If you didn’t get a sugar rush, your glucose meter is broke.
Look at those cupcakes. Just look at them. It was all I could do not to lick every single one and tell the rest of you to go to hell, lock myself in the Windup and sob quietly over a couple dozen gluten-free cupcakes and a case of Natty-Boh. To be honest with you, and please keep this to yourself, I DID suggest this and promptly got shanked by Alexis.
Lesson? Alexis loves you more than cupcakes, and sadly, I do not.
Cherry, though, was able to balance both.
. . . and then it was time for Cherry Delight to death-defying whip demonstration. I’m not sure how someone could have been killed from it, BUT THEY COULD HAVE.
Our first contest, as usual, 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 ambidextrous you should keep quiet unless you want to get egged. The prize was a “OhmygodwhatdidRusselljustputinthatthing??” drink from the bar for thew two illustrious winners.
After that, more of the delicious Miss Cherry Dee . . .
Next up was the BOOBQUAKE contest. I’m sure you already knew, but if you didn’t, Monday was officially Boobquake Day. What does that mean? Well, apparently some idiot Iranian cleric blamed all the world’s earthquakes on women around the world showing too much cleavage. As a response, women around the world decided to show as much cleavage as possible in order to disprove his ridiculous claim.
[clears throat] Unfortunately, there WAS an earthquake. Err, whoops.
Anyways (sorry Taiwan!) the winner received a Uncle Dick’s famously Kinky, Hanky-Panky-Spanky Kit from Artist & Craftsman Supply just across the street at the corner of North and Howard. I thought this was pretty amusing considering the contest.
Third up to bat was the random now contest where the crowd shouts out random nouns until Alexis hears something amusing enough to base a contest around. A flurry of cries were flung out, the last of which was a shout of “Smurfs!” which suspicious sounded as if it came from the direction of the bar. (I’m pretty sure Russell set us up, folks.)
As soon as the pose began Windup’s sound system belted out the Smurf song . . . Russell’s probably been waiting years to use that.
The prize was a Mini-Munny from Atomic Books in Hampden on the corner of the Avenue and Falls. What’s a Mini-Munny? Well, it’s a DIY vinyl toy that looks like this :
The last contest of the evening was the best incorporation of Coney Island in your drawing with the prize being Miss Mindy’s Sassy Paper Doll Bonanza from Baby Tattoo Books, who’s owner also runs the LA branch of Dr. Sketchy’s.
And with that, the evening was sadly over. The cupcake boxes were forlornly empty (they actually vanished pretty damn fast), Cherry’s ride had arrived, and the trek back to Normalsville awaited.
We would like to thank first and foremost the delectable Miss Cherry Delight for traveling all the way from Coney Island to pose for our drawing pleasure; our fetching sponsors Sweet Sin Bakery, Atomic Books, Artist & Craftsman Supply, and Baby Tattoo books for donating cupcakes and prizes for your . . .ummm . . . cupcaking and prizing pleasure; to Russell for slinging booze, DJing, and having such a cool bar; Bill for working on the Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore documentary which is coming along pretty damn nicely; Jeff for the amazing photos you see above; and of course all of you who came out and made Cherry feel welcome. 🙂
Our next session is Monday, May 10th, only days away, with Johnny Blazes!
Not only that, but we have the Official Traveling Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Sketchbook, which we picked up this past weekend in New York at SketchyCon! Monday will be your one chance to leave your mark in this Sketchworld-wide project before we ship it off to Chicago, so don’t miss it!