Little Luna, at last.

I don’t know if you know this, but Little Luna of Gilded Lily Burlesque was scheduled to pose for us way back during Snowmageddon, which—with all the last-minute emergencies such as fires, arrests (not us), and traffic snafus—is the only session in two years we’ve ever had to cancel.  Even worse, we couldn’t reschedule her immediately because nearly everyone after her was traveling from far away to pose for you.

I can’t count how many folks emailed or asked when she was being rescheduled.  It was a lot.  I’m pretty sure the wait was worth it.  🙂   Just between you and me (and you know, The Internet), if it had snowed again, we would have taken it as a sign that everyone’s favorite invisible friend in the sky with super powers hated her guts and all of us were a hair’s breadth from being turned into pillars of salt or something.

Oh, who am I kidding, salt, schmalt.

Our first contest of the evening was the opposite hand contest.  If you’re left-handed you draw with your right, if you’re right-handed you draw with your left, and if you’re ambidextrous you should be behind the bar flipping cocktails for us, not drawing.  The two winners got mystery drinks from Russell . . . which to date hasn’t killed anyone, but I’m warning you, they do look a little shifty.

Samantha Cimino

John Brewer

Brian Dugan

Next up was the random noun contest where someone from the audience shouts out a random noun, which this session was “octopus”.  The prize was Animus by Seonna Hong, from Baby Tattoo Books who, besides putting out a whole slew of amazing art books also runs the Dr. Sketchy’s in LA.

Brian Dugan


The last contest of the evening was in honor of Pac-Man’s 30th anniversary, which apparently because of this front page on Google, cost the U.S an estimated $120,483,800 in productivity.  The winner of the “best incorporation of Pac-Man” contest got TWO prizes . . . a Mini-Munny from Atomic Books in Hampden on the corner of Falls Rd and the Avenue . . .

. . . not only that, but the winner got a frame from Artist & Craftsman Supply across the street on the corner of North Ave. and Howard, with the stipulation that they had to put a drawing in the frame, right on the spot, to be included in the Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore Art Show. The opening reception for the show  (and for Voom!, an exhibit of stunning burlesque portraits by photographer J.M. Giordano) is June 9th (that’s tonight), from 7 to 9 pm at the Windup Space.

If, for some lame reason, you can’t make the reception tonight, you’ll have almost two months to catch the show, including Artscape weekend. And, of course, you can see the work at our next session.

The Pac-Man drawings (some of which are in the show) were pretty awesome.

Samantha Cimino

Brian Dugan

Tiny hats are awesome. Little Luna’s was made by the multi-talented Malibu, whose (literally) fiery performances are seriously amazing.

John Brewer

And here are some photos of Little Luna after the session, showing off some awesome drawings given to her by Elstabo (who also took these two photos). You can see these drawings in person at the Dr. Sketchy’s art show.

A trillion billion thanks to Little Luna of Gilded Lily Burlesque for not only making a hole in her schedule for your drawing pleasure once, but twice!  (If you didn’t come see her, the rest of Gilded Lily Burlesque, and Mourna Handful perform on May 29th at the Windup Space, you seriously missed out on some serious sexy.  Seriously.)  Thanks as well to our generous sponsors, Atomic Books, Artist & Craftsman Supply (who also helped us frame a few additional drawings for the show), and Baby Tattoo Books; if it wasn’t for them, we’d have no prizes to give away.  Also well-deserving of the thanking is Russell of the Windup for slinging drinks and songs, Bill for filming the documentary and bouncing creepy people out the front door, Jeff for taking all the great photos above (who, btw, has some work in the show as well), the artists who contributed work for this post, and Alexis for being your host.  Conan should take her on the road with him.

So, the opening reception for the Dr. Sketchy’s art show is tonight, June 9th, 7 to 9 pm at the Windup Space!  Don’t miss it, come down, have some drinks with us where, for once, we won’t be running around like chickens with our heads cut off.  🙂  Then, our next session (and second anniversary session!) is June 14th with Maria Bella of Gilded Lily Burlesque, who will be fresh back from performing at the Americana Burlesque and Sideshow Festival in Asheville, NC—with us in tow, in fact . . . so if the car breaks down, y’all are screwed.   —Aaron

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