Saturday, June 28, 2008


today is the Malena Midnight event---

Ventura Place

12053 Ventura Place

Studio City, CA 91604


Malena will be doing her psychic readings and selling her designs,
I will be there with Lorraine as back up, and I will be reading the tarot cards---
and we wil have sparkly jewels and many treats.
Quiche made bat cookies, which i feel it is not too early to eat at this point---

Please join us, four pm until midnight or so---

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


A beautiful book is about to be born into the world. I saw the proofs at the Book Expo, while I was there with Neil. The pages are stunning...and the fact that Rantz did so much work under great personal strain, i am in awe. It is the shape and size of an album cover, a medium near and dear to my LP-lovin' heart.

I am the luckiest girl to have been involved in it, writing my take on my favorite Tori Amos song, first published script...
and Neil does a wonderful introduction to the book.

Available for pre-order at the Tori Store:


this from Tori's website (

This July the ever-growing relationship between comics and music reaches new heights as Tori Amos and Image Comics release COMIC BOOK TATTOO, a 480-page, full color anthology adapting the themes and ideas behind her songs into a lush volume of sequential art.

"I have been surprised, excited and pleasantly shocked by these comics that are extensions of the songs that I have loved and therefore welcome these amazing stories of pictures and words because they are uncompromisingly inspiring," says Amos. "It shows you thought is a powerful formidable essence and can have a breathtaking domino effect."

To assemble COMIC BOOK TATTOO's diverse roster of talent, Amos worked alongside editor Rantz Hoseley, co-creator behind the upcoming DISPLACED PERSONS and VIX. Together they formed a line up featuring Y: THE LAST MAN's Pia Guerra, Leah Moore, John Reppion David Mack, Hope Larson, Ryan Kelly, Jonathan Hickman, Colleen Doran, Eric Canete, Ted McKeever, Jock, Anthony Johnston, Dame Darcy, Carla Speed McNeil, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Mark Buckingham, Ivan Brandon, C. B. Cebulski and many more, including an introduction by SANDMAN creator Neil Gaiman.

COMIC BOOK TATTOO, a 12" x 12" 480-page anthology, will be in stores July 23rd. (this makes the Tori book a LEO!)

Tori Amos Comic Book Tattoo cover art and colors by Jason Levesque

Below is a list of creators involved in the Tori Amos Comic Book Tattoo:
(LOOK AT SOME OF THIS TALENT....signed, your geeky comic book fan, Kitty)

David Mack
Josh Hechinger, Matthew Humphreys, Kristyn Ferretti (L)
Jonathan Tsuei, Eric Canete
Jason Horn, Dean Trippe
Sara Ryan, Jonathan Case
Rantz A. Hoseley, James Stokoe
Tristan Crane, Atticus Wolrab
Nikki Cook
Drew Bell, Kevin Mellon, Mark Sweeney (C)
Jeff Carroll, Mike May
Jeremy Haun, Amber Stone (C)
Leif Jones
Elizabeth Genco, Carla Speed Mcneil, Mark Sweeney (C)
Kelly Sue Deconnick, Andy Macdonald,Nick Filardi(C),Kristyn Ferretti(L)
Cat Mihos, Andre Szymanowicz, Gabe Bautista (C), Kristyn Ferretti (L)
C.B. Cebulksi, Ethan Young, Joey Weltjens & Lee Duhig For Guru Efx (C)
Omaha Perez
Irma Page, Mark Buckingham
Rantz A. Hoseley, Ming Doyle, Mark Sweeney(C), Kristyn Ferretti (L)
Mike Maihack
John Ney Reiber, Ryan Kelly, Kristyn Ferretti (L)
Alice Hunt, Trudy Cooper
Jonathan Hickman
Matthew S. Armstrong
Neil Kleid, Christopher Mitten, Kristyn Ferretti(L)
Stephanie Leong, Sonia Leong
Kelly Sue Deconnick, Laurenn Mccubbin
John Bivens
Hope Larson
Emma Vieceli, Faye Yong(C)
Chris Arrant, Star St.Germain
Mike Dringenberg
Paul Maybury
Jim Bricker, Craig Taillefer
Dame Darcy
G. Willow Wilson, Steve Sampson
Neal Shaffer, Daniel Krall
Adisakdi Tantimedh, Ken Meyer Jr.
Mark Sable, Salgood Sam
Tom Williams
James Owen
Seth Peck, Daniel Heard
Ivan Brandon, Callum Alexander Watt
Leah Moore & John Reppion, Pia Guerra, Mark Sweeney(C), Kristyn Ferretti (L)
Jessica Staley, Shane White
Ted Mckeever, Chris Chuckry (C)
Jimmie Robinson
Lea Hernandez
Derek Mcculloch, Colleen Doran, Jason Hanley (L)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

"... wear my war wounds like a crown"...

busy month of June...

Drew has been out on the Billy Joel tour but they get several breaks in between show dates, he has been coming home.
We made a little road trip to Santa Barbara, where he got a beautiful new tattoo for his birthday present from me...
a pair of ravens on his forearm in Celtic/Pictish style, done by Pat Fish of Lucky Fish Studio (

happy birthday, baby. I am grateful for you every day.

after his tattoo was finished, we drove down to Ventura, for a sunset stroll where we window-shopped while waiting for the Peter Murphy show to start...

Peter was amazing, even if the sound system was pretty poor. I couldn't get a good shot in that venue...oh well.

I send my thanks to the band Strange Rebel Frequency, who sent us the tickets. (

It was a dream come true last summer when I met Mr. Murphy in Istanbul, I fake-fainted in front of my crew after he shook my hand. I am fairly shy about asking people to pose for photos but he hung out with us all night and was so interesting with his stories of life in Turkey, his opinions about the music industry, that i didn't feel shy at all. We got caught in a torrential downpour and that really broke the ice, all of us scattering for cover since the show was in an open-air venue overlooking the waters of the Black Sea...

Last week, I worked the Tone Loc/Lisa Lisa show which was a blast, I challenge you NOT to move to "Funky Cold Medina".
Kim is my new co-worker, an actress with flavor! Here she is posing by the dressing room signs, too bad you can't see the major crowd behind her...

between shows, I silkscreened the road cases with Michael at the warehouse:

Yesterday was spent working the 106 radio show in Anaheim, featurning Ice Cube. Born O'Shea Jackson, Ice Cube shares the same birthday as my dad, sooo of course, I am a fan. He was so great live. Ali and I ran out to stand/dance under the crowd at side stage while he belted out his songs. We stepped aside as it started raining beer as some kind of commotion broke out up above. Next we saw a camera fall... then more beer...Security guards ran over with their flashlights shining up, and we were just watching the show. The promoter came over to us and we thought he asked if we were having fun, "Yes!" we said. He said, "WHAT?? You DID?" we stopped dancing and looked at him, he said, "No, I asked if you got covered in blood--", and pointed his flashlight at our feet, it was a CSI scene, with bright red droplets all over the floor...ouch.

even so, as Mr. Cube would say "it was a good day".

(When I was talking to my parents this morning, telling them the story of the blood, my Dad said, oh That will make a good blog entry, haha Dad, hope you are right, even though i think you were kidding.)

Getting ready now to leave to get miss Red at the airport returning at last from her Megadeth tour...

Tomorrow i work the Death Cab for Cutie show and the end of the week, I will work the George Michael show...cannot wait!
next post will be about the MALENA MIDNIGHT SHOW. We have brewing up gorgeous glittery gems for you all. She will be doing her psychic readings and I will be reading the cards...MAGIC!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

"Tombstone hand and a graveyard mind..."

from one of my favorite songs of all time....

"I walk 47 miles of barbed wire,
I use a cobra-snake for a necktie,
I got a brand new house on the roadside,
Made from rattlesnake hide,
I got a brand new chimney made on top,
Made out of a human skull,
Now come on take a walk with me, arlene,
..... tell me, who do you love? "

RIP Bo Diddley (who died of heart failure this month...)

when on the Tool tour, Bo was playing next door at one of the venues, here is a great shot of the boys with Bo.
i will always remember his cameo in the film "Trading Places"---perfection...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

my new tour dates....

I am about to descend into teenybopper madness, touring with the Jonas Brothers (a three brother Disney act that is catching fire like Hannah Montana, shown standing with them in photo below...)

My librarian Mom sent me this New York Times link on the tour, so you can check them out: (and then my schedule is below)

I join the tour already in progress at this venue:

Sat 07/12/08 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Tue 07/15/08 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

Wed 07/16/08 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Thu 07/17/08 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion At Concord

Sat 07/19/08 Englewood, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre

Mon 07/21/08 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Omaha

appearing with Avril Lavigne

Tue 07/22/08 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis

Wed 07/23/08 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center

Fri 07/25/08 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium

Sat 07/26/08 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center

Mon 07/28/08 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

Tue 07/29/08 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Wed 07/30/08 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion

Fri 08/01/08 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain

Sat 08/02/08 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Wed 08/06/08 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena

Thu 08/07/08 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center

Fri 08/08/08 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater

Sat 08/09/08 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena

Sun 08/10/08 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena

Mon 08/11/08 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena

Thu 08/14/08 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts

Fri 08/15/08 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Sat 08/16/08 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

Mon 08/18/08 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge

Tue 08/19/08 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Virginia Beach Amphitheater

Wed 08/20/08 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre

Fri 08/22/08 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center

Sat 08/23/08 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena

Sun 08/24/08 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Tue 08/26/08 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion

Wed 08/27/08 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

Fri 08/29/08 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair Grandstand

Sat 08/30/08 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair

Sun 08/31/08 Essex Junction, VT Champlain Valley Exposition

Tue 09/02/08 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center

Thu 09/04/08 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre @ State Fairgrds.

Fri 09/05/08 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

overdue Neverwear photos...posted...

more than a wee bit behind on posting these great photos i have received from all you lovely Neverwearers...

the gorgeous and very model-ly Nathalie, SpacedLaw! sending to us from over the ocean, she is also wearing her Malena Collection moon dangle earrings...(

even her kitty cat Caos has excellent taste in literature:


this is our very first customer ever at Neverwear, TiM, the pocketdemon, in a photo that is very cinematic, gloriously moody and all the way from the UK. this is one of my personal favorites...


Here are Danth, webgoblin extraordinaire and Glen, look carefully at HIS shirt--i loved it!


Dame Darcy and Cesar Haro modelling from a secret space: (thank you, Cesar for sending these)



D. Darcy and I both have work in the upcoming Tori Amos compilation book; Comic Book Tattoo, which Mr. Rantz Hoseley master-minded and Neil most kindly wrote the introduction---I wrote a story based on Tori's song SUGAR...coming out in July.
Rantz was at the BEA promoting the book, Neil and I met up with him in the madness:



Honestly, at one point in the day, I had to call in for back-up, trying to guide Neil through the maze, we stopped for a moment and next thing I knew, Neil was being interviewed on camera, and I was losing my cool. We likened it to sharks, we couldn't stop moving or it might mean a certain death. Quiche, how i needed you at that moment, my dear!

here is Mr. Roger Avary, Oscar winner and delightful soul, wearing his Neverwear at the Scream awards last October:
if you haven't seen "Killing ZOe"... go now.... watch..... Eric Stoltz in France...mmmmm


Here all the way from New Zealand, by way of Iceland, is our first lady of Nordic goddessness: HERA, in her Lil' Neilwear:


hear her haunting music at:

our darling miss Leila Brown (who works as a secret agent, i think!?)---here she is in her office, showing off her Graveyard mousepad:


here is my hero, Ruth Waytz, she is a one-woman bomb squad, capable of leaping tall buildings in a single bound, you get the picture----she is the good woman behind the wonderful artist Coop, see their magic at :
here she takes a breather to sling mousepads for Neverwear. Ruth, j'adore!


i have saved the very best for last:
another photo from a Scandanavian artist, the Very Fine Jouni Koponen, from Finland. I love what he did with these photos, clever-eyed man.
You can see what he is working on, (illustrating Neil's ODD & THE FROST GIANTS) over at:


and my very favorite:


stay tuned for more---

Monday, June 02, 2008

a belated wrap-up, in which i dream of Elvis...

so! to finish up with the Balticon post, before I launch in to the latest weekend's happenings...

Douglas Adams was the Ghost of Honor at the convention, here he is with his Lil' Neil Neverwear tee...

His luminous handler was faithfully carrying her towel. Here she is, showing off her Lisa Snellings purchase....

Here is miss Rayvn, Nora, one of the Balticon ladies-in-charge, looking sassy in her Neverwear. She is proposing the oh-so-talented Miles Teves for next year's convention as artist guest. Watch and see what happens...


Last night I had the best dream, i was touring with ELvis, and it was him, and we spoke throughout the dream, and i wasn't surprised to see him, because in my dream i didn't know that he was supposed to be dead. It wasn't the very young ELvis, nor was it the older Vegas ELvis, it was an evolved Elvis...and during my dream, i looked up into the sky to see a huge raven flying with a small creature clutched in his claws. He circled down and dropped a tiny black panther at my feet, a little bigger than my Batman. In my dream, this baby panther spoke to me and bit my hand hard enough to draw blood. What he told me is now gone, but i remember waking up with such stars in my eyes.

..soon a BEA post. today Drew and I will drive to Santa Barbara and then see a Peter Murphy show tonight, still behind in the blogging, but ahead in the adventures....