If you’re in the NYC, and want to start your Labor Day weekend right, then check out this event out. It’s the closing party for the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Showcasing work by various artists. I have a painting of Dr. Frank-n-Futer in this exhibit.
The closing party is tonight, from 2pm – 10pm. Brooklyn, NY. Film showing, costumes, tattoos and beer. Most important, buy the art! See you there.
The opening party at MF Gallery went so well, there’s going to be a closing party on August 30th. There will a screening of the classic cult film. Cosplay of all your favorite Rocky Horror Picture Show characters is encouraged. Of course there’s the art. It’s a group art show, in tribute to the Rocky Horror Picture Show itself. So if you missed it the first time around, here’s your second chance!
I’m one of the artists exhibiting a painting in this fine exhibit. All art is available for purchase, including mine. (hint-hint!) There’s even RHPS tattoos available.
If you’re local in the NYC area, see you there. You’re probably ‘waiting in anticipation…’
Dr. Frank-N-Futer painting by Michele Witchipoo. On display and sale at MF Gallery. Aug. 2019.
A few weeks back, I caught a free show at Irving Plaza. The headliner was neo-Rockabily singer Robert Gordon. Originally part of the early NYC Punk movement, around the late ’70s he embraced his influences, turning to Rockabilly. Having worked with musicians such as Link Wray and Chris Spedding, his vocals took everyone back to a time when Elvis was actually cool. He was ahead of such retro rockers such as The Stray Cats (which as of this blog posting, is currently on a reunion tour.) While The Cramps pushed the envelope with it’s sinister psychobilly overtones, Robert Gordon stayed true to his roots.
In the past I’ve attending a few Rockabilly events, but not often enough. It was scattered throughout the years, such as attending shows in San Francisco, Connecticut, and recently a few years back at NYC’s Otto Shrunken Head.
If you’re curious about what Gordon sounds like these days, check out the footage from his gig at Irving Plaza, July 1st, 2019. Below is the song that he opened with, “Someday, Someway.” It was later covered by Marshall Crenshaw.
Which leads to the Psycho Bunny sketch of the week. Psycho Bunny’s own version of Rock Billy Boogie:
A few reminders. Today in the NYC area, I’ll be one of the five artists giving a quick talk at the monthly Trans-Cen-Der. Location in Bushwick, Brooklyn, at Brooklyn Fire Proof. Admission free, but limited seating.
On Saturday, there’s two events. During the day I’ll be selling my comics at Trashland Zinefest II. Free admission from 2-6pm in Ridgewood, Queens over at The Footlight.
Later in the evening, there’s the opening party at MF Gallery, for the Rocky Horror Picture Show art tribute. I’ll be one of the many artists who contributed. Check out my acrylic and glitter painting of Dr. Frank-N-Futer, framed.
This is extremely short notice. This Tuesday, July 30th, 2019, I will be giving a small talk about my illustrations and artwork at the monthly Trans-Cen-Der. The event runs from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. The location is at Brooklyn Fire Proof in Bushwick, Brooklyn NY. There will be four other artists as well, working in all mediums. Admission is free but seating is limited.
This Saturday will be a busy day. During the day I’ll have a table at the Trashland Zinefest II, located at The Footlight in Ridgewood, Queens NY. Admission is free, the event runs from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm. I’ll be selling my comics, greeting cards and other items.
At Trashland Zinefest II, copies of my latest comic The Temptation of Squeaky will be on sale. Drop by my table and buy your own copy.
On Saturday evening, I will be attending the MF Gallery opening party for their Rocky Horror Picture Show art exhibit. Opening party is from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Costumes and Rocky Horror cosplay is encouraged. There will be a screening of the classic cut film as well.
Below is the painting I did for the Rocky Horror art exhibit. It’s classic Dr. Frank-N-Futer. The mediums were acrylic paint and glitter, inside a refurbished vintage wooden frame.
If you’re local in the NYC area, then come down to at least one of these events.
This past weekend in NYC was an oppressive, blistering heatwave. It impacted the majority of the East Coast to the Midwest of the U.S. If you were local, and wasn’t impacted by any blackout, you were lucky. Either way we all sweated our asses off. Global warming baby – embrace nature at it’s worse!
But you know…as I’m typing this blog post, with perspiration dripping down my face, the last thing I want to do is talk about this heatwave. It’ll only make me hotter. I’m sure you feel the same way too. Therefore let’s focus on something else; Apollo 11. The 50th anniversary of the U.S. moon landing.
Which leads us to the Psycho Bunny sketch of the week for July 21st, 2019. Posting this sketch early. This week will be a little tad on the busy side.
If you haven’t read my previous posts, I will be selling my latest comic “The Temptation of Squeaky” at Trashland Zine Fest II. Saturday Aug. 3rd, from 2 – 6pm. Admission free., location in Ridgewood, Queens at The Footlight. Afterwards in Brooklyn, there’s going to be an opening party at MF Gallery, for the Rocky Horror Picture Show. I’ll be one of the artists showing work. There’s also going to be a screening of the classic cult film, costumes and other goodies. Waiting word for a third event on a different day.
If you’re local in the NYC area, particularly Ridgewood and Bushwick, then check out this one day event. Trashland Zinefest II. I’m going to have a table there, selling my latest comic, greeting cards and other goodies. It’s at The Footlight. The date is Saturday, Aug 3rd, from 2pm – 6 pm. Admission free.
Later that same night, come down to MF Gallery for the Rocky Horror Picture Show tribute. There’s going to be by various talented artists, costumes and a screening of the iconic film. Opening event is from 7 pm – 10 pm. Location in Brooklyn. I’m going to have a painting in that exhibit.
The other event will be at Trans-Cen-Der Art Group (TAG), an artist networking and community group located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. I will have a ten minute talk about my art, as slides of my work are shown.
Details forthcoming about both events to be posted on this blog.
This past Saturday proved to be quite busy as predicted, but it was a good busy. This was despite foul-ups at the copy place and me fighting some kind of last minute sickness. Overcoming the lack of sleep, both the Big Apple Comic Con and the MF Gallery shows were successful.
It had been a while since I had a table at Big Apple Comic Con. It was the tenth year anniversary of this local comic con. In 2009, Big Apple was acquired by Wizard Entertainment. Recently this con went back into the hands of the original organizers. Hey, not to bad mouth anyone but personally I’m kinda glad Big Apple broke away from Wizard World.
So it everyone’s surprise, the Penn Plaza Pavilion, where Big Apple was being held was jammed packed solid. It seemed as if almost all the comicbook fans and cosplayers came out in full force. At one point, there was barely any room to walk in the pavilion. In fact, there was actually a line outside to enter the building.
At Big Apple Comic Con, some cosplayers really had some impressive costumes.
There were both established and indie/small press comic creators at Big Apple. One of the highlights was Ramona Fradon, best known for drawing the Brenda Starr newspaper strip. Ramona Fradon also did the art for various other companies, including DC Comics, working on characters such as Aquaman.
Other artists included Bob Camp, Mark Bode, Bill Plympton, and Ken Knudtsen, who did the comic ‘My Monkey’s Name Is Jennifer.’
Of course, I had my own self-published comics to sell. For the occasion, I had two new mini-issues available. One was a sketch simply titled ‘Pin-Ups.’ The other was a limited edition Psycho Bunny mini-issue, #3.50. The Pin-Up mini-issue will be available in my Etsy store soon.
My friend Louisa, art model extraordinaire, was kind enough to take photos of me at my table.
Big Apple is also known for celebrity appearances. Wrestler Roddy Piper was there, along with two of the Power Rangers. (Red and Green if you must know) This time I met Johnny Brennan, one half of the prank call team The Jerky Boys. Back in the early to mid ’90s, I quoted The Jerky Boys constantly. My friend gave me a cassette of their first release, which is a comedy classic. Nowadays Johnny Brennan does the voice of Mort from the animated television show Family Guy. I approached the table to tell Brennan what a fan I was. To my surprise, he gave me a free autograph. Brennan turned out to be a sincerely nice man.
After Big Apple Comic Con, it was off to Brooklyn for MF Gallery. I was honored to be a part of this show, which was held in honor of Women’s Day. The exhibit was titled ‘GIRLS of The Underground.’ The opening party showcased all the amazing work by a variety of artists.
The illustration I submitted was originally drawn for Valentine’s Day.
In closing, I’d like to thank both Big Apple Comic Con and MF Gallery for having me be a part of the successful events.
In addition to having a table at the Big Apple Comic Con this upcoming Saturday, my illustrations will be part of a group exhibit at MF Gallery. The theme of the show is Girls of The Underground featuring many talented female artists. I just dropped off my work yesterday.