Saturday, May 19, 2007

Best of YSL #63

This is one of my favorites.

Dr. Sketchy's Big Wild Life Innaural sitting!

Well, today was the first session of the Anchorage chapter of Dr. Sketchy and it was a blast. Danger Mouse from VaVaVoom Burlesque was our expert model. The sun was out, the drinks were cold and the artists were delightfully surly. A success all around.

The next session will be Sunday, June 17th from 4:00 to 7:00 p at Bernie's, with a special guest, Scott McCloud, of Understanding/Reinventing/Making Comics fame. It sounds like its not to be missed.

These are a few of my longer sketches, the first being in the theme of "Tatoo Flash", which netted me the prize of a free pass to the VaVaVooms next show in October. Whohoo!

Be sure to check out some photos of the session by Jamie Lang.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Dr. Sketchy's Big Wild Life (Alaska Chapter)

I had the grand opportunity to design the logo for the Alaska chapter of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Life School, a life drawing group combining booze, burlesque, pencils, and newsprint. It's going to be great!

The inaugural meeting is Saturday May 19th at 2:00 p.m. at Bernie's, as organized by Anchorage's own Bearded John. I'll be there, hopefully so will you:

"What is Dr. Sketchy's?

In the words of Dr. Sketchy founder, Ms. Molly Crabapple "Dr. Sketchy is what happens when cabaret meets art school." Its ART by Jove! Life drawing without all the fun sucked out of it.

Come and sketch. Come and draw. Come and doodle. Come and have a few drinks and a few laughs and win some prizes.

Sign up for Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School, Saturday May 19th at the Paradise Lounge, high above Bernie's Bungalow, SoNo, Anchorage (7th & D).

Doors open at 2pm with drawing starting at 2:30p. $5 for students with college ID. $10 for artists (bring your own pens, pencils and pads; I will have a few drawing kits for sale). $20 if you just want to come and watch.

To reserve a seat or a table or a couch e-mail me[Bearded Jon, Dean of Artistic Mixology]:"

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Free Sketch #2

I received another great suggestion, this time from Gail in Anchorage, Ak. Her original suggestion was, “Americans in Paris (or Quebec City): We were eating dinner in a busy restaurant and were communicating with the waitress using my bad French and her slightly better English. On one trip
past our table, she asked if everything was okay. I said "May we..." (and was going to finish "have some more bread") but she heard "mais oui" and raced to the next table.” . . . and I turned it into an ass-joke (YSL #276 at, which I guess only reflects badly on me. For Gail’s effort, she’ll get free sketch. Yeah!

Thursday, May 03, 2007