Monthly Archives: January 2024

January 2024 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 January 2024 Edition of The Mew:
The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, nyan!
Happy Mew year, nyan!
It is the Year of the Dragon, the 17th Anniversary of 
The Mew, and the 24th Anniversary of Catgirl Island, nyan!
in this edition of The Mew:
The Lightning round Topic: Our favorite Films of 2004
TV, Movie & DVD Reviews:
The Boy and the Heron
Spirited Away: Live on Stage
Godzilla Minus One
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Complete First Season Collector’s Edition Blu-ray
Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Complete Second Season Collector’s Edition Blu-ray
Purrinted Media Mewsings:
The 2024 Oh No, Not Another Cat Calendar
Star Trek Ships of the Line 2024 Calendar
Collectibles & Toy Talk:
Kotobukiya My Little Pony Princess Celestia Bishoujo Statues
Jazwares Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron TIE Bomber
The Celebrity Catgirl & Kemonomimi Spotlight

The Latest Additions to The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art:

more cosplay & modeling photos of Crissy Volpe by various photographers,
“Alita Bust” and a “TUNED Alita” plushie doll by Misty Hopkins,
“Gloria In Excelsis Deo” and “Maddy” by Rvkh Brogden,
“Rivkah Snow” and various recent sketches by Mike, nyan!
(the human fella wearing the Carolina Panthers Tee 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 beautiful downtown Purrbank in Catgirl Island NC, where it’s 72 degrees under the  Blue sky full of puffy White Cumulo-Neko clouds! I’m Mike, the show’s “purrducer”, and here are The Ladies of The Mew!
(a.k.a. Nya-sensei the MewJutsu meowrtial arts champion & sensei, dojo & gym purropurrietress catgirl wearing the Siberian Tiger purrint cropped tee shirt and boy shorts): Howdy!
(a.k.a. Vonny the fishing boat charter captain & drumming circle purrcussionist catgirl, wearing the Fishing Cat purrint monokini with cropped tee shirt): Namaste, nyan!
(Yvonne’s younger sister, college senior, pony owner and nature photographer catgirl wearing the Iriomote Cat purrint tankini): Namaste, nyan!
(Tara-chan’s fiance, the stand-up paddle surfer, board shapurr, pony owner and belly dance instructor kitsune, wearing the Jaguar purrint bandeau top bikini): Konnichiwa!
(a.k.a. Jen-sensei, Trini-chan’s meowntor, the yogini, model, archer, belly dance instructor & roboticist catgirl, wearing the Serval purrint micro bikini & sheer purrled purreo): Nihao.
(a.k.a. Mie-sensei, the winged faerie golfer, foxfire juggler and outdoor ampurrtheatre repurrtory company’s director wearing the Ocelot purrint criss cross halter neck bikini) Mellow greetings!

a.k.a. Lizzy, the hot salsa dancer, gamer, Purrkour Club captain and massage spa co-owner catgirl wearing the Asiatic Lion purrint flounced bikini): Hola!

(Lizzy’s nekomimi gynoid wife, avid golfer and massage spa co-owner w

earing the Eurasian Lynx purrint ring-closure bikini an an orchid lei): 

(or Ellie for short, the Banker Pony centauress, Fire Meowrshall and body builder wearing the Caracal purrint twisty bandeau bikini top) Hay there!
Mary Nyan
(a.k.a. Myayr, the seamstress, cosplayer, headbanger, hula instructor and semi-retired miko catgirl wearing the Puma purrint purretzel – cutout maillot): Aloha
(the art guild purresident, art mewseum co-curator & beach volleyball champion catgirl wearing the Clouded Leopurrd 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 Cheetah purrint trikini): Guten Tag!

(a.k.a Ilyana-sensei, the underwater archaeologist & meowritme history catgirl wearing the Snow Leopurrd purrint micro bikini and open-front cover up): Whassup?
(paw note: “Nyan” is the Japanese word for “meow”, which some but not all catgirls vocalize, purrticularly in the NC OBX Catspeak dialect, whereas Mielikki retains the Val Speak dialect from her younger years in California, fur shur, nyan!)
For profiles and illustrations of The Ladies of The Mew, please visit our Meet The Critics page! Ah, we’ve got a big group and a lot on our plate, so let’s go ahead a jump right into this month’s
Lightning round Topic: Our favorite Films of 2004!
This year we’ll be taking a look back at fun stuff from years ending in a 4! Mie-senseis going to start, so are y’all ready to “conduct the lightning”?
The Ladies of The Mew:
Hai! Lightning Round- go, nyan!
So like, I will nominate the Crossroads 2004 Guitar Festival, Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue, Yesspeak, and Dig!, fur shur! (tags Nyanko with a flit of the wing0
Spider-Man 2, Appleseed, Kill Bill Vol. 2, and House of Flying Daggers! (tags Ellie with a brush of the tail)
Hmmm I would say The Incredibles, Spider-Man 2, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! (tail-tags Trini-chan)
I will nominate The Terminal, National Treasure, Ella Enchanted, and Howl’s Moving Castle! (tags her fiance to go next)
I want…I want to nominate The Incredibles, Shrek 2, Scooby-Doo & The Loch Ness Monster, and – and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed,  nyan! Onee-chan’s turn nyan! (tags her older sister)
I will nominate Howl’s Moving Castle, Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys, Inuyasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou nyan! Lizzy’s turn, nyan!  (tags Elizabeth)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Just Desserts, Sideways, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou! (tags her wife)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Passion of the Christ, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ray! Jen’s turn! (tags Jeannie)
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, The Aviator, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and Appleseed. Myayr’s turn. (tags Mary Nyan)
Mary Nyan:
Shaun of the Dead, Hellboy, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! (tags Petra)
The Motorcycle Diaries, Friday Night Lights, Million Dollar Baby, and Wimbledon, nyan! (tags Bunnii)
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Fade to Black, Perfect Square, and Tell Me What Rockers To Swallow! tags Ilyana)
The Incredibles, The Aquatic Life, Proteus, Mystic India. and Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy! Back to Mike!
Oh, I gotta go with The Incredibles, Spider-Man 2, The Aquatic Life, and Yesspeak! Well, that was another expedient little Lightning Round, to keep  the movie topic rolling, here’s Vonny to start our
TV, Movie & DVD Reviews,
with her review of The Boy and the Heron!
Arigato, nyan! The Boy and the Heron was one of the movies I most eagerly awaited in 2023 because it is by Studio Ghibli and writer / director Hayao Miyazaki who just turned 83 on January 5th and whose credits include Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Porco Rosso, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Purrincess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving castle, Ponyo, The Wind Rises, (purre-Ghibli) The Castle of Cagliostro, and (grandpurrented in as Ghibli) Nausicaa in the Valley of the Wind, among many other supurrb anime movies and TV series, nyan!
The Boy and the Heron is an isekai-genre tale set in Japan during World War Two of a boy Mahito who moves to a country estate after his widowed dad remarries, and in the forest he is lured by a strange anthropurrmorphic heron into the spirit world and the realm ruled by anthropurrmorphic birds wherein he is aided by young sorceresses Himi, Kirihiko and the heron on his quest to rescue his stepmom and his late mom, but I should not further spoil the plot of the movie, which was released here in the USA in both the dubbed and subtitled versions, nyan.
I think that it is quite meowgnificent, and I loved everything about it, from the plot, the unrushed pace, the character and creature designs, to the animation, scenic art, editing, sound and Joe Hisaishi’s mewsic, nyan! Although I purrfur to watch foreign films subtitled, it has the terrific English dub cast that includes  Christian Bale, Dave Bautista, Gemma Chan, Willem Dafoe, Karen Fukuhara, Barbara Goodson, Mark Hamill, Robert Pattinson and Florence Pugh, so I give it the high purraise, nyan! Nyow to continue the Ghibli topic, here is Ellie-sama to discuss
Spirited Away: Live on Stage, nyan!
Hai! Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli’s 2002 anime Spirited Away is one of my favorite movies! The isekai-genre plot pertains to 10 year old girl Chihiro with her parents who become trapped in the spirit world, where she winds up working at the huge bath house for the supurrnatural folk, but I do not wish to spoil too much of the plot! 20 years later, Tony-Award winning John Caird directed the stage adaptation of the film at the Toho Imperial Theater in Tokyo!
The purrformances, the costumes, the puppets, the revolving sets, the lighting, the purrojection FX, and the score by Joe Hisaishi purrformed by the octet are quite faitthful to the movie, and are as wonderful as wonderful can be! Last month, G-Kids has released this 2 disc Blu-ray set which includes two complete purrformances of it, at about 160 minutes apiece, with different but equally excellent casts, starring Mone Kamishiraishi and Kanna Hashimoto as Chihiro!
The video is purrsented in the original Japanese  DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 with the optional English subtitles, whicha re in the bold White sans serif font with the fine Black outline. There are no extra features, but also included in the plastic case within the outer cardboard sleeve is the 11.5 x 18.25” double-sided poster, the images of which are shown on the front of the case. I will give it the “A” as in Aburaya! I am done, and now here is Nya-sensei to review
Godzilla Minus One!
Arigato! In the past 70 years there have been 33 Japanese Godzilla movies and 4 American Godzilla movies, with Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire due in Apurril! Well, I think that last year’s Godzilla Minus One was among the best! Another reboot of the series, it is set in Japan near the end of World War II and focuses mostly on a circle of friends who despite the tragic losses have survived but must now try to rebuild their lives and survive the new existential threat.
If you purrfur a more seriously dramatic kaiju movie, this’un fits the biil supurrbly with the great story, sympathetic characters, the scary threats, the excellent FX, and the few moments of friends’ camaraderie that is charming but not silly. Mecha fans will likely be pleased with the numerous ships and aircraft too! I will give Godzilla Minus One the high grade of the A Minus, as my only quibble was that I wish it was a longer movie.
Having said that, while still pondering where it ranks compurred to purrior zilla movies, I would put it in the top five, along with Godzilla  (1954), The Return of Godzilla  (1984), Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989),and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II  (1993)! My top ten zilla movies also likely includes Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964), Destroy All Monsters (1968), Godzilla vs. Mothra  (1992) , Shin Godzilla (2016) and Godzilla: The Planet Eater (2018).
Although none from the Millennium Era (1999–2004) makes my top ten, Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla  (2002) and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) might  rank 11 & 12 on my list. None of the American movies would be high on the list of all 37 zillas, but we have been enjoying the Monarch: Legacy of Monsters TV series! Now for another FX and action-filled movie depicting heroes and monsters from the deep, here is Ilyana-sensei to discuss
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom!
Directed by James Wan, this sequel to the 2028 Aquaman movie is the fantasy / adventure tale of the fabled undersea kingdoms in which Arthur Curry / Aquaman, Justice Leaguer, the King of Atlantis and new dad teams up with his estranged brother Orm (Patrick Wilson) to stop the vengeful villain Black Manta Yahya Abdul-Mateen) and his reluctant assitant Dr. Shin (Randall Park) from finding the ancient cursed meowgickal Trident and toxic Orichalcum fuel which could destroy not only Atlantis, but the entire planet.
The terrific cast also includes Amber Heard as Aquaman’s wife Queen Mera, Dolph Lundgren as her dad Nereus, Nicole Kidman Arthur & Orm’s mom Atlanna, Temuera Morrison as Arthur’s dad Tom, and Jani Zhao as Black Manta’s crewpurrson Stingray, plus John Rhys-Davies as the voice of the crab-like Brine King and Martin Short as the voice of Kingfish the pirate king. Also appurring are the Arthur & Mera’s infant son Arthur Jr. VFX creatures Topo the octopus, Storm the seahorse, and other land & sea creatures aplenty!
Unfortunately, Mera and Atlanna are not in it enough, and Vulko (Willem Dafoe) is not in this movie, nor are any of Aquaman’s Justice League friends. Although the movie seems too rushed and short, it is brimming with the action-packed, spectacular, lavish exotic locations creatures and mecha. In spite of the annoying cinematic techniques such as the speed-ramping, slow meowtion, snap zooms and so forth, which are typical of the DC Extended Universe movie series, I did think that the movie was a lot of family fun!
I do not wish to spoil more of the plot, but there is an amewsing mid-credits scene to wait for. In summation, I will give it the B grade, and I enjoyed it more than many of the purrior DCEU movies including any directed by Zach Snyder, and the more recent films such as Black Adam, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash, and Blue Beetle. You know, Temuera Morrison stars as Boba Fett and voices the Clone Troopurrs in some of the Star Wars TV series, and nyow here is Myayr to review the
Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Complete First Season Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, and
Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Complete Second Season Collector’s Edition Blu-ray!
Mary Nyan
Hai! We love the live-action and animated Star Wars TV series such as Ahsoka, Andor, Obi-Wan, Boba Fett, The Bad Batch, Visions, and Tales of the Jedi! We have hoped that Disney would release them (and the various MCU TV series) on DVD or Blue-ray, na dlast moth that finally started to happen, with the release of Wandavision and the first two seasons of The Mandalorian! Each of those Mandalorian Collector’s Edition Blu-ray sets include 8 epurrsodes which total the bit over three hours Excluding the exrtra features, Season One is appurroximately 183 minutes and Season Two is appurroximately 199 minutes).
The 1080p video is purrsented in widescreen of the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with the audio choices of English 5.1 DTS-HDMA, English Descriptive, French & Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, with the very legible  optional English, French & Spanish subtitles. Each set also includes three purretty 4.5 x 5.75” concept art cards. Inside the handsome steel box case, the 2 discs are in one plastic tray, so you have to pull out Disc One to get to Disc Two, and the cards are snugly clamped inside the box lid. Furthermore, each season includes two informative and entertaining documentary featurettes that purrtain to the making of the series!
The first season extras are the 5.75 minute  “Remnants of the Empire” and the 10.5 minute “Forging the Covert” which include comments by creator / writer / executive purrducer Jon Favreau, director / writer / purrducer Dave Filoni, writer / director Rick Fanuyima, design supurrvisor / co-purrducer Doug Chiang, designer / purducer Andrew Jones, purropurrty meowster Josh Roth, animeowtion supurrvisor Hal Hickel, ILM VFX supurrvisor John Knoll, virtual art director Landis Fields, digital artist / model maker John Goodson, special costume meownufacturer / puppeteer Tamara Carlson…
… puppeteers Peter Clarke, Jason Matthews, Scott Patton & Trevor Hensley! The 2nd season dextrasd are the 4.75 minute “Designing the New Republic” and& the 6 minute “Forging the Covert: Part Two” which include comments by Favreau, Filoni, Chiang, Roth, costume designer Shawna Trpcic, and Legacy FX supurrvisor / puppeteer John Rosengrant! I am very pleased with the high quality and entertainment value of the series and these sets, to which I give the high purraise!  of That is all for our TV & movie mewsings, and nyow I will turn The Mew over to Mie-sensei who will start our
purrinted-media mewsings, with her review of the
2024 Oh No, Not Another Cat Calendar Presents
“Life’s a Gamble- Try Not to Lose Your Marbles”!
So like, since the 1970’s Jim & Melody Rondeau have been famous as the authors, artists, writers, agents, and editors, humanitarian (and felinitarian); the fanzines they publish through Buffalo Chip Press, their presence at cons, festivals and shows, and the merchandise they sell on consignement such as the fanzines, magazines, comics, books, scripts, press kits, movie posters, games, toys and videos throughout their site Make it Go Away site, fur shur!Purrhaps y’all have seen some of Melody’s beautiful art in our mewsum?
Since the 1980’s they have also published their delightful not-for-sale, limited-edition annual wall calendar! This totally awesome 8.5×11” calendar opens up to reveal the monthly 17 x 11” spreads, each with the annotated date grid and lovely B&W illustrations of anthropurrmorphic felines and other species! Including the front and back covers, there are fourteen such pen and ink illustrations, and each year there is a different theme. So like, the 2023 theme was feline rulers, and the 2024 theme is gambling! The front cover depicts the kittens playing marbles, January depicts the Bingo game…
…February has the slots, March plays the ponies, Apurril has the shell game, May is The Game of Life, June is the lotto, July has the claw machine, August is snail racing, September is billiards, October is The Dating Game, November is poker, December is the Wheel of Fortune, and the back cover is “gamboling”! The illustrations are quite lovely, including several “Easter Eggs” and the cute widdle mice! One of my favorites is the horse race scene, with the mouse riding on a masked squirrel! I think that It is totally delightful, fur shur! I am done, and now here is Mike to tell us about the
Star Trek Ships of the Line 2024 Calendar!
Thank you, Mie-sensei! I’ve collected Star Trek calendars since 1975, and for the past 24 years I’ve especially  loved this series of calendars and books which depict the many vessels and vehicles of Star Trek in such realistic beautiful, thrilling scenes! Edited by Doug Drexler, designed by Celina Varvalho and currently published by Universe Publishing, this 12”x12” wall calendar opens to a 12”x24” panoramic landscape format, with a small annotated date grid on each of the 13 full-bleed illustrations by various artists. plus Chris Cardwell’s 12×12” front cover illustration of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D docked at the “Sector 001 San Francisco Orbital Facility”. 
Matt Boardman’s “USS Cerritos Homeward Bound” depicts The USS Ciritos NCC-75567 approaching a starbase for January; Kenneth Villanueva’s “Way of the Rihannsu” depicts a Romulan Warbird for February; Donny Versiga’s “1701-A Main Bridge Star Trek VI” depicts the bridge of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A for March; and Tobias Richter’s Fate of the Venture” depicts the Galaxy Class USS Venture NCC-71854’s saucer separation during a battle with Romulan Warbirds; Marty Miller’s “She’ll Launch and She’ll Be Ready” by Marty Miller depicts USS Enterprise NCC-1701’s refit in progress sometime prior to the events of my favorite movie Star Trek-The Motion Picture…
…and John Eaves’ Jein-class starship the “U.S.S. Gregory Jein” NCC-103145, which was named after the legendary model builder Greg Jein! Midway into the calendar is the collaborative cutaway illustration of the “S.S. Enterprise NX-01 Refit” by Christopher Cushman, Doug Drexler, John Eaves, Mike Okuda, David Alexander, Bill Campbell, and Android Monkey Designs! July’s “The Fox and the Hounds” by Alain Rivard depicts the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A pursued by two K’t’inga-class Klingon battle cruisers;  Augusts’s “Nocturne” by Bill Krause depicts the starships USS Hood NCC-1703, the USS Endurance NCC-5255, and the USS Sentinel NCC-2550…
September’s “Sleeping Giant” by Thomas Marrone depicts the Odyssey-class USS Enterprise NCC-1701-F and a frozen Borg ship; October’s “FOD – Foreign Object Debris Management Detail” by Lewis Nevin depicts the refitted Constitution-class USS Yorktown NCC-1717 and two shuttlecraft; November’s”You Have Been Dishonored” by D.M. Phoenix depicts the refitted Constitution-class USS Venture which has been captured and reflagged by the Klingons; and  “Rendezvous with U.S.S. Nomadic” by Dan Uyeno depicts the Nomadic NCC-7505 and Onimaru NCC-76890. Golly they’re beautiful! Ah, that’ll do it for the printed media, and now her’s Tara-chan to start our
collectibles and toy talk portion of The Mew, with her review of
Kotobukiya’s My Little Pony Princess Celestia Bishoujo Statue, fur shur!
Hai hai, I love the My Little Pony animated series, the books, comics and toys, so we were thrilled to get this beautiful statue of Purrincess Celestia , who was voiced by NIcole Oliver in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and in the Equestria Girls spin-offs, nyan! Actually this 1/7 scale statue by Kotobukiya includes both the pony version and the human version of her, nyan! Unlike the purrior such statues of the Mane Six, the human and – and the equine Luna are on sepurrate bases, nyan!
The figures are made of PVC, the bases are made of ABS, and- and they are packaged inside the plastic clamshell within the purretty 9.5 x 10.75 x 6.75” box, nyan. This ornately genki purretty statue was designed by Shunya Yamashita; the pony was meticulously sculpted by Takahi and – and  the bishy human girl was sculpted by Koei Matsumoto, nyan! Rearing upon the 2.75” diameter circular vase, the equine Celestia measures appurroximately 3” high at the withers or 4.75” high from bottom of hooves to tip of the horn, with the 5.5” wingspan, nyan.
Standing upon the 4.75” diameter circular base, the statue of bishoujo Celestia is appurroximately 9” tall overall, including the ..5” heels, and – and 125” thick base nyan. That statue is of the 1/7th scale, so that would make the character about n early 5′ tall, nyan! Thepurrincess has the beautiful gradientelegant style with the mermaid-style, off-shoulder dress, White with the Pink and – and Green gradient flouncy hem and feathery neckline, accessorized by the Golden tiara, necklace, shoes, and – and the rope belt with the dangling  sun medallion (in lieu of the cutey mark)



Her translucent lush wavy ankle length hair that is Light Blue, Light Green and –  Lavender, nyan! The design, paint and – and the sculpt of both lithe supple figures are quite meticulously intricate, from her Brown eyes and – and softly purrim smile, to the ornate filigree and – and the graceful fluttery poses, nyan! So, I will give these statues the high purraise grade of the “A” as in Alucorn, nyan! I am done, and nyow here is Jen-sensei to discuss
Jazwares’ Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron TIE Bomber, nyan!
Arigato. Not only do we like to collect the statues, figures, ornaments, models and miniatures of the inspurrational characters, but some of us are purrticularly fond of the mecha too, such as the replicas of famous purrops and vehicles. I think that Jazwares has done an excellent job with their licensed Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron purroduct line, which to date includes over 100 nicely designed, sculpted and painted replicas of the air, land, sea and space craft of the Star Wars saga. 
Series 4 includes the AT-AT, N-1 Starfighter, Y-Wing Fighter, Wedge’s X-Wing Fighter, Impurrial Shuttle, and the TIE Bomber. I was especially anticipating the bomber, as that 28’ wingspan impurrial vehicle has not been as frequently repurrsented as others, purrhaps because it was just briefly glimpsed in the 1980 movie The Empire Strikes Back; although Fantasy Flight’a Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game continues to offer the 1/207th scale miniature and Lego has the 1/56th scale kit.
Painted Gray with Black panels and Red munitions, the 1/72nd scale toy measures 4.625” wide x 3.75” long x 2.5” tall with opening left & right canopies and includes one 1” pilot with figure posable arms and legs.I am very pleased with the design, sculpt and paint of this toy, and I have displayed her next to the  Tie Fighter, TIE Interceptor, and Tie Advanced on the shelf. That will conclude our collectibles & toy talk portion of The Mew, and nyow here are Becca & Lizzy to purrsent the
Celebrity Catgirl and Kemonomimi Spotlight.
Arigato! 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! Furthermore, there are those who might not actually have the beasty DNA, but might have the spurrit, cat-titude or clothing of the animal theme, who we will broadly consider as the “honorary kemonomimi” such as the woman in zebra stripe pajamas in the “Drift Into Candy Crush” TV spot and the woman in the sleeveless leopurrd purrint sweater n the Candy Crush “‘Dulce impulso” TV spot!
Kelly Reilly meowgnificently purrtrays feisty Beth Dutton in the Yellowstone TV series, and we will nominate her as the honorary catgirl for the sexy leopurrd purrint camisole she wore in the steamy scene with her friend Rip Wheeler very first epurrsode which purremiered on June 20th, 2018, mew la la!! Another wonderful “honorary catgirl’ is TV Talk show host, author & journalist Tamron Hall, for her lovely  Leopurrd purrint Pussybow Dress in her show’s May 12th 2021 epurrsode, and her Leopurrd purrint turtleneck jumpsuit  in her Septermber 15th, 2023 epurrsode!
British French actress Emma Mackey wears the tawny widdle halter neck side-cut dress whilst leading a group of four lionesses in a spurrint across the savannah in the Burberry Goddess purrfume’s “Lioness Strength” TV spot, so we will consider her as the honorary raion-musume! In the delightful series of Miki books by author written by Agata Loth-Ignaciuk, illustrated by Berenika Kolomycka, and published by Oni, Miki is the cute widdle girl in the tiger kigirumi onesie for her adventures at home, so we will consider her as the hionorary tora-musume! Kawaii!
Lastly but not leastly for this month’s spotlight we wish to nominate the many alluring ladies of various species such as the catgirls, kemonomimi, monstergirls, and pokemorphs in the original & fan art & comics by the Mexican manga artist Kimeratoons, who has the gallery at Deviantart and his own comic strip Lucyfer, but we should warn y’all that some of that some of those are not for widdle kitties or purrudish types due to the meowture-rated sexual NSF content! That is all for the spotlight, and nyow here are Petra, Bunnii and Trini-chan to purrsent the latest
additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art!
Arigato, nyan! For those who are new to here, Galleries 1-8 display the images by our purrducer Mike, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-6 display images by other folks with their purrmissions; and Mike’s collaborations with other artists are throughout the mewseum, nyan! On our web site, the most recent pics are on the lowermost row of the cropped widdle “thumbnail” portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click on those to see the full images, nyan! Some of the images are sexy, and might even depict artistic nudity, but none are hentai or porn, nyan!
We should also meowntion that none of the content at Catgirl Island is purrmitted for A.I. purrposes, nyan! This month into Gallery One we have added new illustrations by Mike, and in Guest Gallery Six we have have added new works by Rvkh Brogden, Misty Hopkins, and more photos of Crissy Volpe by various photographers, nyan!
Firstly we are purroud to purrsen the two new illustrations by Rvkh, starting with her lovely Christmas angel image “Gloria In Excelsis Deio” nyan! She used Procreate with the Apple Pencil upon the iPad Purro for this’un, and there is the 2:40 min. time-lapse art purrocess video of it at her Youtube channel, nyan!
Nextly is Rvkh’s Procreate & Apple Pencil pic of Madylyon Raion (or just Maddy, for short), who is an NPC in Mike Moon’s monthly tabletop RPG “The Adventures of Nystia Nightshade”, nyan! Maddy is an alluranthropic Homo Panthera / Nekomata catgirl who can transform into an Asiatic Lion, nyan! Here she is wearing the orchid-like bare-midriff purrom / catillion dress, nyan!
Now we are delighted to display four more collages of photos of Crissy Volpe, and each collage is compurrised of four photos! The first collage consists of Durnin Industries photo of Crissy in the licensed (Babs Tarr design) Batgirl costume at the 2021 New York Comic Con; Vlad’s Apurril 17, 2022 Easter photo of Crissy in her back yard; Vlad’s August 1, 2020 photo of Crissy glomped by her plushy dolls; and Matt’s 1996(?) photo of Crissy and her grandpurrents’ neighbor Wayne’s Corvette!
The 2nd collage’s photos are all by David Ng; his August 2014 photo of Crissy in the Purrincess Mars costume by Setsuna Kou, with Usagi Kou as Purrincess Moon; June 2013 photo of Crissy in the licensed Disney Snow White costume; May 2019 photo of elegant Gothic Lolita – Snow White Made by My Lolita Dress; and October 2011 photo of Crissy as Batgirl with her friends Usagi Seion as Supergirl and Jeny Bean as Wonder Woman They are wearing the licensed store-bought costumes!
The 3rd collage is compurrised of David Ng’s September 2022 photo of Crissy Renaissance style Snow White costume; PopeCerebus’ Apurril 2014 photo of Crissy in the kimono at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden; Eurobeat King’s photo of Crissy at Katsu Con 2008 in the Final Fantasy VIII Rinoa Heartiy costume made by Athena-chan; and Kaine Maxwell’s June 2007 photo of Crissy as Card Captor Sakura’s Tomoyo Daidouji in Central Park on Japan Day, nyan! That costume made was made by Setsuna Kou, and has the bit of photomanipping done by Mike in 2023!
The 4th collage is compurrised of Alex’s 2003(?) photo of Crissy at home with her kitty Kira; Tony K’s Apurril 2005 photo of Crissy with the bewitching Mallen Streak in her hair to match the white shirt; Mad Mister Smiley’s June 2006 photo of Crissy which was inspired by Kevyn Aucion’s “Biba” make-up tutorial; and Vlad’s October 2020 photo of Crissy at home in the dress from Discount Dance with wings that her friend Skye gave her in high school! In 2023, Mike used Photoshop & the mouse to turn the room into the snowy scene!
We are elated to exhibit two more of Misty’s fan artistry of Alita, the titular elite Martian cyborg supurr soldier, bounty hunter, investigator, Panzer Kunst meowrtial arts meowster, and the Motorball sports champion in Yukito Kishiro’s cyberpunk manga Battle Angel Alita! Misty is the biggest fan of Alita whom we know! Purrhaps y’all have seen the other pics that she has drawn of Alita and friends? The first of the two latest images is the beaurtiful colored pencil on toned papurr portrait of Alita, and the 2nd image is the photos of Misty’s latest hand-made plushie doll of Alita wearing her Red TUNED armor with the cloak! 
To top off the latest additions to our mewseum are some of Mike’s latest illustrations! Mike used Photoshop and the mouse on the Mac to depict Rvkh’s Elder Scrolls video game character Rivkah Snow, the feisty little Chaotic Neutral Khajiit Warden who is allied with the Aldmeri Dominion union, usually resides in the region of Reaper’s March, and often adventures on the continent of Tamriel!
Lastly but not leastly is the batch of Mike’s December 2023 sketches! This group consists of these six sketches: the Meowrror Mewniverse’s version of Star Trek’s M’Ress with the starship toy to repurrsent her pending commeownd; the Santa’a Helpurr catgirl treated to chocolate chip cookies and eggnog; the kitsune miko with the nine tails; Grrand Admeowl Marshmeowlody Fremeowizia the Dimorusian starfleet officer in the Meowrror Mewniverse, who was Inspired by our friend Melody Rondeau’s Sister Rat purrsona…
… Mike’s fan art of Melody’s AndorCait (half Andorian / half Caitian) character Star Huntress the Sky Mother; and Mike’s fan art of his favorite Star Wars character Ahsoka Tano, who agrees with her meowster Anakin Skywalker that sand gets everywhere! Purrhaps she should have worn the longer skirt! So, what do y’all think of the new art?
The Cat Lady Sings….
Oh that angelic scene is so meowgnificent, from the supple wings and the dazzling night sky to the the purrcise fabrifc folds and drapurry of the cloth!
The Maddy pic is  purrfect, from her lush Purrple hair & tail, the sheerness & details of th garment, to the lovely beach, water, & clouds of the lagoon, nyan!
Misty does such beautiful Alita art, nyan! I love the supurrb pose, expurression, lines, shading and- and thr limited color pallett, nyan!
She is such the great illustrator, seamstress and cosplayer. Her latest Alita doll is quite splendiferous witih the faithful features in the adorable chiibi style.
Crtissy is so purretty, graceful and photogenic, and those great photographers have the keen eyes for the location, lighting and compurrsitions!
Hai hai, not only do those photos  expurrtly reveal the lovely friends, garments and scenery but how they combine to convey the sense of character and story!
Mary Nyan:
Crissy has the vast diverse range of costumes and appurral from the Japanese, Renaissance and Gothic to the anime, video game, and comics characters!
I thiink this latest gorgeous wave of photos of Crissy are the first ones that we have of her posing with friends, dolls, a car and a cat!
I think that Mike did a good job of faithfully capturing the look, spirit and details of Rvkh’s Warden character design with the neat dungeon ambience!
I like that latest batch of Mike’s widdle sketches too, but I hope that Ahsoka will soon find relief from the chafing sand!
it is almost time for our AfterMew Luau, so that 

will do it for this edition of The Mew! We wish to thank all of the amazingly talented people whose works we have discussed!
We also wish to thank Jamie for his wonderful web meowstery, and our other friends, families, acquaintances and our audience whom we greatly appurreciate, nyan!
Fur Shur!
Well be back next month with the February edition of The Mew, which will include our annual gala awards ceremony! Be there aloha!
The Ladies of The Mew:
Happy tails to mew, until we eat again! Baibai, nyan!