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The other day I was having a conversation with two other people about writer Anais Nin. Apparently she lived in Queens for a while. Then we briefly discussed her work, including her erotic short stories along with the Henry and June saga.

Afterwards by myself, I thought about Anais Nin, and then about relationships in general. There’s sex, and then there’s love. Every once in a while, the two mesh together. Love is a very tricky thing though. It comes in many forms.

There’s also something else. The heart is not a toy. Especially when it comes to women. If a woman loves you unconditionally, then consider that to be a gift. When a woman gives her heart, she is showing her vulnerability, her loyalty, her devotion . In cases like this, the cruelest thing to do is to break her heart. Many times heartbreak hurts more than actual physical pain.

 “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” – Anais Nin

Not all Anais Nin quotes are this melancholy. There’s some other quotes I favor over the one posted above, but this one rang true at the particular moment.

Anyway, here’s the sketch of week.

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Anais Nin and Henry Miller. Based on the comic written and drawn by Michele Witchipoo on WitchesBrewPress. Feb. 2018. 

Going through the original rollcall, you can like the two Facebook pages Psycho Bunny and Michele Witchipoo – WitchesBrewPress. There’s also Twitter for myself and for Psycho Bunny. Check out Instagram and Tumblr as well. More coming soon…

 

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This was something originally started in late 2016. Halfway through, some events happened that I had to put this on hold. Then in very late 2017, discovered this sketch. Finally finished it in 2018. When Valentine’s Day rolled around this year, I misplaced the original piece. It was supposed to be hand colored with watercolor paint. Despite purchasing my first Wacom in late 2017, I went ahead and digitally colored in a way that a graphic designer professor would cringe.

Anatomical heart artwork has become a tiny bit popular over the past few years. Here’s my take on it. It’s intention was for a flyer advertising a local craft fair. The craft fair and the collective was never meant to be.

The background was influenced by vintage flower patterns.

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Anatomical Heart. Illustrated by Michele Witchipoo, completed in Jan. 2018. 

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Psycho Bunny is a poet. Reciting Shakespeare at that! However, things doesn’t work as planned.

Introducing the Psycho Bunny sketch of the week for Feb. 13th, 2017. A special Valentine’s Day edition.

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Shakespeare in love – the Psycho Bunny edition. Based on the comic written and drawn by Michele Witchipoo. Valentine edition, Feb. 2017.

Whether or not you have romance in your own life, don’t forget to check out and click “like” for the Psycho Bunny Facebook page. There’s also a page for my other illustration stuff, Michele Witchipoo – WitchesBrewPress. You can click “like” on that page as well. I’ve marked my personal Instagram account private. In it’s place I’ve started another public Instagram account, WitchipooArt just for my cartoons, art, and illustration work. So if you follow that instead, it’ll be much appreciated.

What else? Psycho Bunny has his own Twitter account. You can order merch with my various designs on RedBubble.

You can always order my comics and greeting cards off my website, which should be update but hasn’t. If you specify what you’re looking for, email me. PayPal and Square accepted.

Till next time.

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Everyone has their own definitions of love. Psycho Bunny of course, has his own.

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Psycho Bunny’s ideal of love. Based on the comic by Michele Witchipoo. May 2016. Website to order comics: http://www.witchesbrewpress.com/ and FB page for the latest updates: https://www.facebook.com/PsychoBunnyComix/

If you haven’t heard already, I will be selling my comics and art at the White Plains Comic Con II June 4th, and at another upcoming comic con to be announced soon on Aug 7th. To stay informed, you can ‘like’ Psycho Bunny’s FB page.

 

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Twice I’ve done artwork concerning wedding invites.

The first one I did back in 2005. Nearly forgot about this one until today.

Wedding invite I had done a quick sketch in 2005.

Wedding invite I had done a quick sketch in 2005.

The second one was much more exciting. I was commissioned by Stacy Aragon, writer and reviewer. She had interviewed some years back. I was honored to contribute a Krampus piece towards her wedding renewal vows. My illustration, done in December 2013, was used in the front for the print version.

Part of the wedding renewal vow invite. I had contributed a Krampus illustration in  Dec. 2013.

Part of the wedding renewal vow invite. I had contributed a Krampus illustration in Dec. 2013.

Part of the wedding renewal vow invite. I had contributed a Krampus illustration in  Dec. 2013. This one was used in the front of the invite. Krampus illustration by Michele Witchipoo.

Part of the wedding renewal vow invite. I had contributed a Krampus illustration in Dec. 2013. This one was used in the front of the invite. Krampus illustration by Michele Witchipoo.

Here’s wishing Stacey and David the very best with their wedding renewals. Oh, and yeah. I’m always available for commissions. Just thought I’d put that out there. Email Witchipoo@witchesbrewpress.net for info.

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Halloween over, but so what? Here’s another quick sketch in the witchy theme. A love witch.

After all, what would you rather have? A love witch brewing up romantic potions – or the rush of the holiday season that nobody is either ready for or can’t afford.

Love Witch by Michele Witchipoo. Nov. 2013. Pen and colored in Photoshop.

Love Witch by Michele Witchipoo. Nov. 2013. Pen and colored in Photoshop.

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Back in late August 2012, someone asked me if I knew who Quentin Crisp was.

“Of course I know who he is” I replied in a not-so-eloquent manner.

That tidbit was one of the few things I remember from that night. It had tied in with a conversation about Doctor Who somewhat. Now ask me about anything else that happened that night. My next response would be ‘answers on a postcard please.’

Anyway…for the past two days, the U.S. Supreme Court have been going over the case about same sex marriages. (http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/26/politics/same-sex-marriage-court)

Personally, I don’t even know why we’re even debating this in this day and age. If anything, it’s a distraction from other issues. Let’s say two people are lucky to find love with one another. Then what difference does it make whether or not if it’s a union between opposite genders or the same sex? Is it really any of our business? Oh, and if gay couples want to be as miserable as straight couples, then be my guest. Cause it’s not that I’m against gay marriage. I’m all for it. I just question why anyone would want to get married in the first place, regardless of gay, straight or whatever.

I jest. If I found someone I was truly in love with, then I would get married. Deep down inside I’m a romantic at heart. It’s just hard to find that special someone who will put up with your nonsense 24-7, and vice-versa. There’s love and then there’s the pure, unconditional love. Anyone can fall in ‘love.’ It’s whether or not it’s unconditional that remains to be seen.

I’ve been lucky though. I’ve had experiences of this unconditional love that I speak of. Despite my increasingly misanthropic outlook, I would not hesitate to give unconditional love in return.

What is love in general? Why do people get married in the first place? Chances are, it’s not really love. People marry for all sorts of reasons, and usually it’s for the wrong ones. So when it’s in the right, marriage no matter what sexual orientation shouldn’t matter.

If I was a divorce lawyer, I would be delighted for the national legalization of gay marriage. Just think about all the increased revenue!

I kid, I kid. I know a few married gay couples, and they’re doing just fine. A union should be one of choice. Haven’t quoted Alister Crowley in a long time, but this comes to mind:

4. Man has the right to love as he will:—
“take your fill and will of love as ye will,
when, where, and with whom ye will.” —AL. I. 51

There you have it. So when news of gay marriages and nine justices debating about same sex marriage was heard, I thought about Quentin Crisp. If he was still alive, I wonder how he would feel about it. After all, he was the Oscar Wilde of our time. A raconteur daring to live an openly homosexual lifestyle when it was illegal in Britain. A man brave enough to live as an eccentric, setting an example for generations to come. Most of all, he was an individual whose every move developed into a work of art. Most people should be so lucky to be that exciting.

Regardless of the US Supreme outcome, here’s two Quentin inspired pieces I created. One is a meme that I’m giving away. Please feel free to use it and pass it along.

Quentin Crisp and red equal sign meme. Created by Michele Witchipoo March 27th, 2013.

Quentin Crisp and red equal sign meme. Created by Michele Witchipoo March 27th, 2013.

The other is a drawing and watercolor illustration done in the wee hours of the night. Pen, ink and shimmery, glitter watercolor. Again, the scan does not do justice to the glitter watercolor effect. In person this painting looks kinda pretty. A fitting portrait of a pioneer.

Quentin Crisp. Quickie illustration by Michele Witchipoo. Created March 28th, 2013. Pen, ink, glitter watercolor.

Quentin Crisp. Quickie illustration by Michele Witchipoo. Created March 28th, 2013. Pen, ink, glitter watercolor.

And yes, I know who Quentin Crisp is. Everyone should.

Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quentin_Crisp

http://www.crisperanto.org/

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