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Twitter connected Conan O’Brien to “Coco” artist and changed his life

I'm with Coco poster

The image that started it all

TMZ is reporting that artist Mike Mitchell, who created this poster not only to support Conan O’Brien in his recent contretemps with NBC and Jay Leno but to raise money for Haiti earthquake relief, is now richer by far himself as a result. The Los Angeles artist originally posted the image as a Twitpic on Twitter, and it has reportedly earned more than $25,000 for Haiti relief.

That Twitter posting eventually led O’Brien’s people to Mitchell, who has now been paid a substantial-but-undisclosed amount of cash for the rights to use the image to advertise Conan’s upcoming 30-city Legally Prevented from Being Funny on Television Tour.

Mitchell’s gallery on deviantArt suggests his other works are nowhere near as commercial as his Conan/Coco rendering. But the young artist says that he has already been approached by others who want him to produce work for them.

The continuing joys of social networking.