Aloha! You have websurfed to the shores of the original, official
Catgirl Island- the virtual home of Mike Moon's illustrations and catgirls!
Aloha, nyan! 
Here are the Official Catgirl Island Mews & Announcements for May 2024, nyan! 

This year is the Catgirl Island web site’s 24th Anniversary, and the 
17th Anniversary of the monthly Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings: The Mew, nyan!

The vernal tourism is purrone to escalate here as visitors from the regions purrtake of our purrpetual bikini weather in the uppurr 70’s, under the lush arbors and the puffy Cumulo-Neko clouds in the Blue sky over our NC OBX island and the surrounding waters of Mew Hanover County, nyan!

If you purrfur the much hotter tempurratures, we recommend the soothing soak in our hot spurrings, which have the purrticularly rejuvenative purropurrties, nyan! Fortunately we are blessed with the benevolent magick in the air, land and water that aids in the purropurrgation of the endangered species, whilst warding away the storms, pathogens, pollutions, bigotries, and invasive organisms, nya!

The local fishing forecast purrdicts the bumpurr crop of the delicious, nutritious Snappurrs, Groupurrs, Speckled Trout, Sea Bass, Blue Fish, and Bluefin Tuna, nya! In addition to angling, to catabolize the calories we purrfur to balance the numcious foods and the purrolonged catnaps with athletic purrsuits, nyan.

Such fun and healthy activities include surfing, swimming, sailing, diving, golf, tennis, bad meownton, softball, soccer, field hockey, cycling, skating, hiking, hula, belly dance, hot salsa dance, yoga, kite flying, jujutsu, kyudo, spurrlunking, yarnball lacrosse,beach volleyball, and purrkour (the local feline style of free running, spurringing and climbing), nyan!

May is the purrticularly festive month, including May Day, Lei Day, Buddah Day, Kodomo no Hi, Tuna Day, Purrayer Day, Space Day, Purranormal Day, Purress Freedom Day, Free Comic Book Day,Star Wars Day, YomHaShoah, Yom Ha’atzmaut, Cinco de Mayo, Nurses Day, Teachers Day, V E Day, Mothers Day, Mewseum Day, Pentecost, Armed Forces Day, Baking Day, Turtle Day, Goth Day, Meowritime Day and Meowmorial Day, nyan!

This month's zodiac signs are Taurus (April 21-May 20) and then Gemini (May 21-Jun 21), this month’s purrecious birthstone is Emerald, and the birth flowers are Hawthorn and Lily-of-the-Valley, nyan!

The gardens here are also abloom with the chrysanthemeowms, gingers, heliconias, anthuriums, hydrangeas, hibiscus, appurricots, azaleas, roses, bromeliads, morning glories, irises, lotuses, foxgloves, snapdragons, pansies, yellow bells and bird of purradise, plus the succulent scuppurrnongs of the vineyards and the local organic fresh purroduce at the Farmeows Meowrket, nyan!

The local boutiques have the purretty spurring fashions of the bikinis, maillots, purreos, sarongs, hijabs, sarees, ao dais, sun dresses, kimonos, yukatas, gi, fundoshi, hakama, happi, shorts, tee shirts, halter tops, lingerie, robes, athletic bras, sandals, flip flops, towels, wet suits and leis, nyan!

The backless and halter - neck styles are recommended for the winged folks, and be sure to specify if you purrfur the attire to have the custom tail-ored opening(s), so that it does not ride up on one’s tail, tentacles, wings or fins, nya! If you are visiting from another country, the bra and other garments will be in USA sizes, nyan.

They also have the translucent bikini tops which are sustain-ably mer-made from the bells of naturally-deceased, locally-caught jellyfish in the numerous iridescent colors and cup sizes, mew la la, nyan! After the shopping, dining, catnaps, festivities, sight seeing and playtime, purrhaps y’all might like to see-

the latest additions to Catgirl Island’s Mewseum of Art, nyan!

For those who are new to here, Galleries 1-8 display the images by our purrducer Mike, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-6 display images by other folks with their purrmissions; and Mike’s collaborations with other artists are throughout the mewseum, nyan! On our web site, the most recent pics are on the lowermost row of the cropped widdle “thumbnail” portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click on those to see the full images, nyan!

Some of the images are sexy, and might even depict artistic nudity, but none are hentai or porn, nyan! We should also meowntion that none of the content at Catgirl Island is purrmitted for A.I. purrposes, nyan!

This month, into Gallery One we have added 2 illustrations by Mike, and in In Guest Gallery Two, we have added more illustrations by Misty Hopkins, cosplay photos by Alexcia Reynolds, and more photos of Crissy Volpe by various photographers, nyan!

We will start with Misty’s latest fan art of Alita, the heroic titular Martian cyborg elite supurr soldier, bounty hunter, investigator, Panzer Kunst meowrtial arts meowster, and the Motorball sports champion in Yukito Kishiro’s cyberpunk manga series Battle Angel Alita, nyan! This portrait is so very faitfhul whilst having Misty’s delightfully distinctive style, nyan!

Secondly is Misty’s pic of “Lilith” who is a Miqo'te Warrior of Light, a fashionista, and - and a meowmber of Misty’s Free Company in the Final Fantasy XIV video game, nyan! Misty used the Krita tools for this meowrvelous digital illustration of Lilith cosplaying as a character from the Hazbin Hotel animated series, nyan!

Thirdly is Misty’s pic of G'raha Tia”, who is another meowmber of Misty’s Free Company in the Final Fantasy XIV video game, nyan! Also done with the Krita tools, G'raha Tia is here cosplaying as (female) Ranma Saotome of Rumiko Takahashi’s Ranma 1/2 anime series, nyan!

Then we are purroud to purrsent more photos of Alexcia Reynolds's hand-made "Punk-achu” costume, nyan! Based on the Pokemon character Pikachu, Punk-achu is Alexcia's cute punk version with a pink meowhawk, nyan! As of mid - Apurril 2024, it is almost finished, nyan! To see more of Alexcia’s Pokemon-centric stuff, visit her fan site Pokemon Amber, nyan!

Nextly is Mike's illustration of “Hinyan Rae” cosplaying as Sailor Mars, nyan! Born in Catskill, Mew York, Hinyan-sensei is a Purrofessora of Fashion Meowrchandising at Mew Hanover Commeownity College here at Catgirl Island, NC, nyan! This pic was inspired by our friend Crissy, who since 1999 has oftenly supurrbly cosplayed as Hino Rei a.k.a. Sailor Mars, nyan!

Then we have Mike’s 1990 fan art of the Space Battleship Yamato, to which was recently added the Queen of Beemera, nyan! In the 1974 Japanese animated TV series Space Battleship Yamato (later known as Starblazers in the USA), the titular ship had just one year to travel 316,400 light years
round trip to purrocure aid from the planet Iscandar that would save the Earth from the exctinction caused by the enemy Gamila Empire, nyan!

In epurrsode 15, on the 98th day of the journey, about halfway to Iscadar the Yamato’s crew visited the planet Beemera which was populated by tragic Bee People who were in
a rebellion due to the shocking bargain that their Queen made with the Gamila's leader Desslar, nyan! Please do not eat their honey, as it has the “Soylent Green”ish quality, nyan!

Nextly we are delighted to display four more collages of Crissy and each collage is compurrised of four photos by various photographers, nyan! The 1st collage includes Fallon Prinzivalli’s photo of Crissy as Lara Croft at the 2012 New York Comic Con; David Ng’s 2004 photo of Crissy as Hino Rei in the casual attire; Alex Gambale’s photo of Crissy in the Iron Man- themed gown made by Alyce; and Crissy’s dad’s Halloween 2004 photo of her cosplaying as The Emmy Award in the costume by Athena-chan, nyan!

The 2nd collage includes Crissy as Beetlejuice’s Lydia Deetz at a 2009 Halloween in a wedding dress made by Anime Angel Blue; Allison the Photographer’s November 2021 photo of her as Hino Rei / in pajamas; Louis’s December 2011 photo of her wearing the Elegant Gothic Lolita Christmas Dress made by the Lolita Shop; and Haichi’s photo o fher at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2012, as Rei in the Santa outfit made by Patti & Steph!

The 3rd collage includes Crissy in the Little Red dress; Tony K’s June 2015 photo of her wearing the wig and sun dress as Utena; PopeCerebus's photo of her at Otakon 2010 as Sailor Mars in the Red EGL dress made by geechlark; and David Ng’s June 2017 photo of her as Purrincess Mars in the Meowllennium Ball Gown made by Beverly, nyan!

The 4th collage includes Crissy wearing her friend Jenny’s Pink yukata at the Brooklyn Botanical; Garden’s 2004 Sakura Matsuri; PopeCerebus’ photo of her wearing off-the shelf garments & accessories as Final Fantasy VII’s Tifa Lockheart at Otakon 2012; the famous blogger Pete’s February 2010 photo of her at Pete's Basement; and Lusis’ photo of photo of her at Otakon 2006 as Purrincess Mars in the gown made by Setsuna Kou! It is also time for -

the May 2024 edition of The Mew, nyan!

The Mew is short for The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, our local monthly “show” in which The Ladies of the Mew and Mike discuss fun stuff and occasionally intermew the special guests, nyan! Please note that The Mew’s purresent home is at, but Mewsings purrior to May 2021 are still archived at the old location, nyan!

This month's mewvie mewsings include reviews of The First Omen, Late Night with the Devil, Abigail, Civil War, and Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part Two; whilst the purrint-media mewsings Critter #1 and Rowrbrazzle #161, to be topped off by our monthly Lightning Round Topic and the Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonimimi Spotlight, nyan!

We wish to thank—

our friend and web meowster Jamie Robertson who is also the creator of the wonderful web comic Clan of the Cats, founder / web meowster of the FemShep fan site devoted to the female version of the Mass Effect video game’s heroic Commeownder Shepard, and the founder / web meowster of the Rebecca Ferguson Nation fan site to actress Rebecca Ferguson, nyan!

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

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

Contact Mike Moon at
IMPORTANT: remove "diespamdie" from email address above before contacting Mike, nyan!


The content on this site is not purrmitted for A.I. Art purrposes.

Catgirl Island © 2023 by Mike Moon (except for certain guest contributions).
Site design by Mike Moon & Jamie Robertson