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This past weekend was the opening reception for the Made In Ridgewood exhibit, held at OUTPOST Artists Resources for Bushwick Open Studios 2016. There was a large turn out for the opening night. OUTPOST and Ridgewood Artists Coalition got together, gathering local artists from the Ridgewood,Queens area of NYC.

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Reverend Mother by Michele Witchipoo as seen in the Made In Ridgewood (Ridgewood Artists Coalition) group art exhibit at OUTPOST Artists Resources for Bushwick Open Studios 2016. Pen and ink on illustration board.

My work was part of this group art show, debuting this new piece. There were various mediums and styles ranging from painting, sculpture, video, photography and interactive. Of course it helped that open bar was courtesy of Finback brewery, another local Ridgewood establishment. It should be noted that Finback makes some very good beers. So if craft beers are your thing, definitely check it out.

Artists were: Yasmeen Abdullah, Kate Bae, Bill Bartholomew, Ethan Boisvert, Michele Borg (Michele Witchipoo), Daniel Boventer, Mengwen Cao, Campy Dicks, Liliana Dirks-Goodman, Nathalie Di Sciascia, Elizabeth Donsky, Rachel Dove , Danielle Draik, Pablo García, Ida Gavois, Tim Gowan, Huisi He, Georgia Hinaris, Ji Hoon Kim , An Hu, Daniel Iliescu , Liz Johnson (Spadiode), Sandra Koponen, Molly Lambe , Connor Lawson, Deanna Lee, Stephen Lewis, Christina Massey, Varvara Mikushkina, David Nakabayashi, Sharilyn Neidhardt, James Peay, Joshua Pelletier, Kyle Andrew Phillips, Gabriela Rassi , Elizabeth Riley, George Rosa, Christopher Rose , Rebecca Rubinstein, Isabelle Schneider, Sara Schraeter, Farshid Shafiey, Vered Snear, Jeanette Spicer, Kelli Thompson, Jimmy Valdez Osaku, Allison Wade, Tyson Washburn, Chenli Ye, Beata Zalewski, Alex Drewchin, Greg Fox, Winslow Laroche, Jonah Rosenberg, Andrew Sutherland, Caterina Verde, David Wightman, Magin Schantz, and Libby Mislan.

If you missed the opening reception, you can still check the exhibit until October 15th.

Thanks to OUTPOST Artist Resources and Emily Heinz for putting this together.

Next post: Bushwick Open Studios 2016 in photos.

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Overwhelmed by bills? Getting financially assaulted?

Introducing the Psycho Bunny pic of the week:

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Psycho Bunny overwhelmed by bills. Introducing the Psycho Bunny pic of the week. Based on the self-published comic ‘Psycho Bunny’ written and drawn by Michele Witchipoo, published by WitchesBrewPress. September 2016. 

Saw this meme as seen below last week. After hearing about a friend complaining regarding bills, I did my own spin on it.

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Don’t forget to like the Psycho Bunny Facebook page, and while you’re at it, go ahead and click “like” on the WitchesBrewPress Facebook page as well. I will be selling comics at MICE next month over in Cambridge (near Boston) if you’re in the area. You can also order comics through my website. Greeting cards will also be for sale soon on the same website. Till next time.

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Happy July 4th everyone. Here’s a vintage Psycho Bunny sketch dated 2007. Thought it went well with the weekend’s theme of cook-outs and BBQs. The original is in black and white, this 2016 version is in color.

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Psycho Bunny cooks. Vintage Psycho Bunny sketch from 2007. Updated in 2016 with color. Based on the comic by Michele Witchipoo.

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Everyone has their own definitions of love. Psycho Bunny of course, has his own.

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Psycho Bunny’s ideal of love. Based on the comic by Michele Witchipoo. May 2016. Website to order comics: http://www.witchesbrewpress.com/ and FB page for the latest updates: https://www.facebook.com/PsychoBunnyComix/

If you haven’t heard already, I will be selling my comics and art at the White Plains Comic Con II June 4th, and at another upcoming comic con to be announced soon on Aug 7th. To stay informed, you can ‘like’ Psycho Bunny’s FB page.

 

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Here’s a commission done recently. A Steampunk Cthulhu commission.

Steampunk Cthulhu illustrated by Michele Witchipoo, 2015. Ink, brush, ink wash, watercolor on illustration board.

Steampunk Cthulhu illustrated by Michele Witchipoo, 2015. Ink, brush, ink wash, watercolor on illustration board.

Mediums: ink, ink wash, brush, watercolor on illustration board.

After this month, I’m taking on new commissions. Email me for prices and details if interested. Witchipoo@witchesbrewpress.net.

If there’s enough demand, I might make prints from this piece, to be on Etsy of course.

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Hey ho, let’s go! Last week’s Sketch Lottery character was the late, great Joey Ramone. So you know I didn’t want to miss a chance drawing him.

Joey Ramone, drawn by Michele Witchipoo. Nov. 2014. Pen brush, ink and watercolor. Done for Sketch Lottery.

Joey Ramone, drawn by Michele Witchipoo. Nov. 2014. Pen brush, ink and watercolor. Done for Sketch Lottery.

Funny part was I never saw The Ramones live. However, I did see Joey Ramone walk around St. Mark’s Place twice. I didn’t go up to him. Perhaps I should have. This is why later you always end up regretting you haven’t done.

However, I was lucky enough to see Joey Ramone sing with Ronnie Spector live at the venue Coney Island High. This was sometime during the late ’90s.

Enjoy my Joey Ramone sketch, and don’t forget to check out the other artists.

 

Additional links: 

http://www.angelfire.com/zine/roadkicks/coneyhigh.html

http://vassifer.blogs.com/alexinnyc/2005/10/top_ten_sincecl.html

http://www.buzzfeed.com/perpetua/iconic-nyc-music-venues-then-and-now

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Last Saturday was the art show MF Gallery had in tribute to the late Dave Brockie, vocalist from the band GWAR. The exhibit was titled ‘ALL HAIL GWAR! Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show.’ It was an open call for all artists, trying to raise money for the Dave Brockie Foundation.

I had contributed a piece. It was an illustration titled “Shock Rock” based on GWAR’s televised appearance on the Jerry Springer show back in the late ’90s.

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Michele Witchipoo at MF Gallery, May 3rd 2014. Photo taken by Bejay Rose.

In a way, hearing about Dave Brockie’s death was sort of like an end to my youth. Cause ever since I graduated high school, GWAR has always been in the background. The funny thing was, they were the type of band I always thought would be around forever. Right before I left Kansas City, MO, someone offered me a chance to see GWAR live for free. She even got me in on the guest list, no questions asked. Wow, I thought, what luck. That’s cause the majority of the time being in Kansas City, my luck was rather on the shitty side. Alas, right as I was psyching myself up to see the show, something happened. True to form, my good luck turned to bad. So bad, it was straight to the airport back to NYC. Seeing GWAR live wasn’t meant to be. I told myself that one day I’ll catch GWAR live. After all, GWAR will always tour again, right? Many years later, especially after taking part of this art tribute event, missing GWAR was something I later regretted.

Before I started my own illustration of Oderus Urungus, I went online looking for references. After my piece was done, I dug deeper into who this man really was. The more I learned about this guy, the more I kinda got inspired, and eventually the more sad I became. You have to give Dave Brockie credit. He lived the life he wanted to lead. Most people don’t get that far. They don’t even become close. Dave Brockie lived day by day with his own set of rules, living among his GWAR creation. An art student who didn’t get disillusioned after he graduated. Instead he formed a band and made a living for himself going on thirty plus years. Along the way, he also did performance art, drew, wrote, did ‘political’ commentary and even acted in a Troma film. Not a bad life to have. GWAR wasn’t as big as let’s say, Slipknot, or Marilyn Manson.  So what? Sometimes it’s better to carve that niche for yourself rather than sell out arenas, only to be forgotten five years later. 

It all goes back to that monologue Dennis Leary had in “No Cure For Cancer.” Where Leary talks about the good musicians always dying, while the crappy ones live on. Guess Leary should know. He swiped his whole stand-up act from comedian Bill Hicks, who now – take a big guess – is dead. Takes one to know one.

But you didn’t stumble upon this blog to hear me rant. You wanted to see photos from the GWAR tribute art show. So here they are. It was an amazing show, packed full of people. My art was hung near where the drinks were being served. I’ve said this before, but it’s been a while since I did an illustration I was truly happy with. Even if it felt as if it was saying goodbye to a part of my youth.

Without further a doo-doo, here’s photos from that night.

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One of the art pieces from the “ALL HAIL GWAR! Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show” at MF Gallery, May 3rd, 2014. Artist: Michele Witchipoo

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One of the art pieces from the “ALL HAIL GWAR! Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show” at MF Gallery, May 3rd, 2014. Titled “Fred Phelps Meets Oderus Urungus in HELL.” Artist: Crazy Glenn Werning.

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One of the art pieces from the “ALL HAIL GWAR! Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show” at MF Gallery, May 3rd, 2014. Artist: Annie Hunter

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Various art pieces from the “ALL HAIL GWAR! Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show” at MF Gallery, May 3rd, 2014.

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One of the art pieces from the “ALL HAIL GWAR! Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show” at MF Gallery, May 3rd, 2014. Artist: Brian Doodley

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One of the art pieces from the “ALL HAIL GWAR! Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show” at MF Gallery, May 3rd, 2014. Artist: Bob Gorman

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One of the art pieces from the “ALL HAIL GWAR! Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show” at MF Gallery, May 3rd, 2014.

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One of the art pieces from the “ALL HAIL GWAR! Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show” at MF Gallery, May 3rd, 2014. Artist: MK Ultra

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One of the art pieces from the “ALL HAIL GWAR! Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show” at MF Gallery, May 3rd, 2014. Artist: Cliff Roth.

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One of the art pieces from the “ALL HAIL GWAR! Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show” at MF Gallery, May 3rd, 2014. Artist: Sergio Zungia.

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One of the art pieces from the “ALL HAIL GWAR! Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show” at MF Gallery, May 3rd, 2014. Artist: Martina S Russo.

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Various art from the “ALL HAIL GWAR! Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show” at MF Gallery, May 3rd, 2014.

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One of the photographs from the “ALL HAIL GWAR! Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show” at MF Gallery, May 3rd, 2014.

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Entrance at the MF Gallery. Saturday May 3rd, 2014. Artist: Marina S. Russo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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