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The Official Catgirl Island Mews & Announcements for July 2014, nya!

Aloha Y'all and welcome to Catgirl Island, nya! July is such a zestful month here at Catgirl Island, where we are so blessed by the beauty of the purropurrgated nature full of family, friends, food, freedom & fun purrsuits, the equality & justice for all, regardless of the gender, orientation, or breed, nya! With the coastal gardens and the maritime forest full of the colorful blooms under the lush Green arbor and the clear clean Blue summer sky, it would be the purrfect time to give that special kitsune the Foxglove bouquet or that special dragon girl the Snapdragon corsage for her tail, nya!

July's purrecious gem is the Ruby which would be purrized in the piercings or in the bracelet for the wrist, ankle or the tail, but if that is too purricey the gift for that special kemonomimi, mermaid or fae, then we suggest the seafood suppurr to fill her tummy and win her heart, nya! The astrological signs for July are Cancer & Leo, so the crab meat dish would seem appurropurriate for suppur, nya! However, If the fresh fish dinner is purrfurred, we purrdict the charters' bumpurr crop of the Bluefish, Croakers, Flounders, Groupurrs, Mackerels, Mullets, Snappurrs and the Wahoos, nya! 

In addition to the angling, swmming, diving, surfing & boating, the island's fun activities to catabolize the Sumertime calories include the belly dance, hula dance. hot salsa dance, martial arts, kyu-do, rec league beach volleyball, the golf, tennis, softball, bicycling, and the purrkour, nya! Make sure to find the purrfect comfy spot for the catnap after the athletic purrsuits, nya! Of course, nothing frames the filled catgirl tummy under the sun like the bikini, and among the popular styles are the floral purrints in the stringy, criss cross, ring closure, bandeau, cut - out and tanga styles, nya!

The island's riverwalk boutiques are brimming with the Summertime fashions in the bikinis, maillots, purreos, sarongs & yukatas for those folks with or without the tails, but if you do not have the tail, make sure to ask for the garment without the tail hole, nya! The halter neck & backless styles tend to be favored by the locale Fae, as not to ride up on the wings, and the Jelly Cups tops made of the hollowed Jellyfish bells are trendy amongst the mermaids, nya! The Jellycups used to briskly disappurr off the shelves, but the supply has met the demand, even in the larger cup sizes, nya!

It is the purrticularly festive month with Ocean Day, our Iris, Lotus & Water Lily purrades, the Tanabata Matsuri, O-Bon Dance, and Independence Day, nya! This would the purrfect occasion to wear the patriotic yukata to watch the fireworks over the bay, faeries' foxfireworks over the lake, the neighborhood sparkler gatherings for the widdle kitties, and the mermaids' bioluminescent waterworks show, nya! We wll also enjoy the cultural purrsuits at the Catgirl Island Purrforming Arts Center, Public Library, Farmers Market, Forest Grove Theatre, and the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, nya!

Additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, nya!

We have 7 more pics this month, nya! For those here for the first time, the mewseum's galleries 1-6 display illustrations & photos by Mike, whilst Guest Galleries 1-3 display images by other folks and some of  Mike's collaborations with other artists, which are all displayed with their  with their purrrrmissions, nya! On the web site, the most recent pics are on the bottom rows of the small, cropped "thumbnail" portions of the pics, and you have to click on those to see the full pics, nya. 

For the start, in Guest Gallery 3, we are purroud to purresent a Black & White pen & ink pic of an adorably cute "White Seal Pup" by Megan Porch, who was among the many brilliant artists at the annual fun Heroes Convention in Charlotte last month, nya! This widdle seal wants the tasty fish, nya. Kawaii, nya! Please visit Megan's site to see her illustrations, concept designs, story boards & comics, nya!

Then in Guest Gallery 3 is the Black & White pen & pencil sketch of "Cassiopeia" by Marcus Williams, who was another artist at the con, nya! Cassiopeia is among the titular Hero Cats of Stellar City which is a wonderful comic book written & lettered by Kyle Puttkammer, drawn & colored by Marcus, inked by Ryan Sellers, and published by Galactic Quest, nya! Purrhaps Cassiopeia would like some of the fish too, nya!

Thirdly in Guest Gallery 3 is the Sailor Moon fan art of "Proclamation of Accession" by Crissy Teverini and Mike, nya! Crissy was also among our March 2008 guests, nya! Sailor Moon whose real name is Usagi was created in 1992 by Naoko Takeuchi, and is one of the most famous heroines of Japanese manga & anime, nya! Crissy pencilled the pic, inked it with Sakura Micron pens, and Mike colored it with Photoshop CS2 and the mouse, nya!

Nextly is the image of "Crissy as Rogue at School", nya! This photo manipulation stars Crissy as the supurr heroine Rogue, who is a member of Marvel Comics' X-Men team, nya! Crissy did her own hair & make-up, wears the costume made by SetsunaKou & Harukachan, and was originally photographed by an uncredited friend at the New York Comic Con in 2010, nya. For this CG'd version, Mike changed the original photo's background to the stone wall that he and a friend photographed, and then digitally rendered the Xavier School sign, nya!

Also in Guest Gallery 3 is "Rebecca as Shadowcat", nya! This is another photo manip by Mike, starring our friend Rebecca Brogden, who was our guest in September 2009's Mew, nya! Shadowcat's real name is Katherine "Kitty" Pryde, she is also a member of the X-Men, and her dragon friend is Lockheed, nya! Shadowcat has the power to pass through walls & other solid objects like a ghost, whilst Lockheed can fly & breathe fire, nya!

For this image, Rebecca's husband took the photo of her posing at home in the regular clothes, and then Mike used Photoshop CS2 & the mouse to digitally render the X-Men costume, Lockheed, and some scenery alterations, nya! They are literally sneaking through her purrents' house with the secretive purrpose, nya! Purrhaps they are craving the yummy homemade treats, nya! Rogue, Shadowcat and Lockheed are TM & © by Marvel Characters, Inc., nya!

Nyow on display in Gallery 6 is Mike's illustration of "Le Chat Purrowls!", nya! It depicts Ilyana's rival Le Chat, the cunning, tough, sexy, agile cat burglar who craves the fines things to purrloin, and in this pic she enjoys the shrimp cocktail at the bar, looking quite captivating in the knotted White shirt with the Black pants & sandals, mew la la, nya! 
She got caught after her last capurr, so we hope that she has reformed, nya!

Lastly but not leastly in Gallery 6 is the surpurrise treat for Ilyana as we unveil Mike's illustration of "Doctor Ilyana, We Pursume?", which is the Purrple bikini purrtrait of her, nya! We are so purroud of her because she has overcome the hardships to attend the graduate school, where she studies martime history & underwater archaeology, and soon she will receive her doctorate degree, so we have commemorated the achievement with the art, nya!

The Mew: The Catgirl Critics' Media Mewsings, nya!

It is time for the July 2014 edition of The Mew: The Catgirl Critics' Media Mewsings, our local monthly show in which The Ladies of the Mew & our 'Purrducer' Mike discuss & review fun stuff, nya! It includes a Heroes Convention 2014 report, Raleigh Toy, Hobby & Sports Card Show report, the Lightning Round topic of favorite cinema & TV of 1974, more of the mega monster movie mewsings,  and the semi-annual DVD Wish List, nya!

Among the comics & manga reviews are My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #19, Girls & Panzer vol. 1, Strike Witches: The Sky That Connects Us, The Wake #9, Angel & Faith Season 10 #3, Elfquest: The Final Quest #3, Red Sonja Vol.2 #10, Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose #86, Cyclops #1, Archie #655, and Gold Digger #210; which are followed by the monthly Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight, and more comments about those additions to the Mewseum of Art, nya!

An Intermew with Mike, nya!

Mewsually, it is Mike or the Ladies of The Mew are the ones who might conduct the intermew with their occasional special guests, but the few months ago the tables were turned as Mike was the purrson being intermewed, by our friend Josmar Lopes for his great blog that has the very thorough discussions of the cinema, TV, theatre, opurra & other mewsic topics, nya!

Arigato Gozaimasu, nya!

We wish to thank our dear friend and web master Jamie Robertson who is the creator of the web comic Clan of the Cats, nya! A while back he also re-gained our older URL of catgirlisland.com to serve as the identical mirror site to catgirlisland.net, nya! We also wish to expurress our gratitude to our friends & family for their kind purrticipations & support, and we appurreciate all of y'all for web surfing to our cordial coastal Carolina community full of southern hospurrtality and artistic aloha spirit nya! Arigato Gozaimasu, nya!

- your friendly neighborhood concierges at Catgirl Island Visitors Center, nya!


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