GeneralVisit me @ http://www.mitchoconnell.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=537909600&ref=profile Thangs I'm fond of? A tie for #1 goes to the 'lil offspring, (beautiful and talented) Leo (13) and Kieran (10), and in no particular order, Big-eyed Keane paintings, kitsch, velvet paintings, flea markets, old school tattoos, demolition derby, roller derby, pinewood derby, self taught artists, funny cars, UFO/ bigfoot/ ghost sightings, black-light, glow in the dark, Russ Berrie figures, peace, macaroni craft projects, vintage magazines (the kind men like), Peanuts, Ernie Bushmiller, pink elephants, 3 card monte, haunted houses, the idea of bowling, nudists, miniature golf, muscle cars, lucha libre, cozies, sideshows, state fairs, shrunken heads, tiki bars, any bar, Big Daddy Roth, Ivan Albright, beehives, jello molds, TV healing preachers, drumming (not talented, but enjoy making noise. Just ask my neighbors!), pin-ups, long walks, listening, sunsets, holding hands, good friends, good times! ..
TelevisionGot two of 'em! Brady Bunch Variety Hour, Pink Lady and Jeff, Mrs. America Contest, The Office, Amazing Race, "Special Guest Stars", Larry Storch, Charlie Callas, TV Horror Hosts, The Ghoul, Sir Graves Ghastly and Svengoolie, 6 Feet Under, Deadwood, Davy and Goliath, Night Gallery, The PTL Club, Lovejoy, Putting a coat hanger in one antennae and a wadded up aluminum ball on the other for reception, the TV glow that fills up a dark room, The station sign off, "as we end our broadcast day" to the tune of the Star Spangled Banner.
Books"Kooks" by Donna Kossy, "Throat Sprokets" by Tim Lucas, "Golden Turkey Awards" by the Medved Bros., "How to Pick Up Girls", "Home Guide to Treating Embarrassing Red Rashes So No One Will Ever Know" by Dr. Frank, "Forgiven" by Shepard (great book on Jim & Tammy Baker), "Carnival" by Arthur Lewis, "An Original Dead End Kid Presents" by Leo Gorcey, "Criswell Perdicts" by Criswell, "The Ghoul S/Crapbook" by Sweed and Olzewski, "Case Closed" by Posner, "Flim Flam" by Randi, "Step Right Up Folks" by Griffin, "Synchronized Swimming is For Me" by Lerner, "Geek Love" by Dunn, all Jimmy Olsen comics, any books by Donald Westlake, Thomas Berger, Stuart Kaminsky's Toby Peters mysteries, and of course, my personal favorites, "Good Taste Gone Bad: The "Art" of Mitch O'Connell" and "Pwease Wuv Me: More "Art" by Mitch O'Connell"
I somehow have been able to make a living as a freelance artist. Big shot clients include, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Spin, The New York Times, Time, Playboy, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker and Juggs. In-between paying jobs I create fine art masterpieces (I'm keeping a positive attitude) that hang on gallery walls. Also in my spare time I work on tattoo flash. So next time you're in a tattoo shop looking for something to have etched on your skin, check out the flash on the walls for some of my stuff. And, if you have a shop, why not buy one (or all) of my 3 sets today? I'm a man of simple pleasures. I love to hang in there, hang loose, hang ten and let it all hang out, keep it real and keep on trucking, do my own thing, chill out, mellow out, kick back, take care of business, keep on keeping on, get my groove on, take a load off, reach for the stars, hear where you're coming from, do what I've got to do, mellow out and rock on! Here's an animation done from my art by Dan Janssen for Less Than Jake:
Who I'd like to meet:Anyone with a keen eye for art who wants to hire me to illustrate a logo, tattoo, advertisement, CD cover, skateboard, etc. I'd prefer someone who doesn't use the phrase, "We don't have much of a budget."
- Status: Divorced
- Here for: Networking, Dating, Serious Relationships, Friends
- Hometown: Chicago
- Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Agnostic
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Children: Proud parent
- Smoke / Drink: No / Yes
- Education: Grad / professional school