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As mentioned recently, I joined the management team for the Historia Discordia website. So with that, it is my duty to inform you that there will be now an Eris of The Month Club. The first Eris featured was something I did for Adam Gorightly back in 2009.

Hail Eris!

All Hail Eris! Eris of The Month, originally drawn back in 2009 by Michele Witchipoo.

All Hail Eris! Eris of The Month, originally drawn back in 2009 by Michele Witchipoo.

*For a simple explanation, try this Wikipedia link

*To order your own copy of Historia Discordia: The Origins of The Discordian Society, click here.

Latest news. I was asked to be part of the “management” crew for the Historia Discordia website.

Michele Witchipoo posing with the book "Historia Discordia" written by Adam Gorightly, June 2014.

Michele Witchipoo posing with the book “Historia Discordia” written by Adam Gorightly, Photo taken June 2014.

The Historia Discordia website, named after the book ‘Historia Discordia: Origins of the Discordian Society’ written by Adam Gorightly, not only focuses on the book, but on Discordianism itself. What the hell is Discordianism you ask? Well, you can read about it here, here, and here.

Still scratching your head I see. Well nevermind.

"Historia DIscordia: The Origins Of The Discordian Society" written by Adam Gorightly. With a foreword by Robert Anton Wilson. I have an illustration in this book. Photo taken June 2014.

“Historia DIscordia: The Origins Of The Discordian Society” written by Adam Gorightly. With a foreword by Robert Anton Wilson.

You still order your own copy from RVP Press via Amazon, and be one of the coolest kids on the block. I have an illustration in that book as well. Oh yeah, and this book also has a Facebook page. So get on it. Fnord.

Submitted another sketch to the blog Sketch Lottery. This time of Drizzt Do’Urden. Prior to this, I was not familiar with this character at all. He’s associated with the Dungeons and Dragons realm, as this site might explains Drizzt’s background. Never played Dungeons and Dragons, not ever. Yet I’m always up to drawing new things, so this was considered somewhat of a challenge.

Here’s the link for my version of Drizzt, as done for Sketch Lottery.

http://www.sketchlottery.com/2014/07/drizzt-dourden-9-michele-witchipoo.html

Yesterday I submitted a sketch to this site:

http://www.sketchlottery.com/2014/07/jennifer-4-michele-witchipoo.html

Sketch Lottery is an open sketch blog which encourages artists of all levels to participate. Once a week it picks a well known pop culture character, and people submit sketches backed on the theme. On this round, the main character from the comic ‘My Monkey’s Name Is Jennifer’ was picked. So I sent in a jpg of my sketch done mostly in black and red ink.

So far Sketch Lottery has done characters such as Tank Girl, Alf, Rat Fink, King Kong, and many more. I’m hoping Buddy Bradley from Peter Bagge’s Hate will be in the roll call again. If you want to try your hand at this, just make sure you read the rules, which are pretty straightforward.

Back to the comic My Monkey’s Name Is Jennifer. Written and drawn by Ken Knudtsen, the plot centers around a boy monkey forced to be an annoying girl’s pet while wearing dresses. It was published by Slave Labor Graphics in 2003 and 2010.

Didn’t have a table at MoCCA 2014, not this year. Didn’t have any new stuff to promote. So I just basically walked around, checking out the other artists, etc. The strange part was coming across an comic book anthology I had contributed to back in 2012:

Cover for Filthy Cake, published by Scary-Art Publishing.  http://www.scary-art.com/scaryartpublishing.htm

Cover for Filthy Cake, published by Scary-Art Publishing.
http://www.scary-art.com/scaryartpublishing.htm

Below is a personal photo of the two page story I did with writer and person behind the book, Nicolas Caesar.

Short story I did the art for, Nicolas Caesar wrote the story. Published in the Filthy Cake horror comicbook anthology, 2012.

Short story I did the art for, Nicolas Caesar wrote the story. Published in the Filthy Cake horror comic book anthology, 2012.

Of course I approached the table. Met another artist and writer who contributed to the comic book anthology as well. Below is the Tumblr link (of course, it’s not the most flattering photo, but hey):

http://lowerthanlowbrow.tumblr.com/post/81892392854/ran-into-michele-witchipoo-one-of-the-other

Previous post about MoCCA 2014: http://witchesbrewpress.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/brief-review-of-mocca-2014/

Late last year, I sent some mail art to an ongoing project. Always loved the concept of mail art. Along with a decorated envelope complete with glitter (I think. It’s been some time…) I included the last issue I did of Babalon Babes. It was number four, which focused on astrology. Here’s the link to the mail art project based in Germany:

http://www.5blanks.com/mailart.php?page=26&lastS=21

Below are two illustrations in Babalon Babes issue 4. The first pinup represents the sign Pisces.

Pisces. Done by Michele Witchipoo. Originally published in Babalon Babes issue 4 by WitchesBrewPress

Pisces. Done by Michele Witchipoo. Originally published in Babalon Babes issue 4 by WitchesBrewPress

 

The second one is a more abstract version of Gemini, using Godzilla and tarot cards.

Gemini. Draw by Michele Witchipoo, late 2009. Originally self-published in Babalon Babes issue 4 (Astrology Issue)

Gemini. Draw by Michele Witchipoo, late 2009. Originally self-published in Babalon Babes issue 4 (Astrology Issue)

The link to 5blanks website: http://www.5blanks.com/index.php

 

 

It’s one thing to hear about celebrity death in the media. It’s another thing to hear about someone whose work actually mattered to you passing away.

Such is the case with British comedian Rik Mayall. One of the projects Mayall was best known for was the television series “The Young Ones.” The program only lasted for two seasons on the BBC, but became an instant cult classic worldwide.

Since Rik Mayall’s death, I’ve spent time watching “The Young Ones” all over again, from start to finished. I’ve always been a huge fan of the series, and of Mayall’s work. On his long resume includes “Bottom”, “Filthy Rich and Catflap”, “The New Statesman” and the 1991 film “Drop Dead Fred.”

It was suggested that a blog post should be done in his honor, so I obliged. Below are two illustrations done last night.

British comedian Rik Mayall, who was best known as Rick from the television show 'The Young Ones.' Pen sketch by Michele Witchipoo.

British comedian Rik Mayall, who was best known as Rick from the television show ‘The Young Ones.’ Pen sketch by Michele Witchipoo.

British comedian Rik Mayall as Rick from The Young Ones. Illustration by Michele Witchipoo. June 2014.

British comedian Rik Mayall as Rick from The Young Ones. Illustration by Michele Witchipoo. June 2014.

I’m not really crazy about the first one, but it’s posted anyway. The second one was more of an experiment, using pen then coloring in Photoshop. Both need more work, but I wanted to post something in Mayall’s honor.

 

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