I get sidetracked very easily. That is how I came up Kitten Motorcycle Gang, some ridiculous new characters that I hope to turn into an empire. I envision plush toys, action figures, a movie, cat food, and a theme park attraction. I'm still trying to name these bad biker kitties. From Left to Right, there's Tiger (or Tommy), Sheba (or Kitty) and Hairball.
Part of the inspiration for Kitten Motorcycle Gang is an old picture from the early 1990s I found of our family cat, Bud, lounging on a motorcycle. I based KMG member Hairball on Bud.
We really should have dressed up Bud in a vest and put a bandana on his head.
Besides the fact that cats are popular on the Internet, and shows like Sons of Anarchy are big right now, I also had inspiration for Kitten Motorcycle Gang from something from the past. That would be Topps Perlorian Cats Trading Cards.
Back in 2010, I wrote a Dizmentia post called Bad Biker Kitties: Topps Perlorian Cats (click the link to see that) and I noticed from the responses that some people were obsessed with those motorcycle cats.
Watch for Kitten Motorcycle Gang to rev up their cycles and roar (and purr) sooner that nine lives from now. I'm thinking of songs that need to appear in a KMG movie. Definitely Rock this Town by the Stray Cats and maybe Puss n' Boots by Atom Ant, and possibly Kitty by the Presidents of the United States of America.
I am a recovering collector---I've really tried to cut back. I love to draw. I love Food Network shows, but can't cook. I love relaxing and listening to music. I hate stress and drama. I'm sort of a hermit on weekends, but I love talking to people (good thing, because I work customer service as part of my job). I lost a lot of weight a few years ago, and I can tell you that people treat me differently now (much better) and I am much bolder now. Drop me a line!