If you’re a Mad Men fan and missed last session with Lauren Marleaux of Gilded Lily Burlesque, your life pretty much sucks at this point. Take a gander.
I wanted so badly to either use the Mad Men theme song or “Zou Bisou Bisou” for that video, but we probably would’ve been sued out of existence if I had. [sigh]
In any case—wow. Eat your heart out, Joan Holloway.
We had a bunch of contests: the ye’ old opposite hand contest, a “Put a bird on it!” challenge, and best incorporations of John Waters and Betty Page (who both had birthdays on or around that date), and gave away a giant bottle of Disobedience Abbey Dubbel from Flying Dog Brewery, Sparrow Vol. 0: Ashley Wood Sketches and Ideas from Atomic Books, and Symptomatica from Baby Tattoo Books.
Thanks to Brian Dugan, Cecilia Strakna, Christian Tribastone, Craig Hankin, David Wright, Fred Oakes, Jeff Lance, Jennifer Stark, Kimberly Keyes Stark, Tony Stark, John Schloman, Kat Parker, Lois Borgenicht, Mike Hasson, Stewart White, and Tim Kelly for sending in the sketches below.
Most of the photos you see are by the talented Jeff Schock, except when they’re labeled as taken by Alexis.
Thanks to the amazing Lauren Marleaux for a rocking Mad Men themed session; thanks to our sponsors for this session, Atomic Books, Flying Dog Brewery, and Baby Tattoo Books; thanks to Jeff for the snazzy photos; thanks to Styger for helping with the door, set-up, and break-down; thanks to Russell and Liz for slinging booze & tunes; thanks to Alexis for manning the mic; and thanks to anyone who helped put up a chair at the end.
Next session is Monday, May 14th with Marla Meringue of Sticky Buns Burlesque! (It’s our last event before our 4th Anniversary session in June, btw, since we’re taking off for Memorial Day.) If you’re coming, go to the event page and let us know. Marla’s pretty popular, so show up late at your own risk.
(Photo of Marla Meringue courtesy of Sarah Faison of Sweet Trade Photography.)