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It’s Monday, so it means time for the Psycho Bunny sketch of the week.

Since I missed last week, I’ve doubled up on the sketches. So today you just don’t get one – you get two sketches!

Here’s one of Psycho Bunny and the concept of new year resolutions.

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Psycho Bunny’s thoughts on new year’s resolutions. Based on the comic written and drawn by Michele Witchipoo, on WitchesBrewPress. Jan. 2017. 

The second one is Psycho Bunny as Batman.

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Psycho Bunny as Batman. Based on the comic written and drawn by Michele Witchipoo on WitchesBrewPress. Jan. 2017. 

Things have been quiet but stay tuned for some announcements. As usual, I will mention that you should like the Psycho Bunny Facebook page. Also check out and like the WitchesBrewPress Facebook page as well.

If you want to order comics and commissions, go to WitchesBrewPress.

 

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Guy Garnder does the online dating scene? Find out on Sketch Lottery. Sketch by Michele Witchipoo July 2014.

Guy Garnder does the online dating scene? Find out on Sketch Lottery. Sketch by Michele Witchipoo July 2014.

The latest sketch I contributed to the Sketch Lottery website. Green Lantern’s Guy Garnder does the online dating scene.

Having a profile on OKCupid was the first thing that came to mind when Guy Garnder was selected as this week’s character. Especially since he seems to have this ‘machismo’ quality about him.

You can look at my sketch here.

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I like keeping sketchbooks around. My preference are the compact mini sized ones. Usually cause they’re easier to carry. Also like them cause many of them have nice front covers. One tiny blank sketchbook I found in Jackson Heights, Queens in 2008 had Indian fabric covering the book.

Now I don’t go through sketchbooks like some of my peers. The regular artist blank sketchbooks I tend to go through rather quickly, but the fancy mini ones takes years to complete. A personalized mini sketchbook full of your art also makes a nice gift for a loved one. I did once or twice. As for my own fancy mini sketchbooks, still working on one or two towards completion.

Typically I’ll go with a medium theme. One fancy cover mini sketchbook had nothing but colored pencil artwork. Another one was just of drawings done with Copic markers. As I was going through photographs to delete on my iPad, I came across some done last year in my mixed medium mini book. Done last summer, these are a few pics I’m posting.

I’m not a huge Superman fan per say. Just did this sketch more or less out of nostalgia. When I was a small child, the films with Christopher Reeves were huge. My father took me to see Superman One and Two. Later on caught the disastrous sequel starring Reeves with Richard Pyror. That’s when this 80’s franchise “jumped the shark.”

Found a DC graphic novel and challenged myself to do this famous DC character.  Sketch by Michele Witchipoo. Summer 2013.

Found a DC graphic novel and challenged myself to do this famous DC character. Sketch by Michele Witchipoo. Summer 2013.

Upclose shot of Superman sketch. Done by Michele Witchipoo, summer 2013. Personal sketch.

Upclose shot of Superman sketch. Done by Michele Witchipoo, summer 2013. Personal sketch.

Grant Morrison once compared the Superman character to a Greek mythology figure within a magickal element. I forgot what his comparison was exactly. Anyone into esoterica won’t find it hard to see the correspondence. Funny how I’m mentioning this, as I haven’t read anything Morrison’s done in a while.

My rendition of Vaughn Bode's Cheech Wizard character. Done by Michele Witchipoo, Summer 2013.

My rendition of Vaughn Bode’s Cheech Wizard character. Done by Michele Witchipoo, Summer 2013.

Next is my rendition of Vaughn Bode’s Cheech Wizard character. I didn’t recognize the influence Bode had on me until years later. When I did Superman, it was more of a challenge. With Cheech Wizard, this one was more fun re-creating. I just remember graffiti artists being really taken in with Bode’s work, and his son Mark has carried his father’s torch.

The Goddess of The Air Conditioner. Character created and drawn by Michele Witchipoo. This sketch done in 2013. Character itself created by Michele Witchipoo around 2004.

The Goddess of The Air Conditioner. Character created and drawn by Michele Witchipoo. This sketch done in 2013. Character itself created by Michele Witchipoo around 2004.

Do you know this character? Of course not. Because I created her. It started off when I was really into learning about different mythological goddess. Since I hate summer, she was created. This goddess will give you solace just as long as you pay your electric bill. In reality, the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis Carrier, but hey. Work with me here.

Rendition of Louise from the television show "Bob's Burgers." Sketch done by Michele Witchipoo, Summer 2013.

Rendition of Louise from the television show “Bob’s Burgers.” Sketch done by Michele Witchipoo, Summer 2013.

Okay, back to my sketchbook. Last one is Louise, one of the breakout characters from my current favorite show “Bob’s Burgers.” I love Louise. I can relate to her older sister Tina a bit, but I really feel I’m more of Louise. Bob’s Burgers is one of the very few television shows I’ll watch nowadays. I gladly canceled cable, but I try to catch up on the current episodes via Internet.

That’s it for now. Until next time.

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Labor day weekend 2013, we decided to check out Gotham City Lounge. The bar was actually recommended to me over a year ago by a fellow Ridgewood neighbor. Since Ridgewood is next door to Bushwick, why not check it out?

Outside Gotham City Lounge. A superhero theme bar in Bushwick, Brooklyn NYC. Aug. 2013. Photo by Michele Witchipoo.

Outside Gotham City Lounge. A superhero theme bar in Bushwick, Brooklyn NYC. Aug. 2013. Photo by Michele Witchipoo.

Superman guards the entrance to Gotham City Lounge in Bushwick, Brooklyn NYC. Labor Day Weekend 2013. Photo by Michele Witchipoo.

Superman guards the entrance to Gotham City Lounge in Bushwick, Brooklyn NYC. Labor Day Weekend 2013. Photo by Michele Witchipoo.

Located right underneath the M subway line, Gotham City Lounge is a dive bar for all things superhero. When I say dive bar, I mean it as the highest compliment. Greeting us were the DC characters Superman and Batman.

Before allowed access, we had to ring the buzzer. I think this was due to more Bushwick being formerly known as a rough part of Brooklyn rather than a secret superhero hideout, but it can work either way.

S.H.I.E.L.D. and various rules enforces proper behavior. Front entrance to Gotham City Lounge, located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Labor Day weekend Aug. 2013. Photo by Michele Witchipoo.

S.H.I.E.L.D. and various rules enforces proper behavior. Front entrance to Gotham City Lounge, located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Labor Day weekend Aug. 2013. Photo by Michele Witchipoo.

Inside both the patrons and the bartender were really super friendly and nice. The bar’s clientele consisted of long time Bushwick locals, neighborhood artists to various hipsters moving into the area. Surrounded by collectable figures and original comicbook art, I ordered a suggested Dr. Freeze cocktail while Ben had a Red Bull. The drink menu was definitely heroic.  Prices ranged from three bucks for a PBR to eight bucks for a comic book themed booze. Most of the drinks were five dollars.

A Dr. Freeze drink at Gotham City Lounge. Bushwick Brooklyn, NY. Labor Day Weekend, 2013. Photo by Michele Witchipoo.

A Dr. Freeze drink at Gotham City Lounge. Bushwick Brooklyn, NY. Labor Day Weekend, 2013. Photo by Michele Witchipoo.

At the bar we had a conversation with a female geek, who certainly knew her stuff. we discussed the upcoming New York Comic Con, and Harry Potter. Ben chatted with her about more of the superhero characters. I had to bow out of this one, since I was raised on more of stuff like Fantagraphic Books. A guy approached Ben cause he nailed the source of where one of the framed original comicbook page was from.

I took a few photos, but right before doing this blog post, I discovered this YouTube clip. I think it explains Gotham City Lounge much more better than I ever could.

If you’re in NYC, and want to check out this place for yourself, the address is 1293 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221. Just take the M subway line to Central Avenue. The lounge is just right underneath the train station. The perfect place after attending this year’s New York Comic Con.

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