I’m late on the ball with this one — only just found out that there is no more Dr Sketchy’s Madison, at least not from the original founders and organizers. Angela “Olive Talique” Richardson and Glenn P. Watson (with official Sketchy’s photographer wife Kandy) are hilarious, fun, talented individuals, and they created a community that met up monthly for a whole year. That takes a great deal of love and effort. I attended all but the very last Dr Sketchy’s (and that was only because I’d left the country by then), and I can say that it contributed to some of my favourite Madison memories.
Fancy some tied-up bellydancer? You’re in luck! The April edition of Dr Sketchy’s Madison is this Sunday, 2-5pm, at the High Noon Saloon! Be there for some fun ol’ kink times!
Dr Sketchy’s Madison also will turn one year old then, and my, what a milestone. I’ve been there since the beginning — missing only one session when I was out of the country — and I can’t tell you how much thought organizers Glenn and Olive have put into it to make it such a fun, rousing success. It’s almost like a Sketchy’s family. Way to go, guys!
I feel a bit sad that this will be my last Sketchy’s event here. They know how to rock it with star power, hoots and giggles, and saucy sassyness. I know Vancouver supposedly has its own Sketchy’s chapter too, but from what I can tell, it looks pretty much dead. Certainly not half as fun as this one, I’m sure. If only I can bring Sketchy’s Madison with me. Wah!
Be there this Sunday for some debauching-fun times, people!
I can’t wait to find out the recipe — not only that, the conversation snippets are hilarious:
“Tasty, tasty Batman.”
“If Batman were to sit down with a pint and a tear-jerker movie (say, one afternoon with nothing better to do—a broken leg maybe?) COULDTHIS BE THEICECREAM HE PICKS UP?”
“Does it taste like vigilantes?”
“NIGHTWING ice cream! Great thought! It would need to have a hint of ‘chip on shoulder’, I’m guessing? Just how would that taste, I wonder. Could I somehow include sour grapes without being over the top?”
On the right: from this past Dr Sketchy’s Madison. You should visit its pool, where there’ll be more stuff from other artists.
Our model was Crackerjack from the Mad Rollin’ Dolls, and boy, is she cuter than any of your buttons. She was a delight to draw, and moreso to just watch, frankly. Times like these when all I want to do is take pictures.
(As an aside, going to Dr Sketchy’s invariably makes me want to be a life model. Dude. . . .)
Another cool thing to happen while Stacie and I were there was that someone came over and told us he had attended the workshop I co-hosted with Studio Antithesis at last year’s Madison Zine Fest. He said it inspired him to get going with his comic, which was fantastic. He gave us his website link, but I’m afraid it’s in Stacie’s sketchbook right now so I can’t point it out. But it was great to meet someone who remembered me — us — from that workshop!