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October 2018

Witchy Bunz

Sept. 2nd: Oops I messed up! In preparing the calendar I inadvertently deleted a black layer for Bunz - and in the scramble to get everything posted, I somehow didn't notice... But the calendars have been repaired now...

There's this place in Los Angeles, just south of Culver City, called the Baldwin Hills... it's an old oil dome, where Mobil Oil is still pumping crude out of the ground... Now up top on the northern edge of the thing, there's a park and some ball fields... From up there, you can look down on the old MGM (now Sony) and Culver studios... While to the northeast you can look over the roof tops all the way to Hollywood...

Okay, so one day in the mid 90s, I was up there in the morning, following a rainstorm the previous night, and I realized that with the smog and crud washed out of the air, you could see across the city at eye level with the "Hollywood" sign... It also occurred to me, that with a telephoto lens one could snap a photo that would look perhaps as if you were hovering in the air in front of the sign... Unfortunately, while I had my camera with me, I hadn't brought along either telephoto lens or tripod...

After that, following every rain shower, (which aren't that common in LA), I'd be certain to leave early, so that I could stop on my way to work and try to snap the photo... One time when I was up there, the air was clear, but a cloud was hovering over Mount Hollywood, casting it in shadow... Another time I took the photo but I hadn't brought the tripod, and the image blurred... eventually, however, I did get a passable photo, which I composed with an illustration of Wyndi the Teen-Trash Witch (as seen in Rip Off Comics #27)... It was at that point, that I realized the photo would look much better if taken at night, showing the city lights...

Soooo... all that effort wasted - Back to the Baldwin Hills again, I could take the night-time Photos, but the Hollywood Sign was far too dim at that distance... Fortunately, with Photoshop, I could cut out the sign from a photo taken during the day, to paste into a night photo... And so, eventually, the Wyndi Halloween Calendar Pix was made... Should you be curious, just click this link to view the Wyndi original...

Now, some decades later, I thought it might be fun to re-use the old photos with a contemporary Pix of Bunz and Katz doing the Halloweeny thing... but this time instead of a broom, updating the tech to riding on an AIM-9 Sidewinder Missile...

Note: My quest for a usable photo led me to scrambling about in other parts of the Hollywood Hills, in an attempt to find a closer viewpoint from which to photograph the sign... all in vain, ultimately... Though it did eventually culminate In my hiking up the Mountain to the actual sign itself... I knew I couldn't photograph it from a usable angle from that close - but once I'd figured out the route to get there, I just wanted to do it... Fortunately, "Mount Hollywood" is really just a big hill - but still, it's a long tiring walk to get up to the top, and worse to get back down... but that's a story for some other time... JQ

It seems my pal Sean has come up with this cute li'l paper doll sort of model Paper Toy that you can put together... all you need is a Printer and some Elmer's Glue and a bit of patience, an' before you know it, there she is!

Bunny Doll Small Pix

Click on the Pix to download a Printable Version...

A few notes from Sean on printing and such:

These li'l guys really should be printed on card stock. If you use regular paper the glue tends to wrinkle them up a bit, no matter how sparingly you use it...

For cutting, a hobby knife would be best - or tiny li'l nail scissors... Jus' plain ol' Elmer's glue will do for stickin' these together...

It takes maybe about an hour to cut and glue her together... perhaps a bit longer if you have to wait for the glue to set on some parts before proceeding...

So there you have it. Just download the high - resolution Jpeg (300 dpi), which is why it's a li'l large on file size, but will print sharper... then get to work - an' you may have your very own Bunny in time for Valentine's Day!

Bunz & Katz Watchers

Cutey Store PixYes, that's right - another Shameless Plug: The Cutey Zazzle store is still cookin' - this month has new designs for your perusal... Now we've got Beer steins and Coffee mugs imprinted with the Bunny's image... and also T-Shirts, posters, buttons, cards, neckties, mouse pads and skateboards, all with the full-color images of Kelly, Vicky, Bronco Bunny, Li'l Blondie Beaver, All at the new Cutey Bunny Store! So Go have a look -

Check it out at the Cutey Bunny Zazzle Store

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Hollywood Hallows Eve - Small  Pix

October 2018

Hollywood All Hallows Eve...

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Abbey-Normal Road small pix

September 2018

Abbey-Normal Road...

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 Bronco Bunny Giff

Bronco Bunny

Journey with us Now to those thrilling Days of YesterYear with the Rootinest Tootinest Ohio Ranger of 'em all:

Bronco Bunny Rides Again!

Vikki Marlowe Pix

Sorry 'bout the Vikki Marlowe story, Walt & I got involved with a different project, which temporarelly has been taking up most of our free time... but we'll be getting back to updating this before long...

The New Adventures of: Vikki Marlowe...

Also, Click Here for a li'l sketch of Vikki herself...

CuteyKiSS Pix

And Now For something Not Quite Completely Different:

Hey, thanx to the guys over at the Cutey Bunny Fan Club site, for those of you who've been asking about the Cutey Kiss Doll - Well you can now download both it and the incomplete expansion set from the Cutey Bunny Fan Club (check out the Linx page for their Yahoo URL)... Of course this means that you'll have to join the club, but that's a painless thing to do...

 Cutey Calendar Backlist Pix

 The Old QT Calendar Section

If you have a hunch that 1998 might come around again, then this could be the section for you..!

 Taffy Story Book Pix

 Quag's Comix Pages

As time goes by we'll be adding more material here, It all depends on time available and so on... If there's anything specific anyone would like to see posted, Well give us some feedback and we could consider it...

Vicky Pix for Linx Page

QT Linx

Hey we've actually added some links... "So where", might you ask, "Could be better than where you are right now..??"

(Well,.. actually nowhere)... but here's a few places that aren't half bad...

QT Calendars are Easy to use with Mac OS8x or Win95/NT,.. older Mac systems need a display utility like ZMacs-BackSplash... Cutey & Cutie Bunnies and associated characters are Copyright and TM 1998 Joshua Quagmire These Calendar Pix are free for personal use but not for reposting or any form of resale..!

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