See past Dr. Sketchy’s models doing their thing…

So I think I’m finally kicking this cold/flu thing, just in time for Aaron and I to see this show this Saturday night:

Gilded Lily Burlesque Presents the Debut of: The Nearly Naked Truth!!

Show at 8pm. Tickets are $10.

Load of Fun
120 West North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
Come join Baltimore’s premiere burlesque troupe -Gilded Lily Burlesque- on February 28th for The Nearly Naked Truth! It’s a nostalgic romp back to the days when men were men and dames were kittens. These lovely ladies (with the help of Paco Fish, outstanding news reporter) will help you navigate the slippery slopes of sex, drugs, plaid pants and communism.

But, don’t get too uptight daddio! After witnessing a spicy shimmy here and a saucy shake there, you’ll be happily sliding down that slope, too! So let Gilded Lily Burlesque reveal to you the Nearly Naked Truth- it’s the American thing to do!

The members of Gilded Lily Burlesque include…

Maria Bella
Little Luna
Viola van Wilde
Sable Sin Cyr
Paco Fish (MC)
Lena Grove
Lucille Lingerhans von Spankenstein”

Recognize anyone in that roster? You should–if you’re a Dr. Sketchy’s regular, you’ve probably drawn almost all of them.

I said this before in an email to our mailing list, and I’ll say it again here: if you’ve had fun drawing our models, you really owe it to yourself to see them actually perform. Aaron and I have seen them perform a number of times now, and we’ve had a blast every time. Show up early, since you won’t be able to get advanced tickets for this show–their Valentine’s Day show sold out, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this one does, too. See Paco’s blog for more info, but seriously–go.


PS–Don’t know where Load of Fun is? For shame. It’s on the corner of North and Howard–across the street from our sponsor, Artist & Craftsman Supply. Oh, and apparently CityPaper will be at the show, covering a story on burlesque in Baltimore.

PPS–Keep reading for a recap of our most recent session. I’m totally annoyed that I had to spend Monday night hopped up on decongestants and trying not to cough up a lung, instead of drawing the stunning Lady Vile. If I don’t get to see these amazing “chimp attack” sketches Aaron keeps talking about, I’m seriously going to cry–so send them in.

Recap of Lady Vile’s session on Feb 23rd.


Well, Monday seemed to well enough without Alexis to keep an eye on us.  Nothing caught fire — actually, that’s not true.  Apparently Dionysus’s roof nearly caught fire from a chimney fire next door before the session even started, but we didn’t have anything to do with that so we’re going to assume it doesn’t count.

Lady Vile was stunning, course you should be able to see that.  Special thanks to her, the crew at Dionysus, our sponsors Atomic Books and Artist & Craftsman Supply, and to Bill and Jeff for helping make up for Alexis’s absence (and again to Jeff, for these awesome photos).











I’m pretty sure the two drawings below were the winners of the “How Lady Vile got her name” contest.  (The prizes were sketchbooks from Artist & Craftsman.)




We’ve already got a bunch of sketches emailed to us (some of the best were from the last contest, “Incorporate a chimpanzee attack” 😉 )…we’ll give it a few days for more to come in and then put some up here.

‘Til then, mark your calendars, folks: our next session will be Monday, March 9, with Bambi Galore!

Dr. Sketchy’s tonight, Feb 23rd, with Lady Vile! AND ‘Ze Rules!’


Lady Vile, prizes from Atomic Books and Artist & Craftsman Supply, shots, beer, antilope on pogo sticks, what more could you ask for?

Oh, this one is going to be ugly too folks, Alexis is down for the count with the flu, so Bill, Jeff, and I are going to be attempting this one by ourselves.  ‘What,’ you ask, ‘are three grown men scared of running a Dr. Sketchy’s session without one little girl?’

Yes, yes we are.

Since we fully expect this to be the session where everything just goes to hell in a handbasket, the cops raid, people start swinging from the chandeliers, and Jeff starts doing shots under the tables with the customers, that, AND it’s been almost a year since we’ve gone over the rules, let’s do a itty-bitty recap real quick.

1) Yes, you may buy Jeff shots and get him to do them under a table.

2) Don’t be an asshole.  This is really the only rule, as all the other ones flow from it.  The only reason there are any other rules at all, is, well, someone at some point did something stupid.

3) Don’t be rude to the model, other customers, Dionysus’s staff, or us.   We (the Dr. S folks at least) are here to have fun…..believe me, there ain’t any real money in this….we’re doing this to have a few beers with friends, do some drawing on the sly if we get the chance, and just have a good time.  We all have ‘real’ jobs where we get paid to put up with “The Man” and his ever-present grinding heel.

Anyone who’s rude to their bartender is a moron, and anyone who’s rude to a sexy lady/gentleman in lingerie is . . . is . . . I mean, REALLY?  What the hell.

You CAN be rude to Lynn though, the owner of Dionysus.  I saw it happen ONCE.  Bill doesn’t believe me that a man’s intestines can actually be pulled out through his nose, so I’m hoping someone will do it again sooner or later.  *IF* you decide to be rude to Lynn, please, for the love of God, come get Bill and I first so we can watch.

4) No outside food.  This is obvious and falls under the category of being rude to Lynn.

5) No chimpanzees.  Apparently they bite off faces.

6) Read the FAQ for a more extensive rules list, and for any other questions you might have.  If you haven’t read it in awhile, take a look, since it’s updated frequently.

I’m fairly certain I’m forgetting something, but oh well.  I’ll just post again if it comes to me.

Last session sold out folks, so get there early!