"Are you Dr. Sketchy?"
Well, what can I say when someone asks me that, as a few did last night at the Fringe Festival? (The good doctor's reputation precedes him.) I just say, "yes, yes I am!" But aren't we all? It's sort of a Spartacus thing. "I am Dr. Sketchy!" "No, I'M Dr. Sketchy!" "No, I'M Dr. ..." Or to paraphrase Devo, "we're ALL Dr. Sketchy!"
Anyway, what was I talking about? Oh, the Fringe Festival! Well, the session last night was sparsely attended (change of seasons illnesses claimed a few members, and almost knocked out our Swag Faerie toward the end of the night) but those who made it were most enthusiastic, and we attracted the attention of a number of curious folks who might join us in the future. Plus, we had a special guest appearance by Dan and Katie, proprietors of Green Brain Comics, one of DS's sponsors. (Only 20 days and change until Free Comic Book Day, everyone!)
We also had a constantly revolving cast of exotic models, from a 1920's flapper-looking hottie to a bright orange clown. Even Causing A Scene's Christopher himself graced our impromptu stage/pedestal. Eventually we all got punchy enough that a few of us took turns up there too, including my wife! Thanks to Dick Blick in Dearborn we had some free sketchbooks to hand our to three or four innocent bystanders who ended up joining the 10 or so of us regulars in our sketching. Afterwards, a few of us took in the art gallery, some experimental animated short films, and a full-on Causing A Scene performance featuring a kick-ass hula hooper, and giant walking spider-looking monster and a gaggle of other sexy, scantily-clad folks shakin' their respective thangs.
More art and photos as they come in, but here's a few from me for now. (Stupidly, I didn't get everyone's names, so if you were there and can help, please let me know!)