888 Valencia Street
San Francisco Bay Area, California 94110

Burlesque Life Drawing Comes to San Francisco

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 16 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 San Francisco, home of a thriving branch of Dr. Sketchy’s. She’ll be reading from her book at legendary indie book shop Modern Times, then hosting a mini-Dr. Sketchy’s, where burlesque queen Sparkly Devil will pose and perform for the crayon-armed attendees, with the best drawing winning a prize

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, BBC Radio, 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 denizens” by the NY Post. This is her first book.

Molly Crabapple’s book signing happens on Wednsday, March 31, at Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St, SF, CA. FREE

Official Website: http://www.drsketchy.com/tour.php

Added by mollycrabapple on March 13, 2007