You didn't hear much from us in the last 3 years. During Covid 19 we pretty much shut down to stay safe. Our main market was festivals and events and we decided it was best to stay home. This took us out of action for 2020 and 2021. In 2022 I retired and kept everything here again on hold. Well it has been two years and I missed the fun and helping others. In the past we raised tens of thousands of dollars for women's education and STEM scholarships. I missed having that purpose so in November 2023 I felt it was time to get back in the saddle and get to work.
We still have the same vision but this time we are better funded and dreaming bigger. Looking to get the comic started again and I am writing some Luvcatz books with our cast of friends, Captain Midnight, Bot Bot, Bleep and Ghost 7. Product wise we will also have perfume and luggage lines that we are developing this year. Fashion with a purpose and fun.
We will be shutting down for the next few weeks as we are out of stock on most items. The safety of the folks that work for us is important SARS- COVID19 is a killer. We are still donating to our mission charities and scholarship funds. Stay Home and pet your kitties.
We have two new adorable T Shirts designed by Miss Spooky. Watercolors in the Japanese Brush style. 40% of the profits of these T's go to Feline Rescue.
Mugs coming too
The Time is Now to take action world wide for human rights. Dr Kings quote still hits home that Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. I have been fighting injustice my whole life. No mater how small. I was fired from a $70,000/yr corporate job for refusing to mistreat African American customers at my job. We have to fight the small stuff that is day to day as well as the big stuff. Just being internally angry all the time is not the solution. There are ways to take action. Donate money to your progressive candidates. Even if it is just $20. Believe me it adds up. If you don't have money volunteer some time. I know a lot of us are not joiners but being part of a progressive community is power and it will also end the hopelessness many of us feel these days.
It is the twilight of capitalism and women are at the for front of change. Change comes in lots of small steps. One by one these old people that control things are dying. They do not want to give up but they are aging out. Fundamentalist churches have fewer and fewer members. Progressive causes have more and more members. It is a daily fight that we can win. The Math is on our side. Non violent protests are scientifically proven to win in the long game. That is the game Dr. King played. The vision from 10,000 feet up in the air where you can see the big picture. The big picture is less violence and more love. Be more loving every day. Take one day at a time. Its not your job to solve all of the worlds problems at one time. Change will come if we do daily good and set the mechanisms for change. Once these mechanisms are in place they are very hard to stop amd we will have that better world that we want.
Kawaii (かわいい, pronounced [kaɰaiꜜi]; "lovable", "cute", or "adorable") is the culture of cuteness in Japan. ... The cuteness culture, or kawaii aesthetic, has become a prominent aspect of Japanese popular culture, entertainment, clothing, food, toys, personal appearance, and mannerisms. A new world force for change Yes we are political and proud of it. People are like why are you political. Well fighting injustice world wide is part of our DNA. It's part of our world view. One of the reasons I started this company was to use Kawaii to concur evil in a real way. Cute is powerful and cute is beautiful and cute makes you feel warm and connected. Our motto is Love binds us and makes us alive. We are one and can together we can get things done.
Chris Dang our late illustrator had a saying Live Love As We Are. This is a very powerful concept that the world needs. We live in love and we accept each other as we are. Together we can make positive change. The world has been corrupted by green and gangsters. With climate change our world is in crisis and we can together change to world view. We can change selfishness with selflessness and community. Cute and fun our the currency of our community.
We used to like the old Teen Vogue. The former editor really had a good handle on the culture of women today. Now it is celebrity bullshit. We are going to focus on what real young women are doing today. Interviews with women and men changing the world and fighting for a new order.
Working on our plush well appointed photo studio. Currently has some of our classic motorcycles in it but they are being moved to a secret location. We will be doing fun photos shoots and model interviews. Our first fashion model feature is Miss Spooky- Paranormal investigator. We always shoot models that have an interesting background story and will be featuring them in our weekly interviews.
We will have a number of books released very soon. The first Luv Catz book Lonely Planet which is a journey tale kind of like The Wizard of Oz or Alice in Wonderland. A group of misfit time travelers end up together on a strange planet and work together to solve a mystery and learn about themselves. I have been working on this book for a couple of years now and just wrapping up some of the final chapters. The illustrations need to be completed as well as the cover.
Our Miss Spooky is on the Travel Channel Tonight at 10 on My Horror Story. True tales of ghosts. My Horror Story at 10. https://www.travelchannel.com/…/m…/episodes/return-to-horror
What was your most embarrassing moment?
I am pretty hard to embarrass. I guess My wife seeing being on stage in another womans dress and one of the go go dancers in my band in her dress. Both of us getting sweaty on stage. She was really pissed. It was Flag day and I called it drag day. The all girl opening band Scarlet O dressed as guys and we dressed as girls ( some of us). I was not wearing any underwear and the skirt kept riding up exposing me to the audience.
What is your most treasured possession?
The second guitar I made. It came out fantastic and the subsequent builds lead me on many an adventure. The best being Poison Ivy playing the guitar I made for her on Human Fly live in DC at the 930 Club. Having Billy Gibbons call me up and ask if the guitars were real was pretty cool too.
What would your superpower be?
Eavesdrop on any conversation I choose. I love to over hear things about peoples lives. I am a big snoop. I would love to be a spy.
If you could bring something extinct back to life, what would you choose?
Swinger Clubs in the 70's. They were a blast. Just go in there with your girlfriend and have crazy sex with hot couples and no one asked your name. Fun from 9pm to 6am.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
Harold Loyd as I am pretty accident prone. He is also my favorite actor. I love silent films.
What is your favorite smell?
Gasoline and Patchouli oil. I love motorcycles and the direct connection you have with them including filling the tank with race fuel. I love girls that wear Patchouli oil for some reason.
Which book changed your life?
Andy Warhol's A to B and Back Again Being able to stand out side of your self and look at your self is a great skill. You can do it via meditating.
What do you owe your parents?
Nothing. I had great parents and I took care of them the last 10 years.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Dancing I dance like David Byrne but I love it.
What does love feel like?
Like a bomb went off in my head. It lasts for years. Unfortunately so does heartbreak for me
Have you ever said ‘I love you’ and not meant it?
Never People don't say it enough these days.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Bet you a nickel and Yeah No
What is the worst job you’ve done?
I worked selling airport lighting systems. It was a family business and they were always fighting. I lasted 90 days and quit. The most horrid experience of my life.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Rome 100 AD or Ancient Egypt, I love ancient history.
How do you relax?
I build model airplanes and tanks. I am always building something I love building things.
What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
A Bush Hog to cuts some trails with on my property. I love going for walks in the woods or riding my dirt bike.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Building Luv Catz I really want to make cute stuff with a message and help the world be a better place. I am kind of angry about how the world is right now. It is supposed to be better and not so lonely for everyone.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
It is all an illusion.
Where would you most like to be right now?
At the beach. I love being near water. 20 miles to the beach the last 20 years and it has been great. I try and take a walk on the beach several times a week
We are sad to announce the death of our designer friend and Luv Catz contributor Chris Dang. Chirs and I worked on the Luv Catz logo and he helped design the Bot Bot character. I have know Cris for 10 years. We met at a fashion show in 2009 right when I was starting Luv Catz. I was so impressed with his work I hired him to help me design the Luv Catz logo. He was a true free spirit and spent his time in Jacksonville, NYC, Tokyo, Bali and San Francisco. We would meet up about once a month and talk business, fashion and music over a bowl of Pho or at the Korean place in Jax.. Besides being a talented designer he was a very good DJ and musician. Many a fun evening in the Dark Lords of Infinity studio jamming on the beat boxes and synths. He was the kind of person that brought joy wherever he went. He wanted to make the world a better place. We had many late night conversations on how to do just that. I his final message last week he said that Luv Catz was doing the job of Angels in making the world a better place. I was kind of taken aback and said No we are just very very angry at the way the world is. Building something that helps people is a better way to direct my anger than the alternative. Now I know a little better about what he was talking about. We are going to carry on and make this work. Chris you will always be with us in spirit.