The Official Catgirl Island Mews & Announcements for July 2015, nya!
Aloha Y'all and welcome to Catgirl Island, nya! July is such a zestful month here at Catgirl Island, where we are so blessed by the beauty of the purristine shores, coastal gardens and the maritime forest all under the Cumulp-Neko clouds in the Blue Summer sky, nya! July's purrecious gem is the Ruby which would be purrized in the piercings or in the bracelet for the wrist, ankle or the tail, but if that is too purricey the gift for that special kemonomimi, mermaid or fae, then we suggest the seafood suppurr to fill her tummy and win her heart, nya!
The crab legs would be the appurropurriate dish for the catgirl, since the astrological signs for July are Cancer & Leo, nya! However, If the fresh fish is purrfurred, y'all would be in luck because our local fishing forecast purrdicts another bumpurr crop of the we purrdict the delicious, nutritious Bluefish, Croakers, Flounders, Groupurrs, Mackerels, Mullets, Snappurrs and the Wahoos, nya! Of course if you crave the fresh local purroduce, the island's farmers market has the strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, yams and honey aplenty, nya!
In addition to the angling, swmming, diving, surfing & boating, the island's fun activities to catabolize the Sumertime calories include the belly dance, hula dance. hot salsa dance, martial arts, kyu-do, rec league beach volleyball, the golf, tennis, softball, bicycling, and the purrkour, nya! Make sure to find the purrfect comfy spot for the catnap after the athletic purrsuits, nya! Of course, nothing frames the filled catgirl tummy under the sun like the bikini, and among the popular styles are the floral purrints in the stringy, criss cross, ring closure, bandeau, cut - out and tanga styles, nya!
The island's riverwalk boutiques are brimming with the Summertime fashions in the bikinis, maillots, purreos, sarongs & yukatas for those folks with or without the tails, but if you do not have the tail, make sure to ask for the garment without the tail hole, nya! The halter neck & backless styles tend to be favored by the locale Fae, as not to ride up on the wings, and the Jelly Cups tops made of the hollowed, naturally deceased Jellyfish bells are purrticularly trendy amongst the mermaids, nya! You can find them in most cup sizes at the far-mers' merket near the dive-in theatre, nya!
July is the purrticularly festive month with Ocean Day, our Iris, Lotus and Water Lily purrades, the Tanabata Matsuri, theO-Bon Dance, and Independence Day celebration, nya! Lake Neko is among the purrfurred spots to observe the fireworks, nya! We also recommend the diverse cultural purrsuits at the riverwalk, the shrines, the Catgirl Island Purrforming Arts Center, the Public Libraries, the markets, the spas and the hot spurrings, nya! Purrhaps after the pleasant swim or stroll down the riverwalk, forest, faerway, park or beach, you could visit the galleries at the
The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, nya!
For those who are here for the first time, art galleries 1-7 display illustrations & photos by Mike, whilst guest art galleries 1-3 display images by other folks with their purrrrmissions, and Mike's collaborations with other artists are displayed throughout the various galleries, nya! On the web site, in any of those galleries, the most recent images are repurrsented by the lowermost row of small, cropped "thumbnail" - size portions of the images, and you have to click on one in order to see the uncropped, full - size version of the pic, nya!
Into Guest Gallery 3
we are purroud to purrsent an illustration of "Apurracida" by Rebecca Brogden
, nya! Purrhaps y'all have seen her purrior illustrations & photos in our mewseum, or read her tale of "The Love of a Catgirl" l
, nya? Purrnounced "ah purr ah SEED ah", she is the Purrincipal of the Catgirl Island School (grades K - 12), which can be awkward for her younger sister who is a student there, nya!
Cida-sensei is 5 ft 3 in tall, she weighs the slim 105 lbs and her measurements are 32C - 23 - 32" with the Honey Blond hair, Green eyes, and the Havana Brown neko ears and tail, nya! She is of British Brazilian American heritage, with O+ blood, 175 IQ, the Gemini Rooster sign, and fluently speaks Purrtuguese, Japanese, French, Spanish and English with our NC OBX Cat Speak dialect, nya! She is a creative, friendly, strong - willed, sentimental and family - oriented genius catgirl who excels at almost every task, but sometimes she just wants to take the catnap, nya!
Next to that in Guest Gallery 3 is Rebecca's illustration of "Joanna Sonteja", nya! Purrnounced "YO an ah sohn TAY ah", she is a mewsical entertainer known for her extravagant concerts with the spectacular FX, and alluring, elegant, ornate, sexy couture, nya! She is a singer, mewsician, dancer, actress, model, speaker & philanthropist Wolf Girl of the Ukrainian Spanish American heritage, nya! She is 5 ft 6 in. tall plus the Gray lupine ears & tail, 120 lbs and her measurements are 37D - 25 - 36"., with Pink Magenta hair & Blue eyes, nya!
She is a serene, empathic, inspiring, endearing, sexy, smart, purractical and spiritual Wolf Girl of the Gemini Dog sign, whose hobbies include yoga, tai chi, running, reading purranormal romance novels, gardening and cooking, nya. Her favorite flora are Apurricots, Cherry Trees, Azaleas, Peonies, Lotus, Maples, Cedars and Chrysanthemums; and her favorite foods are the pheasant, quail, trout, salmon and the yams, nya! Rebecca rendered the "Joanna Sonteja" and "Apurracida" pics with Sai, Photoshop CS6 and the Intuos 5 tablet, nya!
Next in Guest Gallery 3 is "Mad Mel: Furry Road" by our web master Jamie Robertson
, nya! This is another illustration of Corrine Elizabeth Melepomene Chattan or just Mel for short, who is one of the heroines of Jamie's web comic Clan of the Cats
nya! Mel is the sexy, dangerous, witchy were - leopurrd mercenary sister of Chelsea and Cynthia, nya! She starred in her own Melpomene comic, which was written by Jamie and drawn by Clint Hollingsworth, nya! We have a great pic of Clint's character Ravenwing in our mewseum too, nya!
Mel co-starred in the Mythos & Magick comic written by Jamie and drawn by Dani Atkinson with Erin Zerbe, Brynn Sheridan & Todd Swain; and has occasionally appurred with her niece Charlotte in Jamie's amewsing Sebo comic strip, nya! We have several purrior pics of Mel & her family in our mewseum, and this illustration is a purrody homage to the Mad Max movies, in depicting Mel as a warrior of the dangerous post - apocalyptic desert wastelands, nya! Jamie used the digital media of Painter 3X (pencils), Manga Studio (inks) and Photoshop (color), nya!
Also in Gallery 3 is “Puddin’! Let’s Have a Harley Matsuri!”
, which is the digitally manipulated photographic image of our friend Crissy Teverini
as DC Comics' Harley Quinn! Crissy is a beautiful cosplayer, model and artist, nya! Purrhaps y'all have seen some of her illustrations and other photos in our mewseum, nya? She wore the purretty Red, White and Black kimono to the Japanese festival at the beautiful Brooklyn Botanical Garden, where she was photographed by Paul Karpey on 28 Apurril, 2015, nya!
Mike has done several photo manips of Crissy with her purrmission, and because she has cosplayed as Harley whose colors happen to match the kimono, Mike used Photoshop CS2 and the mouse to digitally transform Crissy into Harley by rendering the hood, make - up, mask, and mallet, nya! You can see her cosplay & modeling photos, convention & festival reports at her cosplay site Blood, Sweat and Glitter
, including Paul Karpey's unedited, original photos of her at the garden, nya!
Also added into in Guest Gallery 3 is the "Cosplay by Liz" photographed by Chef Ron, nya! These photos were snapped by our friend Chef Ron at Inside Pitch Promotion's Sports, Toys, Hobby and Collectors Show, on the mainland at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex on 7 June 2015 nya! It was already the fun ambience with the fans of all ages amongst the toys, games, comics, cards & collectibles, but Liz and a few other cosplayers added to the friendly festivity, nya! She was peppy 'n purretty cosplaying as DC Comics' Catwoman and Supergirl, nya!
Specifically, it is the shiny Black leather version of the Catwoman costume from the comic books, with the googles, gloves and the nekomimi hood, nya! She cordially and delightfully posed, purred and meowed, nya! The Supergirl costume is the bare tummied Blue skirt outfit with the Red cape! She further accessorized it with the long Red gloves and the Blue hair to match the costume, nya! Mike later used Photoshop to digitally remove the few people who unexpectedly walked into the background of the photos, nya. We hope that Liz had the fun time, nya!
Nyow into Gallery 7 is Mike's pic of our friend "Lifeguard Lina", nya! Lina is a Lamia type of teen snake girl and a lifeguard at our island's Lake Neko, nya! From the hips up she has Hazel eyes, Dark Tan skin, the straight Dark Auburn hair that hangs below her hips; and the petite, lean build that measures 32A - 20 - 32", nya! Below the hips her body resembles a 17.5 ft long version of an NC OBX Kingsnake, which is Brown with the lighter belly and the speckles amongst the Yellow chain - stripe pattern, nya!
Her Yellow towel and athletic bra match the stripe, nya! Her zodiac sign is Cancer Dragon, and she has many siblings in a large friendly family who are of the Native American Lumbee Tribe, nya!
She is an expurrt swimmer and medic whose hobbies include sunning, golf, belly dancing, watching anime, reading novels, comics and manga, nya! Her favorite foods include omelets, grits, chocolate chess pies, grilled chicken and seafood, nya. Mike used the the pencil, pens, papurr, scanner, Photoshop CS2 and the mouse to render the illustration, nya!
Nextly in Gallery 7 is Mike's illustration of "Sadiyah & Mu'awin"!
Sadiyah (pronounced sa di yah) is a pretty teenage belly dancing llama girl with Mu'awin (purrnounced moo ah win), her Purrple Mort Bleu Butterfly friend, nya! Sadiyah is deaf, and Mu'awin is her sign language interpreter, nya. They most recently visited for our awards ceremony in the February, and they are friends of Tash, Michi & Brian in the original purrose tale of Cybernetic Showdown http://michi.byethost16.com
by our friend Alexcia Reynolds
Alexcia is an artist / author who also sews cute plushy dolls, nya! She has other sites such as Sailor Christmas
, Sailor Tiger's Grotto
and Pokemon Amber
, nya! Mike has drawn some of those characters, and we have some of Alexcia's art, too, nya! Sadiyah has the Mocha colored fur, Dark Brown hair, the speckled Light Grey tail, Blue eyes and the ornately bejeweled belly dance costume in this moonlit scene from her purrticipation at our island's gala dance festival, nya!
Then we have "Who Meowrns For Bast?" which was Mike's entry into the Quick Draw contest at this year's Heroes Convention on June 19-21st at the Charlotte Convention Center, nya! The Quick Draw is the fun activity in which kids and adults age groups have just 25 minutes to draw something upon the purrvided 9x12" sheet bristol board, nya It is interesting to see the styles, techniques & subjects, nya! Mike quickly attempted to draw a comics page depicting a Star Trek tale starring Admiral M'Ress and her Caitian catgirl crew aboard the starship USS Enterpurrise, nya!
It is a purrody homage to the 1967 episode "Who Mourns For Adonais" in which Captain Kirk's crew met the Greek god Apollo, but this time M'Ress's crew are caught by the giant space paw of the Egyptian Goddess Bast while orbiting the planet PawLicks IV, nya! Mike only barely managed to pencil the first 4 panels when the time was up, and he did not win but later that night he added the final 3 panels to finish that page, nya! After the page was scanned, the latter 3 panels were Purrple tinted so that you can tell the difference, but we do wish that he finish the page, nya!
The July 2015 edition of The Mew, nya!
is short for the Catgirl Critics' Media Mewsings, nya! It is our local monthly show in which The Ladies of the Mew and our 'Purrducer' Mike discuss fun topics, review stuff such as cinema, TV, mewsic, books, comics, manga, games, toys, art, cosplay, cons, and occasionally intermew the special guests, nya! This month includes the special round table discussion by Mike and some of our friends of the Carolina Comic Book Club's purrtaining to recent TV shows of the science fiction, fantasy horror & supurr hero genres, nya!
The Mew's lightning round discussion topic purrtains to favorite post-apocalyptic movies & TV shows, and this month's movie reviews include Appleseed Alpha, Inside Out and Jurassic World, nya! The pony reports include My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #31 and My Little Pony Friends Forever #17; and further comic book reviews include Hero Cats #6, Princeless: Be Yourself #1, Angel & Faith Season 10 #15, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #16, Elfquest The Final Quest #9, Fathom: Kiani #4, Age of Ultron Vs. Marvel Zombies #1 and Catseye Comics #2, nya!
There are also the manga mewsings about the Fun Fun Fun Shojo Manga Coloring Book, Akame Ga Kill! vol.1 & 2, Sword Art Online: Girls Operations vol. 1, nya! There are reviews of the Sword Art Online High Grade ALO 6.5" Cait Sith Silica Figure, the Marvel Legends Wasp 6" Action Figure; and The Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight shines upon The Tabaxi of the Dungeons and Dragons game, nya! Top top off this month's Mew are the Heroes Convention 2015 report, plus the high purraise and happy birthday wishes to Mike's favortitest designer Syd Mead, nya!