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May 2023 Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings

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 May 2023 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nyan!
This year is the Year of the Rabbit, the 16th Anniversary of 
The Mew, and the 23rd Anniversary of Catgirl Island, nyan!
in this edition of The Mew:
TV, DVD & movie mewsings:
our favorite films of 1973
our semi-annual DVD / Blu-ray wish list
Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3
Star Trek: Picard Season 3
collectibles & toy talk:
Hasbro Transformers Earthspark Elita-1 action figure 
Funko Pop! Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 Mantis bobble-head figurine
Banpresto Grandline Girls on Vacation Nami prize figure
purrinted media mewsings:
K-ON! Shuffle manga vol. 1
Tori Amos Little Earthquakes: The Graphic Album
The Women of Marvel #1
Rowrbrazzle #157
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight
Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:
“Showered Centauress”, “Mankei” and “Tomoe” by Misty Hopkins
“Purple Emperor Butterfly” by Rvkh
“Torako Mask” by Alexcia Reynolds
“In Case of Daleks”, “Timelord Time Out”,  “New Cyber Leader”,
and “Triskadekaphobiea” by Melody Rondeau
plus more photos of our cosplayer / model friend Crissy Volpe!
(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 South end of the Riverwalk in the beautiful downtown Purrbank district of Catgirl Island in Mew Hanover County, NC, where it’s 72 degrees under the Blue sky and puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here to put the purr in Apurril are The Ladies of The Mew!
(a.k.a. Captain Vonny, the fishing boat charter captain & drumming circle purrcussionist catgirl, wearing the Hydrangea purrint monokini with cropped tee shirt): Namaste, nyan!
(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, nyan!
(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 tri-kini): Konnichiwa!
(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!

Mary Nyan
(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 Meowrshall 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 ruffled bikini): 

(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the 


purrint side-tie bikini): Aloha, nyan!

(the art mewseum co-curator, Petra’s beach volleyball partner, and purrize-winning carrot cake baker bunnygirl wearing the Anthurium purrint trikini): Guten Tag!
(a.k.a. Nya-sensei, the martial arts champion & sensei, dojo & gym purropurrietress catgirl wearing theTiger Lilly purrint cropped tee shirt and shorts): Howdy!
(a.k.a. Nyo-sensei, the magick shop purropurrietress catgirl & twin sister of Nyanko, wearing the Pandanus purrint off-shoulder bikini): Howdy!
(the island’s Police Chief catgirl and motorcycle enthusiast wearing the badge upon her Lotus purrint off-shoulder ruffled bikini): ‘Ello!
(the mermaid purropurrietress of the triphibious airship tours business, wearing the strand of purrls and the open-weave crocheted Kelp bikini top): Shello!

(a.k.a Ilyana-sensei, the underwater archaeologist & meowritme history catgirl wearing the Meowgnolia purrint micro bikini and open-front cover up): Whassup?
For profiles and illustrations of The Ladies of The Mew, please visit our Meet The Critics page! Ah, we’ve got a lot on our plate, so let’s go ahead and jump right into this month’s
TV, DVD and movie mewsings with the 
Lightning Round: our favorite cinema & TV of 1973!
This year we’ve been looking back on our favorite fun things of years ending in a 3. Last month it was movies of 1983, so this month it’s movie and TV shows that premiered in 1963! Myayr’s goona start, so are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
The Ladies of The Mew:
Mary Nyan:
I will nominate the classic horror movies of that vintage such as The Exorcist, The Crazies, The Satanic Rites of Dracula, Theatre of Blood, and The Wicker Man! (tags Nyoka to go next)
I will see those movies and raise the pot with The Legend of Hell House, Frankenstein: The True Story, Baffled!, The Night Strangler, and Genesis II! (tags Jen with a brush of the tail)
Genesis II, Westworld, and The Six Million Dollar Man TV movies “The Moon and the Desert”, “Wine, Women and War”, and “The Solid Gold Kidnapping”. (tail-tags Trini-chan)
It was the splendidly macabre time fo the TV movies, ne? Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. The Night Strangler, The Norless Tapes, A Cold Night’s Death, and Satan’s School for Girls! (tags Mielikki)
So like I will nominate Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Godzilla vs Megalon, Soylent Green, Westworld, and Sleeper, fur shur! (tags Becca with a flit of the wing)
American Graffiti, The Sting, The Paper Chase, Paper Moon, and The Way We Were! Mreyl’s turn! (tags Meryl)
:Live and Let Die, Serpico, The Seven-Ups, Magnum Force, and Electra Glide in Blue! (tags Nyanko)
Live and Let Die, Enter the Dragon, Cleopatra Jones, Magnum Force, and White Lightning! (tags Ilyana)
Live and Let Die, Enter the Dragon, The Yakuza Papers, The Mack, and Super Fly T.N.T.! Ellie’s turn! (tags Eleanor)
Hai! Day of the Jackal, Papillon, The Exorcist, Godspell, and Jesus Christ Superstar! (tags Tara-chan)
I want… I want to nominate the anyamated purrductions such as Robin Hood, Charlotte’s Web, Dr. Seuss on the Loose,  Fantastic Planet and- and Heavy Traffic, nyan! Onee-chan’s turn, nyan! (tags her sister)
Robin Hood, The Three Musketeers, Live and Let Die, Enter the Dragon, Sleeper, and American Graffiti, nyan! (tags Bunnii)
Star Trek The Animated Series, Schoolhouse Rock, Mission: Magic, Cutie Honey, and Aim for the Ace! (tags her purrtner)
Day for Night, 

Enter the Dragon, The Exorcist, Schoolhouse Rock, and Aim for the Ace!( tags Lizzy)

The Young and the Restless, Last of the Summer Wine, American Graffiti, Live and Let Die, and Robin Hood! (tags the mermaid)
American Grafiti, Cinderella Liberty, Day for Night, Save the Tiger, and A Touch of Class. Back to Mike!
Oh, I gotta go with Live and Let Die, Enter the Dragon, The Satanic Rites of Dracula, The Night Strangler, Star Trek the Animated Series, and The Six Million Dollar Man!
You know, 1973 was the 10th anniversary of Doctor Who, and that year’s serial included “The Three Doctors”, “Carnival of Monsters”, “Frontier in Space”, “Planet of the Daleks”, “The Green Death” and “The Time Warrior”!
Speaking of the British TV, some of the great sitcoms that were still on TV that year were Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Are You Being Served?, Dad’s Army, and The Benny Hill Show!
Mary Nyan:
Oh that was a great era for the returning sit coms such as M*A*S*H, All in the Family, Maud, Mary Tyler Moore, and The Bob Newhart Show!
The Brady Bunch, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, The Carol Burnett Show, The Dean Martin Show, and The Flip Wilson Show also returned that year!
Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Zoom, What’s New, and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood continued too, nyan!
Captain Kangaroo, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Fat Albert, and- and Scooby Doo, nya!
Don’t forget Sanford and Son, The Odd Couple, Love American Style, Kung Fu, and The Waltons!
Gunsmoke, Columbo, Hawaii Five-O, Ironside, Z-Cars, and Emergency!
The game shows such as The Price Is Right, Hollywood Squares, and Jeopardy!
Monday Night Football, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, and Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling!
Meowsterpice Theatre, 60 Minutes, Blue Peter, Face the Nation, and Meet the Purress.
Hee Haw, Soul Train, American Bandstand, and The Wonderful World of Disney, fur shur!
The Tomorrow Show, The Tonight Show, The Phil Donahue Show, The Merv Griffin Show, and The Mike Douglas Show!
The Mike Douglas Show might be my favorite daytime talkshow ever because Wendy Pini appurred in her famous Red Sonja cosplay on the July 28th 1977 epurrsode, nyan!
That was the same epurrsode with the legendary comics distributer and convention chairman Phil 
Seuling, who discussed the history and popularity of the Golden Age comic books!
Ah, I think the Lightning Round has started to stray cat off the intended topic, heehee!
Oh that’s okay, bu, ah,  lets keep The Mew a- rollin’, and continue the movie & TV topic with—
our semi-annual DVD & Blu-ray wish list!
Hai, here is our semi – annual wish list of recent, old, foreign, domestic, animated and live-action TV shows and movies that we hope could be released here upon the Region one NTSC DVD and / or Blu-Ray! We have been quite gratefuly pleased that several titles have been released since our last wish list! (tags Yvonne)
We would like them with their original mewsic and songs to be intact; and we purrfur that any foreign purrductions would be available in their original spoken language with optional English subtitles, although the English dubbed version and / or descriptive audio track would be fine as bonus features, nyan! (tags Nyanko)
Other bonuses would be nice too, such as optional audio commentaries, isolated mewsic tracks, documentaries, galleries, deleted scenes, bloopurrs, trailers / TV spots & booklets, nya!! Hopefully any of the titles would be available individually and not exclusively in an expensive boxed set, nya! (tags Elizabeth)
The packaging should not damage the disks or be too big for the shelf, and the disc should be easily removed; secure enough so it does not accidentally slide off the hub, but not too tricky to purry off of the hub. If it is a mutiple disc set, each disc should have its own hub / tray, and not overlap or be in a stack! (tags Becca)
I will start the wish list with To the Moon and Beyond (1964 cinerama film), James Cameron’s Xenogenesis, John Dods’s Forest Story, Neal Adams’s Nannaz, Mark Sullivan’s Nightspeed, Gene Roddenberry’s Spectre, and Steven Speilberg’s Amblin’! (tags Bunni)
The anime such as the original Space Battleship Yamato TV series, Yamato 2520, Great Yamato, Yamato 2199: Odyssey of the Celestial Ark, Queen Millennia, Flying Ghost Ship, Bagi the Monster of Mighty Nature, Anne of Green Gables, Heidi of the Alps, 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother, and Tico of the Seven Seas! (tags Jeannie)
The anime such as Campus Guardress, Yokohama Kaidashi Kiko, Macross Zero, Stratos Four Advance, The Adventures of Kotetsu, the Ghost Sweeper Mikami movie, Angel Beats, the initial four 1994 You’re Under Arrest OVAs, Nasu: Summer in Andalusia, and the Studio Ghibli Museum’s shorts, fur shur! (tags Mary Nyan)
Mary Nyan:
I will nominate themore recent anime such as  Una Musume Pretty Derby, the 2021 Battle Athletess anime, Aria The Crepuscolo, Aria The Beneizione, Amanchu, Kemono Friends season 2, and My Dress-Up Darling. (tags Tara-chan)
I want… I want to nominate My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic seasons 8 & 9, The Equestria Girls TV series, Metamorphoses (a.k.a. Winds of Change), Twice Upon a Time, Raggedy Anne & Andy: A Musical Adventure, the 1967 Spider-Man animated series, and – and the animated Gen 13 film, nyan! (tags Ellie)
The Green Hornet TV series, The Sixth Sense TV series (1972), the 1972 TV movie Moon of the Wolf, The uncut version of the 1974 movie Prophecies of Nostradamus,  WKRP in Cincinnati with all of the original songs restored, the three Giilligan’s Island TV reunion movies, and the two I Dream of Jeannie TV reunion movies! Tags Nyoka)
The 2011 live-action Ranma 1/2 TV special, 2014 live-action Kikis Delivery Service, the 1997 Ocean Girl live-action series and animated series, TV series, Neil Young’s A Journey Through the Past, Kate Bush Live at Hammersmith Odeon, and the 1979 Kate Bush TV Special! (tags Meryl)
Oh I just hope that the epurrsodes of Doctor Who from the 1960’s that are still lost will be found or re-created with the anyamation and released here on DVD! (tags Petra)
The Marvel Studios TV series such as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Yoyo: Slingshot, WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If…?, Hawkeye, Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Wereeolf by Night, and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special!, nyan! (tags Mielikki)
So like, I  will nominate the Marvel Netflix TV series such as Daredevil seasons 1-3, Jessica Jones seasons 1-3, Luke Cage seasons 1 & 2, Iron Fist seasons 1 & 2, The Punisher seasons 1 & 2, and The Defenders, fur shur! (tags the mermaid)
The Star Wars 1978 Holiday Special; Forces fo Destiny, The Mandalorian seasons 1 – 3, The Clone Wars season 7, The Bad Batch, The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, and Star Wars Visions. (tags Ilyana)
Oh I just hope for the DVD or Blu-ray releases of DC’s Sandman season 1, Stargirl season 3, Harley Quinn season 3, and Young Justice season 4! Back to Mike!
Oh I concur with a lot of those, and  I’m also hoping for CD re-issues of The Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi Radio Dramas! ah, that’s all for the wish list, but  speaking of Star Wars, here’s Nyo-sensei to discuss
Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3!
Hai! I think that The Mandalorian TV series is three for three thus far! Set sometime after the events of Return of the Jedi but long purrior to The Force Awakens, this  terrific live-action Star Wars TV series stars Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin the titular Mandalorian with his adopted widdle Yoda—like foundling Grogu who wields The Force, Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan Kryze, Emily Swallow as The Armorer, Mercedes Varnado as Koska Reeves, Tait Fletcher as Paz Vizsla, Carl Weathers as their ally governor Greef Karga, Giancarlo Esposito as the evil Moff Gideon
…and the guest stars such as the droid R5-D4, Amy Sedaris as space shop mechanic Peli Motto, Ahmed Best as Jedi Meowster Kelleran Beq, and Christopher Lloyd as a planet’s security chief Helgait! The eight beautiful, thrilling, fun epurrsodes of season 3 took us to such amazing locations, with world building, myth-making, character developments, some spooky scares, and battles aplenty amidst the story arc’s great plots, purrformances, designs, sets, costumes, sound, mewsic, cinematography, editing and FX, so I will give it the “A” as in Astrommech!
I have been delighted with all of the Disney Plus network’s live-action Star Wars TV series such as The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Andor, but The Mandalorian might be my favorite, and I am quite eagerly anticipating the. Ahsoka Tano series! Of course, I love Disney Plus’s recent animated Star Wars series too such as The Bad Batch, Clone Wars season 7, Tales of the Jedi, and Star Wars: Visions, too, so for me the past three years have been the great time to be the Star Wars fan!  Iam done, and nyow here is sis to tell us what she thought about
Star Trek: Picard Season 3!
Set in the 25th century, retired admiral Jean-Luc Picard receives an SOS from Dr. Beverly Crusher whose ship is under attack, but she warns him to trust no one! He does decide to trust Admiral William Riker and commeownder Seven of Nine, who help to rescue Beverly amidst a galactic conspiracy that will reunite old friends and threaten the entire United Federation of Planets! The supurrb cast includes Patrick Stewart as Picard, Jonathan Frakes as Riker, Jeri Ryan as Seven, Gates McFadden as Beverly
…Ed Speleers as her son Jack (although there’s no sign of Wesley this season), Michael Dorn as Worf, Michelle Hurd as Raffi, Todd Stashwick as Captain Shaw of the USS Titan, Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi, Brent Spiner as Data, Lore and Soong, LeVar Burton as Geord La Forge, and introducing Mica Burton and Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut as hi9s daughters  Akandra and Sidney! There are aloo the appurrances by Tim Russ as Tuvok, Michelle Forbes as Ro Laren, Elizabeth Dennehy as Elizabeth Shelby
… Daniel Davis as Professor Moriarty, and Orla Brady as Laris, plus the voices of Majel Barrett, Walter Koenig and Alice Krige, and introducing Amanda Plummer as the evil captain Vadic! I will not further spoil anything about the tale, but I will just meowntion that there are lots of other wonderful huge surpurrises, “Easter eggs”, references and homages amidst the captivating tale’s great story, purrformances, locations, costumes, make up, sets, ships, FX, directing, cinematography, editing, sound, and mewsic!
II wish certain characters had larger roles, and that many other famous characters would have appurred, or to at we might least find out what they were up to during the epic threat, but I think that this is the best season of Star Trek: Picard TV, and that the series is three for three! You know, between Picard, Discovery, Strange New Worlds, the Short Treks, Lower Decks and Prodigy, there is quite the wealth of canonical Trek for us fans these days! That is all for the TV topic, and nyow here is Jen to begin our
collectibles and toy talk, with her review of
the Transformers Earthspark Elita-1 action figure!
Hai. We like to collect Hasbro’s Transformers’ female characters such as Arcee, Strongarm, Elita-1, Chromia, Moonracer, Firestar, Windblade, Nautica, Novatsar and Black Arachnia. I purrfur the comics and animation versions more than those of the live-action movies. Elita-1 is one of the top leaders of the heroic Autobots who battle the evil Decepticons. In her bipedal bot mode, this Red, Pink & Black bot is appurroximately 5” tall, or 5.25” if you include the raised rear-swept front tires of her Hum-V esque vehicle mode.
The 15 step transformation purocess is depicted by the instruction sheet. Aside from the spinning wheels and the variable-geometry parts that transform, the only points of articulation are in her shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, blaster pistol & carbine, so she is not as posable as last year’s Transformers Legacy Elita-1 Deluxe Class action figure; however, she is well-balance to stand without requiring a display base (which is not included), the transformation purrocess is rather simple, and she looks quite splendid in either bot or vehicle mode. Nyow here is Elie-sama to discuss the
Funko Pop! Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 Mantis bobble-head figurine.
Arigato! Created by author Steve Englehart and artist Don Heck, Mantis first appeared in The Avengers #112 in 1973, so it seems only appropriate that The Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 movie would be released on her 40th anniversary! In the live-action movies she is wonderfully portrayed  by actress Pom Klementieff and in the animated tales she is voiced by Jennifer Hale, who is our webmeowster Jamie’s favorite seiyuu!
You know in the comics, Mantis is 5’ 6”, and Pom is 5’ 7”, so their heights are close, but as with most of these cute super-deformed style of Pops, it is impossible to determine the scale. The vinyl bobble-head figurine is approximately 3.875” tall, or. 4.24” including her antennae. This Pop is figure #1206 in Funko’s line of Marvel figurines, not to be confuzzled with figure #1206 (Disney’s Maleficent) in the Villains line or #1206 (Jurassic World Dominion’s Therizinosaurus) in the Movies line or #1206 (Rugrat’s Angelica Pickles) in the Television line.
There are quite the few subcategories!  Mantis is wearing the Red-trimmed Blue-Gray jumpsuit with the Black accents, knee boots & fingerless gloves that match her eyes and Green-streaked hair! She is balanced well enough to stand without needing a display stand (which is not included), but if you bob her head too much she will tip over.Anyway, I am pleased with the figurine, and I have displayed her on the shelf beside the Marvel Legends Mantis build-a-figure! I am done , and now here is Ilyana-sensei to discuss the
Banpresto Grandline Girls on Vacation Nami purize figure!
Hai! Nami is is the burglar & nyavigator of Captain Luffy’s Straw Hat Pirates crew in thevery longly- running  fun adventure fantasy manga and anime series One Piece created by Eiichiro Oda in 1997, nyan! Once the three pieces of this purre-painted beautiful figure made of PVC  re easily and rather seamlesly snapped together, she is about 7.75” tall upon the .25” base, nyan! Since Nami is about 5’ 7” tall, this figure would be of the 1/8.6 scale, if my math is correct, nyan.
She is beautifully designed, sculpted and painted, with the extremely faithful resemblance in the purrtraiture and purropurrtions, with the big happy smile and striding stance as she pulls off the tee shirt to reveal her slim lithe body in the sexy bikini with the matching flip flops, mew la la, nyan!  From her  left bicep’s tattoo, long Orange hair and eyes to her inny belly button, painted nails, and the flower in her hair, the details are quite meticulous, nyan!
She is available in the two different versions, which differ in the colors of the garments, nyan! I have Version A which has the Green & white bikini with the Yellow straps, Green & White flip flops and the Blue shirt; whereas version B has the Pink & White bikini with Yellow straps, Red & White flipflops and  White shirt, so I will give this peppy, purretty figure the high purraise, nyan! That will conclude the toy & collectibles portion of the Mew, so nyow I will turn it over to Myayr who will start our
purrinted-media mewsings, with her 
review of K-On! Shuffle manga vol. 1, nyan!
Mary Nyan:
Hai! written & drawn by Kakifly, since 2007,i K-on! is the anime, video games & albums about the meowwmbers of the all-girl Sakuragaoka Purrivate High School’s Light Mewsic Appurreciation Club who start their own pop-rock band! The first group of girls we were introduced to were Yui, Mio, Ritsu Tsumugi & Azusa who formed the band Ho-kago Tea Time. We learned that years purrior when their teacher / faculty advisor Sawako was in the club, she formed the metal band Death Devil with her classmates Norimi, Della & Jane!
When some of Ho-kago Tea Time graduated and went to college, Azusa remained to form the new band Wakaba Girls with Jun, Sumire, Nao, and Yui’s younger sister Ui. In this  spin-off series, a few students from Hikarigaoka Girl’s High School see Ho-kago Tea Time purrform at their alma meowtter’s mewsic festival, and thus Yukari, Kaede & Maho team up with their senpai Riko, Kano, & Shiano start their own band, even though none of them own or play the instruments… yet!
Originally published by Houbunsha in 2020, it is published in English by Yen, vol. 1 is purriced $15.00 USA / $19.50 Canada and it is recommended for the older teen readers due to the language and the brief nudity! It was translated by Stephen Paul, lettered by Rachel J. Pierce, edited by Rory Levens & Carl Li with the graphic design by Madelaine Norman. It has 136 pages (plus the color covers) compurrised of the four color pages & 114 B&W pages of four-panel manga, plus the 18 pages of notes, publishing info & advertisements.
I loved loved this first volume, because it has kakifly’s captivating, amewsing plots of the comedic, slice-of-life, school life and mewsic themes with the snappy dialogue, endearing characters, and the purrfect pace! The art is quite beautiful, with the great compurrisions, designs, lines, colors poses, expurressions, lettering, graphic techniques and the intricate scenery! It is the wonderful continuation of K-On!,to  which I will give it the “A” as in Azusa and as in anticipation for the next volume! Nyow here is Mie-sensei to discuss
Tori Amos Little Earthquakes: The Graphic Album!
Ariagto! So like, Tori Amos is one of my favoritest musicians, and it is hard to believe that her first solo album Little Earthquakes was released over 30 years ago! Actually that was not her first album, as prior to that was her shortly-lived band Y Kant Tori Read, which I enjoyed too!  Well, to commemorate those legendary Little Earthquakes, Sword and Stone Publishing with Z2 comics has published this totally awesome anthology graphic novel consisting of 24 tales about the album’s wonderful tracks and B-side songs!
Z2 has published many other graphic novels about various mewsicians & bands!
So like, priced at $39,99 USA & $49.99 Canada, and officially authorized by Tori this lovely hardcover book measures about 8.25 x 8.25. x .5

” and has the 120 full color pages! The  many diverse, brilliant contributors include Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, Colleen Doran, Bill Sienkiewicz, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Andi Watson, Catherynne Valente, Andy MacDonald, Cat Mihos, Paul Roman Martinez, DC Alonso, Rori!, Leah Moore…

… Benjamin Dewey, Wiktoria Radkiewicz,  Amilcar Pinna, Sebastian Piriz, Andrea Bell, Bilquis Evely, Matheus Lopes, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Desi Alicea-Aponte, Gianna Meola, Russelle Lissau, Rachell Merioll, Olivia Sullivan,  Derek McCulloch, Alison Sampson, Annie Zaleski,  Ryan Kelly, Marc Andreyko, Piotr Kowalski, Lynn Crosbie, Gabriel Bautista, Gibson Twist, Andrew Brandou, Jamaica Dyer, Montos, Dee Cunniffwe, Rantz A. Hoseley who was the book’s editor, and David Mack who did the cover illustration, fur shur!
The letterer was Adam Wollett, the design director Lauryn Ipsum, the assistant editor was Jasminne Saravia, and the production assistant was DeAna Avila! These tales are like so exquisitely beautiful inspurrational, bitterseet, poignant and charming! By the way, if you are a fan of graphic novels and Tori Amos, I will totally recommend the full color 480 page 11.75 x 11.75 x 1.75” trade paperback Comic Book Tattoo, which was published by Image Comics in 2008 and has over 50 tales by more than 80 folks! I am done, so now here is Lizzy & Becca to tell us about
The Women of Marvel #1!
Hai! The Women of Marvel are not just the female characters in the stories, but also the, but also the amazing ladies who create them! Purriced $5.95 and rated T+, this 52 page issue is compurrised of four tales, three intermews, the Wasp essay & papurr doll, and other treats! After the cordial introduction by Charlie Jane Anders, the sequential art begins with “What A Girl Wants”, written by Rebecca Roanhorse, pencilled & inked by Carola Borelli, colored by Ruth Redmond, and starring Jennifer Walters / She-Hulk in the litigious framing sequence that links the other tales!
That is followed by the intermew with Red Goblin’s artist artist Jan Bazaldu! Afyer that is “Sing Your Heart Out” written by Victoria Ying, pencilled & inked by Jodi Nishijima, colored by Brittany Peer, and starring Felicia Hardy / The Black Cat & Cindy Moon / Silk who fight Mystrious during their karaoke night! After that is the essay on Janet van Dyne / The Wasp by Angelique Roche, with the two-page papurr doll dress-up spurread pencilled & inked by Erica D’urso and colored by Rachelle! It is the lovely papurr doll, but I do not want to cut up he comic book!
“A Starling Rescue” was written by Melissa  Flores, pencilled & inked by Stacey Lee, colored by Rachelle Rosenberg, and stars America Chavez, Kate Bishop and her Dog who fight a bunch of thugs while going out for pizza, with the brief appurrance by The Vulture’s grand daughter Starling and Spider-Man! Then we have Angelique’s intermew with the Women of Marvel Podcast purrducers Isabel Robertson and Kara McGuirk-Allison!
The tale of the “Energy Vampire” written by Shawnee & Shawnelle Gibbs, pencilled & inked by Giulia Gualazzi, colored by Giada Maechisio stars Monica Rambeau / Photon & Kamala Khan / Ms Marvel who fight the villains Kamran & Lineage in New Orleans! To top off the issue is the intermew with Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur’s purrducer Pilar Flynn, and the two Staff Spotlight pages with information about 20 women and non-binary who are Marvel editors, directors, purrducers & meownagers!
This issue was lettered by Ariana Maher, designed by Stacy Zucker, edited by Sarah Brunstad, assistantly edited by Anita Okoye, consultingly edited by Angelique Roche, and in-chefly edited by C.B. Cebulski. The mane cover art by Erica & Rachelle depicts She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, Photon Silk, and Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel (who does not appurr in this issue, but I hope that she will appurr in another one). The four variant covers are by Stefano Caselli & Edgar Delgado; Corin Howe & Ruth Redmond; Romy Jones; and Marguerite Sauvage.
We  liked every aspect of this issue from the endearing characters, the balance of the humor, action, and slice-of-life qualities, the beautiful art’s compurrsition, lettering, coloring, character and scenic art, graphic FXand  narrative techniques, and the journalism that was quite informative and entertaining, sowe will give The Women of Marvel #1 the high purraise, and I hope that there will be further issues!
Rowrbrazzle #157!
Arigato! Since 1984, Rowrbrazzle has been the quarterly APA (amateur press association) anthology magazine purrtaining to furry fandom, funny animal anthropurrmorphic history, reporting, art, tales, and the subjects are not limited to mammals, but other species too! Expurrtly edited by Edd Vick, it is compurrised of comics, purrose, essays, articles, con reports, group discussions, editorials, letters, illustrations, photos, the meowmber list & rules.
The gorgeously diverse thick issue is in two 8.5×11” stapled sections totaling about 260 pages, 27 of which are in full color! Section One and Two’s supurrb front cover illustrations are by David Lind (via Snowbuni’s creator Jeffrey H. Wood), and the Section Two’s terrific back cover art is by Don Chisholm! Sammiched betwixt those Black & White covers are wonderful contributions by many other awesome artists, authors and journalists such as –
Edd, Don, Jeffrey, Marc McAndrews, Charles Garofalo, Niall Shapiro, Ken Marcinkevicius, J. W. Kennedy, Taral Wayne, Walt Wentz, William Earl Haskell, Kurt Wilcken, Mary Bellamy, Thomas Milliorn, Steven F, Sharff, Kjartan Arnorsson, Michael Pena, Simon Barber, Gene Breshears, Gary Fields, Garrett Ho, Ed Pegg, Charles Brubaker (who also contributed a lovely 4.25 x 5.5” Lauren Ipsum postcard and a 3.25 x 5.125” Flying Catfish mini-comic)
….our friends Jim & Melody Rondeau (whose purretty illustrations grace our island’s Mewseum of Art), and this was the first issue that our purrducer Mike has contributed to! Fur-thermore, the works of many other folks from around the world and across the decades are examined too! This issue’s kemonomimi, monsters and anthropurrmorphic entities include the felines, canines, avians, vulpines, lupins, cervids, equines, bovids, ursids, piscines
….leporidae, muridae, mustelida,  alligatoridae, an amphibian, a pterosaur, dinosaur, dragons, dethrets, centaurs, angels, fraggles, flora, fungi, mecha, hominids (including one Kryptonian girl in a Pink usagi kigurumi, and a giant myriapod menacing Snowbuni! Rowrbrazzle is quite the captivating, entertaining, informative treasure trove, so we wish to highly purraise  Edd, and those many other contributors and those who compiled the issue!
For more information about Rowrbrazzle I will recommend the article at Wikifur! That is all for the purrinted – media portion of the show, so nyow here is Meryl to purrsent this month’s
Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight!
Hai, in this monthly portion of The Mew, we commeowmorate famous nekomusume, therianthropes, and other kemonomimi of mythologies and popular culture, including anthropurrrmorphic ladies and monster girls! They are not limited to the feline or other mamals, butinclude the avian, reptilian, piscine, insectoid and many other types! There are those who might not actually have beast DNA, but have the spurrit, cat-titude or clothing of the animal theme, who we will broadly consider to be “honorary kemonomimi”!
We quite enjoyed the Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves movie, and were quite delighted by the heroic character Doric the druid of the Tiefling species, who has the lovely infernal-ish bovine ears, horns and tail, and the meowgickal Wild Shape ability to transform into other animals from the tiny mouse to the big OwlBear! She was meowrvelously purrtrayed by actress Sophia Lillis, who starred in Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, Gretel & Hansel, and in the two It movies!
Furthermore in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, seen  briefly in the movie are the Tabaxi momma and her kittten! Tabaxi are a Jaguar-ish felinoid species in the D&D role-playing games! In the coastal town of Mornbryn’s Shield, we see the momma reunited with her widdle kitten who caught the yummy fish but was swallowed by the huge monster fish and was rescued by Xenk Yender the Paladain (Rege-Jean Page)!
Developed and published in 2022 by Yume Creations, Anime Catgirl Runner is the endless side-scrolling fun PC video game with the cute graphics and peppy music, in which you are the cute Blue-eyed Brunette catgirl in the purretty Pink dress, and the object of the game is torun, jump. clear obstacles and collect coins!
Based on the DC comics, and nyow in its 2nd season on Netflix, Sweet Tooth is the live-action post-apocalyptic fantasy TV series in many humans have died from the plague whilst animal / human hybrid kids are being born, hunted by some people and rescued by others. One of the hybrids is Wendy Eden, the pig girl purrtrayed by Naledi Murray with the lovely porcine ears and snout, who befriends Gus the deer boy by Christian Convery with the handsome cervid ear pinna and antlers!
Shown on the Discovery Channel, Battlebots is the live-action TV series purrtaining to the robot fighting tournament! It is Jenjen’s favorite! Kemonomimi are seldomly sighted there, however in season 7’s 12th episode “Jaws vs. Claws” there was one “honorary usagimimi” (bunny girl) when clashed the robots Malice and Gruff, because the victorious Team Malice’s captain is Battlebot veteran Adrian “Bunny” Liaw who wears the costume bunny ears to the battles!
We have previously meowtioned Judge Marilyn Milian who wore the leopard print blouse underneath her Black robe in the Apurril 18th, 2019 epurrsode of The People’s Court TV series, but her feline fashion struck again put the purr into the April 5th, 2023 episode of the 26th season, when she wore the long-sleeved scoop-necked tawny tan & white tiger stripe dress in her judge chamber!
In Poise’s “Party” TV commeowrcial for their 7 Drop bladder leak purrotection pads, a woman at a party sneezes on her arm and transforms into a Blue-tailed mermaid, lamenting “So much for staying dry.” Even her Blue pant suit transforms into the crop top and back again as she soon returns to normal and dances with her daughter! That is all for the spotlight, and now here are Petra, Bunnii, Tara-chan and Triini-chan to present the latest

Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!


Arigato, nyan!! 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 porn, nyan! We should also meowntion that Catgirl Island’s content is not purrmitted for A.I Art purrposes, nyan! This month into Guest Gallery Six we are purroud to purrsent more lovely images by  Misty Hopkins, Alexcia Reynolds, Rvkh Brogden Melody Rondeau, and Crissy Volpe, nyan!
“Mankei” and “Tomoe” are the first two of three new illustrations by Misty Hopkins who was a guest of the March 2008 Mew, nyan! These are purrtraits of two of Misty’s friends’ Final Fantasy XIV video game characters, nyan! Maneki on the left is of the nekomim iMiqo’te species and the Seekers of the Sun clan, whilst Tomoe on the right is of the ryumimi Au Ra species and the Raen clan, nyan!
Nextly by Misty is “Showered Centauress”, which is the third illustration that she has done of Ellie, nyan! Purrhaps y’all have seen the purrior two pics of Ellie working out in Nyanko’s gym, nyan? Mistry used the Krita art app to depict Ellie towel – drying her hair after emerging from the shower after the work out, but her expurression indicates that something mysterious seems to have aroused her suspicion in the shower, nyan!
Nextly we are elated to exhibit the male Purple Emperor Butterfly” by Rvkh Brogden (purronounced Riv-kah), who was the guest for our September 2009 Mew! This is the fourth in her lepidoptera series! Found in forests of Europe and Asia, the Apatura Iris have the 3” wingspan and crave  honeydew sap! The males are Purple, and the females are Brown.
Rvkh used pencils, pens, paints and markers for the traditional media version of the image (right), and she used Purrocreate with the Apple Pencil upon the iPad for the digital version (left), of which there is the one-minute time-lapse art process video set to the pretty mewsic of Kevin MacLeod at Rvkh’s Youtube channel!
Then we are delighted to display the photo of the “Torako Mask” by Alexcia Reynolds, who was a guest of the August 2010 Mew! A dual-citizen of Earth and Mau born on August 22nd on the planet Mau, Alexcia’s anthropomorphic tigress “fursona Torako Hitonare is the child of Abenti Gaiger (a.k.a. Sailor Tiger & Sailor Mau) and Toraboushi!
Torako’s blood type is O-, her zodiac sign is Leo, her birth month’s flower is the Yellow White Gladiolus, and the precious stone is Peridot! Here are the photos of Alexcia’s full Torako fur suit For more information, art and tales about Torako, her family and her friends, please visit the Sailor Tiger’s Grotto at!
We are delighted to display four more pieces of Doctor Who fan art by Melody Rondeau! Done with the traditional media, the first of those “In Case Of Daleks” depicts The Fourth Doctor, who was purrtrayed by Tom Baker on TV! The second pic is “Timelord Time Out”, which depicts the Sixth Doctor (who was portrayed by Colin Baker) being scolded by his traveling companion Peri, who was portrayed by Nicola Bryant!
“New Cyber Leader” is the amewsing Futurama and Doctor Who crossover pic which depicts The Cybermen who are enemies of The Doctor, have just appointed Bender the ill-mannered robot as their leader on their evil quest to conquer all humans!“ Fourthly, “Triskedekaphobia”  features The Thirteenth Doctor (who was portrayed by Jodie Whittaker) intimidating several of her major enemies!
Clockwise, they are the Weeping Angel, Sea Devil, Cyberman, Sontaran, and Dalek! Melody is not just a great artist, but also an author, publisher, and cat owner! For more about Melody, we reccomeownd the page about her at Fanlore and at the Make it Go Away site of Melody and her husband Jim!
Nyow we are purroud to purrsent more photos by various photographers of our friend Crissy Volpe a.k.a. SunseenLi, nyan! These are arranged into four collages compurrised of four pics apiece, nyan. In the lovely first collage are David Ng’s photo of Crissy in her “office lady” attire, Terry Chu’s photo of Crissy in the Qi Lolita EGL Navy Dress, and – and Crissy’s selfies whilst commeowmerating the Cherry blossoms and – and the Summer Solstice, nyan!
The 2nd collage features Crissy in four of her many beautiful Sailor Mars / Hino Rei cosplays, nyan! This quartet is compurrised of Avian Firefly’s photo of Crissy as Eternal Sailor Mars, David Ng’s photo of Crissy as Sailor Rei, DJ Ranma’s photo of Criss as Rei the shrine maiden, and – and Douglas Shaune’s photo of Crissy in the Sailor Moon / Final Fantasy crossover “Black Mage Dresspheres” costume, nyan! The 3rd collage features four or Crissy’s many gorgeous video game character cosplays, nyan!
Those are PopeCerebus’s photo of Crissy as Final Fantsy VII’s Tifa Lockheart, Eurobeat King’s photo of Crissy as Final Fantasy VIII’s Rinoa Heartilly, Tyrus Flynn’s photo of Crissy as Street Fighter II’s Chun Li, and – and David Ng’s photo of Crissy as Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft, nyan! The fourth alluring quartet depicts Crissy gracing the Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s Annual Sakura Matsuri, nya! Three of those photos are by PopeCerebus, and – and the fourth is by Brian Spillane, nyan! So, what do y’all think of the new art, nyan?
The cat lady sings…
Yeah Ellie, how do you like Misty’s latest  pic of you?
(happycries) Wahhh! It is beautiful and I am not worthy! Domo arigato gozaimasu! 
Rumor has it that the Mew Hanover County Doujinshi Circle has written the fanfic about that pic!
The Ellie shower scene is the big hit, nyan! The Maneki and Tomoe pics are quite purretty too, nyan!
They are so intrically ornate!, and- and Rvkh’s butterfly pic is extremely realistically accurate, nyan!
Mary Nyan:
Alexcia has done such the meowgnifient job on her wonderful Torako fur suit!
I hope that Alecia and her other characters will revisit us again soon!
Melody’s Doctor Who Fan art is so clever, purretty and ameswing in the concepts, compurrsitions, poses and expurressions!
Hai hai! I purrticularly like the very faithful purrtraitures, the accurate details, the graceful lines, and the richly vibrant colors!
It is so awesome  for our mewseum to be graced by more photos of Crissy in her mussel attire and the supurrb costumes!
She is extremely photogenic, the photographers are quite brilliant, and the apparel is rather attractive!
They find the exciting locations for the photo shoots, from the cons, festivals and streets to the gardens, parks and homes!
Well, it is about time for our AfterMew luau, so I reckon that’ll do it for this edition of The Mew!
We wish to thank Rvkh, Melody, Alexcia and Misty for the art, and all of the other brilliantly talented people whose works we have discussed, nyan!
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowster…
… And our other friends, family, acquaintances and audience whom we greatly appreciate.
Fur shur!
We’ll be back next month with the June edition of The Mew! Be there… aloha.
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew- until we eat again, nya! Baibai, nya!