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Monday, October 19th, 2009
12:04 am
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 greatone@austinsketchgroup.org 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.
Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
10:28 am
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: http://www.austinsketchy.com/

Chairs are $10 and tables are $15. Please RSVP at missd@austinsketchy.com and bring your own art supplies.
Wednesday, March 11th, 2009
1:37 pm
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: http://www.pastriesandpasties.com/ and you can get tickets online.


The next full session of Dr. Sketchy will return on April 19th!
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
5:19 pm
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 http://www.austinsketchy.com/.
Monday, October 13th, 2008
1:33 pm
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 MissD@austinsketchy.com with your name and seating preferences. 

For more information, you can find out more about us here: http://www.austinsketchy.com/
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008
8:25 pm
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.
Friday, February 22nd, 2008
6:28 pm
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.
Saturday, February 9th, 2008
4:01 pm
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 missd@austinsketchy.com**** (21 and up only)

For pictures and more info about our figure drawing sessions, check us out at http://www.austinsketchy.com/.
Thursday, December 20th, 2007
6:44 am
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.
Wednesday, December 12th, 2007
12:35 pm
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 www.quackarena.com.
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".

Friday, November 23rd, 2007
8:50 am
Current events
Here's a short little thread to discuss the things that Sketchgroup is working on right now -- add more below if I forgot any.

a) Zach's Comic Book Cover Jam -- when and where?

b) banner for Staple

c) The two-page story for the Staple brochure

d) Epoch said that we could do a show in March! Let me confirm that before we get all excited.

e) ???

f) Profit!

O yeah -- what about that web site?
Saturday, November 17th, 2007
1:48 am
99 Problems but a Dinosaur Ain't One
Drinking and Drawing was everything it was supposed to be. It was also tremendous fun.

About ten people showed up. Here's a terrible picture from my cell phone:

Good times. It started slow and quiet and everybody was spending all their time drawing and not making stupid jokes or falling over. But then we almost got in a fistfight with a drunk Eurotrash guy and it was really fun after that.

I think we worked on seven different stories (although Ismael did a flawless job of welding two of them together into one incoherent whole). I only took one home to scan with me, the longest and worst drawn and craziest of them all. I present to you:

DINOPROBLEMS, by Autobiographosaurus!

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To sum up:

We rock.
Sunday, November 11th, 2007
5:07 pm
Drinking and Drawing is imminent!
November 16th, Rio Rita, 1308 E. 6th Street (b/w Attayac and Navasota), 8 PM, yo.
Tuesday, November 6th, 2007
8:45 pm
Staple table
If you kicked in for the table, what do you want listed for your company, and what do you want listed as your publication?

If you didn't kick for the table, we might be able to find room for you in the brochure anyway. Let me know.
Monday, November 5th, 2007
11:46 am
stuff's a-happenin'
Buying the Staple tables today. Chris liked the idea, says he has the perfect place for us. I'll find out what he means by that and even get pictures.

www.staple-austin.org, if you're not familiar with the show.

After we pay for the tables it looks like we'll have a surplus, which I propose could be spent on materials for the banner. Zach wants to buy some art supplies and do them by hand.

We could also do a page or two for the Staple anthology. Some cool ideas for that.

A new web site is coming soon! At the moment we have four designers and no design, so somebody toss out an idea.

These and other things are best discussed while drunk, of course, so come to Drinking and Drawing on November 16th, at Rio Rita's. Litsa and I checked the place out yesterday and it looks pretty darn good. Here's the map again:

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It can be strangely hard to find so don't even bother looking for it. Just go east on 6th Street until you pass Attayac, park your car and go stand on the north sidewalk and there it is!

EDIT: Why can I not post the google map correctly? What sort of tag does LJ require?
Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
3:24 pm
New email list
We don't really have a good current email list of those still interested in ASG. We're going to start communicating and doing events again so it would be cool to communicate by email. If you want to get info/receive email about ASG events please email me at admin@gnourg.com and write "ASG" in the title.

We're also going to set up a more up-to-date web presence soon.
Sunday, October 28th, 2007
6:45 pm
Drinking and Drawing November 16th
So we're going to drink and draw on November 16th, how's that work for you?

Rio Rita, Friday the 16th, 8PM!

(Rio Rita is at 1308 E. 6th Street, which is east of I-35 for ample parking and great justice!)

View Larger Map!!!!
Thursday, October 11th, 2007
6:15 pm
Jelly? It's this deal where you work.
My friend, Dusty, is hosting this deal called "Jelly" in Austin. It's basically a bunch of dudes who get together at a place and work on their own stuff for a full work day. He asked me to invite sketch group. Check it out!

"I'm trying to get some momentum behind Jelly in Austin. Jelly is an
every-so-often casual co-working session. Anyone is welcome to come,
bring your laptop, art supplies, or whatever you need to work, and
work alongside other creative, fun people.

Our first event is Friday November 2nd at Genuine Joe's Coffeehouse and
goes from 10am to 5pm. There's no agenda. It's simply an opportunity
for unique people to get together and work alongside one another.
Hopefully exchanging ideas and making new connections.

To get involved check out Jelly in Austin.

And if you can make the Nov 2nd get-together PLEASE RSVP here."

It may be mostly web programmers or something, but I'm going! Just think of it as an extended ASG.
Monday, October 1st, 2007
4:55 pm
24 hour comics
It looks like sign up at Austin Books has been finally opened. Be sure to pack a lunch!
Saturday, September 8th, 2007
11:15 am
Hey Tony!
I found my frisket!

I know, about 8 months too late...
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