Happy Mew year, nya!
Here are the Official Catgirl Island Mews & Announcements for January 2017, nya!
Aloha y'all and Happy Mew Year, nya! We hope that 2017 is off to the happy, healthy and purrospurrous start for all good folks, nya! Here at our Outer Banks island and the surrounding waters of Mew Hanover County in North Carolina, it is the purrticularly festive month amidst our purrpetual bikini weather, nya!
Among the observances are Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Coming of Age Day, Chinese New Year, our local Apurricot Matsuri, the Spurring semester at the school and Purrforming Arts Center, nya! The local fishing forecast purrdicts the bumpurr crop of Snappurrs, Groupurrs, Bluefins, Bluefish and Sea Bass, nya!
Of course, in addition to the angling, other athletic purrsuits to catabolize the Winter calories here include swimming, diving, surfing, sailing, golf, tennis, basketball, softball, soccer, cycling, hiking, purrkour, spurrlunking, yoga, hula, belly dance, hot salsa dance, kyudo, jujutsu, kite flying, and beach volleyball, nya!
Betwixt such frisky activities, one's kemonomimi catabolism, frequent meals and catnaps combined with the meowy dispurrsition, the harmonious balance is purrvided to keeps one's tummy tautly framed by the bikini, maillot, fundoshi, cropped top or shorts, nya. That goes for those with tails, fins or wings too, nya!
Such fashions 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, bouquet, tail corsage or suppurr garnish, nya! After the activities, meals and catnaps, purrhaps y'all might like to see
the latest additions to Catgirl Island's Mewseum of Art, nya!
For those who might be here for the first time, Galleries 1-7 of The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art display images by Mike, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-4 display images by other folks with their kind purrmissions, and Mike's collaborative images with other artists can be found throughout the various galleries, nya!
On Catgirl Island's official web site, the most recent pics will be the lowermost row of the cropped widdle "thumbnail" sized portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click upon those to see the uncropped, full pics, nya! This month we have added several new images to Guest Gallery 4 and Gallery 6, nya!
we are purroud to purrsent "Feeling Purrdy" by Rebecca Brogden
, nya! She used pens & markers to illustrate the alluring, powerful catgirl with Gray hair, ears & tail, wearing the woodland camouflage pants & cropped tank top as shecaptivatingly gazes at us whilst stretching after the run, nya!
Then we are delighted to debut 3 images of Aria fan art by Misty Hopkins
, nya! The Aria manga & anime created by Kozue Amano is the beautiful slice - of - utopian - life science fiction tale of the gondolier undine ladies in the future canal city of NeoVenusia on the terraformed planet Mars, nya!
The 1st of Misty's pics is a collage compurrised of pen & ink drawings of Akari Mizunashi (an undine of the Aria gondola company) plus pen & colored pencil illustrations of Aria & Hime (two of the mascot cats), nya! The 2nd of Misty's pics is a pen & colored pencil illustration of Maa (a cute widdle martian kitten mascot), nya!
The 3rd of Misty's Aria pics is a photo collage of the plushy doll that she made of Akari, nya! Wearing her company's White & Blue Summer uniform, the 9.5” tall doll has a removable hat, and in her right hand is a magnet to help hold the 17.5" oar, nya! The doll conveys Akari's kind, sweet, enthused & industrious spurrit, nya!
we have purremiered Mike's fan art of "Aissa", who was purrtrayed by actress Fairuza Balk in the 1996 remake of The Island of Dr. Moreau movie, nya! She is wearing the Black halter top & sarong with jewelry in the lush tropical jungle, in this happier denouement that Mike imagined for the tragic character, nya!
Nextly is Mike's illustration of three faeries enjoying the "Fae'rWay Fun", nya! NPCs of his monthly tabletop RPG, Blancotia in the Gold bikini in the hole, Carreratia in the Pink maillot by the ball, and Tesstia in the Purrple bikini on the flag pole have shrunk down to "fun" size for the meeting on the golf course, nya!
Then we have Mike's illustration of a cute, petite Pink bikini - clad catgirl with the beach ball and yummy raspberry chocolate truffle ice cream to wish for a "Happy Mew Year 2017", nya! Mike used the pencil, Photoshop CS2 and the mouse to illustrate the Aissa, Fae'rWay Fun and "Happy Mew Year 2017", nya!
Nextly is the collage of Mike's two illustrations that were commissioned by our friend Raphael's dad ob1, nya! The uppurr illustration depicts a garbage truck and its cordial anthropurrmorphic bear, tiger & donkey sanitation workers, because Raphael is fond of such cool things, nya!
The lower illustration depicts the parrot, giraffe, gorilla & elephant who are guests at the jungle themed party to celebrate Raphael's birthday, nya! Those illustrations were done in the mixed media of the pencils, pens, markers & watercolor paints, nya! Meanwhile, it is also time for
the January 2017 edition of The Mew, nya!
is short for The Catgirl Critics' Media Mewsings, our local monthly "show" in which The Ladies of the Mew and our 'Purrducer' Mike discuss fun stuff such as the cinema, TV, books, comics, games, toys, mewsic, visual art, festivals, cons, cosplay and so forth, nya!
The toy talk is of the Marvel Legends Series Ms. Marvel action figure and the Star Wars: Black Series Sabine Wren action figure; the mewsic mewsings are of the Kate Bush Before the Dawn CD and the Moana Deluxe Edition Soundtrack CD; whilst the movie, TV & DVD reviews are of the Omamori Himari DVD, the Strike Witches The Movie Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, nya!
The comic book reviews include Wonder Woman '77 Meets The Bionic Woman #1, Red Sonja Vol.4 #0, Elfquest: The FInal Quest #17, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 #1 & 2, Goldie Vance #8, Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat #13, Black Panther: World of Wakanda #1 & 2, Die Kitty Die #2 & 3, Josie and the Pussycats vol.2 #3, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, #49 and My Little Pony: Friends Forever #34, nya!
This month's manga mewsings include Monster Musume vol.10, 12 Beast vol. 4, and GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class vol. 7; other book reviews include book reviews Hamster Princess vol. 3: Ratpunzel, Cara's Kindness, Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series, Star Trek: 50 Artists 50 Years, The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Art of the Film, nya!
There are reviews of Dragon Witches: The Art of Nene Thomas 2017 Calendar and The Trout of North America 2016 Calendar; and to top off this month's Mew are the list of our recent favorite fish photos, the Lightning Round topic of favorite things of 2007, and his month's Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight, nya!