This weekend may be my birthday, but tomorrow night, I want to give YOU presents! Here are some of our fantastic sponsors providing raffle prizes to my burlesque show, Drama Queens:

Babeland is a woman-owned, sex positive toy shop that has been serving high quality goods to Seattle and NYC for over 20 years. Shop at

fyodorpavlov art inhabits a palace of old-school aestheticism with a cock-shaped summerhouse. His portraits have included burlesque locals and international stars, and are always distinctly gorgeous.

artemismorrowmillinery specializes in handmade vintage and goth style hats, fascinators and bows. Enter tomorrow’s raffle for a chance to win a gorgeous piece custom made for this very show!

rama Queens is TOMORROW! 8/27, 8pm, Parkside Lounge, $10. Get ready to get emotional.

Yay! Tomorrow!


A private commission for burlesque dancer Lily Faye and her beau. Tattoos are such a pain to draw, especially when I have to re-create actual pieces done by other artists, but so rewarding in the end!

A heads up to everyone reblogging this illustration! It’s become quite popular, and there is now a limited number of prints being sold by Lily Faye, the lady depicted here. There are only 15 prints left, and they are $25 plus $5.60 priority shipping. You can Paypal Lily directly at Proceeds benefit both the subject and the artist!

Next greeting card design goes 1840s.

baise-bizarre asked: Where do you buy your beautiful garments from?

All over. Some are vintage, some are custom-made by me, my partner or my incredible friend and seamstress themendedmoth, some are theater costume cast-offs…

Five years of this unholy alliance today!

(Photo by the wonderful Adrian Buckmaster.)

These are beyond lovely! Love the variety.

Thanks for making my life. <3

#kevinwada  #ask  

The final three character sketches for Bash Back’s first issue! I have added captions with names and very brief role descriptions to this, and the other two posts - so if you are curious, go back and check them out!

The first two pages are inked. It’s slow, but sure going. So follow Bash Back on tumblr, and keep an eye out. The queer mafia is coming.

Will I actually have new holiday cards in time this year? Looks like it!

junerevolver asked: Hello. I was unaware that Dr. Sketchy's was back in motion. I thought the New York branch ended. I've always wanted to go. It said on the website that you are involved in running the show. When is your next event?

Dr. Sketchy’s is indeed back on, with my partner and I running it. We have not yet officially advertised next month’s event, but you can keep an eye out for us on September 25th at 4 of New York’s Blick art stores, and October 26th at Casa Mezcal for a very special Victorian seance-themed Halloween session. I highly recommend joining our mailing list and the Dr. Sketchy’s NYC group on facebook to get all the details and invites to our events.

More Bash Back character sketches! Storyboarding is on the way, and the drawing of the actual pages has begun!

The Adventures of Toby: The Tandem Bicycle.

Speaking of Sherlock Holmes…


Sherlock Holmes, by Dellamorte & Co. based on art by Fyodor Pavlov

Hey, check THAT shit out!!

A while back, I posted that first character sketch and talked about a dream project Lawrence and I have had for a few years now. A cathartically violent queer mafia revenge story. A story about a crime family not of blood, but of united disenfranchisement and social purpose. A family that bashes back.

For a long time, we had all these amazing ideas for stories and characters, but we weren’t sure where to start or how to do it. And now here I am with some really exciting news. The script for the inaugural comic book issue of Bash Back is finished. Written by lawrencegullo and zforzelma, it is on the desk beside me, covered with notes and page break-downs.  The first 8 pages of it are storyboarded in my sketchbook, and almost all the character designs are complete. 

So get fucking excited, guys. Because those queer, poc, trans* protagonists you wanted? They are coming. And they’ve got their brass knuckles on. 

Bash Back is on Tumblr. So far, it has just been our mood board. Going forward, this is where we will post updates, news and the comic itself.

I am so, so proud of the Dr. Sketchy’s session we put together yesterday! Emperor Heliogabalus is one of the patron saints of my and my husband’s lives, and to put together an event in his honor was a decadent Fellini dream come true. We couldn’t have cast more perfect, gorgeous, or fun models than Iris Explosion, Zelma and Eckszooberante - they completely embodied the characters of the ridiculous Emperor, his domineering mother and his charming Vestal Virgin wife. 

Special thanks to Kat Mon Dieu for hosting as Venus, Anja Keister for the phenomenal Satyricon-like make-up on our models, and our sweet photographer Cliffton. This one will keep me happy for a long while to come!

Follow us on the official Dr. Sketchy’s NYC group to keep up with more events like this one - we’ve got something very special coming up in September and October!