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!

The Nearly Naked Truth this Friday!

Don’t forget, Gilded Lily Burlesque is performing Friday night!  If you’ve come to just one of our sessions, the odds are pretty good someone from Gilded Lily posing.  This is possibly the best burlesque show Alexis and I’ve seen in Baltimore (or anywhere else).  It’s one thing to see Viola, Sable, Paco, Maria, Luna, Lena, or Lucille sit still for a sketchpad, it’s something else entirely to see their art.

The Nearly Naked Truth

Come join Baltimore’s premiere burlesque troupe, Gilded Lily Burlesque, on Friday May 22nd 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!

TWO SHOWS! 7:30 and 10:30.
Tickets are $15 and will be available in advance. Watch this space for a link. THIS WILL SELL OUT!

Click here for tickets!

Here’s the event page on Facebook too.

Bees, pirates, ninjas, and Sable Sin Cyr!


So, maybe our ambitious plans to have a session right on the heels of our return from SketchyCon bit us on the butt. Well, bit Alexis, at least. Last Monday was definitely rough, but thank god for our stunning muse of the evening, Sable Sin Cyr.


Not only is she jaw-droppingly gorgeous, but she can make amazing costumes–that beautiful costume she’s wearing was created entirely from scratch by Sable herself. And unfortunately Charm City is losing her talent this summer to the land of beer and cheese, where she’ll be studying costume design.


As always, special thanks to Sable, Dionysus for hosting us, our sponsors Atomic Books, Artist & Craftsman Supply, and Baby Tattoo Books. Non-Special thanks to Bill for doing door and Jeff for photos (they aren’t very special, well, not in that way).





There were contests and prizes from our sponsors galore, so many in fact we actually had trouble having enough contests to distribute them all. While we drew, we listened to the Dr. Sketchy’s Old-Timey Dirty Ditties CD put together by Joe Wos of Dr. Sketchy’s Pittsburgh with design by Nicola Black of Dr. Sketchy’s Philadelphia.

One contest was based on Sable’s pose below the fifth track The Bumblebee Invaded The Nudist Colony by Billy Mitchell. You can listen to it below, though Lord knows don’t listen to it at work. 🙂 It’s hysterical. (Let me know if the link doesn’t work.)



The winning sketch of Sable’s encounter with a bee was by Brian Dugan, who won a blue Mini-Munny from Atomic Books.


Another contest was Pirates vs. Ninjas. Why? Why not. (Actually, it was because Sable was telling us about some awesome pirates vs. ninjas blog before the start of the session).


All the contestants won watercolor sets from Artist & Craftsman Supply, but Brian was on a roll and won Gris Grimly’s Wicked Nursery Rhymes from Baby Tattoo Books for his awesome drawing above. (You can see both Gris Grimly and Molly Crabapple sketch at




Here’s a few sketches by Kurt Aspland to round everything out…



Our next session is THIS MONDAY, May 8th with LiiLii Lipstick! Drawing and beer on a Monday, it doesn’t get much better than that.


Again, a big thanks to Johnny B for letting us use his awesome photo for our flyer.  See you Monday!