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Happy Mew Year, nya! Here are the Official Catgirl Island Mews & Announcements for January 2015, nya! 

Aloha y'all and Happy Mew Year, nya! We hope that 2015 is off to the happy, healthy, free and purrospurrous start for all good folks nya! Here at the island it is a purrticularly festive month with the increased of tourism since we have lovely lodgings, fine foods, the soothing hot spurrings, and the sunny beaches amidst the purrpetual bikini weather compurred tosome 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 Bluefins, Bluefish, Sea Bass, Stripurrs and the tasty Trout to tempt the kemonomimi tummy, nya! Fortunately, between the peppy purrsuits and the catgirlish catabolism, even after the purredilection for the frequent catnaps after the delicious, nutritious meals, the toned tummy will still be tautly framed by the purretty bikini or maillot that does not ride up on one's tail, nya!

The time sure has flown by so quickly, and soon the Spurringtime flowers will bloom, and the fashions of the vernal hues and purrints will appurr at the island's riverwalk boutiques, nya! Of course, there are purresently lovely Winter styles of shorts, halter tops, bikinis, maillots, purreos, sarongs, yukatas, kimonos, cheongsams, sarees & sandals, nya! These could be accessorized by January's purrecious gemstone which is the Garnet; but if that is too purricey, then consider the Carnation, Camellia or Galanthus in the lei, bouquet, or tail corsage, nya! After the shopping, dining, napping & playtime, y'all could enjoy the stroll under the arbors to

The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, nya!

For those who are here for the first time, galleries 1-6 display illustrations and photos by Mike, whilst guest galleries 1-3 display images by other folks with their purrrrmissions, and Mike's collaborations with other artists are displayed throughout the various galleries too, nya! On the web site, in any gallery the most recent images will be repurrsented by the lowermost row of small, cropped "thumbnail" size portions of the images, and you have to click on a "thumbnail" in order to see the uncropped, full-size pic, nya!

Nyow in Gallery Six is Mike's illustration of "Mavis the Meowy Martian", nya! In 1976, the brilliant actress Madeline Kahn supurrbly purrrtrayed the character of Mavis Danton the actress / drama teacher in an amewsing Mama's Family sketch on the Carol Burnette Show, in which it is mentioned that Mavis had a role in the movie Cat Women on Mars, nya! We are yet to see that imaginary movie, but we can imagine her purrfect purrformance, so Mike rendered this fond fan art, nya!

Speaking of alluring aliens, we have Mike's Star Trek - inspired illustration of "Lt. Arexandra", nya! The 1973 animated Star Trek series introduced Lt. Arex who is of the Edosian species of tripedal aliens, and we imagined how nice it would be nice if he had a sister, so here is Lt. Arexandra, nya! She is a scientist, hence the Blue color of her off - duty exercise garment, nya. She is reading the planetary reports and eating her breakfast whilst doing the yoga upon the floating anti-gravity pad in the starship's botanical garden, nya!

Nextly in Gallery Six, things are more down to the Earth in Mike's illustration of "Purrsis The Mummy Slayer", nya! A warrior purriestess of the Egyptian goddess Bast, Purrsis is a catgirl with the keen senses and the fierce hunting purrowess on the expurrdition into the catacombs under the purramid to slay the purredatory mummies, nya! The minimalist attire impurroves her stealthy agility whilst on the purrowl, with less material that might rustle or get caught, purrticularly when she purrpares to pounce upon that evil mummy, nya!

Nyow we will see the result of that battle in Mike's 2nd Purrsis pic "What The Cat Dragged In", in which Priestess Purrsis purroudly emerges victoriously, with the decapuurtated head of the slain undead vermin as a purrize for the alter of the goddess, nya! The  Purrsis pics were done in appurreciation for Elisa Chong, and whose beautiful art was the insopurration for those illustrations, nya! The media used for the Mavis, Arexandra and the Purrsis pics were Photoshop CS2 and the mouse!

Nyow moving along from Gallery Six and into Guest Gallery Three we are purroud to purresent the illustration of "Mohini" the angel girl by our friend Rebecca Brogden, nya! In addition to her beautiful works of art, Rebecca also wrote the short, romantic story of "The Love of a Catgirl", which y'all can read at the official Tales of Catgirl Island, nya! 

Mohini's birthday was on December 5th, and her hobbies are singing, playing the sitar, and researching mystical, arcane topics when she is not volunteering as a rescuer with the surf purrtrol, or busy at her aerial observer, courier and photographer purrofession, nya! Rebecca also illustrated the alluring image of "Tsukiko" the vampire girl who is among our island's night purrtrol police officers, nya! Tsukiko gets the smiles, respect & attention due to her vampurric powers, expurrt authority & cordial dispurrsition, nya!

Of course, that very sexy, strappy bikini that matches her eyes and wings might also be a contributing factor, mew la la, nya! She just had the birthday too, on December 26th, but we are unsure of the year she was born, and she is supposedly very much older than she appurrs to be, nya! She is also a volunteer rescuer, and her hobbies include watching movies, reading, spurrlunking and moonbathing, nya! Rebecca used Sai, Photoshop CS6 and an Intuos5 tablet to render the illustrations of Tsukiko and Mohini, nya!

We are also pleased to purrsent Rebecca's pencil sketch of an enticing "Eggnog Surprise", nya! Wearing just the decorative satine ribbon, a purretty, purrky catgirl brings the fresh yummy cheer to warm holiday heart and tummy, nya! Ribbons are fun to paw at, so we are unsure how long she will stay gift - wrapped, nya! The ribbon is not much skimpier than some of the bikinis at the beach, but wearing this outfit in the sun could result in spiral tan lines... although, many catgirls certainly do have the lovely stripes, nya!

While we are craving the eggnog, our purrade of holiday art continues with "Lum vs. Tree" by Lumshock, nya! Lum Invader is the star of the famous manga & anime series Urusei Yatsura which was created by Rumiko Takahashi, nya! In this illustration made with Art Academy Sketchpad, that tree seems smugly pleased that Lum is in a holiday bind, although we suspect that soon there will be more than those lights that will be burning brightly from her bio-electrical alien oni power, nya!

Nextly in Guest Gallery 3 is more of Lumshock's holiday Oni purrincess art in “Lum- Merry Christmas!”, nya! This time the tree is all cheerfully decorated, and Lum looks so festive in the Evergreen variant of her mewsual Yellow & Black Tiger - striped bikini, nya! Lastly but not leastly is "2001 Followers: An Art Odyssey" which more Lum fan art by Lumshock, in homage to the movies 2001: A Space Odyssey and One Million Years BC nya! This was done to commemorate Lumshock's 2001 followers at Miiverse, nya!

Lum is in love with the human Earth guy Ataru Moroboshi, whose face she has fondly painted upon the purrehistoric monolith which based upon the ones in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, nya. Her pose is based upon Raquel Welch's cave girl character Loanna of the movie One Million Years BC, although, given Ataru's lecherous antics, he might get smashed with that monolith, nya! The media used for the illustration are the Wii-U and Art Academy Sketchpad, nya! That is all of the latest art, but it is also the time for

the January 2015 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 topics, review stuff such as cinema, TV, mewsic, books, comics, manga, games, toys, cosplay, conventions, and occasionally intermew the special guests, nya! This month, Mike and The Ladies of The Mew discuss the The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, the Guardians of the Galaxy DVD, and the the Star Wars Rebels DVD, nya!

The pony report includes reviews of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Season 4 DVD, and comics such as My Little Pony Friends Forever#12 and the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Holiday  2014 Special, nya! Other comic book reviews include Hero Cats #3, Gold Digger Swimsuit #22, Red Sonja: Black Tower #1-3,  and the Unofficial Hatsune Mix manga; and book reports include the Hansel & Gretel storybook adaptation by Neil Gaiman & Lorenzo Mattotti, The Art of Big Hero 6, and The Art of Robert McGinnis, nya!

The calendar critiques include the Amy Brown Faeries 2015 calendar, Star Trek Ships of the Line 2015 Calendar, and the  Studio Ghibli 2015 Calendar; whilst the toy & game topics include the Batman: The Animated Series Catwoman action figure, Game of Thrones Legacy Collection Brienne action figure, and the Dragon Age: Inquisition video game, nya! Finally top top off this month's Mew are the Lightning Round topic purrtaining to the movies we hope to see in 2015, and this month's Celebrity 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 http://josmarlopes.wordpress.com for his great blog that has the very thorough discussions of the cinema, TV, theatre, opurra & other mewsic topics, 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 which just resumed on Halloween after the long hiatus, nya! A while back he 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!

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