Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Billy Wins! The King of Kong

This summer I was invited to have some of my work in the iam8bit show in LA. It was a fun, crazy trip, and I realized I never blogged about my pieces!



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!

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.



4 comments:

  1. Thank you Wilandra! YOU are very sweet! :)

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  2. OMG, I really could not love this thing more. Really. Could. Not.

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  3. :D and getting a blog comment from you, Diane, has made my day!

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