The works of Mitch O’Connell are best described by also talking about the man himself—unabashedly loud and bright. Just by picking up the book, one notes the plush cushion cover and incredibly vibrant colors as an invitation to explore its contents. As a great American artist, Mitch O’Connell aims to excite and entertain with his mastery of kitsch art and pop references.

Mitch O’Connell: The World’s Best Artist by Mitch O’Connell is a fantastic read on the artist’s life and influences, as well as a great visual collection of all things Mitch, from childhood notes and photos to his illustrations and pop art. With his third book, O’Connell proves that he knows what he’s doing and  that he’s doing it well.

In The World’s Best Artist, Mitch allows his readers and fans to delve more deeply into his personal life. From his college years to divorce, he shows the evolution of his art and how closely it’s tied to the ebb and flows of his own progression. Mitch O’Connell is simultaneously raw and humorous; The World’s Best Artist reads like a personal journal with his favorite images to compliment his tales. Despite his witty commentary on everything from his worst drawings ever to obsessions, you close the book and remember that, covered in glitter, everything good has real balance.