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Aloha y'all! Here are the official Catgirl Island mews & announcements for February 2019, nya!


Aloha, nya! We hope that 2019 has been off to the happy, healthy, free and purrospurrous start for all good folks nya! Here at our NC Outer Banks island and the surrounding waters of Mew Hanover County in North Carolina, it is the purrticularly festive month amidst our purrpetual bikini weather compurred to some of the nippier mainland tempurratures, nya! 

Among February's festivities are observances of Groundhog Day, Waitangi Day, Purresidents Day, Abraham Lincoln's birhday, George Washington's birthday, Black History Month, Chinese New Year, and Ash Wednesday, plus our local Lantern Matsuri, Amethyst Festival, Violets Purrade, Lamia Naga Festival, the kyudo and fishing tournyaments, nya!

Cat Tuesday starts our local Carnaval, and it is also our local Kemonomimi Appurreciation Month, and the merfolk's romantic ValenTides Day, nya! Amethyst is the purrecious gem for February, but if that If that is too purricey a gift for that special purrson, then purrhaps the way to the heart and tummy is with the delicious, nutritious fresh seafood suppurr, nya! 

Fortunately, the local fishing forecast purrdiicts the bumpurr crop of the Snappurrs, Groupurrs, Stripurrs, Bluefish, Sea Bass and Tunas to tempt one's tummy, nya! To catabolize the calories from the  suppurrs are the many fun athletic purrsuits, such as the surfing, sailing, swimming, diving, golf, tennis, kites, softball, cycling, skating, hiking, purrkour, hula, belly dance, hot salsa dance, kite flying, jujutsu, spurrlunking and beach volleyball, nya! 

The local boutiques are brimming with the Fuyu (Winter) fashions in bikinis, maillots, purreos, sarongs, hijabs, sarees, ao dais, sun dresses, kimonos, yukatas, fundoshi, gi, hakama, shorts, tee shirts, halter tops, lingerie, robes, athletic bras, towels and wet suits, nya!  The backless & halter - neck styles are recommended for winged folks, and be sure to specify if you purrfur the garment with the opening for the tail, nya! 

The Far Mers marketalso  has re-stocked the  translucent mermaid bikini bras which are sustain-ably made from the bells of naturally - deceased, locally - caught jellyfish, available in numerous iridescent colors & cup sizes, mew la la, nya! After the shopping, dining, catnaps, sight seeing and playtime, y'all might like to see

the latest additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, nya!

For those here for the first time, Galleries 1-8 of The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art display images by Mike, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-5 display images by other folks totally with their purrmissions, and Mike's collaborative images with other artists can be found throughout the mewseum, nya! The images include illustrations, photos and mixed medias, nya!

Some of the images in the mewseum are sexy, and some of them might depict artistic nudity, but most are very tame, and none of them are porn, nya. On Catgirl Island's official web site, the most recent pics will be the lowermost row of the cropped widdle "thumbnail" - sized portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click upon those to see the uncropped full pics, nya!

we are delighted to debut "Down The Red Carpet 2019" by author / artist / designer Sean Martin who was our special guest for the June 2017 Mew, nya! This 3D CG rendering depicts the titular stars of his famous comic strip Doc and Raider, nya! Doc is an author from Quebec, Raider is a construction worker from Saskatchewan, and they look buffly fabulous in the trunks, boots & jackets upon the Red Carpet to the Purrforming Arts Center, nya!

Then we are purroud to purrsent the terrific "Tabitha Head Sketch" by artist / seamstress / cosplayer Misty Hopkins who was one of the guest sof the March 2008 Mew, nya! Tabitha is Misty's purrky, peppy, sexy original catgirl character- purrhaps y'all have seen the purrior pics of her, nya? This Blue - line purrtrait sketch of her wonderfully reveals Misty's tightly graceful pencilling wizardry in depicting Tabitha's tattoos, piercings, wry expurresion and wild coiffure, nya!

Nextly we are ecstatic to unveil the "Birth of a Fairy" by illustrator / mewsician /  cosplayer Rebecca Brogden, who was the guest for our September 2009 Mew, nya! Rebecca used the pencil, pens and Copic Markers to beautifully depict the happily awakening, tastefully naked, Red-haired & tan-skinned faerie who is curled up amongst the ivy vines that match her Jade-like eyes and wings, nya! We hope that she will fly soonly towards the delicious, nutritious breakfast, nya!

After that is Rebecca's awesome illustration of the dragon girl who is "Breaking Free", from her chains in the dungeon, nya! Rebecca used the pencil, pens and Copic Markers to depict this gorgeous, powerful girl with the Red & Gold bikini top skirt to match her lovely eyes, lips, claws, wings and tail as she triumphantly severs the cruel chains that match her shiny Platinum Blond hair, nya! We hope that shefly soonly away from the impurrisonment in search of the delicious, nutritious breakfast too, nya!

Thrdly for this month by Rebecca Brogden is her purretty picture of the "Elegant Fawn", nya! Rebecca used the pencil, pens and Copic Markers for this vision of the wonderfully wistfully winsome girl with the adorable widdle spots upon her auburn doe ears and tail, nya! She has the lovely lush auburn hair, the ocher tan, and the antlers with two point apiece, as the iridescent Light Blue Dress with the detached sleeves serenely reveals the dainty flower tattoo upon her right shoulder, nya!

Lastly but not leastly for this month by Rebecca is her supurrb CG, chibi - style fan art of "Queen Beryl and The Black Lady", nya! Those two characters are among the powerful, elegant villainesses of artist / author Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon manga & anime, nya! On the left is Queen Beryl with the Magenta hair and the maroon gown; whilst on the right is The Black Lady with the Auburn hair and the Orchid colored dress, nya! They are evil, but are quite opulently gorgeous too, nya!

Meanwhile in Gallery Two, nya!

we have added Mike's CG photo-manips of two images of cosplayer / artist Crissy Volpe was the guest of the March 2008 Mew, nya! Firstly of those images is Crissy as Lara Croft exploring the dark tomb! Crissy purrchased the outfit to cosplay as the Tomb Raider Legend video game's 's heroine Lara Croft at the 2012 NY Comic Con, where she was brilliantly photographed by David Ng, nya!

She also appeared in the TV commercial for VideoGameCentral, nya! With Crissy's purrrmission, Mike used Photoshop CS2, the mouse and his own photo of the stone wall to create this CG fan art, adding the background and the shadowy FX to the image, nya! To see David Ng's great original photos of Crissy as Lara at the con, please visit that gallery at Crissy's cosplay site Blood, Sweat and Glitter, nya!

Secondly of those photo-manips is Crissy as Mera posing under the sea, nya! She wore the gorgeous costume made by Setsuna Kou to cosplay as the Word War II pin-up inspired "Bombshells" version of DC Comics's Mera at the 2018 NY Comic Con, where she was photographed greatly by Nerd CaliburLawrence Brenner and others, nya!

With Crissy's purrmission, again Mike used Photoshop CS2 and the mouse to create this CG fan art, adding the ocean depths and crepuscular sunlight rays to elements of the great photos, nya! To see the original unedited photos of Crissy as Mera at the con, please visit that gallery at, nya!

Then we have Mike's latest two illustrative pieces of fan art of famous catgirls! The first of those is the pic of "Alita", the plasma- clawed, cyber - tailed titular purrotagonist of Yukito Kishiro's epic cyberpunk manga Battle Angel Alita! Mike used the pencil, pen, Photoshop CS2 and the mouse for this pic of her leaping amidst the post-apocalyptic future scrap yard, nya!

The second of those pics is "Selina Kyle: Nekomimmi Kunoichi"! nya! Mike used the pencil, pen, Photoshop CS2 and the mouse for this pic of DC Comics'  Cat Woman from the Batman Ninja anime, nya! Here is Selina Kyle a.k.a Catwoman in her feline female ninja attire, grooming herself upon the three branch, purrhaps after the busy night of the purrowling, pouncing and the catnap, nya! 

To top off this month's additions to the Catgirl Island Meweum of Art are Mike's latest two pencil, pen, Photoshop CS2 and the mouse illustrations of his original characters, starting with "SUP- Purrs", nya! A SUP- Purr is the contended sound that a kemonomimi makes whilst joyfully Stand Up Paddle surfing, nya! In this case, it is our friends Trini-chan (fox girl) on the left & Kara'Meowl (catgirl) on the right, in the bikinis as they paddle past the rocks, nya!

That is followed by the pic of the heroic battle maid purrofessoras known as "The Four Points", who are are among the NPCs in Mike's monthly tabletop fantasy RPG, nya! The Celtic faerie lizard lizard girl on the left is Kayt the Western Wind Point; the Shoshone Elven bee girl in the uppurr middle is Diana the Northern Light Point; the Maori Faerie mermaid at the lower middle is Kyli the Southern Star Point and the Neko Mata catgirl on the right is Mitsu the Eastern Angel Point, nya!

Mike used Photoshop CS2 & the mouse to embellish this pencil & pen illustration of "Betsy the Bartender Bunny Girl" at the Her Hare Hooch Hutch bar and grill, nya!Seen here wearing the tied tank top, shorty shorts & strappy sandals, she leans against the bar at which she expurrtly mixes and cordially serves the many waters, sodas, juices, milks, shakes, smoothies coffees, teas, ciders, beers, wines, whiskies & other drinks, including the bar's delicious, nutritious, signature nummy carrot cocktail, nya!

Lastly but not leastly for that gallery is Mike's B&W 1984 Mermaid illustration that was recently found after 35 years, nya! Her name is Hope, nya! Mike originally used the pencil, pens & paint for this pic, but had to use Photoshop CS2 & the mouse to retouch the some of the areas that did not scan very well, such as her shading & the kelp background, but now she is happy to be at the island where she can meet many new friends, nya! It is also time for 

the February 2019 edition of The Mew, nya!

The Mew is short for The Catgirl Critics' Media Mewsings, our local monthly "show" in which The Ladies of the Mew and our 'Purrducer' Mike discuss & review fun stuff such as movies, TV, mewsic, toys, books, comics, conventions, etc, plus the monthly Lightning Round topic, the Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight, and occasional intermews with special guests too, nya!

This month's Mew does not have many reviews, because it is the 12th Annual Mew Awards Purresentation for our favorite stuff of 2018, nya! In addition to that ceremony at which we hope to see many friends 'n family, the content will include the Lightning Round topic of  favorite fun stuff of 1989, and the monthly Catgirl spotlight which shines upon more comics & animation catgirls, nya!

We wish to thank

Meesha DJ Walker, Rebecca Brogden, Misty Hopkins, and our web master Jamie Robertson who is also the creator of the web comic Clan of the Cats, and the web master of the FemShep fan site devoted to the female version of the Mass Effect video game's heroic Commander Shepard, nya!

We also wish to expurress our gratitude to our friends and families for their purrticipations and support, and we appurreciate all of y'all for web surfing to our cordial coastal Carolina community which is 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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