09/22/2008 photos, Maria Bella, and random stuff.

September’s session was our biggest one yet. Maria Bella from Gilded Lily was amazing . . . as is apparently everyone at Gilded Lily, so we’re not really surprised any more. If you notice, we switched the layout of the room this time to a Looking-Glass version ( or Mirror-Universe version if you want to be a geek about it ) of our old layout. Whether we’re the “good” Dr. Sketchy’s or the “evil mirror goatee” Dr. Sketchy’s from this point forward I’ll leave up to you.

Yes, I just went there.

Here’s some Maria photos, pop an aspirin if you have a heart condition.

Not only that, this was our first official session founded by Atomic Books in Hampden, who provided a gift card to one of our contest winners. The art was even more amazing this time around….in a few days we’ll put some up in a post. 🙂

As usual special thanks to Maria Bella for a knockout posing job and costume selection, thanks to Dionysus and Lynn for providing a great venue and for helping us talk to the police, a new Dr. Sketchy’s attendee (whose name I can’t remember) for helping us make change when we ran short on ones, Alexis for helping me host even though she was sick, and Jeff for not only taking the photos in this post but also helping shove tables and chairs around for an hour or so beforehand.

If I’ve forgotten someone, it’s because you were so special, I couldn’t even, err, think of the words. (I know I’m forgetting someone too.)

Anyways, if you happened to stay for a beer afterward, you even got a SECOND show, when my dumb ass attempted to tackle some twelve-year-old kid who was stealing the back tire of a bicycle belonging to a Dionysus patron. As an aside, neither the national Dr. Sketchy’s nor Dr. Sketchy’s-Baltimore endorses the tackling of twelve-year-olds, no matter what they’re doing, but what you do on your own time after two or three celebratory shots and moving a bunch of tables back in place, well, that’s up to you. Keep in mind though, that after those two or three shots, all that’s likely to happen is your dumb ass power-sliding across four or five feet of asphalt to the tune of ripped up jeans and a bunch of blood. Go Team Sketchy.

When the police showed up, things got even stranger as one drunk patron, having no idea what was going on, then attempted to convince the friendly officers to cuff and arrest her because she had been “very, very bad.” Luckily, Lynn intervened ( no matter how fun handcuffs sound at 11 pm, they aren’t nearly as fun when no one is paying attention to your safe word ), and the officers were able pursue our hardened gang of bike thieves.

Now tell me this isn’t cool……though the police were unable to catch the rear-tire-absconder, they were able to produce several back tires to replace the one that had been stolen. Coolest cops ever. I don’t know their names, but if they’re feeling the urge to do some drawing some time, they’re more than welcome.

Did you read this far? I wouldn’t have. Here’s one last photo for your trouble though…..Maria Bella in a Medusa costume giving the artists a rocky stare. See you on Monday.

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