“It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.”

Last 12 Months - 152

We’re a little behind.  Obviously.

If you didn’t know, Alexis and I got married in September and, well, the six months leading up to the wedding got pretty damn hectic.  It may not look like it, but these blogs can take a little bit of time to put together, what with the photos to edit, videos to assemble, and, you know, fancy schmancy word poems to, I dunno, glue together.  We were able to keep the actual sessions on track, and the videos (we had to—our computers only have so much memory), but sadly, the blogs took the hit.

But as I write this, it’s Thanksgiving, and I’ve got a belly full of turkey and some time on my hands, so let’s see if we can catch up.

Sucre à la Crème.

Her session back in March was one of the best Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore has ever had.  I’m going to take a risk and say it honestly might be the best.  I won’t say it outright, I don’t want to get knifed by a model when I step off a train back into Baltimore in a few days, but, well, it might just be.  Her Legend of Zelda routine is also one of my all time favorites.

If you haven’t watched the video sometime in the last few months, take a look.

One thing I can say for sure: that is the best video we have of a session.  A bazillion different things contributed to that, some of which was luck, but when someone asks what a session is like, this is one of the videos we show them.

Paco Fish was originally supposed to model for this session, but at the last minute, he offered to give his session up for Sucre, who was visiting Baltimore from Montreal (which has its own amazing branch, by the way).  I don’t think you can quite spot him in the video, but Paco was there at the bar shooting the breeze with us while folks were drawing.  A week after that, he set off across the country on tour, which, unless he’s been arrested in the last twenty-four hours or so, he’s still on.

Anyway, we’re pretty damn jealous of Montreal.  If they hadn’t taken us out for beers when we were up there a year or two ago, we’d probably be plotting to kill them right now.

We had some drawing contests for weird shots from Russell and a book from our generous sponsor, Baby Tattoo Books out in LA, who runs their own Sketchy’s out there as well.

Since a bit of time has rolled past, our memories are a little hazy, but we’ll do our best to thank everyone involved.  Special thanks to Sucre à la Crème who, I’m sure you can see, did an absolutely stunning job; thanks to Paco Fish for recommending her and for keeping us company that night; thanks to Russell of the Windup Space for slinging drinks and tunes; thanks to old door hand Styger who happened to be in town and helped us do set up and breakdown; thanks to Maeve for helping with door and all that set up and breakdown stuff too; thanks to our generous sponsor Baby Tattoo Books; and of course thanks to Alexis for the beautiful photos you see below and for helming the ship on stage that night.

By the way, you can see the sketches folks sent in from that night in the video above.

Sophia Sunday on a Saturday.

We’ve gotten a little behind with our blog posts – busy, busy, busy, but we’re catching up.  Sophia Sunday’s session was amazing, and her Fever act is easily one of my favorite burlesque acts.  The video and Alexis’s photos do a lot better job backing that up that my silly words could, so take a look.

We’d like to thank Matt Craft, Tim Kelly, John Schloman, Fred Zeleny, and Hannah Levasseur for sending in their drawings, which you can see in the gallery below.

Super duper thanks to Sophia Sunday of Gilded Lily Burlesque for being our muse for the evening; special thanks to our generous sponsor Atomic Books for providing prizes for the various drawing contests; thanks to Maeve for holding the door down and helping do all the setup and takedown stuff; thanks to Russell for slinging booze and tunes; and of course thanks to Alexis for the beautiful photos you see before and running the mic for the whole hootenanny.

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Photo by Alexis de la Rosa

Now THAT is obscure.

Anyway, we’re a little late with this blog post, but, well, that’s what happens when a giant storm tears up the East Coast with no fucking warning.  What are you going to do?

In any case, Deviana Fox was, is, amazing.  Take a look.


Thanks to Atomic Books for donating The Great American Pin-Up which some lucky person won in one of the contests, and thank you to What Katie Did for donating a pair of vintage back seamed stockings for another lucky winner.

Thank you to Cecilia Strakna, Clarice Jones, Craig Hankin, David Wright, Kat Parker, Kevin Yan, Lois Borgenicht, Stephanie Burgee, Stewart White, Tim Kelly, and Tom Symonds who all sent in drawings, which you can see in the gallery below.  Y’all sent in ALOT; if I misspelled a name somewhere or misattributed someone, let me know, with that many it’s pretty easy to make a mistake.

Thanks to Deviana Fox for doing a great job, though I am disappointed that none of y’all provoked her into lopping off a head; thanks to our sponsors Atomic Books and What Katie Did for the amazing prizes; thanks to Jeff for some of the best photos he’s ever taken; thanks to Russell for slinging tunes and booze, not to mention letting us use the amazing Windup Space; thanks to Styger for helping shove around furniture and hold down the door; thanks to Alexis mc-ing; and thank you to all the folks who joined us for a pretty amazing 77th session.