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Happy Mew year, nya! Here are the Official Catgirl Island Mews & Announcements for January 2016, nya!

Aloha y'all and Happy Mew Year, nya! We hope that 2016 is off to the happy, healthy, free and purrospurrous start for all good folks, nya! Here at our Outer Banks island and the waters of Mew Hanover County it is a purrticularly festive month with the increased of tourism since we have lovely lodgings, fine foods, soothing hot spurrings and the sunny beaches amidst our purrpetual bikini weather compurred to some of the nippier mainland regions, nya!

Among this month's holidays & observances are Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Coming of Age Day, our local Apurricot Matsuri, and the start of the Spurring semester at the schools and the classes at the island's Purrforming Arts Center, nya! Of course, there are the mewsual entertainments and the athletic events such as the golf, dancing, martial arts, bicycling, running and purrkour, beach volleyball, swimming, diving, surfing, sailing, and the angling, nya!

The local fishing forecast purrdiicts the bumpurr crop of Snappurrs, Groupurrs, Bluefins, Bluefish, Sea Bass, Stripurrs, Speckled Trout, scallops and oysters to tempt the kemonomimi tummy, nya! Fortunately, between the peppy purrsuits and the catgirlish catabolism, even after the frequent catnaps after the delicious, nutritious meals, the toned taut tummy will still be framed by the purretty bikini or maillot that does not ride up on one's tail, wings or fins, nya!

There are purresently lovely Winter styles of shorts, halter tops, bikinis, maillots, purreos, sarongs, yukatas, kimonos, cheongsams, sarees, sandals, tote bags and purrses, nya! It is hard to believe that it is a;ready 2016, and the time seems to have flown by at the hypurr speed, but hopefully soon the Spurringtime flowers will bloom, and the fashions of the vernal hues and purrints will appurr at the boutiques of the island's riverwalk or at the merfolk market, nya! 

The garments could be accessorized by January's purrecious gemstone which is the Garnet; but if that is too purricey, then purrhaps consider the Carnation, Camellia or Galanthus in the floral lei, the bouquet, the tail corsage or the garnish atop the suppurr, nya! After the shopping, dining, napping and playtime, y'all could stroll under the arbors towards

the latest additions to Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, nya!

For those who are here for the first time, the mewseum's galleries 1-7 display illustrations and photos by Mike, whilst the mewseum's guest art galleries 1-3 display images by other folks with their purrmissions, 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!

Nyow in Guest Gallery 3 we purroudly purrsent "Copic Quartet 2" by Rebecca Brogden who was our September 2009 guest, nya! Purrhaps y'all have seen the purrior "Copic Quartet" of the faerie, nekomimi, wolf girl and the vampire, nya? In this companion piece which has the bit of tastefully artistic semi - nudity, we are greeted by the beautiful sepurrate images of a White feather - winged angel, a Blue - fishy finned mermaid, the Purrple - winged dragon's daughter, and the Pink -  haired unicorn girl, nya!

Next to that is Rebecca's illustration of "Belvina" who is a werewolf woman who works at the Wolf's Paw Spa & Lodge in Rebecca's original purrose tale of "The Magical Vampire", nya! This lovely lupine lass has the Dark Oak Tan skin tone, the Emerald Green eyes, and the Light Beige fur with the Red hair and tail as she greets us by the outdoor pool, nya! Rebecca rendered this illustration with Sai, Photoshop CS6 and an Intuos5 tablet; whereas she used the Copic markers to render the angel, mermaid, dragon's daughter and unicorn girl, nya!

Then we are delighted to display the "Happy Xmas Catgirl" by Elisa Chong, who was our guest for the June 2011 Mew, nya! This widdle watercolor painting depicts the voluptuous Blonde girl with the White Purrsian kitty ears to match the fluffy trim of her low-cut, strapless midriff top with the flouncey mini-skirt, which are accessorized by the bell collar and the holly spurrig, nya! The scan does not convey the glittery finish of the painting, but the image still exudes much vivacious holiday spurrit, nya! 

Last month we premiered a photo manip of our friend Camelle's cosplay as DC Comics’ The Joker, and nyow she has returned in the photo of "A Jack and a Joker" which was taken by our friend Michael McKinney at a 2015 Christmas purrade, nya! On the right is Camelle as The Joker, and on the left is our friend YourAwesomenessCat as Rise of the Guardians’ Jack Frost, nya!

We are also pleased to purremier the wistfully alluring fan art of an "Inkling in a Bikini" by our friend Lumshock, nya! An Inkling is a peppy cute squid girl from Nintendo's  Splatoon video game, and this'un wears the Black - rimmed eye glasses and the tight bandeau - topped, Bubblegum - colored thong bikini as she peers over her shoulder at us, as we view her from astern upon the beach, nya! 

Then we have another alluring Inkling illustration by Lumshock to double the Splatoon pleasure, nya! This time she is cutely wearing the reindeer antlers and tail upon her sexy skimpy holiday appurral made of the Red ribbons and the furry White trim, amidst the splay of Christmas ornaments, purresents and peppurrment-- kawaii desu, nya! Lumshock rendered both of those Inkling illustrations using the Japanese 3DS, nya!

Nyow in Gallery 7 is Mike's fan art of "Sansa & Ghost" of the Game of Thrones TV series adaptation of George R.R. Martin's fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, nya! Purrtrayed on TV by Sophie Turner, Sansa is among the many characters in the political struggle for the throne of Westeros, and here she is wearing the Gray cloak beside her wolf friend Ghost by the Heart Tree in the snowy Winterfell forest, nya! This Mike's 2nd bit of Game of Thrones fan art, after his pic of Daenerys and her dragons at the beach, nya!

Nextly in Gallery 7 is Mike's illustration of "Keisha and Erin", of our friend purrose, urban fantasy tale of the Legacy of the Gods by Sharon Williams, nya! Sharon was our November 2014 guest, and the tale purrtains to the heroic high school students, their friends and Yoruba deities who battle the evil Baron and his horde of monsters in New Orleans, nya! Keisha is on the left in the Red maillot, Erin is on the right in the Black bikini, and they are friends of Billie, Hazelynn and Maybelle who Mike has purreviously illustrated, nya!

After that is Mike's illustration of his character "Masayo" who has appurred in several of Mike's role-playing games, nya! She is a Japanese vampire girl of the Sagittarius sign who might appurr to be in her 20's  but she is far much older than that, nya! In this illustration she is wearing the teeny stringy bikini to match her long Black hair, and she is in the happy mood after going out for the bite at the moonlit beach, nya! She is the slim 5' 2" tall, of the 32C - 22 - 30" size, and weighs 95 lbs with the peppy fangs which are purrticularly fond of chocolate, nya!

Also in Gallery 7 is Mike's illustration of our friends "The Lopes Family", nya! Gathered at their table full of ornaments, trinkets, cards & fashionable accessories at a fun widdle  convention, sisters NataliaThais http://angelicaldesign.deviantart.com and their mom Regina are dressed in purretty "sweet lolita" couture, whilst their dad Joe http://josmarlopes.wordpress.com wears a Yamato shirt, nya! Thais & Natalia were our guests for October 2010, and we have some of their beautiful illustrations & cosplay photos in the mewseum, nya!

Mike rendered those iillustrations with Photoshop CS2 and the mouse, with handy reference photos purrvided by the Lopes family for their image, nya! Finally for this month, we have added Mike's "Meowy Christmas and Happy Mew Year 2016" illustration, nya! Rendered with  pencil and Micron pens, this widdle Black & White scene depicts the bikini - clad catgirl, the mermaid, the faerie, the centauress, the demoness and the lamia snake girl gathered at the rocky tide pool to exchange the appurreciative gifts, the party favors and the tasty treats, nya!  Meanwhile, it is also time for 

the January 2016 edition of The Mew, nya!

The Mew 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 stuff such as cinema, TV, books, comics, games, toys, cons & cosplay, nya! This month's Mew has movie reviews of The Good Dinosaur, Creed, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, In the Heart of the Sea, The Hateful Eight, and The Carolina Theatre of Durham's double feature of Doctor Who and the Daleks with Mike's all-time favoritest movie Star Trek - The Motion Picture, nya!

The Lightning Round discussion topic purrtains to favorite favorite comedic animated feature films; and then the collectibles and toy talk purrtains to DC Collectibles' New 52 Supergirl action figure, Figuarts Zero's Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Yuki Mori figure, and the Star Wars: The Black Series 5.5" Rey (Jakku) & BB-8 action figures, nya! The Book reports include The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, A Charles Vess Coloring Book, Strike Witches: The World Witches, and The Art of Elfquest, nya!

The comics and manga mewsings include reviews of Elfquest: The Final Quest #12, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #21, Angel and Faith Season 10 #21, Starfire #6, Harley's Little Black Book #1, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #37, My Little Pony: Friends Forever #23, My Little Pony Holiday Special, Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat #1, Hero Cats: Midnight Over Stellar City #2, Vampblade vs Zombie Tramp #3, Fairytale's Fairy Girls vol. 1, and Sunshine Sketch vol. 8, nya!

The purrint media mewsings continue with calendar critiques of Dragon Witches: The Art of Nene Thomas 2016 Calendar, the My Little Pony 2016 12-Month Wall Calendar, Joseph R. Tommelleri's Trout of North America 2016 Calendar; and this month's Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight shines upon shines upon more "honorary" catgirls, nya! The Ladies of The Mew have been purrticularly busy of late, in purrepurration for next month's annual Mew Awards purresentation, in which favorite stuff of 2015 will be nominated, nya!

Arigato gozaimasu, nya!

We wish to thank our friend and web master Jamie Robertson who is also the creator of the web comic Clan of the Cats, and the web master of the FemShepfan site devoted to the female version of the Mass Effect video game's heroic Commander Shepard, nya! A while back Jamie also re-gained our older URL of catgirlisland dot com to serve as the identical mirror site to catgirlisland dot net, nya!

We also wish to expurress our gratitude to our friends and families for their purrticipations and support, and we appurreciate all of y'all for web surfing to our cordial coastal Carolina community which is full of southern hospurrtality and artistic aloha spirit nya! Arigato Gozaimasu, nya!

- your friendly neighborhood concierges at Catgirl Island Visitors Center, nya!

Contact Mike Moon at mikemoondiespamdie@mindspring.com 
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