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It’s been a while since I sketched my two characters, Squeaky Squeakums and Magnus Maximus. Squeaky was based on my real life cat, who passed away last year, June 2019. Spring of 2019, I released a comic titled ‘The Temptation of Squeaky.’ Which is basically about a housecat who befriends a demon in order to get more food. Which a cat would do, of course. The comic is still available. You can order issue one via PayPal (email: psychobunnycomix@aol.com) or Vemno (@Witchipoo), total $4.00 ($3.00 + $1.00 S&H)

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Meanwhile, enjoy my first Caturday sketch of 2020. Where Squeaky pleads Magnus for a piece of his hot dog. Not even demons can enjoy a frank in peace.

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Today is Chinese New Year. Otherwise known as Lunar New Year. The ‘year of the rat’ first came to my attention because Industrial legends Einsturzende Neubauten is touring the U.S. for the first time since their aborted attempt back in 2010. It’s in celebration of their 40th anniversary, and they have named this tour ‘Year of The Rat.’

I haven’t followed Chinese New Year as much as I should. Considering I live in Queens, NY, where there’s a diverse Chinese demographic. Especially around in the Flushing area.

The story goes that the Emperor had a race. Twelve animals participated, but the rat won the competition. It was due to the rat’s cleverness. This year’s rat has the elements of metal and yang.

Here’s my illustration of the Chinese Lunar Rat.

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Year of the Rat, 2020. Illustration by Michele Witchipoo. Jan. 2020. 

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Right now it’s 28 Fahrenheit in NYC. A very good day to stay indoors.

Poor Psycho Bunny though. In a quest to get more beer, he has to go outside.

Introducing the Psycho Bunny sketch of the week for January 20th, 2020.

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The Psycho Bunny sketch of the week for Jan. 20, 2020. Based on the comic written and drawn by Michele Witchipoo, on WitchesBrewPress.

Where you can find me:

Facebook: pages for Psycho Bunny and for Michele Witchipoo – WitchesBrewPress.

 Twitter: One account for me, and one for Psycho Bunny.

Tumblr: World Ov Witchipoo

Instagram: there’s WitchipooArt

Want to buy some of my designs? There’s RedBubble: Witchipoo

Finally, don’t forget to purchase my Squeaky comic.

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My next comic will be hopefully, released this upcoming Spring. Details forthcoming.

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In the Yoruba religion (Ifa), Yemaya is one of the most powerful Orishas. She is worshiped in the Santeria,  Candomblé and Umbanda faiths. During the colonization of the new world, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade, Yemaya became syncretized into other belief systems, such as the Catholic Virgin Mary, or the Black Madonna. Yemaya is a water deity. On the surface she invokes mermaid imagery. However, Yemaya is much more than that. She rules the oceans, where life begins. As a mother goddess, she is fiercely protective of her children. Her associations are the colors blue and white, sea shells, the moon, the number seven, anything that pertains to the sea. Yemaya, or Yemoja, has an extremely rich history, and this blog post only scratches the surface.

You might have seen this image:

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However, Yemaya has African roots. Therefore I decided to illustrate with a darker skin complexion.  There is a tiny correspondence to the European fairy tale created in 1836 by Hans Christian Anderson, The Little Mermaid.’ Today people are more aware about the Disney film version.

This is my second time illustrating Yemaya. Did one of her way back in 2005 or 2006. Not many people have seen that version. Those who have seen it, they seemed to have liked it. Alas. This month I’ve been searching for that artwork. A few weeks later and it’s still nowhere to be found. Which is why I went ahead and did a new version.

Here I’ve included both the inked version, and the digitally colored version. I’m not all that happy with the colorized version. It probably would’ve been better if I had filled out the illustration in watercolor instead. Unfortunately, time was of the essence. Looks like I’ll have to do yet another Yemaya portrait down the line.

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Yemaya. Before adding digital color. Hand drawn by Michele Witchipoo. Pen and ink. Jan. 2020. 

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Yemaya. Hand drawn in pencil, inked with pen. Digitally colored. However, I knew I should’ve gone with watercolor. Next time. By Michele Witchipoo. Jan. 2020.

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This is already old news, but let’s talk about that Art Basel Banana. Only because Psycho Bunny just found out about it. He decided to do his own version.

Introducing the Psycho Bunny sketch of the week for Jan. 16th, 2020.

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Psycho Bunny does Art Basel Miami. Based on the comic written and drawn by Michele Witchipoo, on WitchesBrewPress. Jan. 16th, 2020.

Now, for the usual promos:

Some social media links for 2020:

Facebook: pages for Psycho Bunny and for Michele Witchipoo – WitchesBrewPress.

 Twitter: One account for me, and one for Psycho Bunny.

Tumblr: World Ov Witchipoo

Instagram: there’s WitchipooArt

Want to buy some of my designs? There’s RedBubble: Witchipoo

Finally, don’t forget to purchase my Squeaky comic.

My latest comic will be hopefully, released this upcoming Spring:

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*To order any Psycho Bunny issues, or The Temptation of Squeaky, send $4.00 per issue along with your shipping address to Vemno @ Witchipoo. You can also order via PayPal, psychobunnycomix@aol.com. Specify which issue you’re ordering. Currently in stock is Psycho Bunny issue 3.75 and Temptation of Squeaky issue one.

 

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As we are only a few days into 2020, Psycho Bunny has a message.

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Psycho Bunny’s message for the new year. Jan. 2020. Based on the comic written and drawn by Michele Witchipoo on WitchesBrewPress.

The year 2019 wasn’t the worst, but it wasn’t the greatest either. Maybe I’ll explain in another post. The previous year started strong. As it went along, it started to go down a slippery slope. It wasn’t a total loss. I saw a lot of great concerts in 2019. Did well in all the comic cons I vended in. My work was exhibited many times during the second part of 2019. I had my own radio show for a few months. It wasn’t all bad.

Last year I also discovered who my real friends were. The concept of what friendship is a rather fickle concept. When the fakes leave your life, consider it a blessing in disguise. For example. The red flags was all in the gossip. If a salon owner (*cough-cough* – Second Star Salon – *cough-cough*) is going to viciously gossip about a client’s sex life, imagine what is being said about you. Silence is really golden. So it’s not really a loss. Instead of being bitter, I just appreciated valid ones. Sometimes knowing who your real friends are is worth more than having all the so-called “connections” in the world.

After a few of my personal experiences, I did a few inventory checks. I can do without the gossip, the pettiness, the backstabbing, and trying to appease others. There is something beautiful about being genuine. No longer do I take people’s word at face value. Read between the lines. A person can say the most soothing words, but actions speak louder than words. Emotions can trick you. Comfort is sometimes an illusion.

Someone I’ve known for a few years now always tells me “not to rock the boat.” I don’t know about that. Don’t rock the boat for whom? I discard that advice just like how people quote “stay in your own lane.” People who give out advice like that are only protecting themselves.

Anyway. Despite what’s happening with various world events, there still might be a shred of hope. A year doesn’t reveal much of itself until March rolls around. The winter months is a good time to lay low. Despite the cold temperatures, it’s a peaceful time.

Speaking of which, this week I will be in another group exhibit. I’ll post the details in another entry. The exhibit will be at some cute swanky place, Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

I also put some new additions in my RedBubble shop. Like that stupid Art Basel banana. Go to my online store and check it out yourself.

Now, for the usual promos. Because I have to eat more than just bananas.

Some social media links for 2020:

Facebook: pages for Psycho Bunny and for Michele Witchipoo – WitchesBrewPress.

 Twitter: One account for me, and one for Psycho Bunny.

Tumblr: World Ov Witchipoo

Instagram: there’s WitchipooArt

Want to buy some of my designs? There’s RedBubble: Witchipoo

Finally, don’t forget to purchase my Squeaky comic.

My latest comic will be hopefully, released this upcoming Spring:

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*To order any Psycho Bunny issues, or The Temptation of Squeaky, send $4.00 per issue along with your shipping address to Vemno @ Witchipoo. You can also order via PayPal, psychobunnycomix@aol.com. Specify which issue you’re ordering. Currently in stock is Psycho Bunny issue 3.75 and Temptation of Squeaky issue one.

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Your favorite misanthropic alcoholic rabbit wants to wish you season’s greetings. Being who Psycho Bunny, he’s a little late. Regardless, here’s his holiday message.

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Psycho Bunny’s 2019 holiday message. Based on the comic written and drawn by Michele Witchipoo. Dec. 2019.

Before 2019 ends – here’s some social media links:

Facebook: pages for Psycho Bunny and for Michele Witchipoo – WitchesBrewPress.

 Twitter: One account for me, and one for Psycho Bunny.

Tumblr: World Ov Witchipoo

Instagram: there’s WitchipooArt

Want to buy some of my designs? There’s RedBubble: Witchipoo

Finally, don’t forget to purchase my latest comic:

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*To order any Psycho Bunny issues, or The Temptation of Squeaky, send $4.00 per issue along with your shipping address to Vemno @ Witchipoo. You can also order via PayPal, psychobunnycomix@aol.com. Specify which issue you’re ordering. Currently in stock is Psycho Bunny issue 3.75 and Temptation of Squeaky issue one.

 

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