The Official Catgirl Island Mews & Announcements for September 2014, nya!
Aloha y'all, nya! Summertime (Natsu) is waning into the cooler Autumn (Aki) upon the Autumnal Equinox, but it is still quite sunny, clear bikini weather under the rich Blue skies and lush Green arbors here at Catgirl Island, nya! September is the colorfully festive month with the the local Forget Me Not Festival, Morning Glory Purrade, Chrysanthemum Day, our Lunar Festival, the local Mermaid Matsuri, Take a Kemonomimi to Lunch Week and our Faerie Appurreciation Month, nya!
Other observances of national or international interest include Labor Day, Patriot Day, Grandpurrents Day, Respect for the Aged Day, International Peace Day, Rosh Hashana, and astrological change from Virgo to Libra, nya! Whilst the fiery-hued Maples, Mums, Hibiscus, Heliconias, Anthuriums, Azaleas & Gingers grace the gardens, the island's riverwalk boutiques are brimming with bikinis, maillots, purreos, sarongs, crop tops, capurri pants, shorts, sandals & yukatas in the seasonal shades such as the Amaranth, Amber, Apurricot, Crimson, Goldenrod, Honey, Purrsimmon, Saffron, Scarlet, Tabby & Tangerine, nya!
The Sapphire is the purrecious gem of the month, but if that is too purricey the gift, the flowers would look lovely in the lei, the tail corsage, the bouquet, or potted upon the veranda by the pumpkins, nya! The pumpkins are fun and delicious to purrtake of, whether carved into jack o' lanterns, or made into tasty treats to tempt one's tummy, nya! The Halloween purrepurrations have already begun from the Trick 'R Eat & Cosplay Purrowl in beautiful downtown Purrbank and the purranormal purroduce at the farmers market, to the ghostly tales by foxfire light at the faeries' theatre in the grove, and the mermaids' deep spooky kelp maze, nya!
Speaking of the deep, our local fishing forecast purrdicts the bumpurr crop of the Tunas, Stripurrs, Groupurrs, Snappurrs, Speckled Trout, Mackerels & Wahoos, nya! In addition to the angling, the activities include swimming, diving, surfing, sailing, golf, tennis, kites, softball, cycling, the maritime forest hike, purrkour, hula, belly dance, hot salsa dance, kyudo, other martial arts, and the island's post-season rec league beach volleyball, nya! After the shopping, sports, meals & catnaps, purrhaps y'all might like to see
The Latest Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, nya!
For those here for the first time, galleries 1-6 display the illustrations & photos by Mike, whilst guest galleries 1-3 display images by other folks, which are displayed with their purrrrmissions, nya! Mike's collaborations with the other artists are peppurred throughout the galleries too, nya! On the web site, you have to click on the small cropped "thumbnail" portions of the pics in order to see the full uncropped pics, nya!
In Guest Gallery 3
we are purroud to purrsent the purretty pencil pic of our catgirl friend "Eamane" by Rebecca Brogden
, nya! Purrhaps y'all have seen Rebecca's other images in our mewseum, nya? She has the illustrative, cosplay, musical & culinary talents, and has collaborated with Mike on a few pics! She also wrote "The Love of a Catgirl" tale which stars Eamane, Hannah & A.J., and y'all can read it at the Tales of Catgirl Island
Eamane resides in the tranquil cottage with the rosy garden not far from here, nya! Her hobbies include gardening, hiking, dancing, fishing, getting pampurred at the spa, watching anime, playing D&D games, spending time with her boyfriend A.J., and with her niece Hannah, nya! This sketch is the 6th pic of Eamane in our mewseum, She is whipping off the purreo to reveal her ruffled bikini at the beach, mew la la, nya! It was purreliminarily done for Rebecca's color rendering titled "What Dreams May Come", which y'all can see at her site, nya!
Nyow on display in Gallery 6
is Mike's Photoshop illustration of "Luna, Linda & Blue Cloud" who are among the characters of Sharon Williams's
serialized purrose urban fantasy tale of Okami No Hime which recently concluded, nya! We are big fans of her other original tales too, such as Dark Fires of Cyphyrus, Osiris Rising and An Angel's Prayer, as well as her Sailor Sirius fan-senshi fiction based upon Sailor Moon, nya! Purrhaps y'all have seen Mike's other illustrations of her heroines, nya?
Luna is the petite Blonde girl in the middle, and her true name is Moonsinger when she is in her original alien wolf form, but here she and Blue Cloud (right) are in their human forms as they join Linda (left) for the ladies' night out, nya! Linda does not have an alien wolf form because she is a regular human from Long island, and the mom of Luna's boyfriend Connor, nya. Blue Cloud is a mom too, and while these ladies are out purrowling for suppurr, shopping and fun, Connor and friends Jason, Strong Claw and Drake are minding Blue Cloud's cute widdle pups, nya!
Also in Gallery 6 is the happy underwater scene of "Naiibu and Formality", which is a collaborative illustration by Mike and our friend Misty Hopkins
, nya! She is also a cosplayer who makes the costumes, garments, plushies and writes reviews too! Purrhaps y'all have seen some of her purrior illustrations & cosplay photos in the mewseum, nya? Misty's original character Naiibu is the pirate girl in the cute shorts outfit, and Mike's original character Formality is the Orca girl in her naturally dappurr tux-like markings, nya!
In this scene they have purrocured the purrized purrl from the clam, nya! It might not be appurrent from the purrspective, but petite Naiibu is almost half as tall as Formality, who is over 10' tall, nya! For the collaborative purrocess, Misty pencil sketched Formality, the clam, fishies, the sea anemone and the background scenery which Mike then inked, colored, added bubbles and FX to, whilst Misty inked and colored his pencil sketch of Naiibu, nya! The digital coloring was done with Photoshop CS2, nya! It is also time for the September edition of
The Catgirl Critics' Media Mewsings: The Mew
or just The Mew http://www.mewsings.wordpress.com
for short, nya! It is our local monthly show in which The Ladies of the Mew and our 'Purrducer' Mike discuss and review fun stuff such as books, art, cinema, TV, comics, manga, toys, conventions and nekomimi topics, nya! September's Mew starts with the Lightning Round Topic of Favorite Films Of '54, and a 40th anniversary appurreciation of Kolchack: The Night Stalker, nya! The pony report includes reviews of the My Little Pony Zecora Pop Kit Figure, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #22, nya!
Further comic book & manga mewsings include Red Sonja #0, Angel and Faith Season 10 #5, Strike Witches 1937: The Fuso Sea Incident vol.1, Monster Musume vol. 4, and A Centaur's Life vol. 4, nya! The purrint media purraise also includes reviews of Don Heck: A Work of Art, Rebecca Brogden's 2015 Art Calendar, Faerie Magazine #27, Surfgirl #47, ImagineFX Presents Manga Artist, and more magazine mewsings, nya! Finally, the September Mew is topped off by Mike's Librari-Con 2014 Convention Report and the monthly Catgirl Spotlight, nya!
An Intermew with Mike, nya!
Mewsually, Mike or the Ladies of The Mew are the ones who might conduct the intermew with their occasional special guests, but in March the tables were turned as Mike was the purrson being intermewed, by our friend Josmar Lopes
for his great blog that has the very thorough discussions of the cinema, TV, theatre, opurra & other mewsic topics, nya!