This Saturday, June 8th. I’ll be showing my art and have my work for sale at the Welcome To My Nightmare VIII show. Lots of artists and bands. Be there, or be whatever.
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Posted in art, Babalon Babes, cartoon, comics, comics and illustrations, Exhibits, music, Only in NYC, Psycho Bunny, Uncategorized, underground/alternative/subculture, tagged 2013, art, comics, don pedros, illustration, june 2013, local nyc bands, local punk bands nyc bands, michele witchipoo, michele witchipoo artwork, michele witchipoo drawing, michele witchipoo illustration, music, nyc punk, Welcome To My Nightmare, williamsburg, williamsburg brooklyn on June 4, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
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This past Friday was the benefit for Punk Island, taking place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There were bands which afterwards was an art auction. Local artists donated artwork to raise money for Punk Island 2013.
So not only have I not managed to make it to any of the Punk Island shows, I almost didn’t make it to this event. You see, I was exhausted and ready to call it a night. Yet my friend convinced me to go. Plus I had flyers to pick up and promote for the Welcome To My Nightmare show next month. Missed the bands but arrived just in time for the auction.
I had donated a mixed medium painting created seven months ago titled Rev. Wodka. The acrylic and glitter painting was originally on sale at my Esty site, but I figured it would would be better off at the auction. In theme with all things Punk. So off went Rev. Wodka, who found a new home that night. I also included an old mini issue of my comic Psycho Bunny.
There were lots of awesome artists who donated their time and talent to this benefit. There were original signed and numbered concert poster prints by Joe Simko, who did illustrations for bands like The Misfits and GWAR. Original concert photography was also donated to the cause. The best was saved for last, when Justin Melkmann, comic book artist and member of the band WW9 donated a personal letter from G.G. Allen to the auction.
Here’s a few other photos from that night. Can’t say I know of the exact date of Punk Island itself, but it’s usually free and takes place during the summer on Governor’s Island. Best bet is to do a search for info regarding the exact time date and location for the event.
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Welcome To My Nighmare VIII. I’ll be here showing my work and selling my comics. Don’t miss it.
Posted in Uncategorized, Only in NYC, holiday greetings, comics, art, comics and illustrations, music, underground/alternative/subculture, life, Babalon Babes, cartoon, Illustration, Psycho Bunny, tagged MOCCA, comics, small press, gothic, goth, alternative comics, E.J. Barnes, comic conventions, alternative art, alternative press, comic book culture, MoCCA Art Fest NYC, mocca art fest 2013, April 6-7 2013, absolution, absolution nyc, absolution goth, DJ Xtene, DJ Jason, cleopatra's ball, through the mirror, NYC Goth, Paul Curtis, gothic party, Xtene Johnes, Jason Ledyard on March 28, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Looks like the weekend of April 6 and 7 2013 will be a busy one. Already posted about one of these events I’m about to mention, but it bears mentioning again. There’s also another wonderful event put on by two long time promoters in the NYC Goth scene.
On both April 6th and 7th during the day, I will be at the MoCCA Art Fest 2013 sharing a table with two other talented cartoonists, E.J. Barnes and Paul Curtis.
April 6th, Saturday night I’ll be at Cleopatra’s Ball at Through The Mirror. Through The Mirror is a bi-monthly event put on by Absolution NYC. It’s run by two long time promoters in the NYC Goth scene, Xtene and Jason. Both are established DJs spinning the best in classic and current Goth along with its various sub-genres.
For more information about either MoCCA or Absolution, be sure to click on these links:
*Gratitude goes out to E.J. Barnes, Paul Curtis, Xtene Johnes and Jason Ledyard .
Posted in art, Illustration, music, pop culture, Uncategorized, underground/alternative/subculture, tagged Aladdin Sane, art, Bowie, David Bowie, David Bowie watercolor painting, glam rock, glitter watercolor, illustration, michele witchipoo, michele witchipoo artwork, michele witchipoo painting, music, watercolor, Ziggy Stardust on March 21, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Two weeks ago I had plans to do this Bowie sketch. Then came news of his new album going to number one in the UK. (http://www.nme.com/news/david-bowie/69250) So perhaps after being subjected to auto tune pop music crap, there might be hope for the human race. Perhaps not. We’ll see.
I really haven’t sat down and listened to the new Bowie release. Don’t matter. I will always be a fan of his seminar work such as Ziggy Stardust, his Heroes era, and right up to Scary Monsters. While I’m not that much of a Bowie fanatic, no one can deny his influence.
Here’s a quick watercolor piece done this morning. Basic glitter watercolor. It’s not my best, but it’s not my worse either. This painting looks a lot better in person. The scan didn’t do it justice. Now I’ll quietly curse myself for not being a teen or a young adult during the Glam Rock era. Meanwhile the song “Panic In Detroit” runs through my head.
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Since early this year, I’ve been working on my photography. Taking one step beyond the beloved Instagram, I like to take the photo imperfections, and blend them into the process.
It all started when my good friend found a working manual film camera for under twenty bucks. He passed the goods onto me. Six months later as a belated birthday present, he also found an old digital camera. Added a bit of Photoshop skills to the mix for that unique look.
Here’s a brief collection of what I’ve taken so far:
More photos to be posted soon.
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Everything’s been going full steam ahead. Much so that I forgot to review the art event I took part of last month.
I had two painting exhibited at this show. The theme was anything to do with space, porn, or hey, why not both? Which is exactly what happened. Combining space, porn, bands and good times. Here’s a few photos I took from the night of Friday August 3rd, 2012.
There were great paintings by a variety of other artists. Most of the work was listed as ‘not safe for work.’ Well, the theme was space porn.
Above is a photograph of the two paintings I had exhibited at the Space Porn show. Both were mixed mediums, using mostly acrylic and glitter. After the show, the stripper painting on the left was sold. The other painting on the right is still available.
Local bands on the bill were: Spewing Cum, a solo drum set by RYO of Gagakirise (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyNt1L13S_c&feature=youtu.be), Kool Skull w/ Ryo (special collaborative piece), Cum Blood, and a special burlesque performance by Miss Cherry Delight.
The show was covered by the press, featuring another artist: http://heyheychante.blogspot.com/2012/08/art-feature-space-porn.html
So now you have a bit of an idea what I did this past summer.
Posted in art, comics and illustrations, Illustration, life, music, Press, published work, Uncategorized, underground/alternative/subculture, tagged 1990s, 1997, 1998, 1999, art, artwork, cartoon, cartoon illustration, cartooning, club culture, clubbing, early artwork, fanzine, fanzine culture, fanzines, illustration, late 1990 club culture, late 1990s, late 1990s subculture, michele witchipoo, nightclubs, rave, rave culture, rave zine, Urban Groove, Urban Groove fanzine, Urban Groove zine, zine, zines on June 28, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
So I’m finally trying to get my website together. Here I was, typing my bio to post on my future website. As I was listing stuff I’ve done, I remembered contributing artwork for a UK club fanzine. My long time friend Jason used to publish a little ditty titled ‘Urban Groove.’ After his last trip to the US, Jason decided to put together his own ‘zine. The zine’s content focused on what he loved the most, which at the time was raves, music and clubbing. Jason asked me for some artwork, and at the time I thought nothing of it. This was way before I had decided to use a ‘pen name.’ Ironically, it was my friends Jason and Bejay who had always encouraged me to do something with my cartooning, artwork, and whatnot. I still consider those two, along with a few others to still count as my friends. Everyone else I knew back then…they’re long, long gone.
Jason’s skills as a professional printer back in Newport, Wales, proved to be in his favor as he was putting together issues of Urban Groove. Here’s the cover of one of his Urban Groove issues, dating to Winter 1998-1999:
The photo of the skyline you see on the cover is when me and Jason went to visit the U.N. He used the NYC background as part of the fanzine cover design.
Another page from this issue. My artwork hadn’t fully developed yet, but the core was there.
Here’s the centerfold of the ‘zine, with my drawing placed in the middle of the layout:
I hadn’t looked through issues of “Urban Groove” in years. To my dismay, I had totally forgotten a photo Jason had published of me. This was back when I was thinner, and much cuter. Still surprised that this snapshot was used. This was back when I was a redhead. I’m the shorter one, on the left.
I don’t think I would ever pose for a photo such as this today. Maybe as a joke. Similar to when I took part in a zombie beauty pageant back in December 2011. I knew I had no chance in winning, but did it more for the laughs. Being obnoxious, I suppose. But to pose for something like this? Not likely.Then again, the person in the photograph is nothing like the person I’ve become nowadays. After all, people do change.
Urban Groove stopped publication a long time ago. Jason moved on, and now finds work as a photographer. He mostly photographs sexy pin-ups.
Thus so ends another short trip down memory lane.
Posted in art, Illustration, music, pop culture, Uncategorized, underground/alternative/subculture, tagged art, black and white, drawing, drawings, glam, glam music, glam rock, glam rock pencil sketch, hanoi rocks, illustration, michele witchipoo, mike monroe, pencil, pencil drawing, pencil sketch, pencil work, sweet, Wham Glam Thank You Ma'am on June 14, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
To be Glam. Last night I came across some photos on the internet. Soon afterwards I did this pencil sketch.
Back in the mid to late ’80s, the whole ’80′s ‘Hair Metal’ scene was huge. Bands like Poison, Motley Crue and such ruled. They were the fantasies of American teenage rebellion. Although I was never into the whole ’80s hair metal thing. In fact, I hated it. I preferred the ’80s Goth subculture, which I suppose would be considered ‘old school’ among today’s gloomy youngsters.
In the 1980′s, Goth subculture wasn’t as mainstream as it is today. To get a better idea of that era, nothing captures the underground Goth following like the NYC magazine Propaganda. I remember Propaganda not so much for the reviews, but for the conceptualized photography.
Now what ’80s Goth and Glam did have in common was androgyny. Personally to me, the classic Glam Rock wasn’t really the ’80s L.A. glam rock era, but more like from the 1970′s. Early Bowie when he was Ziggy Stardust, T-Rex, The Sweet, etc. I still love Sweet. In fact, their album ‘Desolation Boulevard’ is still one of my all time favorites.
Although hair glam metal was never my thing, there were a few exceptions. Take Hanoi Rocks for instance. I remember meeting Hanoi member Mike Monroe in NYC back when I was a teenager. He was a pure rock star through and through. Even in broad daylight, he would walk down St. Mark’s street in full glam gear. It wasn’t uncommon to see him somewhere in the Greenwich Village area. Last time I saw him, it might’ve been during 1986 or ’87. He was in some deli on Broadway, near NYU. (FYI, when I met Mike Monroe, he was a nice guy.)
Today I’m not so hateful towards hair metal. Now bands like Motley Crue is sort of like nostalgia to me. Although I still much prefer the ’70′s glam stuff. Does it really matter anyway? ‘Cause you realize that everything intertwines and connects anyway. It’s just depends on personal opinions and tastes.
Having said all of that, I still prefer Sweet over Cinderella.