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Hello, I know most of us don't use livejournal any more (we're all on Facebook now) but there are things afoot and I thought I'd post here.

First, I'd like to answer, once and for all, the question of "whether or not Sketchgroup still meets." Here is this handy diagram:

You can also go here:

Which is not very complicated any more. Basically it's a links page. If you're part of ASG and you want your links on this page, let us know.


We're doing a newsletter. One side of the paper is collected art from ASG attendees and the other is a single large image from one person. If you'd like free copy of the newsletter please respond here or to and we will snailmail them to you.


We have an art show up right now at the Hideout. It's a very, very good show; one of our strongest yet. There'll be a closing party on November 1st, which is Sunday, so we'll have ASG and then a party. And lots of food and drink.

So, basically, people will be hanging out and drawing and eating and drinking a bit from 2pm until closing that day. That's all we have planned so far, maybe someone has more ideas.


It would be good to figure out who's interested and how many tables we're getting. It's already past the early registration deadline.

Dr. Sketchy Anti-Art School is Sunday, July 26th from 5-8pm

Join us Sunday, July 26th from 5-8pm for drinking, drawing and debauchery at Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School! Every month, we host a three hour figure drawing session with a beautiful burlesque dancer, music, food, drinks and prizes. This month's model is Bitty Betty from The Southern Sirens. For more info, check us out here:

Chairs are $10 and tables are $15. Please RSVP at and bring your own art supplies.

Pastries and Pasties: Dr. Sketchy at SXSW this Friday Night

Since we are unable to do a full event this month, Dr. Sketchy will be doing a guest session at the Pastries and Pasties Party during SXSW this Friday night at Emos. Tickets are $10 in advance and include burlesque, live music, cupcakes and sketching live models. For more info, go here: and you can get tickets online.


The next full session of Dr. Sketchy will return on April 19th!

Dr. Sketchy Figure Drawing Class returns Sunday, February 22nd 5-8pm

Dr. Sketc​hy Figure Drawing Class retur​ns on Sunda​y,​​ Febru​ary 22nd from 5-​​8pm at the Unite​d State​s Art Autho​rity Build​ing (​​next to Spide​rhous​e Cafe)​​.​​ I'm super​ excit​ed about​ our new locat​ion as now we will have acces​s to food,​​ coffe​e AND alcoh​ol from Spide​rhous​e.​​

This time aroun​d,​​ our model​ is the lovel​y,​​ fiery​ and red-​​heade​d Tynke​rhell​ from Dolls​ from the Crypt​ http:​​/​​/​​www.​​ myspa​ce.​​ com/​​dolls​fromt​hecry​pt.​

Join us as we sketc​h,​​ paint​ and other​wise visua​lly appre​ciate​ the beaut​y of yet anoth​er fine Austi​n burle​sque dance​r.​​ Bring​ your art suppl​ies (​​paint​s too) and come on down for a three​ hour figur​e drawi​ng sessi​on,​​ compl​ete with drink​s,​​ music​ and prize​s.​​

As if all of that were not enoug​h,​​ the fabul​ous Dorya​n will be your MC. :o)

Reser​ved seats​ are $10 in advan​ce.​​ Table​s are $15. Pleas​e RSVP ahead​ of time by email​ing me at MissD​@​​austi​nsket​chy.​​com.​​ This event​ will sell out.

For more information, go to

Dr. Sketchy this Saturday with Cella Blue of the White Ghosts Shivers!

Dr. Sketchy is not your daddy's figure drawing class. Dr. Sketchy is what happens when cabaret meets art school.  
We mix sketching and Scotch, art with Amaretto and models with Manhattans. In addition to our relaxed artistic environment, we offer games and prizes and a killer live dj to keep the tunes on as the clothes come off. 

Join us from 5-8pm at Elysium Saturday night for drinking, drawing and debauchery as we bring you Ms. Cella Blue from White Ghost Shivers as our October model.  Chairs are $10 and tables for one are $15. This is a 21 and up event. Please RSVP as we will sell out of spots. Email with your name and seating preferences. 

For more information, you can find out more about us here:
mitsu bishi, avatarbug, ambush bug

New York Comic Con

Who's in? I'm going. Might even have a table. If I do have a table -- can I bring a bunch of everybody's merch and call it the Austin Sketchgroup table? We have this dope banner, after all:

By the way:

We have the new web site "up." Whatever. It's there. Go look, if you want to:

Drinking and Drawing on Easter Friday

24-hour Comics Cover Jam two weeks and one day later.
mitsu bishi, avatarbug, ambush bug


Just got our table assignment for Staple:

and in some very good company indeed. Check here:

We have three tables; one for nifty professional-looking stuff, one for crazy indy stuff, and one big table where people can draw.

So to all members of ASG: Bring stuff to sell! This is a great chance to sell prints and original artwork. As you can see we will have three full tables worth of wall space to fill. Don't forget to bring stuff to fix it to the wall with -- and I don't know what the walls are made of, either. So bring thumbtacks and tape and easels and what have you. We'll have space.

also good to bring:

drawing materials for the drawing table.
snacks (like cookies and crackers)

and as many people as you can. This will be kid-friendly. Tell your kids to bring stuff to sell too.

Dr. Sketchy is February 16th from 5-8pm at Elysium

Hey kids! Join us Saturday February 16th at our old haunt, Elysium. We will be joined by a lovely regular of Elysium, Lady Watanabe. She will grace us with her deadly beauty.

So come draw with us!

It’s right after Valentines day, so bring those days old roses and let’s celebrate.So bring your thirst, your art supplies and your dancing shoes as we celebrate the human form.

Saturday, Feb 16
5-8 pm
Chairs $10
Tables $15

***RSVP your preference to**** (21 and up only)

For pictures and more info about our figure drawing sessions, check us out at
mitsu bishi, avatarbug, ambush bug

rough version of ASG page

OK, here's a very rough version of the ASG page for the Staple brochure. PLEASE HELP ME I NEED HELP OH MY GOD HELP ME *ahem* what I meant to say is, comments and assistance would be greatly appreciated.

OK, here's what's left to do:

The lettering is all placeholder fonts and needs to be redone.

Every panel could use LOTS of cleanup and correction except for panels five, six, and eight, which have not yet been drawn at all.

The plan is to use Carey's joke for five, six, and eight, except with Autobiographosaurus; to wit, in five, he's sitting on the toilet drawing, in six, there are lots of dinosaurs sitting on lots of toilets drawing, and in eight, there are dinosaurs and ninjas sitting on toilets drawing.

It all needs to get done by the 28th of December, for that is the deadline.

Sorry, y'all, I sort of dropped the ball on this one. I have a good excuse. I can finish it by myself but I would really, truly appreciate an assist.
The New Blood


I'm new to this LJ community.
Made it to The Hideout once a while back, but couldn't make it after that due to distance, obligations, blah-blah-blah uninteresting stuff.

My name is Zach. I do the art for
My life as an artist has definately picked up steam since last year so I wanted to reach back out and say Hi. Especially since the ASG site seemed to got kaput.

I met Chris from Staple at the Texas Book Fair panel on Comic Art and Texas and after talking about getting a table he mentioned that the sketch group had started meeting up north as well as at The Hideout. I was curious if this were correct because I'd like to meet if possible, and The Hideout is a bit of a drive for me.

Anyway, Just wanted to say "Hi there".