The Art of Mitch O'Connell


"Ghoul Power 2016! Celebrating 45 Years of TV Horror Host The Ghoul"!
Scratch Glass! Climb Walls! Stay Sick! Turn Blue!
'A Separate Reality' gathers the greatest artists and entertainers in the land to pay tribute to the most explosive, wise cracking, Cheez Whiz smearing, Froggy bashing, movie mocking entertainer of all time, The Ghoul!
Beloved by every bleary eyed kid staying up past midnight throughout Ohio, Michigan and more throughout the '70s to the 2000's who couldn't get enough of his manic frantic high energy hilarious segments interrupting (and greatly improving) low budget bad monster movies!
Stop on by opening night Saturday, March 5th at 6pm 'til the wee hours for what is sure to be the biggest most explosive event in Cleveland history!
A Separate Reality Records & Gallery
2678 West 14th St
Cleveland, Ohio (Tremont)
Check out the Facebook Event @

Past Appearances

When you're at Nightmare On Chicago Street in Elgin this Saturday, an evening of Zombies, Music, Costumes, Food, Drink, Vendors and beloved TV horror host SVENGOOLIE!
you'll be getting your very own collectible program book chock full of M.O'C art!

It also looks extra cool because it was designed by Mr. Halloween himself, Joseph Allen Black! I'll be there with my assistant Aiden selling t-shirts, and a sexy young gal who goes by the name Alyson Vetter will be ready willing and able to do your spooky make-up!
For all the scary details-

Come join me and the Mrs. (pictured in the poster) at Iron Invasion!

I'll be set up somewhere with my very own table trying to sell you loads of M.O'C crap!

Check out the Facebook event!

Join me at the Fun-Filled Fez Fest!
For all the details, go here!

When I can be in a gallery with Kirsten Easthope and Shaunna Peterson, I'll drop my strict "Museum Shows Only" policy in a heartbeat! So if you' find yourself in the Mile High City on May 22nd, please stop on by!

Join me for a weekend of FUN, FUN, FUN at "ACE," the Artist and Comic Expo!
Plus, just follow the link to download the file to print out your very own 11 by 17" poster for the biggest thing to happen in Peoria Illinois since… well, EVER!

And, read about all the details on the Facebook Event page.


Meet ME at Viva Las Vegas, the exciting Rockabilly weekend,
April 2nd-5th at the one place to shop for cool collectibles,
accessories and doodads, the Retro-A-Go-Go booth!
You might want to read that over again a few times,
pinch yourself, then splash ice-cold water on your face
to realize you're not dreaming!

For more info on the show-

And for more about Retro-A-Go-Go-

The Dirty Show

Come say "Hi" to me, the wife and baby at The World Famous International Erotic Art Exhibit
The Dirty Show's new addition-
The "M.O'C Dirty Needle," a display of naughty tattoo flash!
Show how dates are February 12th,
13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 2015,
7pm to 2am (except the 15th noon to 5pm).

Russell industrial Center
Exhibition Hall

1600 Clay Ave.

"Cheesecake Anyone?
A Salute to the American Pin-Up!"

See you Friday, July 18th at the Artspace Gallery,
51 S. Spring St. in beautiful downtown Elgin, Il, for "Cheesecake Anyone? A Salute to the American Pin-Up!"
Keep up to date on late-breaking cheesecake news by joining the Facebook Event.

"Melancholy Menagerie:
A Gaze into the World of Big Eyes"

The Fullerton Museum Center is excited to announce "Melancholy Menagerie: A Gaze into the World of Big Eyes" debuting May 3rd, 2014!

This amazing look into the popular adorable and unsettling art form will feature all the iconic Big Eyed art masters of the 1960s, plus a few pieces by Yours Truly!

Please contact Kelly Chidester at 714-738-3331 for more information.

"The Burlesque Beauties Tattooed Cuties"
A party night of tattoos and burlesque!

Sponsored by: A Separate Reality, Re/Dress and Kollective Tattoo & Gallery
At A Separate Reality, Tremont's newest and craziest vintage store!
2678 West 14th Street, Cleveland OH 44113
Friday November 8th
6pm Art/ signing
9pm show
Soul and Disco with DJ Charles McGaw
Ava Adore
Carmen M’Knoxide
Ginger Rockwood
Art by Mitch O'Connell and signing copies of "Mitch O'Connell the World's Best Artist by Mitch O'Connell"
fyi- you have to pay for them first
Burlesque show at 9pm
First four people can get a *Select* Mitch O'Connell tattoo ( From the flash book ) for $50. Done by Andrea Thornton.

Join me as I triumphantly return to my hometown of Ann Arbor Michigan for a booksigning Saturday, May 18th starting at 6pm at the world famous Vault of Midnight bookstore located at 219 S. Main Street!
I attended a year at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, 3 years at Clague Middle School and my Sophmore year at Huron High School.
In short, I damn well better get a parade in my honor that weekend!

To make this an event as exciting as would be proper for someone of my stature, the Vault of Midight has gone all out to rock your everlovin' mind!

The most amazing burlesque performers of the mitten state will be there to entertain-
Dolly Dagger and Gala Delish!
Gallery Show of Mitch O'Connell masterpieces!
Adult Beverages will be offered!
Free gifts!
Multiple Balloons!
And, best of all, Mitch O'Connell- IN PERSON!

Check out the Facebook Event page!

TorqueFest 2013
The Only Traditional Hot Rod, Custom, Vintage Cycle Show in Iowa
May 3-5 in Dubuque, Iowa

I'll be there set up selling the usual amazing M.O'C merchandise and the lovely Alyson Vetter will be making everyone even more beautiful by offering her make-up skills!

Join "The Prince of Pop Art," Mitch O'Connell, as he sits with a Sharpie ready to impress by putting "M," "O," and "C" in the correct order in your purchase of the new book "Mitch O'Connell the World's Best Artist by Mitch O'Connell"!

Saturday, April 27th, starting at 6pm!
Nice Price Books
3106 Hillsborough St
Raleigh NC 27607

Check out the Facebook Event page!

"Mitch O'Connell, the World's Best Artist, by Mitch O'Connell" Book Tour!
Saturday, March 21st
1854 W. North Ave., Chicago
Slideshow! Signing! 7pm-9pm

Coming mid-february 2013 to hip 'n happenin' fashionable footwear boutiques everywhere, the exclusive M.O'C line of woman's designer shoes!
T.U.K. Shoes, known throughout the world as "The Best" in quality has teamed with Mitch O'Connell, "The World's Best Artist" to create the sexiest flats and heels of all time!

To make sure your local establishment is well stocked, contact:

Whitney Hansen
T.U.K. Inc.

858-527-0494 Ext. 213

The Chicagoland premiere party will be at:
Broken Cherry Boutique
Saturday, March 2nd

1734 W. North Ave
Saturday, March 2nd

For more details, please visit the Facebook Event page!

"Mitch O'Connell, the World's Best Artist, by Mitch O'Connell" Booksigning
Friday, February 1st 6-8PM
2780 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago

For more details, please visit the Facebook Event page!

Mitch O'Connell, "The World's Best Artist" California Book Signing Tour!
Tell Mitch he's the best- In Person!
See the M.O'C Slideshow- with witty banter!
Plus- Hi-Jinks! Fun! Good Times!

Thursday, February 21st
Pegasus Books
2349 Shattuck Ave., Berkely, CA
7:30 to 9pm!

Friday, February 22nd
Mission Comics
3520 20th St., San Francisco, CA.
7 to 9pm!

Saturday, February 23rd
Nucleus Gallery
210 East Main St., Alhambra, CA.
7 to 10pm!

Sunday, February 24th
La Luz de Jesus
4633 Hollywood Blvd., LA, CA.
3 to 6pm!

For more details, please visit the Facebook Event page!

The Dirty Show
February 8th and 9th

(it runs longer, but those are the only nights we'll be there, hence, the only days you'll want to attend)
Berts Warehouse Theatre
2739 Russell St.
Detroit, Michigan
Check out all the details at

For more details, please visit the Facebook Event page!

North Park Neighborhood Artists Exhibition
October 5 through October 13, 2012
Neiu Ronald Williams Library
5500 North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago 1st Floor

Reception for the artists Saturday, October 13, 3 to 5 PM.
After-party in the Art Department 5 to 6 PM.
Sponsored by the North Park Art Center

Colette Wright Adams
Pamela Feldman
Michael Janusz
Michael P. Kenny
Kari Lindholm-Johnson
Beverly Alice Nash
Theresea Nollette
Mitch O’Connell
Chris Pappan
Jeanette Vogel
Debra Yepa-Pappan

The Iron Invasion Please stop by beautiful Woodstock, Il at the McHenry County Fairgrounds (1051 Country Club Rd, 60098) on October 6th to see what is sure to be a crazy over the top car show

And, as an added bonus, somewhere buried in the festivities will be me sitting behind a vendors table trying to unload a batch of M.O'C merchandise!

Scratch Glass! Climb Walls! Stay Sick! Turn Blue!
For me it was always a thrill staying up to the wee hours growing up in Michigan to watch tv horror host The Ghoul! The idea of having a Ghoul inspired art show love-fest has been brewing around in my head for years, and now with Andrea Thornton of Kollective Gallery, it's going to be a reality!

The Kollective Gallery gathers the greatest artists in the land to pay tribute to the most explosive, wise cracking, Cheez Whiz smearing, Froggy bashing tv horror host of all time, The Ghoul!

Beloved by every bleary eyed kid staying up past midnight in Detroit and Cleveland in the '70s and '80s, and now enjoyed worldwide on!
Stop on by opening night Saturday September 8th at 6pm 'til the wee hours for what is sure to be the biggest event in Cleveland history!

The Kollective Gallery, 1908 S. Taylor St,. Cleveland Ohio 44118 1-216-862-0799
Keep up to date at the Facebook Event page!

I'm pleased to be part of the THE CAN'T MISS EVENT OF THE SUMMER!!! Sunday August 26th!!! Come on down to Maximum Tattoo @ 20594 N Milwaukee Deerfield IL from 12-6pm to celebrate their 1 year anniversary!!!! Get there early cause the first 20 people to arrive get a FREE t-shirt and a $20 gift certificate each! Enter the pinup contest (winner recieves a $200 GC!) meet the bands and artists. Bring the kids to see custom rat/hot rods and motorcycle inspired art! Then join us for the 21 and over after party starting at 6pm at CUBBY BEAR NORTH (Lincolnshire) with DEADBOLT (the scariest band in the world) HELLBILLYS (American psychobilly pioneers) the KRANK DADDIES (Chicagoland heavyweights) & LIL RED AND THE HOWLIN WOLVES... FREE ADMISSION!!!!!!
Keep up to date at the Facebook Event page!

Smiles Are Free!
Opening Night Saturday July 14th, 2012 6-10pm
Kollective Gallery

1908 S. Taylor Road
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

Good Times!
Opening Friday, April 6th 2012
space:eight gallery

228 W. King Street
St. Augustine, FL
The Warm and Fuzzy Wall Decorations of Mitch O’Connell

Saturday, November 12

NIU's Jack Olson Gallery will host "Inked: Tattoo Imagery in Contemporary Art"
Monday, Aug. 29, through Thursday, Oct. 13.

Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

Reception and gallery talks are scheduled from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.

Curators Agnes Ma and Peter Van Ael are interested in showcasing the wide range of media and concepts contemporary artists use as they engage tattoo imagery in their work. The exhibition brings together the work of seven artists, all of whom bring a highly individual approach to exploring tattoo imagery.

Featured artists are Jeff Crisman, Glen C. Davies, Gary Dobry, Maren Erwin, Michael Ferris Jr., Ellen Greene and Mitch O'Connell.

Located in Room 200 of the Visual Arts Building, the Olson Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to noon Friday.

For more information, call (815) 753-4521 or email

"It's Your Funeral (art inspired by death)!
Friday, October 29 · 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Tattoo Factory Gallery (right next door to the world famous Tattoo Factory)
Located @ 4443 N. Broadway, Chicago, Il. 60640
This group show of the horrific will curl your toes, straighten your short hairs and pop your bloodshot peepers from their everlovin' sockets!

Opening night Wednesday October 27th 2010
"Me Llamo Mitchell! 2 Years of Spanish Finally Pays Off!"
One Man Show!
Vertigo Galeria
Collma 23 Loc. A
Col. Roma (06700)
Mexico DF
+5255 5207 3590

Chopstick Tattoo Presents:
Mitch O'Connell
"Spreading Joy Wherever He Goes" World Art Tour!
September 22 at 6:00pm - September 30 at 6:00pm

Standard Gallery
542-0086 Osaka-shi
Chuo-ku, Nishi-shinsaibashi 2-2-12 Crysta Grand Biru1F BF


Bakuto Osaka 2010
September 18 at 10:00am - September 19 at 10:30pm

Namura Shipyard Complex, South Osaka Japan

Somehow I was chosen to be a guest artist at this amazing event! Watch me as I do something or other to try 'n make it up to them for footing the travelin' bill!
Art! Skateboarding! Movies! Tattooing! Music! Dance! Robot Wars! And MORE!!!

An unprecedented weekend extravaganza of pop culture!

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Wednesday July 21st to Sunday July 25th
San Diego Convention Center

111 W. Harbor Dr.
San Diego,Ca. 92101
I'll be set up at Row B Table 07
WAY in the far right back section, but worth the walk!
Opening night Saturday July 3rd 2010
"Practice Makes Perfect!"
One Man Show!
Twist Art Gallery
73 Arcade
Nashville, TN. 37219

Opening Friday March 26th 2010
"Art For You To Poop On!"
Group show of pimped out toilet seats!
The Tattoo Factory Gallery
4441 N. Broadway
Chicago, Il. 60640

Opening night Saturday April 10th 2010
"Second Coming"
One Man Show!
Harold Golen Gallery
2294 North West 2nd Ave
Miami, Fl. 33127
(Wynwood Art District)

Can't get enough Mitch? I'm usually on the front porch 'round 6am every morning bringing in the paper.
Please no autographs or flash photography!