I had two pieces in the show, and I'll show you the second at a later date. The first piece is titled, "Billy Wins!" Please tell me you've watched the documentary "King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters"! It is such a great film, full of fascinating people, one of whom is Billy Mitchell. Billy claims to be the reigning champ of the classic arcade game, Donkey Kong, and in the movie, his arch-nemesis, Steve Wiebe, attempts to pin him down to a championship battle. The highlight of the movie for me (and I'm sure many others) is Billy Mitchell. He is so interesting, in a cocky and self-absorbed way. I drew my inspiration for this piece from him. Billy Mitchell has conquered Donkey Kong and in an ultimate act of victory, lies down on a Donkey Kong-skin rug, giving his trademark thumbs-up sign. Of course Billy would not be without his favorite star spangled tie, and his long flowing locks and full beard complete the look.
|Billy Wins! at the gallery|
|Me and Billy!|
What I wouldn't give to have a photo of Billy Mitchell with little Billy!
I hope you like him too! If you really really like him, he is for sale on the iam8bit gallery website.