Gweek 082: Mitch O'Connell, the World's Best Artist

In this episode of the Gweek podcast, I interviewed Mitch O'Connell about his massive new art book, Mitch O'Connell the World's Best Artist by Mitch O'Connell. This book shows his early work (he published a great zine when we were in high school together), his attempts to enter mainstream comics ("Interesting, but no cigar" — Jim Shooter), his commercial art, band posters, gallery paintings, tattoo flash, and more. — Read the rest

Mitch O'Connell's stupendously eldritch thrift store art collection

Artist Mitch O'Connell says:

Not really, I think they're so interesting and mesmerizing
that I shelled out the big bucks
(usually around $20) to have them hang on
the walls of the M.O'C Manor.
Btw, I've already willed everything to The Art Institute of Chicago,
so don't waste your time throwing money at me in the hopes
of prying any of these treasures from my grip.

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Artist Mitch O'Connell's funny Hanna Barbera commissions


Mitch O'Connell says:

Back in 2003 I was asked by Warner Bros (who owns Hanna Barbera) to come up with my take on those great characters. I could choose from Atom Ant, Dastardly and Muttley, The Flintstones, The Herculoids, Hong Kong Phooey, Huckleberry Hound, Jabberjaw, The Jetsons, Josie and the Pussycats, Magilla Gorilla, Penelope Pitstop, Peter Potamus, Scooby-Doo, Secret Squirrel, Top Cat, Wacky Racers, Yogi Bear and a million more for my sketches.

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Mitch O'Connell at Zombo Gallery in Pittsburg

Artist and famous tattoo flash designer Mitch O'Connell has an art opening at Zombo Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA on November 3.

Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood is home to a growing community of restaurants, clubs and galleries. The area's newest and most hip 'n happenin' art space is Zombo Gallery!

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