7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, California

Burlesque Life Drawing Comes to Los Angeles

When many artists think "life drawing," they think of sterile rooms, bad lighting, and bored, silent, models with nary a hint of personality. Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School is here to change all that.

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is the little New York art event that became a movement. Started in 2005 by artist and burlesque dancer Molly Crabapple, the concept is simple. Artist’s draw glamorous burlesque dancers, compete in contests, and win wacky prizes. From it’s humble Brooklyn beginnings, Dr. Sketchy’s now has 21 branches around the globe, including Hollywood, London, Berlin, Edinburgh, and Melbourne.

It’s also spawned a companion book, Dr. Sketchy’s Official Rainy Day Colouring Book, by Crabapple and John Leavitt, published by Sepulculture Books. This colouring book is one part saucy activity book, one part DIY handbook, and one part history of Dr. Sketchy’s first year. The Village Voice calls it “a hipster’s wet dream”, and the LA Times describes it as “smartly snarky” while New York’s L Magazine praises it’s “jovial yet biting Neo-Victorian wit.”

Molly Crabapple’s book tour is taking her to Los Angeles, home of a thriving branch of Dr. Sketchy’s. She’ll be reading from her book at legendary comics shop Meltdown, then hosting a mini-Dr. Sketchy’s, where fetish model Zoetica Ebb will pose for the crayon-armed attendees, with the best drawing winning a free book.

Since it’s inception in ‘05, Dr. Sketchy’s has received coverage from the likes of The LA Times, Time Out NY, The Village Voice, WNBC, the Associated Press and The New Yorker.

Molly Crabapple is an artist and burlesque performer, who’s been called “one of New York’s coolest, most gorgeous denzions” by the NY Post. This is her first book.

Molly Crabapple’s book signing happens on Wednsday, March 28, at Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd, LA, CA. FREE

Added by mollycrabapple on March 13, 2007