Viva La Viola Vixen!


I usually pick what I think is the best picture for the lead photo . . . had a lot of trouble trying to figure out which one to go with this time.  La Viola Vixen, Brisbane’s Burlesque Bombshell, was absolutely gorgeous (even though we all got caught in a serious downpour shortly before the show), and Jeff really outdid himself with the photos.

So there’s probably going to be a few more photos than usual.  I just couldn’t decide between them.

Anyways, buckets and buckets of thanks to Viola Vixen for traveling from NYC (and, even further, Brisbane before that) to model for us.  Thanks also to our generous sponsors Atomic Books, Artist & Craftsman Supply, and Baby Tattoo Books; Bill for helping us pick her up at the bus stop and watching the door, Jeff for photos, Russell of the Windup Space for keeping our whistles wet and letting us shove around his furniture, and Viola Van Wilde for helping us show Viola a little bit of Baltimore the next morning before she had to head back to NYC (not to mention offering to put Viola up for the night, even though we didn’t take her up on it and ended up going out to get soused afterward instead:).




Our first contest of the evening was the opposite hand drawing contest, where if you’re right-handed you draw with your left, if you’re left-handed you draw with your right, and if you’re ambidextrous you get accused of witchery. We didn’t get any drawings from that one emailed in, but here’s the two winners claiming their spoils.  (Lord knows what Russell actually made them.)


More photos of Viola Vixen….







Here’s some sketches Paul Moscatt sent in….



The second contest was the random noun contest where someone in the audience shouts a random noun to be incorporated into the picture.  “Mousetrap” ended up winning out.


The prize was a package of pastel paper from Artist & Craftsman Supply on the corner of North and Howard streets.



Here’s some sketches Brian Dugan sent in . . . he’s got some more up here as well.

The third drawing contest was to illustrate Viola in Times Square since the New York branch was at the moment holding a special guerrilla Dr. Sketchy’s in Times Square (and apparently was dealing with the monsoon we’d tussled with earlier).

Here’s Brian’s sketch from that contest…

…and here’s Paul Moscatt’s…


The prize was Miss Mindy’s Sassy Paper Dolls Bonanza by Miss Mindy from Baby Tattoo Books.





The last contest was the best illustration of the most bizarre mode of transportation from Brisbane to Baltimore.  Here’s Brian’s…

The winner received a copy of The Indie Rock Coloring Book from Atomic Books.

Once again Viola Vixen was amazing, even if our livers might have been a little worse for wear the next day.

Our next session is tonight, Monday, October 12th, 7 o’clock at the Windup Space with Paco Fish!


2 Replies to “Viva La Viola Vixen!”

  1. It was my pleasure! And spending the night drinking was probably way more fun than getting pounced on my by cats all night long, anyhow!

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