This next pick in The 2019 PopCult Gift Guide is two-thirds a flashback pick, but since Monday is art day, I wanted to plug the work of two old friends, and one new one.

Their work, available as prints, books, jewelry, original art, trading cards and more, makes a great gift for anybody who likes to support great artists but also like their art to have a genuine sense of fun.

With the Gift Guide running so early this year, you have plenty of time to place an order directly with the artist, or with the online stores selling their wares, and get it in time for holiday gift-giving. On top of getting your shopping done ahead of time, you’ll be putting a few bucks into their pockets, so that they can have it to spend on their loved ones or art supplies or favorite imbibery substances.

And please, don’t just limit yourself to the work of these artists. Art makes a wonderful gift, and you can find local artists and artisans all over your local area. Get out and support them. It’s better than giving a tie or a blender (well, unless it’s a really good blender) and you’ll be pumping money into a part of the economy that doesn’t get huge government contracts, corporate handouts or kickbacks from corrupt politicians.

Mitch O’Connell

This is Mitch’s third appearence in The PopCult Gift Guide. Last year I recommended is recreation of the Leave it to Beaver Monster Shirts, and before that I suggested you buy one of his books of tattoo designs.

It’s hard to pigeon-hole Mitch O’Connell’s work. He’s run the gamut from low-brow to high-brow, and has been right at home no matter what he does. He is a man who straddles many brows. You’ve seen his work on covers for Newsweek, and illustrations for Rolling Stone, Playboy, The Village Voice and dozens of other magazines. He’s done clip art that’s been used around the world. O’Connell has drawn CD covers for Supersuckers, Less Than Jake, the Malamondos and tons of other groups. Plus he’s done flyers for Burlesque Shows, movie festivals, bands, theatrical productions and roller derby.

Recently, Mitch’s “Trump: They Live” artwork spent a few weeks on a billboard in New York’s Times Squarem as you can see in the photo at right.. You can donate a few bucks to get it put back up there at this link. If you know a die-hard fan of the president, donate in their name, and tell them it’s to construct a huge portrait of their hero.

In case that rankles you the wong way, I’m just going to point you to his “shop” page. You’ll find links to all sorts of different places where you can buy his art on clothes, jewelry, flasks, books and all sorts of other cool art things at various prices that make perfect gifts.

Glen Brogan

This is Glen’s fourth time in The PopCult Gift Guide, but he’s still such a damn good artist that you’ll want to see what he has to share. At his page you can find links to prints and T Shirts featuring his art, and if you want to givea gift for someone that won’t be mailed out until January 11 of next year, you can pre-order his first book, signed, from HGCArt.

Just in case you want to celebrate the Lazy Man’s Greek Orthodox Christmas.

Glen Brogan is the type of artist that makes his fellow artists want to give up and pack it in. His art is so good that it’s hard to imagine anybody topping it. With a sleek style and a strong appreciation of the coolest elements of pop culture, Glen has made a name for himself with exhibits in New York and Los Angeles and work commissioned by Disney, King Features Syndicate, Marvel Comics and more. His first ook will be published in conjuction with his next exhibit at HGCArt in Los Angeles.

Robert Jiminez

New to the list this year is Robert Jiminez, who has forged a way-cool path through the world of art and niftiness.

Robert’s work has appeared on album covers, in publications such as THE THING: ARTBOOK, VISIONS FROM THE UPSIDE DOWN: STRANGER THINGS ARTBOOK, Tiki Magazine and Pinstriping & Kustom Graphics Magazine, and has shown in galleries including Disneyland’s Wonderground, Harold Golen, M Modern, Creature Features, and Bear & Bird among others.

You can also see Robert’s work in trading card sets for Topps, Cryptozoic, and Upper Deck on licenses such as Garbage Pail Kids, Wacky Packages, Mars Attacks, Star Wars, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Rick And Morty, Ghostbusters, Adventure Time and more. Most notably, Robert worked on 8 paintings for the Upper Deck trading card set FIREFLY THE ‘VERSE and 9 paintings for WACKY PACKAGES GO TO THE MOVIES by Topps.


At Robert’s store you can find his art on prints, apparel, Tiki Mugs, metal signs, books, trading cards and more. I recently added his Fearsome Weirdos trading cards to my own collection.

Check out those links, and you can forever be known as the person who gives really cool and/or weird art items as holiday gifts.

Also, due to some technical issues on my end, this is the only Gift Guide entry for today. We’ll make up for it tomorrow.