There isn’t much point in getting all loquacious about it, the pictures pretty much do the talking. Clearly, Dahlia Derriere was pure win. Our usual photographer Jeff wasn’t able to make it (he was at Comic-con punching out storm troopers or something) so Jen Swanson lent us a hand—and wow, did she.
Dahlia’s first dead dame was Cleopatra . . .
Our first contest of the evening was the opposite hand drawing contest, where if you’re right-handed, you draw with your left, and if you’re left-handed, you draw with your right, and if you’re front-handed you’re going to meet my back-hand.
The two winners got mystery drinks from Russell at the bar.
Look at that pose—she held that for FIVE minutes. Wow. And then she did it again, this time for a TEN minute pose.
The second contest was the best interpretation of an encounter between Juanita Cruz (Dahlia’s second historical heroine) and a bull, with extra points if you work in an homage to a famous Spanish painter. There were two winners with each receiving a sketchbook from Artist & Craftsman Supply, which is just down the street from the Windup Space, at the corner of North and Howard.
The third contest was the random noun contest in which we ask the crowd to suggest a random person, place, or thing. This time around, the random noun chosen was “Amsterdam”, and the prize was Gris Grimly’s Little Jordan Ray’s Muddy Spud from Baby Tattoo Books.
Our last contest of the evening was “zombie Amelia Earhart” with the prize being a $15 gift card to Atomic Books in Hampden at the corner of the Avenue and Falls Rd.
Many thanks to Dahlia Derriere who did a smash-up job, and to Jen Swanson for taking the beautiful photos you see above. Special thanks as well to our sponsors Atomic Books, Artist & Craftsman Supply, and Baby Tattoo Books. Thanks also to Russell for DJ’ing/bartending, to Bill for manning the door, and to Alexis for hosting and general rabble-rousing.
Our next session is tomorrow, Monday, August 9th with Roma Mafia at the Windup Space! Doors at 6, start at 7 – this is the ONLY session we’ll have in August, so if you miss it, you’ll be Sketchy-starved for over a month! (Don’t worry though, come September we’ll start up our usual scheduling.)