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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.

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MICE Expo veteran giving a quick lecture to the newer exhibitors. Cambridge, MA. Oct. 2016. 

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…

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My favorite holiday is Halloween. No surprise there. There’s many reasons why I love Samhain. In this post I’m going to focus on the nostalgic part.

It’s cliche to say this, but really. Children today have absolutely no clue how lucky they are today. The selection of Halloween costumes in today’s age are way more better than the ones I got stuck with growing up. Luckily my mother was creative enough to put together the more homegrown costumes, such as gypsy or witch.

One year she really thought it was cute to dress me up like a street urchin. In short, a bum. Out of all the costumes from my childhood, the bum look was one I truly hated. However, nothing disappointed me more the plastic Ben Cooper costumes brought at the local drugstore.

If you were a kid growing up during the ’70s and ’80s, surely you must remember that budget atrocity known as the Ben Cooper costume. Usually it retailed real cheap, came in a box, and consisted of a flimsy mask along with a one piece that felt as if you were wearing a printed plastic garbage bag. The pro was Ben Cooper had its pulse of pop culture. No matter what hot television show, film or comic book character, etc., Ben Cooper was on it. The Con – both the mask and plastic bag, ripped too easily. There goes your $3.99.

Yet it’s funny how something that annoyed us in our youth now brings a nostalgic smile upon our faces. Even if it’s just a smirk. It’s almost comforting in a way.

With that, here’s your Psycho Bunny sketch of the week. Up until today I’ve called the Psycho Bunny pic of the week. In reality the pics are sketches, and sketch sounds like a better word to use anyway.

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Psycho Bunny not so fond of the Ben Cooper Halloween costumes. Based on the comic Psycho Bunny. Oct. 2016.

So enjoy your Halloween. Definitely enjoy your improved mass produced costumes. You may get off my lawn now.

Now for the usual plugs. This weekend, I will be at MICE Expo selling my comics. If you’re in the Boston or Cambridge area, drop by. Free admission. My table is C99. Don’t forget to click “like” on both my Psycho Bunny and WitchesBrewPress Facebook pages. The Psycho Bunny page tends to be more updated. Bye for now.

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It’s a little late for Halloween, but managed to submit a very quick Beetlejuice piece onto the Sketch Lottery website.

Part of a very quick Beetlejuice piece posted on the Sketch Lottery website, Nov. 2015.

Part of a very quick Beetlejuice piece posted on the Sketch Lottery website, Nov. 2015.

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Here’s my Samhain illustration for 2014. Similar to the style of my former sketchbook/comic Babalon Babes. (Last issue was published in 2009.)

Samhain Dance. Oct. 2014. Drawn by Michele Witchipoo. Ink, pen and watercolor.

Samhain Dance. Oct. 2014. Drawn by Michele Witchipoo. Ink, pen and watercolor.

Happy Halloween!

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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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It’s been a while since I posted. So much to catch up on. In the meantime, enjoy my annual Halloween/Samhain sketch.

"Halloween Oct. 2013" Sketch by Michele Witchipoo, Oct. 2013.

“Halloween Oct. 2013” Sketch by Michele Witchipoo, Oct. 2013.

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Here’s a quick sketch I did last night, despite being exhausted:

Quick Halloween Witch, sketch by Michele Witchipoo, Oct. 2012.

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