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Although Memorial Day 2017 was last week, here’s a Psycho Bunny sketch of the week.

This sketch is different that the others that were posted. Not meant to be funny. Which is why you don’t see the normally alcoholic bunny holding his usual cheap booze. The sketch is about those who sacrificed their lives for the United States.  Now I’m not particularly the most patriotic person in the world. If anything, extreme nationalism irks me. However, there’s something to be said for those who believed enough in any cause to sacrifice themselves for others. This also goes out to those who had no choice but to be drafted.

Over Memorial Day weekend, there were plenty of barbecues, but nary a mention about why this American holiday exists. Memorial Day is more than just a three day weekend.

Introducing the (belated) Psycho Bunny sketch of the week.

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The Psycho Bunny sketch of the week. Memorial Day 2017 edition. Based on the comic written and drawn by Michele Witchipoo on her own imprint, WitchesBrewPress. May 2017.

Besides this, things have been quiet lately. Transitions take a lot of your time it seems. Meanwhile, don’t forget to check out the two Facebook pages, Psycho Bunny Comix, and Michele Witchipoo – WitchesBrewPress.  There’s also Instagram under WitchipooArt. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Over time I’ve dabbled in handmade crafts, such as with jewelry, hair clips and such. Just never did the craft market thing, despite its popularity within the past few years.

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Costume jewelry. Created summer 2014. 

In late 2014 I took the jump into making greeting cards, starting with Krampus. That went over pretty well, so in 2015, I expanded not just with designing other greeting card designs but creating handcrafted Krampus ornaments.

As you can guess, I’m expanding the greeting cards and ornaments even further. This year there’s going to be a bit more variety with the Krampus ornaments, and possibly creating new designs, as with one for David Bowie.

Okay, so 2016 was technically a crappy year. Personally it wasn’t bad for me, but in general let’s just say it sucked. So perhaps these new items might bring some much needed cheer.

If you’re interested in ordering any of the items: greeting cards are $3.00. Ornaments start at $3.00, but most of them are $5.00 and up. Not including S&H, which is an additional $3.00 (unless it’s international). PayPay accepted online. Send me an email to order, and to calculate S&H.

Below are photos to give you an ideal of what I’ve made. More forthcoming. In addition to these new items, I’ve also whipped up a new batch of the red glitter Krampus ornaments. These will be available both online and in future comic cons. The next comic con coming up is a local one. Catland’s Crimson Hand Comic Arts on Saturday Dec. 3rd, in Bushwich, Brooklyn. Free admission starting at 1pm.

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Put together this card back in 2014, using an illustration from 2013. Decided to finally print in 2016. Available for purchase. Design by Michele Witchipoo. 

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Here’s a late night edition. A special holiday edition for July 4th.

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Psycho Bunny celebrates July 4th in his own way. Based on the comic book by Michele Witchipoo on WitchesBrewPress. July 2016.

As always, here’s the plug for the Psycho Bunny Comix Facebook here, one for WitchesBrewPress on Facebook, and my own website for ordering comics. Cheers.

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It was just only a few weeks ago that some folks were getting upset over these red Starbucks cups. Now we have bigger things to worry about.

Anyway, while some were complaining about ‘the war on Christmas’, Psycho Bunny has other plans…

Psycho Bunny and those red Starbucks cups. Based on the the comic Psycho Bunny, created by Michele Witchipoo. Nov. 2015.

Psycho Bunny and those red Starbucks cups. Based on the the comic Psycho Bunny, created by Michele Witchipoo. Nov. 2015.

As usual I’m going to mention about getting your own copy of Psycho Bunny through any of these two channels…there’s my website and my Etsy store. Psycho Bunny even has his own page on Facebook. Until next time!

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Now that the holidays are nearly over, I took a look at the Christmas tree. Now I haven’t considered myself ‘Christian’ for over fifteen years. The origins of the Christmas tree actually has pre-Christian roots, pardon the pun. Regardless, the tree put out for nostalgia and tradition.

As I get older, I still cannot fathom chopping down live trees for only a few weeks consumption. The smell of fresh pine might be nice. A huge bushy tree certainly looks impressive in your house. However, I personally see getting a live tree a waste of money. Not only is it frivolous, but it doesn’t look so pretty when discarded live trees are thrown out on the sidewalk curb. The only good thing in getting a live tree is that it gives people jobs.

The faker the tree, the better. I like it when Christmas trees have artificial colors. Blue, silver, white, gold. Why? Why not?

Anyway, in the past, I’ve enjoyed decorating Xmas trees. This year I noticed something different. When you take one of those pre-lighted trees, don’t put any decorations on it, and just plug it in…it looks fine by itself. All you have to do it put an angel or a star on top and – ta dah – you’re done.

Maybe it was the result of some of the art classes I’ve taken, where you’re taught the ‘less is more’ aesthetic. There’s the desire to simplify life, not embrace so much clutter. Perhaps I just really didn’t want to go through the hassle of physically taking out the ornaments, only to put them away a few weeks later. Whatever it was…perhaps one can take this as a sign to look past life’s distractions. Instead focus at what’s really important.

Either that, or I’ve realized after all this time, a lot of Xmas decor is just gaudy.

Watercolor and gouache, done completely freehand without penciling. Dec. 2013. Art by Michele Witchipoo.

Watercolor and gouache, done completely freehand without penciling. Dec. 2013. Art by Michele Witchipoo.

Above is the illustration done in watercolor and gouache, done completely by freehand. No pencil work, just straight from the brush.

Oh, and btw…I always found that song “Feed The Tree” by Belly to be annoying.

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Here’s my annual holiday illustration.

Watercolor, gouache, and pen. Drawn by Michele Witchipoo Dec. 2012.

Watercolor, gouache, and pen. Drawn by Michele Witchipoo Dec. 2012.

Happy holidays everyone.

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The holidays are upon us once again. What better time to show a Krampus pencil sketch:

Krampus pencil sketch. December 2012. Drawn by Michele Witchipoo.

Krampus pencil sketch. December 2012. Drawn by Michele Witchipoo.

Originally I was going to draw the Krampus figure, then ink. As I went along, just kind of liked how the pencil work was coming out. So for now, I’ll keep it as a pencil sketch.

For those who don’t know what Krampus is all about, or for those too lazy to Google…I’ll leave you with a few links. I’ll do this so you won’t have to. Consider that my holiday gift for you, my readers.

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

http://www.krampus.com/index.php

http://www.toplessrobot.com/2011/12/10_fun_facts_about_krampus_the_christmas_demon_1.php

Happy Krampus everyone!

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