It’s been a while. Life offline has been full of twists and turns. Still busy, but glad to tell you I’m trying to get my radio show back on. It’ll be at the same radio station, WHCSradio.com. If we’re able to stream, this week’s guest will be artist, writer and publisher Ray Felix. Ray was also one of the folks behind Bronx Heroes Con and Women In Comics Con, both events which started in the Bronx, New York City. It looks like this interview might be broadcast in two or three parts. I’ll be a bit rusty but if you can deal then tune in on Wednesday evenings, 7-8 pm EST.
Tag: alternative comics
Squeaky Honors Black Cat Appreciation Day
Squeaky Squeakums, star of my latest comic is honoring Black Cat Appreciation Day. (August 18th) She got her demon buddy Magnus Maximus to round up a few of her black kitty sisters.
Black cats are awesome indeed. Despite their beauty, black and tuxedo cats have a hard time finding forever homes. ‘Tis a shame. I’ve personally found black and tuxedo cats to be quite smart. The real life Squeaky (who passed away a few months ago) was clever – especially when it came to food. So go down to your local shelter and adopt a black or tuxedo cat of your own today.
Squeaky was also the real life muse behind my latest comic. Available for order.
MICE 2016 Part III
Continued from MICE 2016 Part I and MICE 2016 Part II.
In all, being at MICE Expo 2016 was good. It was also a relief that not only did I make my money back for the table and bus fare, there was a bit of a profit. So it’s definitely worth break out of one’s comfort zone, and to do comic cons outside of your hometown. Even if you’re barely awake in the a.m.
Some more photos from MICE Expo 2016:
Being in Cambridge was pretty nice as well.
Being at MICE, I had the rare occasion of being near Salem, MA for Halloween. Managed to squeeze in a few hours, jumping on the train. Wasn’t far of a train ride from Cambridge and Boston.
It’s very easy to walk around Salem once you navigate around the tourists. Surprisingly I got a very accurate tarot reading in one of those occult shops. The psychic was a kind gentleman. His advice was spot-on as 2017 later unfolded.
There was some annoyance when some fundamentalist Christians started preaching on a street corner. Shouting about the evils on Halloween. Right across the street from one of the witch stores. Nobody really paid them any mind.
Here’s some photos from Salem, Halloween day, Oct 31st 2016:
Soon it was time to head back to NYC. Left Salem right before the rush of the evening crowds started coming in. BTW, Beer Works in Salem is an awesome brewery.
I’ll end the MICE 2016 series with some comics and zines picked up during the weekend. There was tons of talented artists, writers, zine makers and comic creators. Unfortunately a few months after MICE, there was an abrupt apartment move (no thanks to a former corrupt, greedy landlord, but that’s another story.) Most of the merch brought at MICE was thrown into a box, which I still have to locate. Luckily I was able to retrieve these:
That concludes the belated MICE 2016 blog entries.
Dead-End Rob by Luke Howard: deadendrob.com
Alter Boy By Rogan of LB Lee: etsy.com/shop/MadComics
Paper Pencil Life issue 2. Diary comics by Summer Pierre. www.summerpierre.com
Me & Doctor Dee.: A Jape/Tree Rats! or, The Crepuscular Hobbyhorse. A Farrago/A Beautiful Young Nymph Going To Bed by Jonathan Swift, Illustrated by E.J. Barnes all available on DrownedTownPress: http://www.drownedtownpress.com/
Then there’s me, Michele Witchipoo: WitchesBrewPress.com
Facebook: Psycho Bunny and Michele Witchipoo – WitchesBrewPress
MICE Expo 2018 Fundraiser: http://www.micexpo.org/2018/fat-cats-for-mice-fundraiser/
MICE 2016 Part II
Continuing where I left off from MICE 2016 part one.
After setting up my table early in the a.m., I caught a bit of a local comic artist giving a small pep talk/lecture to the newer exhibitors.
As the comic con unfolded, you couldn’t help but notice many attendees in costume or cosplay. It just happened that MICE 2016 was scheduled on the weekend before Halloween. Here’s a few photos.
Surprisingly I did good at MICE. To my left was an artist who I met for the first time at NYCC 2016. Had brought his comic at NYCC. Had no idea only two weeks later I would be sitting next to him at MICE. It’s a small world after all. He was a former school teacher who decided to follow his dream.
Also had a chance to meet someone I’ve been conversing online since the early 2000s. Michelle Kane came down to the comic con. After our conversation, she invited me for some karaoke in her area of Quincy, MA. Usually I hate karaoke, but this time the invite was accepted. Later on after MICE closed for the night, me and E.J. Barnes, who was gracious enough to let me stay at her place traveled over.
We arrived at a huge restaurant called Cathay Pacific. In my little black heart I have a soft spot for old school Chinese eateries with vintage Polynesian decor. It was love at first sight. Didn’t care how good or bad the food was. After Michelle introduced us to her buddy Stephen Jay “The Handyman” Spector, karaoke began. Have to say, all three, E.J., Michelle and Stephen all had good voices. As for me, I sat my out of tune ass down.
To be continued…
MICE 2018 fundraiser: http://fundraiser.micexpo.org/
Psycho Bunny Sketches of The Week – 2017 End of Summer Edition.
Summer has come to a close. Technically Fall doesn’t begin until September 23rd. It’s going back to school, work, etc, that unofficially signifies the end of those warm summer days. Unless you’ve been paying attention to global warming.
Last month made some headlines in the U.S. The summer of 2017 was also the 50th anniversary of the famous ‘summer of love.’
Back to the present. Yesterday as of this post was Labor Day. Of course, Psycho Bunny is the founder, member, president and CEO of The Unemployment Appreciation Society. Psycho Bunny’s beloved mother has some thoughts about this…
Now that I’ve somewhat caught up with the Psycho Bunny weekly postings, here’s the usual plugs. You can follow the following pages: Psycho Bunny and WitchesBrewPress on Facebook, Psycho Bunny on Twitter, Michele Witchipoo on Tumblr, DeviantArt, and Instagram.
Fly United – The Psycho Bunny Sketch of The Week 5/8/17
It’s nice to be back on schedule. Planning on your summer vacation? You might want to take advice from Psycho Bunny…
Even if you don’t fly United, you can still follow Psycho Bunny on his many misadventures. There’s his Facebook page, the WitchesBrewPress page, Twitter and Instagram. Don’t forget to order Psycho Bunny comics on the WitchesBrewPress website. Till next time.
Psycho Bunny On Free Comic Book Day
That Psycho Bunny doesn’t miss a beat. Here’s how he celebrates Free Comic Book Day.
Check back on Monday, when Psycho Bunny returns to his regular schedule. A new sketch every week. You can also “like” Psycho Bunny on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter. You can also check out the other Facebook page for WitchesBrewPress, and likewise on Instagram. Afterwards, order copies of Psycho Bunny from the website. Till next time.
Shakespeare In Love – Psycho Bunny Edition! (Psycho Bunny Sketch of The Week 2/13/2017)
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.
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.
First Psycho Bunny Sketch of The New Year
Only the second day into 2017, which falls on a Monday. You know what that means. It’s the weekly Psycho Bunny sketch of the week.
Perhaps some of you out there will agree with Psycho Bunny’s sentiment.
Despite his bickering, 2016 was actually a very good year for me. Not exactly sure what 2017 will bring…
No new news as of yet, except for being part of the Nasty Women exhibit at Knockdown Center.
Don’t forget to click “like” on both Facebook pages: one for Psycho Bunny, and the other for WitchesBrewPress. I also got involved with a local collective from Ridgewood, Queens NY called Rock Paper Scissors. Click “like” on that page too, to hear about future events.
This Weekend – MICE Expo 2016
This upcoming weekend I will be at MICE Expo 2016 in Cambridge, Massachusetts just outside of Boston. On Oct. 29 and 30th, you can find me at table C99. Admission is free. Hours for MICE are Saturday 10 am-6 pm, Sunday 11 am-5 pm.
As stated on the Facebook invite: MICE is back on Halloween weekend with independent comics for the masses! Join us for our 7th (and spookiest) annual FREE show featuring over 150 comic creators and special guests from the Boston area beyond. There’s cartooning workshops, panels, and activities for readers and artists of all ages! MICE 2016 is held in University Hall mere steps away from the Porter Square Red line T stop.
I’ll be traveling from NYC to Boston just for this convention. So if you’re in the area, stop on by.