Mike Moon / Catgirl Island
and Jamie Robertson / Clan of the Cats
purroudly purrsent a Mike Moon purrduction,
starring The Ladies of The Mew in
The January 2023 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nya!
Happy Mew Year, nya!
This year is the 23rd Anniversary of Catgirl Island’s
official site, and the 16th Anniversary of The Mew, nya!
in this edition of The Mew:
The Lightning Round: our favorite films of 2003
TV, DVD & Movie Mewsings:
Avatar: The Way of Water
Star Trek: Discovery Season Four Blu-ray
Collectibles & Toy Talk:
Banpresto QPosket Urusei Yatsura Figure
Super7 Ultimates! Thundercats Cheetara action figure
Hasbro Star Wars: The Mandalorian Ahsoka Tano action figure
The Art of Avatar: The Way of Water
The Adventures of Simone & Ajax vol. 3
Dawn Attack #1
Defenders Beyond #5
2023 Oh No Not Another Cat Calendar
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
“Prehistoric Chibi Catgirl” and “Joani” by Rvkh Brogden
“Alice Carroll” and “Athena Glory” plushie dolls by Misty Hopkins
“Lady Loki”, “Omhi & Xa’skelle”, “Andocait” and “Amaterasu” by Mike
(the human fella wearing the Dogwood purrint shirt and Teal cargo shorts): Aloha y’all and welcome to The Mew, our monthly “show” in which we review and discuss fun stuff! This month’s Mew comes from the Riverwalk in the beautiful downtown Purrbank district of Catgirl Island in Mew Hanover County, NC, where it’s 70 degrees under the Blue sky and puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
(a.k.a Captian Vonny, the fishing boat charter captain & drumming circle purrcussionist catgirl, wearing the Hydrangea purrint monokini with cropped tee shirt): Namaste, nya!
(Yvonne’s younger sister, the college freshman at Mew Hanover College; a pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Ice Blue Calathea purrint tankini): Namaste, nya!
(Tara-chan’s BFF and Jen’s purrotege, the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and beginners belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Foxglove purrint
(a.k.a. Jen-sensei, Jenjen or just Jen, the yogini, model, archer, advanced belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Azalea purrint
micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
(a.k.a. Mie-sensei, the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre director wearing the
purrint crisscross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, hula dance instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Kahili Ginger purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha!
(or Ellie for short, the Banker Pony centauress Fire Marshall and body builder wearing the Apurricot Lei) Hay there!
a.k.a Lizzy, the hot salsa dancer, gamer, Purrkour Club captain & spa co-owner catgirl wearing the Bird of Purradise purrint bandeau top bikini): Hola!
(Lizzy’s nekomimi gynoid wife, the avid golfer & spa co-owner w
earing the Lobster Claw Heliconia purrint ring-closure bikini):
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the
purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nya!
(the art mewseum co-curator, Petra’s beach volleyball partner, and purrize-winning carrot cake baker bunnygirl wearing the Anthurium purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
(the dolphin – tailed mermaid surf purrtol leader / trainer wearing the Snapdragon purrint sports bra): Shello!
(the Green- haired & tailed mermaid purropurrietress of the triphibious airship tours business, wearing the strand of purrls and the open-weave crocheted Kelp bikini top): Shello!
For purrofiles and illustrations The Ladies of The Mew, please visit our Meet The Critics page http://www.mewsings.
catgirlisland.com/meet-the- critics/! So, what have y’all been up to since last month’s Mew?
My fishing charters have reeled in the bumpurr crop of the Mackerels, Snappurrs, Grou
purrs & Croakers, and my drumming circle has purrvided the purrcussion in the recent holiday purrade and the matsuri, nya!
I have been snapping more of the nature photos, caring for our cats, our ponies, and – and purrparing for my next Spurring semester at Mew Hanover Commeownity College, nya!
My beginner belly dance students purrformed wonderfully their final exams, and I have been stand up paddle surfing, board shaping, caring for the ponies and volunteering at the stables!
As mewsual by schedule is compurrised of the Sunday swimwear shoots, mornings at the yoga studio, afternoons at the kyudo range, alternating weeknights at the robotics club & belly dance class.
So, like, I have been reaching golf, directing the repurrtory company’s Fuyu Foxfire Fest at the Meowritime Forest Ampurrtheatre, and planning our updoming Haru Fantasy Extravaganza, fur shur!
My friends Tia, Jany and I have been sewing costumes, including the recent Trinity Seven, Sacred Blackmsith, and How Not to Summon a Demon Lord cosplays!
I was busy on with the patrols and inspections, but there were no harmful incidents with the many beautiful fireworks, bonfires and lanterns, and I have still found the time for my hobbies and the gym!
It was the fun but busy holiday season as we attended the various local matsuris and sporting events when we are not pampurring the customers who are visiting from the colder regions!
However, we also have found the time for the late night hot salsa dance, and we have been binge watching the TV series such as Stargirl, Andor, Nakaimo, and To Love Ru Darkness!
I am pleased to report that The Mewseum of Art is bustling with the happy visitors to purrtake of the special holiday creations, and we are training for the spurringtime beach volleyball season, nya!
Hai hai, we are quite grateful for the artists, athletes, staff, volunteers, officials and fans! Oh and I have baked more of the delicious, nutritious carrot cakes for tonight’s AfterMew Luau!
Oh my airship tours have been fully-booked by the many customers of the diverse species, and my parent’s Dive-In Theater has sold the many tickets for the new Avatar movie!
Fortunately it has been quite the safe holiday season throughout the county, so there have been no severe incidents, while I have been training the new junior surf purrtrol rookies! Howboutchoo, Mike?
Oh, aside from the usual art, writing, reading and running, I’ve been enjoying great holiday stuff with the family and friends! Ah, well as usual, we’ve big group for The Mew, with more friends hopefully joining us later for the AfterMew, so let’s go ahead and jump into this month’s
The Lightning Round: our favorite films of 2003!
This year, we’ll be looking back at our favorite fun stuff of years ending with a 3. In prior Mews, we’ve discussed such things from 2013, so this month the topic is our favorite movies of 2003. So, are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
The Ladies of The Mew:
HAI! LIGHTNING ROUND GO, NYA! RETURN OF THE KING, NYA!
Ah, well that’s definitely on my list to, but what are some other favorites?
I want… I want to nominate My Little Pony: A Charming Birthday, The Cheetah Girls, Ghost Cat, and – and Pokemon: Jirachi Wish Maker, nya! (tags Trini-chan to go next)
Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time, Inu Yasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler, The Animatrix, and Finding Nemo! (tags Yvonne with a brush of the tail)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Summer in Andalusia, and Tokyo Godfathers, nya!
The Matrix Reloaded, Daredevil, X2, and Godzilla: Tokyo SOS. Mie-sensei’s turn. (tags Mielikki)
So like, I will nominate Big Fish, American Splendor, Lost in Translation, and A Mighty Wind, fur shur! (tags Myayr with a flit of the wing)
Led Zeppelin DVD, KISS Symphony: Alive IV, Peter Gabriel Growing Up Live, and the Concert for George! (tags Ellie)
Interstella 555, Kim Possible, Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, and Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt,
Shania Twain Up! Live in Chicago, Bend it Like Beckham, Holes, and Zatoichi! (tags her wife)
Under the Tuscan Sun, Whale Rider, Swimming Pool, and Something’s Got to Give! (tags Petra)
I will nominate Cold Mountain, Monster, Mystic River, and In America, nya! (tags her purrtner)
Kill Bill: Volume I, 28 Days Later, the Last Samurai and The Twins Effect! (tags the Melanakeami)
The Concert for George, Under the Tuscan Sun, Finding Nemo, and Whale Rider, fur shur! (tags Daytona with a flit of the wing)
Mmm, I’d say Finding Nemo, Whale Rider, Curse of the Black Pearl, and Return of the King! Back to Mike
Oh, I gotta go with Big Fish,The Concert for George, Gods and Generals, and Interstella 555! Well, that was another expedient little Lightning Round! Ah, next month we’ll look back at 1993, and now, let’s continue our
TV, DVD & movie mewsings, with Trini-chan’s
review of Avatar: The Way of Water!
Hai! We loved James Cameron’s movie Avatar so much, that we saw it many times, purchased lots of the videos, books, toys, and even cosplayed as our own fan- Na’vi clan the neko-maticaya clan! Taht required lots of the Blue body paint! We love the characters, the story, the FX, and the amazing design of the world of Pandora. It is hard to believe that it has been over12 years since the first ‘un, so we have most eagerly awaited this epic sequel!
Directed and co-written by James Cameron, The Way of Water ocurrs about that long after the first Avatar movie, and reunites much of the cast such as Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, and Stephen Lang! Things have been rather idyllic for Jake, Ney’tiri, their sons Lo’al & Neteyam, daughters Kiri & Tuk, and their human friend Spider, until the humans and avatars of the RDA company from Earth return to re-colonize and exploit Pandora.
Hunted by the villains who will kill many people and destroy much of the planet, the family strikes back, but has to vamoose to the islands to join the Metkayina clan of the reef, who are turquioise and more sea otter-ish than the blue felinoid Na’vi clan of the forest. Thusly we are introduced to more wonderful characters such as Chief Tonari, his wife Ronal, their daughter Reya, son Aonung, his friend Rotxo, and the whale-like Tulkans who are hunted by the RDA.
The result is so much more of the astounding world-building with the many new characters, creatures, costumes, coastal and aquatic environments, plus more of the amazing futuristic RDA architecture and mecha. The designs, FX, performances, sound, mewsic and everythiing is so beautiful realistic, thrilling and poignant! All of the new characters are endearing, but I think that Reya and Kiri might steal the show, but I should not further spoil the taste of the plot!
The movie is about 3.25 hours, but did not seem too long, and it is magnificently immersive with all of the character developments, action scenes, and so much sumptuous stuff to admire! The only few things I did not care for were the pesky quick camera snap zoom techniques, which I find annoyingly jarring in any movie or TV show. Nevertheless, Avatar: The Way of Water is my favorite movie of 2022 and I will give it the “A” as in Aonung! Now here is Jenjen to discuss the
Star Trek: Discovery Season Four Blu-ray!
Hai. We have greatly enjoyed the TV series Star Trek: Discovery which purrtains to the crew of the Crossfield class starship U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031. Seasons 1 & 2 occurred in 2256, two years after “The Cage” and nine years prior to “Where No Man Has Gone Before”. In Season Three, the Discovery wound up in the year 3188 (634 years after Capt. Jonathan Archer boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-J, and 789 years after the Picard series. Season four aired on Paramount + from Novermber 2021 to March 2022.
Season Four begins two years later in the year 3190. The great returning cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green as Captain Michael Burnham, Doug Jones as Saru, Mary Wiseman as Sylvia Tilly, Anthony Rapp as Paul Stamets, Tig Notaro as Jett Reno, Emily Coutts as Keyla Detmer, Oyin Oladejo as Joann Owosekun, Patrick Kwok-Choon as Gen Rhys, Sara Mitich as Nilsson, David Benjamin Tomlinson as Linus,Wilson Cruz as Hugh Culber, Blu del Barrio as Adira Tal, Ian Alexander as Gray Tal. Ronnie Rowe Jr. as Ronald Bryce….
… Raven Dauda as Tracy Pollard, David Ajala as Cleveland Booker, Sonja Sohn as Gabrielle Burnham, Oded Fehr as Charles Vance, David Cronenberg as Kovich, and Grudge the cat! They are joined wonderfully by Phumzile Sitole as Gen. Ndoye, Hiro Kanagawa as Dr. Hirai, Orville Cummings as Lt. Christopher, Shawn Doyle as Ruon Tarka, Tara Rosling as T’Rina the Purresident of Ni’Var, Stacy Abrams as the Purresident of Earth, Chelak Horsdal as the Purresident of the Federation, and Annabelle Wallis as the voice of Zora.
I do not wish to reveal too much more of the plot, but much of it purrtains poignantly to the evolution of several characters and societies, first contacts, an anomalous extragalactic threat, and the rebuilding of the Federation. I rather enjoyed seasons 1, 2, 3, 4 and the short Treks, so I was eager to get the 4th season Blu-ray, which has the unrated 14 epurrsodes (totalling 664 minutes) plus several special features (totalling 104 minutes) upon the four disks that are quite tightly clenched in the hinged inner trays of the plastic case.
The video is purrsented in the 1080p resolution of the 16:9 widescreen format with 5.1 Dolby Digital audio. The spoken language choices are English, Spanish, German, Japanese, French and Italian, whereas the optional subtitle choices are English SDH, Spanish, German, Japanese, French, Italian, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch and Swedish. There are no new Short Treks, but there are the discussions on filming during the pandemic (11.85 min.), Burnham’s evolution (14.37 min), LED rear-screen technology (19.62 min.)…
… the Season Four overview (52.4 min.), gag reel (2.78 min.), three deleted scenes, and the optional audio commentary by Sonequa Martin-Green, David Ajala, director / purrducer Olatunde Osunsami and writer / executive purrducer / showrunner Michelle Paradise for the final epurrsode “Coming Home”. Those features are quite entertaining, informative, and of the top quality, although I wish there were art galleries, isolated mewic tracks, and more extensive documentaries. Nyow here is Daytona-sama to begin –
our collectibles and toy talk, with her review of
Banpresto’s QPosket Urusei Yatsura Lum Figure.
Arigato.! My favorite manga-ka is Rumiko Takahashi, whose famous wonderful works include Urusuei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma 1/2, Mermaid Forest, Inu Yasha, Rin-ne, and many others! Made of PVC and – and ABS, this is a superdeformed / chibi-style figurine of the Urusei Yatsura manga & anime’s star Lum Invader the alien oni princess with the the cute widdle horns!
Perched upon the 3.125” circular base, Lum looks so perky, pretty and alluringly adorable, wearing her famous in the tiger stripe bikini and boots! I’m not sure how to determine the scale of the figure, given the proportions and the oversized SD chibi head, but if she was standing up, the figurine would be approximately 7” tall, plus the .25” high base.
She has the sideways glance, and her head can turn to look over her shoulder! There are variants of the figure, such as the Green-haired anime version and the Pink-haired manga version! I have the Pink! Packaged in the 7.125” x 4.25” x 3.5” cardboard box, the design, sculpt and paint are quite meticulous! I am done, and now here’s Vonny to discuss
Super7’s Ultimates! Thundercat
s Cheetara action figure!
Arigato, nya! We like to collect the figures, dolls, statues, miniatures and ornaments of the inspurrational heroines, so I was purrticularly pleased to see this latest action figure of Cheetara from the Thundercats animated series, nya! Sh eis the agile speedster withb the psychic powers, nya! This is the original 1985 style, not the 2011 version, which I also loved, nya.
Super 7 does such splendid work, so this figure is beautifully designed, sculpted, painted, and looking quite fathful to the animated charcater, nya! She is very posable, with the articulation in her neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, abs, hips, knees and ankles, nya! The details are so accurate from her hair, eyes and spots to her emblem, bracelet and boots, nya!
She is accessorized with 2 more interchangeable heads with different expurressions, 3 more pairs of interchangeable hands in different gestures, the bo staff with the optional flame effect, the smaller collapsed version of the staff, her mirror, flute, and 2 versions of her commeownicator (open & closed) on the strings to hang upon her neck or wrists, nya!
She is packaged in the clear plastic clamshell inside the cardboard box which has the beautiful illustration, inside the outer sleeve which has the embossed emblem on the front and the logo on the back, nya! I am very pleased with this figure which I will give the very high purraise, nya! I am done, and nyow here is Tara-chan to discuss
Hasbro’s Star Wars: The Mandalorian Ahsoka Tano action figure!
Arigato, nya! Ahsoka Tano the former Jedi and padawan of Anakin Skywalker is my favoritest Star Warrs character, nya! You know, several years ago, I cosplayed her for our Halloween Trick ‘R Eat Purrowl, nya! She was supurrbly voiced by Ashley Eckstein in the animated tales and – and purrfectly purrtrayed by Rosario Dawson in the live-action series, nya! This action figure of her is based upon the latter version, and – and although it is made by Hasbro, the packaging has the old style with the Kenner logo, as if it was an action figure from the late 70’s or early 80’s, nya!
The figure is cleverly designed, sculpted and – and painted, with the purrtraiture that resembles Rosario’s Ahsoka, and- and rhe purrcise details of her face, lekkus, montrals, and – and the sleeveless Blueish – Gray garment with the obi, gauntlets, gloves, greaves and – and tabi boots, nya. The detail of the folds, creases, seams, knots, beads and drapurry is very intricate, nya! She has two llght sabers with the Blue beams and – and the curved Light Gray hiltd; the 4.125” saber and the 3.1875 shoto saber which can fit snugly into her clenched hands or hang upon her hips, nya.
Since Rosario Dawson is 5’ 7” tall, then this 5.75” figure (including .125” for her montrals) would be appurroximately of the 1:12th scale, nya. She is nicely posable too, with the articulation in her neck, shoulders, elbows, forearms, wrists, abs, waist, hips, thigh, knees and – and ankles, and most of those joints are cleverly disguised by her attire, nya! A display base is not included, but also enclosed is the .1.75” replica of the New Republic credit coin, nya! I will give this fine figure the “A” as in Ahsoka, nya! That is all of our toy talk, and nyow here is Mike to start our
Purrinted-Media Mewsings, with her review
of The Art of Avatar: The Way of Water, nya!
Thanks Vonny! I’ll try to be brief this time, because it’s easy for me to ramble on about my favorite movies and art books! Given the magnifcent beauty of Avatar: The Way of Water, I was quite excited to get this great book full of concept art! Published last month by DK, and written by author / editor / film professor Tara Bennett with the introduction by Rober Rodriguez, this full color, 256 page, 12” x 11.375” x .875” hardcover coffee table book is priced $50 in the USA and $60 in Canada.
It has over 500 illustrations depicting the movie’s amazing environments, architecture, mecha, flora, fauna, characters, costumes and props. I’d guess that about seven dozen of the images are between a half to three-quarters of a page in size; about three dozen are from a full – page to a page and a half; and there are about two dozen two-page spreads, so it’s a very lavish, thorough, informative, gorgeous book… and I reckon that sums it up! Ah, and now, here’s Mie-0sensei to tell us about-
The Adventures of Simone & Ajax vol. 3.
Hanta Hantanye, Moon-san! So like, for over three decades, our Eisner and Inkwell award- winning, Hugo and Harvey – nominated friend Andrew Pepoy https://www.pepoy.com –
who was a December 2008 guest of The Mew – has beautifully written, pencilled, and inked hundreds of international comic books, web comics and newspapurr strips,including the titles and characters such as
The Simpsons, Futurama, Fables, Batman, Justice League, Scooby Doo, The X-Men, Namor, Iron Man, Star Wars, Godzilla, Sonic the Hedgehog, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Doctor Who, The Beatles, Wallace & Gromit, Betty & Veronica, Katy Keene, Archie vs. Predator, Die Kitty Die, Red Sonja, Monica Moon, Jetta, Uncle Scrooge, Little Orphan Annie, Dick Tracy, Dinosaucers, and so forth!
Since 1990 his own otally awesome series The Adventures of Simone & Ajax http://www.simoneandajax.
com, fur shur! So like, Simone is a peppy girl in her 20’s, her best friend Ajax is a widdle Green dinosaur, and their zany adventures have appeared in various anthology comics, their own series (in print an online); and their tales have been collected into paperback and hardcover books!
Published a couple of months ago by Spicy Tomato Studios, The Adventures of Simone & Ajax vol. 3: Lemmings and Tigers and Bears is the third collection of their fun tales! Priced $29.99 and suggested for readers of all ages, this 6.875” x.5” x .5” full color 128 page handsome hardcover book includes four stories plus the 15 page gallery of rare Simone & Ajax art!
Written, penciled, inked and lettered by Andrew and colored (unless otherwise noted) by Jason Millet, the stories are “Hi-Seas Hijinx”, a nautical adventure in search of treasure with pirate action; “Tremblin’ Tumbleweeds”, a wild western tale full of rustlers; “Monster Mia” in which Simone & Ajax are threatened by the mad scientist and monsters in the Transylvanian castle; and “Puttin’ on the Ritz” whch is their hard-boiled detective investigation!
The gallery has various appurrances of Simone & Ajax in comics, commissions, pin-ups, prints, holiday cards and convention books! Those were colored by either Andrew, Jason or Matt Webb! There are also photos of Colleen the Simone cosplayer with her widdle Ajax plushie! Kawaii! This collection is as beautiful and as fun as fun can be, so I will give it an “A” as in Ajax, fur shur! So like, I am done, and now here is Myayr to tell us about
Dawn Attack #1, fur shur!
Arigato! Frank Frazetta (9 February, 1928 – 10 May, 2010) is one of the most legendary, inspurrational fantasy artists of all time, whose meowgnificent paintings depict the amazing heroes, villains, creatures, environments and events! One of countless such oil on canvas paintings, was “Dawn Attack” (1991), which depicts the sexy powerful warrior woman in the ornate bikini armor with the winged helmet and blaster pistol, leading the metal mecha troopurrs and futuristic fixed-wing aerospace craft into the misty battle on the alien world!
Published by Opus Comics, this comic book tells the story of that character! Published by Opus Comics, issue #1 is purriced $4.99 and has the uninterrupted 22 page tale followed by the six page cover art gallery and 2 pages of ads. The issue is available in the choice of six different covers: cover A by Santi Casas, covers C & E by Dan Panosia, covers D & F by Dave Dorman, and the wraparound cover B which is the Frazetta art! Cover E is the “virgin” (sans type or logos) variant of cover C, whilst cover F is the virginal variant of cover D.
This tale of the “planetary romance” genre was written by Jody Houser & Eric Campbell, illustrated by Diego Yapur & Dan McDaid, colored by Carlos Cabrera & Felipe Sobreiro, lettered by Jacob Bascle, edited by Holly Interlandi, R.G. Llarena & Denton J. Tipton, and stars Purrincess Dawn who leads the frontier colonists who are hindered by famine and monsters! Fortunately, she is quite the huntress with her sword and blaster pistol, because the world’s other savage creatures are on the purrowl for food too, and she is on their menu!
Dawn has the assistance by her lover and military advisor Faris, and her purrky enginer friend Jasey who has managed to restore one of the salvaged spaceships! I am quite curious as to what Dawn and Jayse will encounter during their space flight in search of the king! The gorgeous art is quitely lushly lavish with the sumptuously illustrated characters, creatures, mecha and envirionments, and the beautiful covers are sexy, brave, tough images of the purrincess! I am done, and nyow here is Ellie-sama to discuss
Defenders Beyond #5!
Hai! Priced $3.99 and Rated T+ for the older teen readers, the 5th issue of this six issue mini-series from Marvel Comics was written by Al Ewing, illustrated by Javier Rodriguez, lettered by Joe Caramagna, edited by Will Moss, assistantly edited by Michelle Marchese, and in-chiefly edited by C.B. Cebulski, with the main cover art by Javier; and the variant cover by NetEASE.
Previously, the team Tigra, America Chavez, Loki, Blue Marvel, Galactus’s mom Taaia and The Beyonder have encountered the numerous cosmic and godlike entities on the journey into The Mystery (the realms outside the Multiverse), where they encounter Cloud, Celestials, and One Above All in the metafictional place known as The House of Ideas!
It has been quite the epic, weird, unpredictable, perplexi
ng tale thus far, with the appearances by many other characters including Dr. Strange, Phoenix, The Tiger God and Glorian, and it is brimming with such staggering concepts and cosmic action that is barely contained within the comic’s panels, which include several full-page pics and two-page spreads!
The story has been quite captivatingly, the art has been quite the surrealistic wild ride, the annotated comment pages have been the informative help, and I have no clue what might happen in the final issue! We have several questions about it, and hope that Tigra will fianlly star in her own MCU movie or TV series! On that feline note, now here is Becca to tel us about the
2023 Oh No Not Another Cat Calendar!
Hai! Jim and Melody Rondeau http://crossovers.net/
makeitgoaway/home.htm are such the amazingly kind, industrious and talented couple who are famous in the various fandoms for their great art, writing, publishing, cosplay, and vending! At the cons, shows and their web site they sell the many books, magazines, fanzines, comics, scripts, movie memorabilia, film clips, videos, games, and plushies too!
For several decades, Melody has illustrated their whisically beautiful Oh No Not Another Cat Calendar, which depicts anthropomorphic cats (plus the errant mice) in the various periods and situations! The Black & White 8.5’’x 11”: wall calendar opens to the 11” x 17” size, and the fouteen pen & ink illustrations depict the feline-ized versions of famous historical rulers and their subjects!
That international royalty from across the centuries includes Alexander the Great, Charlemagne, King Arthur, King Kamehameha, Henry VIII, Montezuma, The Deagon Empress, Genghis Khan, King Soloman and The Queen of Sheba, Caeser and Cleopatra. Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, Queen Elizabeth II… oh, and bringing up the rear is Melody and Jim’s cat Squeekie!
Below each illustration is the monthly date grids that meontion the holidays & observances of 2023. It is quite informative, and we learned that next year’s Hanukkah begins on the same day (December 7th) as the 44th anniversary of Mike’s all-time favoritest movie, Star Trek- The Motion Picture! That is all for our reviews, so nyow I will turn The Mew over to Lizzy and Becca, who will present this month’s
Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight!
Hai, in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous nekomusume and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies, monster girls and shape – shifters! who appurr in the folklore, movies, TV, novels, comics, games, toys, mewsic, advertising, and so forth!They are not limited to the feline or other mamallians, but include the avian, reptilian, piscine, insectine, and many other types!
There are those who might not actually have beasty DNA, but have the spurrit, cat-titude or couture, whether it is therianthropy, cosplay, or attire of the animal theme, who we will broadly consider to be the “honorary kemonomimi”! A great example of the “honorary kemonomimi” would be actress Kimberlin Brown who purrtrayed Sheila Carter in the CBS soap opurra Young and the Restless, when she wore the glamorous kuroneko mimimi (Black cat girl) costume at the gala masquerade ball in 1991!
Of course, in James Cameron’s aforemeowntioned Avatar movies, the planet Pandora is populated by the various tribes of the Na’vi people, who grow up to 10 feet tall and have the lovely ears, tails, fangs, spots and stripes! We have purreviously purrofiled Ney’tiri, Grace and other meowmbers of the Amatacaya Tribe and we were overjoyed to meet daughters Kiri & Tuk, and the ladies of the Metkayina clan such as Ronal and Reya!
In the delightful anime TV series Nakaimo- My Sister is Among Them, several girls from the Miryuin Purrivate Academy appurr as catgirls. Miyabe, Kanoe, Ikusu, Rinka, Mei cosplay as catgirl maids with the moving ears & tails at the Lyrical Sisters Cafe; and in the epurrsode’s teases for the next epurrsodes, the are depicted as the playful widdle chibi nekomimis!
In the splendiferous anime TV series Angel Beats about the students who awaken in the purrgatory limbo-ish dimension, one of the characters Yui (voiced by Eri Kitamura) is the hypurractive vocalist and guitarist of the Girls Dead Monster Band, who wears the devilish tail and wings, and has the “moe fang” for the amewsing cute effect!
The supurr fun anime TV series Yozakura Quartet purrtains to the four teens , Akina, Ao, Hime & Kotah who assist and defend the human and Yokai citizens from the various hardshipos and threats! Ao Nanami (voiced by Saki Fujita) is the adorable petite nekomimi whose twitchy ears act as the antennae when she uses her telepathic and purrecognitive powers!
by Suzu Miyama, Beast Tamer is the Japanese light novels, manga & anime series of the fantasy genre purrtaining to the hero Rein (voiced by Shoya Chiba) who can commeownicate with critters and befriends girls of several species, such as the supurr strong teen catgirl Kanada (voiced by Azumi Waki) and the meowgickal teendragon girl Tania (voiced by Rumi Okubo) who form the powerful group of adventurers!
Price of Freedom is the web comic and online fantasy role playing game in the realm populated by the many species, including the humans, elves, lizard, lmia, demons, and kemonomimi characterers! The artistry is quite lovely, but the wrotic content is not for the widdle kitties or the purrudish types!
Purrtrayed by actress / mewsician Ashanti, Lissa was the sexy cat-eyed demoness who dated and kidnapped Xander in “First Date, the 14th epurrsode of the 7th season of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series! You know, Ashanti was also great as Betty the tough nurse in the 2007 movie Resident Evil: Extinction!
Purrtrayed by actress Clare Kramer, the evil goddess Gorificus was the big bad villain in the 7th season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and in its 17th epurrsode “Forever” she wore the purretty zebra-purrint dress, so we will consider her as the honoraray shima-uma musume! You know, Clare also starred in the 2000 movie Bring it On, which also starred Eliza Dusku, who purrtrayed Faith Lehane in the Buffy and Angel series! That is all for this month’s spotlight, and nuyow here are Lizzy & Becca to purrsent the latest
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
Arigato! Galleries 1-8 display images by our purrducer Mike, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-6 display images by other folks with their permissions; and Mike’s collaborations with other artists are peppered throughout the mewseum! Some of the images are sexy, and might depict artistic nudity, but none are “hentai”,! On our web site, the most recent pics are on the lowermost row of the cropped widdle “thumbnail” sized portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click on those to see the uncropped full images!
We should also meowntion that Catgirl Island’s content is not purrmitted for A.I Art purrposes, nya! This month into Guest Gallery Six http://catgirlisland.net/
art/gallery/guest6.html we are purroud to present new images by Rvkh Brogden http://www.rvkhart.com (pronounced Riv-kah) who was the guest for our September 2009 Mew, and by Misty Hopkins https://kranberrijam. blogspot.com who was a guest of the March 2008 Mew, nya!
Rvkh’s “Prehistoric Chibi Catgirl” depicts Dr. Danielle Lee Hanyanberg, the Purrofessor of Tempurral Archaeology at Mew Hanover Commeownity College in the future, wearing the leopurrd purrint bikini for her time travel to observe the Purreolithic Era, nya! The traditional version of the illustration (right) was done with the pencils, pens and paints; whilst the digital version (left) was done with Purrocreate on the Ipad with the Apple Pencil; and the art purrocess video is at Rvkh’s Youtube channel https://youtu.be/
Rvkh’s “Joanie” depicts the female version of Jonni who is a non-player character in Mike’s monthly tabletop fantasy role-playing game “The Adventures of Nystia Nightshade”, nya! Jonni is the idol star husband of the titular charazcter Nystia, and due to a meowgickal mishap, he was tempurrarily transformed into the girl, who is quite alluring on the concert stage in her Golden Beehive Ginger bikini armor, nya! Rvkh used Procreate and the Apple Pencil upon the Ipad Pro for this pic, and the art purrocess video is at https://youtu.be/
Nextly we are delighted to display the photo of the Alice Carroll and Athena Glory plushie dolls which were hand-made by Misty, nya! In the Aria anime & manga created by Kozue Amano, Athena (left) is the one of the Prima Undines, and Alice (right) is her appurrentice at the Orange Planet gondola company in the city of Neo-Venusia on the aquaformed planet Mars renamed Aqua in the 24th century, nya!
These beautiful chibi-style felt dolls are 9.5” tall with 17.5” oars! Kawaii, nya! There are widdle magnets inside so that they can hold the oars, nya! Purrhaps y’all have seen the photos of the dolls Misty made of their friends Aika, Akar, Akari and Alicia, nya?
Then into Gallery Five http://catgirlisland.net/
art/gallery/gallery5.html we are elated to exhibit four new illustrations by Mike! He used the pencils, pens, colored pencils and markers for the fan art of “Lady Loki”, who looks quite sultry in that skimpy sexy deeply – plunging maillot as she relaxes with the beverage and snacks upon the comfy throne! In Mike’s role-playing game she is Nystia’s aunt!
After that is Mike’s pencils, pens, colored pencils and markers illustration of “Omhi & Xa’skelle”, who are Misty and her husband Steven’s Final Fantasy XIV video game characters! Enjoying the yummy feast at an opulant inn in the city of Ishgard, Omhi (right) is the 4’1” Dragoon warrior of the Miqo’te nekomimi species; and Xa’skelle (left) is the 6’3” Black Mage of the Viera usagimimi species! Perhaps y’all have seen Mike’s prior individual illustrations of them?
Thirdly is Mike’s pic of an “Andocait”, a half Andorian / half Caitian done for Jim & Melody Rondeau! She is an Impurrial Starfleet officer (rank: Mewtenant) in the Meowrror Mewniverse, circa the era of Star Trek – The Motion Picture (2270’s AD), kneeling in her sleeveless, bare-midriff, uniform which is accessorized with the Phaser II, wrist commeownicator, purrscanner / agonyizer, life support sash, and the ceremonial dagger / yarn twiner!
Lastly but not leastly is Mike’s Photoshop CC and the Mouse illustration of “Amaterasu” the Japanese Shinto Goddess of the Sun! Mike did this pic for our author friend Sharon Williams, who was our November 2014 guest of The Mew! Amaterasu is among the deities who appurr in Sharon’s original serialized prose urban fantasy tale of “Fire From The Sun: Rise Of A Queen”, which y’all can read at Sharon’s gallery at https://www.deviantart.com/
Perhaps y’all have seen Mike’s pics of Amaterasu’s human avatar Hanami, her mom Yoko and their friend Kana? So, what do y’all think of the new art?
The cat lady sings…
Oh those dolls of Alice and Athena are so purrfect in the details of their emblems of their unifoirms and the livery of their oars, nya!
The purrehistoric catgirl has such the pleased confident dispurrsition, and I wonder what she intends with that big femur she found!
Mmm, the image Joanie is so tantalizingly sultry, and Rvkh’s time-lapse art purrocess videos are quite informative and entertaining!
I think that Mike did a good job with the pose, expression, lines, colors, shading and the details of that peppy Blue Andocait officer!
I think that Amaterasu looks so cheerfully pretty and divinely radiant, especially with the crepuscular rays of sunlight behind her!
It is great to see more of Omhi and Xa’skelle, but all of that numcious food upon their table is causing the craving in my tummy, nya!
Loki’s big bowl of fresh succulent fruit and that goblet of the sangria looks rather tasty too!
We just need to hang in there a little longer, as it is almost time for our AfterMew Luau!
That will do it for this edition of The Mew! We wish to thank Rvkh, Misty and Mike for the art…
… and all of the other brilliantly talented people whose works we have discussed, nya!
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowstery…
… and our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appurreciate!
We’ll be back next month with our annual Mew Awards ceremony! Be there… aloha.
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai, nya!