Category: Artsy Schtuff

My human’s been drawin’ other cats.

Black and White Cat Drawing on News Type by Artist BZTAT
Drawing by Artist BZTAT

My human has been yappin’ at me because I have grown lazy as her brand manager. Apparently she expects ME to do her marketing fer her.

*yawn*

What does she expect? I mean, she hardly draws pictures of me anymore. She’s always drawin’ pictures of other cats.

I gotta admit. I kinda like this one. But, ya know, if she keeps with this theme of drawin’ over newstype, I think she should draw one of me.

Just meowin’.

If you like the drawing, you can read more about it here.

*yawn*

Just Meowin’,

The Brew

 

Brewskie Butt IS a cat.

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

 

They don’t call me the Art’s District’s Favorite Cat fur nuthin’.

 

20130112-142416.jpgEvery month in the Canton Arts District, we have this thing that we call First Fridays. Some claim that everyone comes downtown to see all the arts activities that we have goin’ on. But this picture is evidence of who they really come to see.

OK, yeah, they’re lookin’ the other way, but that was only fur a moment.

Every January they have an ice festival on First Friday. They have ice carvers all over the Arts District and other fun schtuffs.

The premiere event of the night is the lighting of the Fire and Ice Tower, which just happened to be below my window this year. BZTAT videotaped it so you could watch it too. She forgot to hold the camera horizontally so it’s vertical, which is sorta annoying on YouTube. It’s also a little shaky cuz she had a iron grip on me, which you can see I sorta protest against.

 

Here is one of the other ice sculptures and the Creative Cardboard Ice Castle that BZTAT made (she stayed in where it was warm).

 

Canton First Friday Ice Sculpture

BZTAT's Creative Cardboard Ice Castle