Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Just Say NO!

Kids! When a clown offers you a free physical- JUST RUN!
A helpful tip from Uncle Mitch!
…although the "free shots" sounds intriguing. Tequila with a lime please!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Flea Market Finds!

Just returned from my weekly(ish) trip to Wolff's Flea Market, so let me share the shopping highlights in order to save you the trouble of getting up at 5am on a Sunday morning!
Not all these were purchased. I find just snapping a pic saves me money
(plus I ran out of room years ago)!

First purchase- because I heart her thousand yard stare.

I don't know what Alfred is up too, but I felt a touch uncomfortable walking by.
I STILL get the creeps looking at this guy.
He's the younger generations version of clowns.

$2. Jus' sayin'!

I have a nagging feeling in the back of my head that there's something inappropriately "wrong" with this knick-knack.
Nah! I'm sure it's just my imagination!

I was leafing through this Big Little Book when the comic book light bulb lit up over my head. It's one of the sources of the swipes that made up one of the most iconic stories in history- the origin of Batman!

I'm wistfully reminded of my single days.

I used to ask, "Do you have any clown paintings?"
Now I have to say, "Do you have any clown painting paintings?"

I think Don and I could be great friends.
I also like to wear yellow plaid pants and drink!

Saving the best for last- an original by the 60s Big Eyed Master "Eden"!
Did I mention it was $10?
It was $10.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Breaking Bad at Comic Con!

At Comic Con I called son Leo on the phone (he was slow to wake up at the hotel) and exclaimed, "Bryan Cranston is 6 feet away from me!!!"
After I hung up and "Bryan" turned, I could see the seam of the mask, and happily admitted my stupidity t
o Leo when he got there.
Much laughter was had at my expense for the rest of the trip.
But it turns out, I was right!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Free Downloadable Sexy Roller Derby Tattoo Designs!

Because I care!
Brought to you by the Bible of Tattoo Shops-

Come by and say "hi" at the San Diego Comic Con!

High-five me at the San Diego Comic Convention July 18th to the 21st.
I'll be in Artists Alley at table HH-8 AND signing copies of my book at the Last Gasp booth #1616 Friday from 5 to 6:30pm.

As an added bonus. I'll hand you a free copy of this brand new poster!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Best Way to View Tiki Art!

Pal Jorge Alderete (aka Dr. Alderete) who's a stunning artist AND has the coolest place to see art in Mexico City, Vertigo Galeria, is doing something I wish I had thought of first.
He's having a show of his Easter Island inspired art AT EASTER ISLAND!
So if Easter Island is one of the subway stops on your local line,
make sure to take it on the 25th.
It'll be amazing!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I Give You Free Stuff (Part 2)!!

Want an $10,000* original Mitch O'Connell sexy pin-up painting- for FREE?

Of course you do!

Remember the thrilling sticker contest a few months back promoting the release of Last Gasp Publishing's hottest book "Mitch O'Connell the World's Best Artist by Mitch O'Connell"?
Folks from all over the world peppered the planet with the clown girl image and won prizes aplenty for their efforts. Feel free to reminisce @


Well this is the same thing, but with a fantastic huge 12 by 18" two sided full color poster!
One side reproduces the beloved cover, and the other side portrays the sexiest gathering of book lovers: Marilyn Monroe, Bettie Page, Tura Satana, P.J. Soles, Wendy O. Williams, Vampira, Jayne Mansfield, Pam Grier and, a personal favorite, my fiance Alyson, all being read to by the clown girl herself.Your job? Hanging up/stapling/taping/glueing the "World's Best Artist" poster in the most creative, eye catching, visible way (yes, you can keep one for yourself)!
Then simply email me a pic, and, come September, I'll choose the winners!

"How do I get the posters?"

If you live in the USA, go to Paypal and send me $2.50 (account "info@mitchoconnell.com") which is pretty much what it costs me just to mail a batch (guessing at least 5) of 'em to you.
If you live overseas, it just costs SO MUCH nowadays to mail things out of the country that no one would be that crazy to foot the bill for these posters, so, at least for now, the United States only.

"Mitch, you're a millionaire. Why can't you pay the postage? You suck!"

Good question!
This keeps me from dipping too deep in my money vault if I get 1000 requests. Plus, it's an extra step for you, my adoring public, and might weed out the folks that aren't really into making my life better through serious promotion.

Also, if you don't want to spend the postage,

I'll be in Artists Alley at the San Diego Comic Con (table number is HH 8)
AND Wizard World in Chicago giving them out.
Free natch!

Ist Prize! An actual PLAYBOY PIN-UP PAINTING commissioned and used my the superstar of men's mags!! $10,000 value*!
2nd Prize! A stack of M.O'C merchandise! $500 value*!
3rd Prize! A BIGGER stack of M.O'C merchandise! $600 value*!
4th Prize! An autographed photo of me nude by the Christmas tree! Priceless*!
…Wait- maybe THAT should be 1st prize!

* Price estimate completely pulled out of my ass.

Check out the Facebook Event @


…and, why not get the book yourself?
You deserve it!


How it might look in your home (if you lived in a miniature doll home)!

Front and back of the poster!

Not the exact things you'll get for prizes #2 and 3, but it'll give you a rough idea of just a few of the precious items I'll include!

Your Personal Shopper- Reporting for Duty!

If you're near the Leavitt and Devon Salvation Army-
 I cherry-picked a few items for you.
As of noon they're still there (but who knows for how long)!

The "Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha"'s are added because that's the only way you'll know that he's supposed to be funny.

"Watermelon Smile"

Yes, I passed this up. I have enough clown paintings for 6 vacation homes (and I only have 5 vacation homes)!

The muli-colored candles are a little TOO joyfull if you ask me!

That's just the way I found 'em!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Movin' On Up! Crazy Fun Party Photos from the 70s!

Spit take!

Not at the party, but too lovely to leave out!

Big-Eyed Dance Party! 

Wig Power!

This is how I usually fall asleep in chairs too.

The only difference between her and me is that I'm using my left hand for posting.

Rockin' the threads.

Chillaxing. Comfortable clothes, cigarette holder and spirited conversation

This is the same mood we're in when our radiator is full stocked.

Sweet Dreams!