Tuesday, November 18, 2014

BUNNYZINE MAGAZINE!

Dustin Campbell is an amazing human being.
The founder and proprietor of BUNNYZINE magazine manages (and executes) all of the article selection, editing, layout, and web page upkeep. That is a lot of work for one soul.
Yet, there he is, toiling away for “the cause.”  THE CAUSE is, naturally, all things rabbit!

THE "SQUEE" FACTOR IS HIGH WITH THIS ONE

As of November 1st, 2014, the rabbit world has become a more colorful place due to the offering of BUNNYZINE MAGAZINE, a monthly digital (PDF) magazine that “focuses on positive, bunny-related things.”
The main feature for each issue is on a particular bunny (or bunnies).
After that, it will be a mixture of “various events, stories, products, and community-fueled features.”

This mixture also includes the comic strip:
THE SECRET LIFE REGARDING RABBITS!

BUNNYZINE is FREE! FREE! FREE!
But wait! There's more!
And here is the best part, any proceeds raised from donations go to a “RESCUE OF THE MONTH.”
This is an online fundraising effort to assist with rabbit rescues. The overhead for rescues is enormous: general bills, food, vet, etc.

BUNNYZINE is a much needed (and wanted!) eZine for the rabbit community.
I am very proud and pleased to be part of this online endeavor.

Did I mention that they offer affordable advertising?
Sales from advertising go to BUNNYZINE's content, marketing and maintenance.

Dustin has stated:
My dream is to get 5000 regular downloaders and have the rescue of each month receive $1000 or more.
We can help make this happen!

Download the premier issue (and all issue in the future) along with a special issue here:
http://bunnyzine.com

Don't have a PDF viewer? NO SWEAT! Download here - it's FREE!
http://get.adobe.com/reader

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

MIDWEST BUNFEST PART II


IT.IS.FINISHED
I must say that MIDWEST BUNFEST 2014 was a wonderful event for this artist!
I cannot stress enough how much I love "BUNNY PEOPLE." I know that may come as a surprise to many of you *ahem*.

At one point, I looked out over the crowd (and there WAS a crowd - ALL DAY) and announced, "THESE ARE MY PEOPLE." Because, let's face it, *I* am a crazy bunny lady. Granted, I am NOT as crazy as some -- but I am DEFINITELY crazier than others. We are a proud people.



I believe "BUNNY PEOPLE ARE A PROUD PEOPLE" may be the next T-Shirt design!

I want to thank-you all who came up to introduce yourselves! I know I say it a lot - but I am always humbled when someone appreciates my work. Whether it is one of my drawings or it is the REGARDING SECRET LIFE OF RABBITS comic.

When it comes to these things it is a bit unnerving for  me. But I LOVE meeting you and I LOVE hearing about your buns! And I heard a LOT about them! I met a few rabbits that were just absolutely beautiful. Actually - they ALL were beautiful. This is the one event where one sees an actual baby in a stroller and it looks "off."

GOOD NEWS!
I met two very impressive English Lops. I think I am being swayed into the Lop world. They are very seductive. Anyway, the good news is: I was given permission to use someone's Lops as models for ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING. I now have LOP SUPER MODELS.

TALK TO HIS AGENT

MOTEL RAMADA
Many people had some things to say about the hotel. I like hotels: the jankier, the better. If I can come home with a story, it was a successful stay. I am here to report: it was a successful stay.

I am not sure if you want to read about the dead fly on the bathroom floor but know that we have a photo of him for posterity. The poor fellow apparently ended his life. He was right next to the trash can. I can only surmise that he was aiming for what must look like a "gaping abyss" (the can's opening), hit the wall and expired on the Ramada Inn floor. The 5th Floor bathroom floor will always be a sad reminder of one who lost hope and buzzed into the next life.

LIVIN' IT UP AT THE RAMADA INN

The pillows were AWESOME. I want some Ramada Inn pillows.

THANK-YOU'S
There are so many thank-you's. Forgive me if you bent over backwards to make this event possible for me this year and I forget to add you. Send me hate mail and I can add you...

1. KEVIN HADDAD - Your "art panels" are amazing! I am moved by your kindness.

2. JEFF DICKSON / WHITE TOYOTA ON THE CENTRAL AVE. STRIP -  I had not truly "lived" until my behind was warmed by padded, heated seats. The mini-van saved our lives. We would have been struggling to get gigantic panels and a plethora of art to Columbus. AND we did it WITH heated seats!

3. FRED LEFEBVRE / WSPD - Thank-you for being such a good "shill." Although I think it was more like a Carnival Barker. Lunch with the former Mayor chatting about BUNFEST was worth the whole event!

4. DELANEY CAVANAUGH & KELLY CLOLINGER - My two youthful employees who kept me sane and laughing. They are my go-to's when it comes to help and opinions. They can't do math, however they can run a mean calculator.

5. MIDWEST BUN FEST FOLKS - ALL OF YOU. Thank-you for checking in and thank-you for making sure I wasn't losing my marbles, so to speak. The event seemed twice the size of last years and with coming to a new venue, you handled it all so brilliantly... even the SNAFU's!

6. AUTUMN AASAN - I would not have been nearly as cool without your seamstress skills! I have one BAD BUN shirt because of you!

RAGING BUNNIES CREW

7. OHIO HOUSE RABBIT RESCUE - Responsible for the whole SHEBANG!
8. THE REST OF YOU! - From the bottom of my heart: thank-you for loving rabbits.
They are a special kind and you share that special *knowing* with me.

Friday, November 7, 2014

MIDWEST BUNFEST!



IT IS TODAY!
That Lady is... not really ready - but I *am* waking up!



BUN PEOPLE ARE A PROUD PEOPLE


Monday, November 3, 2014

OF TWINS AND SQUIRRELS!

My daughter managed a special delivery of TWINS. One girl and one boy. The girl resides in NICU doing brilliantly with gastroschisis. The beginning of their arrival was on the living room floor.

One thing that can be said about my family: there is NEVER a dull moment.

TWINS

The boy is home. I am believing she will be joining her brother soon... in time for my birthday, in fact.

RAGING COMIC

HAVING ANNOUNCED ALL OF THE ABOVE
The morning of their birth I was driving around at 5 am. (Because that's what crazy rabbit artists do). I saw a pair of deer: one male, one female. I stopped and rolled the window down. (Because that's what crazy rabbit artists do). They both looked right at me and their eyes caught a reflection so they looked somewhat possessed with glowing eyes.

I found out, quite soon after I might add, that my daughter was birthing in the middle of her living room floor. Stay tuned for "Deer Art."


GETTING SQUIRRLY
Having said all of the above again - an injured squirrel found his way into my driveway. In fact, he is one of the friends I feed daily. He lost the use of his back legs. I scooped him up and carted him off the NATURE'S NURSERY in Whitehouse, Ohio. (Because that's what crazy rabbit artists do).

Upon last report, he had made it. I need to call today to check-up on the little guy. I got a bit distracted.


MY FRIEND

I will post an update... on EVERYTHING.
(Because... well... you get the idea).