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Feeling a bit nostalgic lately. Probably due to avoiding the current news.

Not the world’s biggest KISS fan, but during their heyday, they had their moments.

During 1993 or 94, my Halloween costume was of Gene Simmons as a ’90s Raver. This was way before ‘mash-ups’ were popular.

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Halloween costume from either 1993 or ’94. Gene Simmons from KISS dressed as a ’90’s Raver. Before the concept of ‘mash-ups’ were popular. 

Introducing the Psycho Bunny sketch of the week. Psycho Bunny meets KISS.

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Psycho Bunny meets KISS. Particularly Gene Simmons. Based on the comic written and drawn by Michele Witchipoo on WitchesBrewPress. Feb. 2017

Okay, here comes the usual plugs. There’s two Facebook pages, one for Psycho Bunny, the other for WitchesBrewPress (illustration work). Please like one or both pages. Gracias.  You can always buy a comic off the WitchesBrewPress website. Every week they’ll be a new Psycho Bunny sketch, so keep tuning back in.

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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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We all know what happened this weekend. Let’s just say it was about someone saying something about ‘grabbing pussy.’

Anyway…here’s the Psycho Bunny pic of the week. Also my late start for INKtober.

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Psycho Bunny. Beer Vs. Pussy. Based on the comic by Michele Witchipoo. Oct. 2016. 

I’m going to be at MICE Expo this month, where you can buy my comics, greeting cards and whatnot. Also there’s my Psycho Bunny Facebook page, and my WitchesBrewPress page. Till next time, and don’t grab any pussy till then.

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In addition to having a table at the Big Apple Comic Con this upcoming Saturday, my illustrations will be part of a group exhibit at MF Gallery. The theme of the show is Girls of The Underground featuring many talented female artists. I just dropped off my work yesterday.

Flyer for Girls of The Underground at MF Gallery. March 7th, 2015.

Flyer for Girls of The Underground at MF Gallery. March 7th, 2015.

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Next month, Saturday March 28th, 2015 will be the annual Welcome To My Nightmare event. Since 2009, the yearly Welcome To My Nightmare affair has featured underground bands and artists. I’ll be showing and selling my work at this one night event, so be there or be…b-square!

Welcome To My Nightmare X flyer. I will be showing and selling my work, along with other artist and bands.

Welcome To My Nightmare X flyer. I will be showing and selling my work, along with other artist and bands.

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This past Friday was the benefit for Punk Island, taking place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There were bands which afterwards was an art auction. Local artists donated artwork to raise money for Punk Island 2013.

So not only have I not managed to make it to any of the Punk Island shows, I almost didn’t make it to this event. You see, I was exhausted and ready to call it a night. Yet my friend convinced me to go. Plus I had flyers to pick up and promote for the Welcome To My Nightmare show next month. Missed the bands but arrived just in time for the auction.

Rev. Wodka glitter painting. Created Fall 2012. Mixed medium with acrylic and glitter. Sold May 2013 at the Punk Island Art Auction benefit.

Rev. Wodka glitter painting. Created Fall 2012 by Michele Witchipoo. Mixed medium, acrylic and glitter. Sold May 2013 at the Punk Island art auction benefit.

I had donated a mixed medium painting created seven months ago titled Rev. Wodka. The acrylic and glitter painting was originally on sale at my Esty site, but I figured it would would be better off at the auction. In theme with all things Punk. So off went Rev. Wodka, who found a new home that night. I also included an old mini issue of my comic Psycho Bunny.

Phil Lentz starting the action at the art auction to benefit Punk Island 2013. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. NYC. May 2013.

Phil Lentz starting the action at the art auction to benefit Punk Island 2013. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. NYC. May 2013.

There were lots of awesome artists who donated their time and talent to this benefit. There were original signed and numbered concert poster prints by Joe Simko, who did  illustrations for bands like The Misfits and GWAR. Original concert photography was also donated to the cause. The best was saved for last, when Justin Melkmann, comic book artist and member of the band WW9 donated a personal letter from G.G. Allen to the auction.

Here’s a few other photos from that night. Can’t say I know of the exact date of Punk Island itself, but it’s usually free and takes place during the summer on Governor’s Island. Best bet is to do a search for info regarding the exact time date and location for the event.

Art auction/benefit for Punk Island 2013. May 2013 Williamsburg, Brooklyn. NYC.

Art auction/benefit for Punk Island 2013. May 2013 Williamsburg, Brooklyn. NYC.

Actual flyer and letter sent to Justin Melkmann from G.G. Allen, when G.G. was in prison. Donated to the art auction to benefit Punk Island 2013.

Actual flyer and letter sent to Justin Melkmann from G.G. Allen, when G.G. was in prison. Donated to the art auction to benefit Punk Island 2013.

Actual letter from G.G. Allen. Donated to the art auction benefit for Punk Island 2013. Photo taken May 2013 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC.

Actual letter from G.G. Allen. Donated to the art auction benefit for Punk Island 2013. Photo taken May 2013 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC.

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Welcome To My Nighmare VIII. I’ll be here showing my work and selling my comics. Don’t miss it.

Welcome To My Nghtmare Flyer. Spring 2013.

Welcome To My Nghtmare Flyer. Spring 2013.

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