Topic: Comic Books - New
Since last week's "Black Friday" I have been busy listing and shipping out comics and graphic novels. Plus blogging about the Special Black Friday Event we had at Facebook Comic Con, and also blogging about "Cyber Monday" and other commercial aspects... Whew!
Well, today I'm back to blogging about publications that were sent in to me for possible review here in my Blog.
Michele Witchipoo, of WitchesBrewPress, sent me a copy of her "Psycho Bunny" #3 and "Babalon Babes" #4. I decided to blog about Psycho Bunny because the concept was one that was different to me as well as funny to read.
But first, for those of you that don't know who Michele Witchipoo is... Here is how Michael Netzer, Founder of Facebook Comic Con (FBCC), announced Michele to the FBCC as an exhibitor at her own table:
Michele Witchipoo is an artist, cartoonist, illustrator and colorist. She self-publishes two titles under her WitchesBrewPress imprint. One is PSYCHO BUNNY, an ongoing story about an unemployed alcoholic rabbit with anger issues. He lives in urban chaos as he deals with a dysfunctional family, crazy neighbors and few friends. The other is BABALON BABES, a sketchbook featuring femme fatales, mixing erotica and occult/spiritual symbols.
In the past, Michele has promoted her comics in various NYC club parties (In 2005, M8 and in 2007 Oi! with DJ Bejay Rose) and comic cons. In addition, Michele has served on three comicbook panels.
In 2008, Michele was nominated by CAG (Comic Artists Guild) as Best Cartoonist.
Here is how Michele talked about herself on her one of her web site pages:
Where does one begin when introducing oneself? I can begin by family background. My background is that of English and Maltese. Mother had grown up during World War Two. In Liverpool she had the chance to see this local band who had called themselves The Beatles. My father, also a child during WWII, was a professional soccer player in Malta. My parents met in New York at the famous Roseland ballroom.As old fashioned as it sounds, it was love at first sight.
Born and bred in New York City, I totally admit that I am a child of the 1980's. I grew up on a steady diet of old skool video games, New Wave, Gothic, 80's New Romantic stuff, Punk Rock. My musical tastes have now grown to in addition to other genres, such as Psychedelic, 70's Glam, Electronica, 60's Garage/Mod, Rockabilly, vintage Jazz, Oi!, Power Pop, Metal, what have you. I have even dj'ed a few rounds, spring 2004.
I was always into comics. When I was a kid, I first began with Harvey comics and Archie. I also read the daily newspaper strips, especially the Sunday edition. Was very into Peanuts, later on into Bloom County. Truly adored was the Hanna-Barbera cartoons such as The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Wacky Races, etc. Later on during my late teens I picked up on underground/alternative titles like Love and Rockets, Hate, and Joe Matt's Peepshow. In recent years I was introduced to Terry Moore's Strangers In Paradise. I wasn't always creating them however. I mostly focused on illustrations until 2003, when I orginally created Psycho Bunny. Psycho Bunny made his published debut in May 2004 over at the Hawthorne High School Comic Con in New Jersey. Babalon Babes was released late Fall 2004 in a NYC club party (M8).
My illustrations has also been published in various other forums. Over the years, my art has been featured in other publications, fanzines, websites, even CD covers. Besides dj'ing for a brief time, I did the movie/tv extra thing, did professional tarot readings, took on spiritual pursuits and traveled. At the present time I continue to work on a variety of projects between taking care of cats and throwing candy at strangers passing by...
In her own words: "Psycho Bunny is about the misadventures of a alcoholic unemployed rabbit with anger issues. He has a dysfunctional, co-dependent relationship with his mother, retains very few friends, and lives among urban chaos. Psycho Bunny also skewers current pop culture".
Michele has also described Psycho Bunny's personality as such: "Psycho Bunny kinda has an abrasive personality, and his drinking problem doesn't help. Slightly bitter, disgruntled, and obnoxious. He thinks he's slick, but most of the time his attitude backfires. He's his own worst enemy, but at the same time he ends up being this lovable loser. Many times I've had people tell me that Psycho Bunny has reminded them of someone they personally know".
Okay... As you can tell from the above, this is not a mainstream comic book. In fact it is self-published comic book in 8 1/2" x 11" printed format, and folded in two. However, as I have noted by attending multiple Artists Alleys at different comic cons, the Front Cover or the printed Format of a publication is not always indicative of what the interior pages contain.
In this case, Michele's work on Psycho Bunny, (at least for issue #3 that I have read so far), hit the mark that I set for a publication to be blogged about in the 'Main Feature' section of my Blog. So yeah, this Bunny will not be for everyone's taste, but it an interesting concept and carried out well by Michele!
For Michele's comic book works at her web site:
For PSYCHO BUNNY and BABALON BABES items other than comic books:
For those of You that belong to Facebook, be sure to check out her FBCC eXhibitor table at:
My thanks to Michele for sending in the publications for a possible review here in my Blog today!
AND... Thanks again to all of YOU reading our current and archived blog posts! We do blog usually on a daily basis on comic book creators, comic book reviews, comic cons, and other pop culture news and events including some TV shows and theatrical films as they are shown. This current week since last week's 'Black Friday' to 'Cyber Monday' to this Thursday morning has been kind of overwhelming, but I am Thankful (Thanksgiving Day wise) to be busy!
PLUS... Welcome to ALL of You that were reading the eBay Version of our Blog prior to eBay closing 'their eBay blogs platform' on October 31st, 2009. That version of our Blog had 1.37 MILLION page views before the closure... However, This Blog version is the same Blog that has been published at the same time the eBay version was being published. I've been publishing this version since September 2007, so it has the same 'Fun Stuff' you are used to reading on the eBay version!
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~ Michael @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com