Is Monday gettin’ all up in your mix and making you feel sad and blue? Don’t worry Lorraine - it’s #FunkMongerMonday ! Today’s funk comes all the way from #Sydney in the form of the tattooo wranglin' Mike Watt.
Week 34 of #FunkMongerMonday is here and today is all about the magnificent Mike Watt. Now, I’ve been hootin’ and hollerin’ about fancy folk from all over the world, and Mike is the fifth artist from Australia - what a scene! I stumbled across Mike’s stuff a while back, and everything about his work is right up my street. He draws gnarled characters that get all up in your mix, tickle your nose hairs and knock you onto your butt rear bum-hind. All in a good way of course, unless you don’t want your nose hairs being tickled and pickled.
If you want some funk in your face, then head over to Mike’s page and have yourself a frolic through his work. Run barefoot and free, and jump about a bit. Maybe even wave your arms about - do what you need to do. While you’re there, have yourself a look peek peep peer at a really exciting project that Mike has got in the works. He’s working on a collaborative book called “Tattoo Me” which features over 130 artists. That’s a whole bunch of artists, all crammed real tight into a book that you can wield in your scrawny little fingers - what fun! It’s such a cool concept - Mike draws a unique character for each artist, and they tatt ‘em up quick and make ‘em feel pretty. The link is at the bottom, so stop picking your nose and use those long mysterious fingers to give it a click!
I’m a huge fan of Mike’s work and his awesome style. You will be too when you bend your eyes round it. Don’t take my word for it though - what do I know? Go and check him out like a fancy pair of checkered socks right this second. Go!