Photos from first session at the Windup Space with Lucille Lingerhans von Spankenstein


Our first session at the Windup Space was freaking fantastic, as was the ever-fabulous Lucille Lingerhans von Spankenstein of Gilded Lily. 🙂  The space was stunning, and though Dionysus was awesome, we definitely have a lot more room to stretch our legs—and a stage!

As always, special thanks to our wonderful sponsors who help make this possible:  Atomic Books on 3620 Falls Rd in Hampden, Artist & Craftsman Supply just a block away from Windup at 137 W. North Ave, Baby Tattoo Books, and of course Russell at the Windup Space, who saved our bacon when Dionysus changed owners.

Even more thanks go to the beautiful Lucille; otherwise all of this would be pointless and we’d have just spent the evening watching Russell make drinks—which, though entertaining, Lucille’s outfits are much more fun.  Thanks as always to Bill (who’s got some sketches up on his site) for helping shove tables around, keeping an eye on the door, and keeping out Crazy Pillow Lady (don’t ask), and Jeff for taking these photos . . .






As you can see, the turn out was pretty great—we’ll play with the seating set-up over the next few sessions to find the optimum layout, but it worked pretty well.  Even so, keep in mind, the earlier you show up, the better seat you’ll get.  (Doors are at 6.)



There were contests a-plenty, as usual—first, we invited our artists to take part in the customary opposite-hand drawing challenge. Then, in honor of the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, we had a “Lucille in Space” contest, in which nearly everyone participated.


The finalists, in a Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore first, all came up to present their drawings:


If our memory serves us well (which it often does not), the lucky lady in the center won, and got to take home some pretty slick comic book pages from Atomic Books.

And here’s Brian Dugan’s winning entry for best incorporation of “Windup” in a sketch…

…which won him a copy of Ragnar’s Vernaculis from Baby Tattoo Books.

You can check out more of Brian’s work here.

Michael sent in this sketch too…


Back to the photos…







Our next session is Monday, August 17th with Frenzy Lohan of the Charm City Roller Girls—don’t be late! And remember, we’re now an 18-and-over event, but you’ll still need to be 21 or older to drink.


By the way, that amazing photo right there is by Defekto. You can see more of his work at

Sketch backlog bonanza!

So, I promised to post a bunch of sketches that didn’t make it into the appropriate session recap for whatever reason, and here they are–a week later than promised, but better late than never, I say. Which is why we still will take any sketches you finally get around to scanning and sending to us, even if it’s from a session from last November. And then we’ll post them four months after that, and everyone can reminisce or something . . .

Anyhoo, first up–a lovely sketch of Sable Sin Cyr from the April 27 session, by Andrew Spangler:


Andrew was, technically, the first to submit his sketches of Sable for this session (and sadly, only one of two that did… [sigh]), but I only fished his email out of the spam folder a couple weeks ago. Dunno how the hell it got there, but I’m sure glad that I eventually did check the folder for non-spam items. Bad, bad Alexis.

Next, here’s a sketch of  Viola Van Wilde from our first anniversary session on June 8, created by none other than our generous sponsor, Don Sinish from Artist & Craftsman Supply (which is just down and across the street from our new venue, Windup Space, on North Ave.):


And, here’s a whole slew of sketches from Chip Molter, who sent these in a whole big batch. First up, a drawing of Bambi Galore, from the March 9 session:


Then, of Lena Grove, from the March 23 session:


Love this Munny contest entry featuring Little Luna, from the April 13 session:


For those of you who weren’t at our sessions during which we were giving away mini Munnies from Atomic Books, artists competed for these awesome DIY vinyl toys by incorporating a Munny into their drawings of the model. Each mini Munny comes with a surprise accessory–anything ranging from a cell phone to a protest sign.

Next, sketches of LiiLii Lipstick, from our May 11 session:



And my absolute favorite of Chip’s drawings, from the “best depiction of Capt. Kirk hitting on LiiLii” contest, which I’m fairly certain he won:


And that’s it for now! Don’t forget–tonight’s our first session at the Windup Space (12 W. North Ave., at the corner of North and Charles)! The lovely Lucille Lingerhans von Spankenstein will be on hand to provide you with some sassy inspiration, and we’ll be giving away more fantastic prizes! Drawing starts at 7 p.m., but show up early to get a good seat and check out the awesome work in the Vs. show, still up till the end of the month. And remember, we’re now an 18 & over event. See you tonight!

Next session: July 20 with Lucille Lingerhans von Spankenstein, and anyone got a room divider?


Our first session at the Windup Space is next Monday, July 20th, at 7 o’clock!  Lucille Lingerhans von Spankenstein of Gilded Lily Burlesque will be posing, which is a really good thing, if you haven’t noticed her photo on the front page. 🙂  18 and over to draw, 21 and over to drink, 30 and older to sit with Bill and entertain him with stories of beautiful models fighting off bears with their trapper keepers in 5 feet of snow “back in the day.”

ALSO, does anyone have a room divider, dressing screen, or rolling chalkboard they’d like to donate to Dr. Sketchy’s as a housewarming gift?  Basically we need something to block the sight-line from the Windup Space’s front door to the stage . . . probably needs to be at least six feet tall.   If you’ve got something like that in your basement or attic, and don’t want it anymore, you would be our bestest best friend ever, not to mention get a couple free passes 🙂

If you think you might have something that works, please email us at 🙂