJuly 19, 2012 at 5:47 AM

    I used to love to watch the Ghoul (way back when). The original Mystery Science Theater 3000. Thanks for sparking up those memories.