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Happy Caturday! For cat aficionados, Saturdays are for cat lovers who have the weekends off, so they spend their Saturdays with their cats. For this week’s Caturday, here’s a tribute to my beloved tuxedo cat, Squeaky Squeakums.

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Photo collage by Michele Witchipoo. Featuring Squeaky Squeakums. Created in 2011.

Squeaky was one of the best cats I ever had.

 

Squeaky was the inspiration behind the comic I published last year, The Temptation of Squeaky. (You can buy your own copy from my rebooted Etsy store.)

 

 

It was around this time last year that Squeaky dropped her body. On the anniversary of her death, I did this watercolor sketch.

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Watercolor sketch of Squeaky Squeakums. Pen, ink, watercolor. June 2020 by Michele Witchipoo.

Squeaky Squeakums is survived by Netzach Wondercat, aka Nettie.

Although I’ve adopted another rescue cat since then, nobody can ever take the place of Squeaky Squeakums. Mr. Jet Alister, an all black male cat has some big paws to fill.

Rest in peace, Squeaky.

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Since I was a child, I’ve always been fascinated by Egyptian mythology, history, etc. Earlier last week, I saw another illustrator do her take of Cleopatra. She titled hers ‘Cleocatra.’ Thought it was so cute, I decided to do my own version. Hand drawn, done in pen and ink.

Here’s the Caturday sketch of the week.

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Cleocatra. Michele Witchipoo. Hand drawn, pen and ink. May 2020. 

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Hope everyone is having a good Caturday. Squeaky Squeakums, and her demon buddy Magnus Maximus wish you a day full of love.

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Squeaky Squeakums and her demon buddy Maximus. Based on the comic written and drawn by Michele Witchipoo on WitchesBrewPress. May 2020.

If you want to buy my comic, titled The Temptation of Squeaky, you can now purchase a copy from my new Etsy store. One item already sold out, one item already restocked, and new items will be added. Any sales will help me out during this pandemic.

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Stay safe everyone.

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Even though most of the U.S. is in quarantine, we can still celebrate the arrival of Spring. In our own ways – or least try to. Yesterday was May Day, also known as Beltane.

Squeaky Squeakums and her demon buddy Magnus Maximus did a little Caturday dance around the maypole.

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Squeaky Squeakums and Magnus Maximus dance around the maypole. Celebrating Beltane/Mayday, May 2020. Based on the comic written and drawn by Michele Witchipoo, on WitchesBrewPress. May 2020.

If you liked what you saw, you can order my comic ‘The Temptation of Squeaky‘ through my reopened Etsy shop. Already sold out of a few items, but will restock soon. All proceeds will go towards paying my bills.

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The Temptation of Squeaky. A comic written and drawn by Michele Witchipoo, on WitchesBrewPress. On sale now.

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Etsy Store: MicheleWitchipoo

Although I never promoted my account, I’m on Patron. All donations would be greatly appreciated at this time. Check back because I plan to update my Patron account very soon.

 Become a Patron!

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Pretty late into this Saturday, but fear not. Here’s the Caturday sketch of the week. Featuring Squeaky Squeakums and her demon buddy Maximus.

Squeaky Squeakums and her demon buddy comfort each other during the 2020 pandemic. Pen, ink, digital color. Michele Witchipoo. April 2020.
The Temptation of Squeaky. Comic released last year, 2019. Written and drawn on WitchesBrewPress by Michele Witchipoo.

Speaking of which. If you’re interested in purchasing one of my comics, you can send me $4.00 to Venmo, @Witchipoo, or buy from my new Etsy shop. All proceeds go to me paying my bills. Thanks in advance.

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Happy Caturday everyone. Here’s Squeaky Squeakums with her demon buddy Magnus Maximus together during the coronavirus lockdown. Squeaky got some extra cat treats during the quarantine.

Be safe.

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Happy Caturday! Here’s a quick sketch done for all the essential workers employed in the grocery field. Introducing Mr. Jet Alister.

Meet Mr. Jet Alister.

Don’t forget to be kind to your fellow grocery folks. They’re on the front lines, risking their health to keep the markets open. To show appreciation, here’s a special Caturday sketch.

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In honor of all essential workers and first responders, here’s a Caturday sketch.

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Nurse Nettie. Drawn by Michele Witchipoo. March 2020. 

It’s based on Netzach Wondercat, aka Nettie. She’s one of my cats, and a character in my Squeaky comic. Sometimes when I’m not feeling well, she reports to duty. Sometimes she  falls asleep during her shift.

Stay safe everyone, and happy Caturday.

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Tomorrow, Feb. 29th is Saturday. Also known as Caturday!

This week’s Caturday sketch is based on the latest edition to the Witchipoo household. As you might have read on a previous post, Squeaky Squeakums passed away. Squeaky was the basis of my self published comic, The Temptation of Squeaky, released Spring 2019.

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The Tempation of Squeaky. Spring 2019. Written and drawn by Michele Witchipoo. On WitchesBrewPress.

At first I wasn’t ready for a new cat. Eventually a new friend, a local resident who specializes in rescuing cats had a suggestion. She introduced me to a all black cat male who followed her home during a cold, rainy night. This woman suspects (no proof) that this cat came from an Italian family owned fruit stand within the area. So during the Thanksgiving weekend this cat moved in. Everybody, meet Mr. Jet Alister.

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Mr. Jet Alister. Dec. 2019.

Most cats crave meat and fish scraps. Not Jet. He loves bread, pizza crusts, and pasta. This boy likes his carbs. Last night as of this post, he was going after my late night garlic knots. (FYI – Garlic is not recommended for cats.) I used to talk to Squeaky in broken German phrases when she was alive. Yesterday Nettie recognized the German words. This time I ask Jet if he’s Italian. While him and Netzach Wondercat (aka Nettie) aren’t exactly buddies, he’s made himself quite at home. I tell him he’s “sexy” and a “weirdo.” I’m sure he’s thinking his human is the real weirdo.

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Mr. Jet Alister, while Netzach Wondercat, aka “Nettie” in the background.

So, in honor of Caturday, I present to you, Pizza Cat. The Caturday sketch of the week.

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Pizza boy as a cat. Weekly Caturday sketch by Michele Witchipoo. Drawn Feb. 2020.

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Caturday isn’t over yet. Here’s my weekly Caturday sketch featuring some key figures of the Beat Generation as cats. Hanging out in front of City Lights bookstore in San Francisco, California are William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and Jack Kerouac. When I visited San Francisco in 2000, I had a drink in the bar that was right across the street from the famous bookstore. It was late night, and had just arrived in town. Didn’t get a chance to go inside the shop. Perhaps next time.

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Links:

https://www.litkicks.com/BeatGen

https://www.newyorker.com/books/double-take/sunday-reading-the-beat-generation

https://poets.org/text/brief-guide-beat-poets

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