Here's a few drawings from our last session by mini-comics great Matt Feazell, creator of the "Amazing Cynicalman."

And here's a couple more from Sketchy newbie Leah Chamblee


Dr. Sketchy 2: Electric Boogaloo

Just a quick note to say the second Detroit Dr. Sketchy session was a big hit! Many thanks to the fantastic Michiee DeVale, who was a whole lot of fun to draw, and thanks also to Sparkly Devil for recruiting her.

Even more thanks to Darren at the Belmont for letting someone he'd never met until the night of the gig make use of his bar. The Belmont's stage area proved to be ideal for Dr. Sketchy - cozy but roomy enough, airy with the patio door open (so not too smoky) and lots of colorful stage lighting to draw by. (Bonus points from Yers Trooly for having Fuller's London Pride and O'Hara's Stout on tap... mmm, good beer!)

Still more thanks to: Katherine, our duly appointed Swag Faerie, for coming up with some creative criteria for handing out prizes; to Wolfgang for shooting plenty of photos; and to our sketchers, especially all the newcomers who bravely turned up after hearing about DS at Hatch's table at the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival. Drawings and photos to come soon (if you attended, be sure to scan and email me some of your art! Click on my profile at left to find my email address).

This weekend, Hatch is setting up a table at the legendary Dally In The Alley to recruit even more folks to our artsy cause, so stop by and say "hi."


The return of Dr. Sketchy!

The next edition of Dr. Sketchy:MCD is finally planned, and it's coming up quick: Thursday, September 7, from 7-10pm at The Belmont, at 10215 Joseph Campau in Hamtramck, across from Polish Market. No charge at the door, and still only $5 to draw! Our model is still TBA, but last month's model, the estimable Sparkly Devil, is on the case and is sure to recruit someone fun (last I talked to her she mentioned something about faerie wings. Hmm...).

Those who've been to the Belmont before will know it's a nice friendly space for an event like this, so I predict another fun evening for artists and spectators alike. More info soon.

PS: The Hatch Hamtramck Art Collective web site is up and running full steam, so check it out. Browse the member galleries and download the podcast for a 360-degree look at the world-reknowned backyard folk art installation Hamtramck Disneyland!