The Rugrats reboot premiered yesterday (27th May) on Paramount+, a new incarnation of the hit 90s series. Phil and Lil’s mother Betty DeVille is canonically gay in the reboot which is great to see. Betty was married to Howard DeVille in the original series, in the reboot she is reimagined as a single mother voiced by openly queer actress Natalie Morales. Congrats Betty! 🥳 🏳️🌈 Welcome to the growing list of LGBTQ animated characters
Hello thought I’d post a short update! I’ve recently added Keyrings to my store of my Trans Pride Cat design. I am very happy with how the keyrings came out and hope to add more keyrings to my memeow range soon. Click here to check them out.
As its Mermay (an art challenge where artists draw mermaids through May) I thought I would share some recent Mermaid art I’ve created.
Check out my MermArts below –
See ya on the next one! – Josh
I’ve recently added some more Gaymer related cards to my etsy shop after the success of my GAYMEBOYZ and GAMEGIRLZ cards. These cards were fun to design, since I’m a part time Gaymer myself! Click here to check them out.
I’ve also recently added an Asexual Pride card to my collection to go with my other Pride themed cat cards. The other cards in the range have the text “You’re Purrfect” but felt that “You’re Ace!” was a better pun for this card.
I’ve also recently set up my Memeow Gifts redbubble shop which has some of my previous designs, along with some new ones for purchase on T-shirts, notepads, stickers and more! Click here to view the current range.
My local pride like many others around the world are holding a digital event this year. Warwickshire Pride ONLINE which will be streaming Sunday 22nd August on facebook, twitter and youtube. I attended Warwickshire Pride last year as a stall holder for Memeow Gifts. The day was great fun, with much entertainment throughout the day and I look forward to watching their digital version this year.
The line up hasn’t been released yet but they are announcing acts throughout the coming week. Their tweet below hints at some of the fun things to come.
Hello and Happy Pride Month! I first of all wanted to address that this is very difficult time in the world right now. I posted the below link earlier in the month on my socials but wanted to include it here too. A good resource on how to help with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Memeow stands for love, kindness and acceptance and is against all forms of hate.
I’ve recently added some more cards to my etsy shop including cats in the colours of LGBTQ flags. This is due to the popularity of my Trans Cat card in the colours of the trans flag. The text on all of these cards says “You’re Purrfect” and the range now includes cats based on the Lesbian, Gay,Bi and Trans flags.
Recent additions also include a Trans Unicorn card, two Gaymer cards and a prideful Dachshund card! (I have a slight dachshund obsession)
You can check out the full range here!
I hope to get a few more blog posts out this month, See you on the next one! – Josh
Happy International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia or IDAHOBIT for short! IDAHOBIT was started by Louis-Georges Tin in 2004. The days name has changed in recent years to include more LGBTQ groups, starting off as IDAHO but now including Bi and Transgender members of the community in the days name.
The date of May 17th was chosen as this is the date The World Health Organisation (who I think we’ve all heard of now!) decided to remove Homosexuality from their international classification of diseases in 1990.
Happy IDAHOBIT to you all and remember to stay safe! 🙂
Working on some new card designs this weekend which I can’t wait to release soon. Also working on another post for later this month so stay tuned!
This a directory of the events/holidays Memeow Gifts currently caters for. I hope to add more designs/cards to the list as the year progresses. You can shop the full range at: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MemeowGifts!
Events and Holidays
12th April – Easter- Easter Bunny
21st June Father’s Day – Lion Dads
Weddings – Husbuns
Birthdays – Happy Birday!
To celebrate the new year I’m running a giveaway for Memeow Gifts, I’m running this give away through Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. The prizes are as follows! 1st prize – £10 credit for Memeow Gifts 😺
2nd and 3rd Prize £5 credit for Memeow Gifts.
Check out the links below to enter!
*Contains Spoilers for the series*
I had never quite gotten into the US edition of RuPaul’s Drag Race, mainly as I wasn’t sure where to start! 11 seasons is fairly daunting for a new comer to the show! My drag race obsessed friend convinced me that I needed to watch the UK version and I’m sure glad I did!
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK has to be one of the most different BBC programmes in a long time! As Baga Chipz (my fave Queen of the series) says in one episode “this is not the BBC I grew up with!”. Baga Chipz delivered the series most iconic line as Becky the maid in the drag parody of Downton Abbey, Downton Draggy. “Much Betta” Baga/Becky exclaims after successfully wrapping Lady Carey’s dead lover up in a rug (dark!), Baga/Becky swinging her fist as she delivers the now infamous line. Her Rainy Day runway look was brilliant with the rubber duck on her head, perfection. Baga really shone in the snatch game episode where the queens were tasked with impersonating famous celebrities with Baga embodying a red eyed Maggie Thatcher with hilarious lines like “thank you, thank you bring on Brexit!” and ofc “the Lady is not for turning!”
Divina De Campo was another stand out, I absolutely loved her high fashion laundry bag jump suit outfit complete with Parasol! Boasting a powerful 4 octave range, acting and sewing skills, Divina was a true triple threat!
The series spawned a hit single with Break Up (Bye Bye) by The Frock Destroyers, band made up of the queens, Baga Chipz,Divina De Campo and Blu Hydrangea. The song features some crazy high whistlenotes from Divina at the beginning and Baga’s “Much Betta!” catchphrase. All three queens did a great job on the track which also won the girl group challenge.
Cheryl Hole was another one of my faves, an Essex queen with a passion for death dropping! She may have been shady in her to the camera moments but came across as very sweet and genuine with the other girls. Also just a very entertaining person to watch!
Other highlights of the series for me were Sum Ting Wong’s Bullring look and Postage Stamp Queen Elizabeth inspired look, The Vivienne’s impeccable Trump impression on snatch game and Blu’s rainy day look! (her make up was incredible)
In the end it was The Vivienne that was crowned the first UK’s drag superstar, with Baga coming in 3rd place and Divina 2nd.
Congrats to The Vivienne and roll on Season 2!
Hello I’m back with a new blog post after a month of being ill twice and a short holiday to Wales!
I’ve recently finished my series of Pride Ponies representing the identities that make up the LGBTQ acronym. I’m thinking I will initially sell the series as greetings cards but tempted to do a postcard set of the series.
As well as finishing this series I have also designed a new Christmas card coming soon to my Etsy shop!