Aug 302014
 
Brewskie Butt The Brew on the Beer beach drawing by BZTAT

Drawing by BZTAT

You may have heard the news that has shattered some folks’ illusions: “Hello Kitty is not a cat.”  Seriously. Is anyone surprised? Why is everyone upset?

Not all characters are based on real life individuals, and the ever popular “Hello Kitty” design is completely fictional. It’s no different than Charlie Brown or Garfield.

The more astounding news that has not been reported, however, is that the creator of “Hello Kitty”, Japanese artist Yuko Shimizu, made no profit from her design. She created the design as a “work for hire” project while working at the Japanese company Sanrio, who has reaped millions of dollars from products featuring the feline image.

That is very sad to me. I think that artists should benefit from their creativity as well as the companies who merchandise their designs into products. Although I think companies should prosper from partnering with artists in mutually beneficial licensing arrangements, I think the artists should get a fair shake.

My human is an artist, and she draws pictures of me. They are sorta cartoony, and there could be some confusion about them. So to clear that up, I want to say to you, unequivocally, BREWSKIE BUTT IS A CAT.

Brewskie Butt real cat BZTAT

Very Real Cat

A real live, furry and in the flesh CAT. Not fictional. REAL.

So there. I said it.

And so you know, it is the dream of this cat and his artist human that someday, Brewskie Butt, TM will be every bit as prosperous and popular as the FICTIONAL “Hello Kitty”character via licensing agreements that make both the production company and the artist very wealthy. And make me the richest cat around, as well.

If you’d be interested in making some products featuring my gorgeous image or artworks created by my human, please contact us. We’d love to meow with ya about it.

Just Meowin’,

The Brew

 

Aug 272014
 
Cat in window -Brewskie Butt

My new favorite spot

Hi there. It’s the Brew. What’s happenin’ in yer part of the world?

A lot has been happenin’ in mine. I moved again!

I’ll be honest, I don’t like movin’ much. But now that the actual process of goin’ from one place to another is over, I am pretty happy with the result.

We moved from a rather small and dank house in an urban neighborhood in Canton, OH to a spacious house in a suburban neighborhood in Alliance, OH. I gotta say, I am likin’ the place very much!

First of all, it has these wonderful windows! Although we are in a neighborhood, the houses are not very close together, and there is lots of foliage around. It seems more like we are in the woods than in a neighborhood.

Brewskie Butt Cat in sink

My second favorite spot.

Second, there are 3 bathrooms, which means I can sink-sit in 3 different places! I love to sink-sit. It’s like they make those things to fit my body purrfectly.

There’s lotsa room fur my human BZTAT to paint and do her computer work too. There’s a huge kitchen with big, long tables. Those are great fur sittin’ too.

BZTAT is always shoo-ing me and Who off of the tables and the counters. Silly human. Give it up.

There’s yard kittehs, too. I haven’t lived in a place where there were yard kittehs before, so this is kinda new fur me. I can’t tell ya how many time Mia Meow and I have banged our noses on the windows in spats with them.

BZTAT feeds the yard kittehs in the garage. These kittehs have been here awhile, and the human that owns the house has been good to do trap-neuter-return with them. We have some new ones that just recently showed up though, so they will be goin’ in fur their surgeries soon.

Maybe in a few days I will write a post where I introduce them to ya.

I can’t promise I will keep up with my blog any better than I have been, but I do have lotsa new things to share, so maybe I will be better.

Nice meowin’ with ya.

Just Meown’,

The Brew

 

 

Mar 262014
 
Cats Broadway Premiere Winter Garden Theater

“Cats Broadway Premiere” Art by BZTAT

The wonderful thing about the arts is that they make it possible for you to do anything you can imagine, and be anywhere that you want to be!

In this painting, my human BZTAT painted my  appearance at the greatest arts event in feline history – the Broadway premiere of “Cats” the musical at the Winter Garden Theater on October 7, 1982.

If yer interested, it is 18″ x 24″ painting on wood is valued at $350. Contact me if you’d like some more information about it.

Are there other moments in history that you would like to see The Brew visit? Contact me today about commissioning a painting of MOI by BZTAT for your collection!

Just Meowin’,

The Brew