|Today is the Birthday of "The World's Best Graphic Designer|
(among many other attributes), Joseph Allen Black!
Joe put together the best reviewed book of the year (clue- it has my name it the title), DJ's throughout Chicago as Joe Black's Midnight Spookshow, is roommate to a beauitful black cat and always looks fashionable no matter what the hour he stumbles out of his penthouse apartment to get a cup of coffee.
So here are a selection of hand-picked cards for us to post on his Facebook wall today!https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joseph-Allen-Black/201234799898575
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Flea Market Finds!
|Woke up at 5am Sunday morning with a refreshing 2 hours sleep under my belt after the wedding reception, with the equally groggy Amy Payne, Tom Dechristofaro and Mark Braun.|
First find- if you ever want to recreate the men's restroom at Sidekicks- http://mitchoconnell.blogspot.com/2010/06/chicago-tours-is-back-3.html-
here's a giant step. After I snapped the pic, I was told it was just a dollar. But I shan't be greedy, and left it for you!
|Oh bright hobo nose, please light up to help me find my bourbon!|
|Why is this album valuable?|
Because it's a rare find from the estate of The Jeffersons.
|Jesus statue #138 is now at his new home. At 5 feet tall, he's the largest (so far) at the manor, and as soon as I fix his broken fingers he'll be as good as new!|
|I can't figure out if this is supposed to be hillbilly cute, hillbilly sexy, or just hillbilly.|
|After pleasing the ladies ("Number 27! Is there a 27?! OK, number 28!") I also like a smoke. But only if I'm doing it in the most awkward position that'll always result in burning all my fingers.|
|If you know anything about me, you know I'm a man of danger and action who lives life in the fast lane, windows down, music blaring, driving without brakes while doing jujitsu.|
So this book was a must have!
Friday, September 20, 2013
Did You Know…?
|On the back of the envelope containing a "congratulations" My Pretty Ponycard card from my lovely niece Alice, was this handy list of Mitch attributes.|
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Marked for Life.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
You'll Believe A Man Can Fly (aka- the things I do on the weekend)!
|To watch the Man of Steel in his full length motion picture-|
Balloon Animals will lift you right to Heaven!
|My new favorite author is Ralph Dewey, who has AT LEAST a dozen books about balloon making ...all delivered with a gospel message.|
I can't even guess how that "Here is your poodle!" is going to figure into the Bible, but the truth be told, I don't know because I'm just assumming he's my favorite. I have yet to purchase anything yet.
For those too tired to do all that reading, get the one hour dvd and convert all your friends heavenward (lots of balloons) before they end up in hell (no balloons)!
Tell him I sent you, 'cause I'm guessing the Amazon seller "thisistheclown" is Mr. Dewey himself, because he also has another dozen books about performing as a clown …with a gospel message, natch!http://www.ebay.com/itm/Deweys-Favorite-Gospel-Balloon-By-Ralph-Dewey-DVDDFGBR-/250760830180
|fyi- Warning! These ways of playing with balloons will lead you right in the other direction!|
Friday, September 13, 2013
"Around Town" a Blast from the Past!
|I was paid $50 a piece to start, but by year 7 my services had become so invaluable to the Trib, that my salary had rocketed to $50 an illo.|
|Here's one in tribute to Amy Payne and the opening of her new store!https://www.facebook.com/PsychedelicSeparateReality?ref=profile|
|It turns out there are other artists in Chicago, and they seem to have figured out how to be immensely popular, exhibited in museums and sell their art for a Biz-zillion dollars each. I keep asking Mr. Tony Fitzpatrick how this is done, but he refuses to tell me!|
Actually he was nice enough to trade me a fancy framed color etching for this doodle, which I still have hanging in the living room.
|The Good 'Ol Days, when movies only cost 25 cents to watch!To see my photo reference (and the following 5 blogs after this one)-|
|What Rick is thinking of.http://mitchoconnell.blogspot.com/2012/03/clown-art-top-100-most-disturbing.html|
|Personally, Rick had an Astaire fashion timelessness, and as you can see, so did I. My long flowing mullet, Joan Crawford fullback padded shoulders set off with a bolo tie, are as understatedly tasteful now as they were back then!|
|Any day you get to draw Tammy Fay Bakker is a good day.|
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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