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So news came down that comic book inker Joe Sinnott passed away the morning of June 25th, 2020. Sinnott was best for his work with Marvel comics. The legendary artist drew for iconic titles such as Fantastic Four, Captain America, and The Avengers. The comic book industry, such as the Inkwell Awards has been paying their respects to a legend. (Sinnott was involved with the Inkwell Awards)

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Last year I was lucky enough to meet him at an Upstate NY comic con, IncrediCon. That day was a good day. My table was in between two talented artists, sold some of my own comics, did a commission, and met an Instagram friend.

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Legendary comic book inker Joe Sinnott, with his son Mark. Photo taken last year in Upstate, NY, during the IncrediCon comic con. June 2019.

As things were winding down, I decided to pop by Joe Sinnott‘s table. Sinnott, the guest of honor was sitting next to his son. Taking a chance, I asked if Mr. Sinnott was still doing commissions. Surprise – he was! So I got a commission as a birthday present for Ben. Sinnott drew one of the classic Marvel characters, Thor.

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After I picked up the commission, I believe his son told me Joe was still drawing everyday. Apparently he drew everyday until the end. That itself, is inspiring to any artist. Age really is just a number. Age only matters when you allow yourself to be limited.

With that, my condolences to the Sinnott family. Thank you Joe Sinnott for the many years you spent creating. Godspeed.

*Thanks to Ben Herman for images of comics featuring Joe Sinnott’s signature. 

 

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Tomorrow night, Wednesday May 20th, 2020 from 7-8 pm ET on WHCSradio.org, I’ll have returning guest Mark Torres. Mark hosts his own radio show titled It Came From The Radio. ICFTR promotes indie comic creators, film makers, and writers while also covering the latest in sci-fi, horror and comic book entertainment. Mark is also working on his own comic. We had a blast last time I interviewed him, so he’s coming back. Mark’s show was recorded in the studio at Grindhouse Radio. Grindhouse Radio, otherwise known as GHR is known for being an internationally syndicated, award winning, pop culture talk radio series, featured on iHeartRadio and 19 other syndicated networks with between 3.5 – 4 million listeners weekly worldwide. ICFTR can also be heard from Beyond The Dawn studios.

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After this episode, the season will wrap up. There might be a summer season in the works, if I’m not too busy working on my own projects. On my end I’m working on completing a webcomic, to be posted soon.

In the meantime, check out my show, streaming live on WHCSradio.org tomorrow, May 20th, 2020, from 7-8 pm ET. The shows will be archived, in which you can listen to previous episodes on such platforms like iTunes Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, AnchorFM, and others.

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Mother’s Day already passed. Psycho Bunny tries to make amends, but alas. His mother is none too pleased. What do you expect from a dysfunctional family.

Introducing the Psycho Bunny sketch of the week for May 12, 2020.

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The Psycho Bunny sketch of the week for May 12th, 2020. Mother’s Day 2020 edition. Based on the comic book written and drawn by Michele Witchipoo. May 2020.

Other news. Unless it’s an online/virtual comic book convention, I won’t be partaking in any physical cons this year. The year 2020 has already been scratched off. It’s not worth the risk. Especially when information about COVID-19 changes daily.

This doesn’t mean I haven’t stopped creating. In response to any quarantines, I’ve re-opened my Etsy store: Michele Witchipoo. You can purchase some of my comics there. There’s also handmade holiday ornanments, greeting cards, and eventually other items for sale. Check back every so often, the store will continue to have more merch posted.

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I’ve also officially launched my Patreon account. Still learning the in and outs of Patreon fund raising. You can subscribe starting at $5.00 a month.

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SWEET SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS FOR YOU TO FOLLOW:

 Facebook: Psycho Bunny and for Michele Witchipoo – WitchesBrewPress.

 Twitter: One account for me, and one for Psycho Bunny.

Tumblr: World Ov Witchipoo

Instagram: there’s WitchipooArt

Want to buy some of my designs? There’s RedBubble: Witchipoo

Also. I’m available for commissions. Comics and greetings are available for purchase. No shame in this plug. Especially with the financial impact. Questions? Hit me up: Witchipoo@witchesbrewpress.net. You can also contact me via Instagram, @WitchipooArt

Be safe everyone.

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If you haven’t heard, I’m doing my radio show again. This time remote. You can hear the show every Wednesday from 7-8pm ET on WHCSradio.org.

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Last week I interviewed returning guest Maria Photinakis. She recently had an article in the Boston Globe about her Covid19 diaries, which you can check out on WEBTOON. Hopefully I can upload the latest interview here. Past episodes can also be heard on Spotify, iTunes podcast, and other outlets.

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This Wednesday I’ll be interviewing punk rock artist and musician Anthony Begnal. He’s done comics and co-founder, along with his wife, of the band Chesty Malone and The Slice Em Ups. Self proclaimed as ‘Satanic Brooklyn Scum’, the band has played the East Coast and Midwest for over 13 years. Chesty has merch available for sale.

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With this quarantine now in place back in NYC, I finally have a chance to post about the past few months. Of course, the pandemic wasn’t the way I wanted this happen. With that, let’s look on some happier times.

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Exhibit of panels during MICE Expo 2019.

I was invited to stay with a friend during MICE Expo 2019. October 2019 was particularly special, because it was their tenth anniversary. For those into indie, alternative, underground and non-superhero comics, MICE, which stands for Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, is one of the best indie comic cons. It takes place annually over at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In conjunction with MICE was Podtales, taking place next door.

One of the 2019 guests of honor was Xamie Hernandez, one half of Los Hernandez Bros. He had a panel discussing his career, from Love and Rockets onward. It should be noted that one of the sections, formely known as the Robert Crumb room, was renamed after Xamie Hernandez.

There were two other MICE panels worth mentioning. One was titled Understanding Nancy. The panel, moderated by Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden spoke about the classic newspaper strip. Based on the Eisner-winning book How to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels, they discussed how Nancy had an impact on the cartooning medium.

Drawing Power was the name of the panel discussing the anthology Drawing Power: Women’s Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival. On the panel was respected underground cartoonist Diane Noomin, along with three contributors, Katie Fricas, Claire Folkman and Kelly Phillips. Noomin was the anthology editor, gathered the contributors by invite only. The recent #metoo movement was one of the catalysts behind this collection.

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The crowds at MICE 2019. Cambridge, MA. Oct. 2019.

On Saturday night, MICE had an after con party celebrating their 10 year anniversary.

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After con party celebrating 10 years of MICE. Oct. 2019.

The next day, the event was just as crowded. Attendees discovered new comics and art.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, MICE is reassessing whether or not to go ahead with the 2020 con. This was the right thing to do. By June, MICE officials should know whether or not to go ahead. You can check any updates on the website. Other comic cons scheduled in 2020 have followed suit. Until then, here’s to perhaps, 2021.

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New York is now under a ‘forced’ quarantine.

Strange times indeed.

You think people would be fighting over food, shelter, and other necessities. Instead a good majority are hoarding toilet paper.

America – the country of assholes.

Hey. I don’t want to catch COVID-19 either. Otherwise known as my friend says, CRAPVID-19. After what I’ve seen the past few weeks, I have no problem going into isolation. I’m quite looking forward to it.

We’ll get through this pandemic. It’s not the virus I’m worried about.

It’s the ignorance, arrogance, and stupidity of the human race that will do us in.

Introducing the Psycho Bunny sketch of the week for March 23, 2020.

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Psycho Bunny. Drunk on Corona beer, sleeping on rolls of toilet paper. Based on the comicbook written and drawn by Michele Witchipoo, on WitchesBrewPress. March 2020.

Social Media. Cause we all know we don’t have s*** to do! You can check these out during your quarantine:  

Facebook: Psycho Bunny and for Michele Witchipoo – WitchesBrewPress.

 Twitter: One account for me, and one for Psycho Bunny.

Tumblr: World Ov Witchipoo

Instagram: there’s WitchipooArt

Want to buy some of my designs? There’s RedBubble: Witchipoo

Finally, don’t forget to purchase my Squeaky comic. $4.00. Venmo: @Witchipoo.

Also. I’m available for commissions. Comics and greetings are available for purchase. No shame in this plug. Especially with the financial impact. Questions? Hit me up: Witchipoo@witchesbrewpress.net. You can also contact me via Instagram, @WitchipooArt

Be safe everyone.

 

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Tomorrow I have a very special guest. I will be interviewing respected comic book artist, editor, art marketing, and creator Jamal Igle. Having been in the comic book business for 27 years, he’s done for many titles such as Supergirl and Firestorm. He’s also the creator behind Molly Danger, the co-creator behind Venture and artist behind Black from Black Mask Studios. If you don’t believe me, check out his Wikipedia.

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You can listen to the show as it streams live on WHCSradio.org, also can be heard from Spotify. The show itself runs from 7-8pm ET (More like 7:05pm). It’ll be archived later, just like what I did with Season One, (now available on Google Podcasts, Breaker, Spotify, and AnchorFM, but be the first on your block to tune in. When it streams live tomorrow.

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Finally had a chance to upload and completely archive episodes from my radio show on WHCSradio.org onto the AnchorFM website. You can listen here: https://anchor.fm/michele-witchipoo

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Some episodes went MIA after they were originally broadcast/streamed live. The ones that survived can be heard on both Anchor, and Spotify.

 

Among those archived were: Squiddy Sprinkle, Danielle Draik, E.J. Barnes, Mindy Indy, brief interviews with Jamie Hernandez and Diane Noomin, finishing out the season with Maria Photinkas. The ones that were lost, Dave Fox and Marc Torres, I will invite them back on a later date.

 

Speaking of which, season two just started. You can now listen every Wednesday, 7-8pm EST on WHCSradio.org. On the next show I’ll have Jamal Igle. Don’t forget to check out the other programs as well.

 

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This week’s Psycho Bunny sketch of the week is based on the horror classic Frankenstein, originally created by English author Mary Shelley, and later became iconic thanks to Boris Karloff’s performance in 1931. Although it should be noted that the very first Frankenstein film was released in 1910.

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Frankenpsychobunny! Based on the comic written and drawn by Michele Witchipoo, on WitchesBrewPress. Oct. 2019.

It’s been extremely busy on my end. Hopefully I will find the time to post more work on my blog, including my Inktober 2019 sketches.

Happy Halloween!

Social Media Links:

Psycho Bunny and for Michele Witchipoo – WitchesBrewPress.

 Twitter: One account for me, and one for Psycho Bunny.

Tumblr: World Ov Witchipoo

Instagram: there’s WitchipooArt

Want to buy some of my designs? There’s RedBubble: Witchipoo

Finally, don’t forget to purchase my latest comic:

I’m also experimenting with a radio show, streamed live on WHCSradio.org. New show every Friday, from 1-2pm ET. Broadcast until further notice. I have recorded interviews from MICE 2019. Stay tuned.

 

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Squeaky Squeakums, star of my latest comic is honoring Black Cat Appreciation Day. (August 18th) She got her demon buddy Magnus Maximus to round up a few of her black kitty sisters.

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Squeaky Squeakums and Maximus celebrate Black Cat Appreciation Day. Based on the comic written and drawn by Michele Witchipoo, on WitchesBrewPress. Aug. 2019.

Black cats are awesome indeed. Despite their beauty, black and tuxedo cats have a hard time finding forever homes. ‘Tis a shame. I’ve personally found black and tuxedo cats to be quite smart. The real life Squeaky (who passed away a few months ago) was clever – especially when it came to food. So go down to your local shelter and adopt a black or tuxedo cat of your own today.

Squeaky was also the real life muse behind my latest comic. Available for order.

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Cover for ‘The Temptation of Squeaky’ written and drawn by Michele Witchipoo. Available on WitchesBrewPress. Spring/Summer 2019.

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