Category Archives: Art

Artwork and various creative projects and obsessions from Berlin artist Suzanne Forbes.

The Pansy’s Birthday shows of Pansy’s House of Presents!

Dalaa for Giezas Poke House June 9 by Suzanne Forbes July 8 2020So many incredible performances for Pansy’s birthday!

Dalaa is a fantastic dancer; she was in the first half of the fab evening on Gieza’s Poke House.

If it were not for lockdown, I might never have gotten a chance to draw beauties like Dalaa. Getting across town to Monster Ronson’s is a huge effect for me, and one I am usually only able to make a couple times a year.

Katana Six for Giezas Poke House June 9 by Suzanne Forbes July 8 2020So I am very glad to be able to see every single Poke House and House of Presents show, for this period of time.

You can watch Gieza’s Poke House and Pansy’s House of Presents in Quarantine EVERY TUESDAY at 21:00 for The Poke House and 22h CET for House of Presents!

And see new-to-the-Pokehouse performers like the marvelous, gorgeous Katana Six!

Alexander Cameltoe for Pansys House of Presents June 9 by Suzanne Forbes July 8 2020Always a joy to see and draw Alexander Cameltoe.

Alexander’s show for Pansy’s birthday started in their workshop, which is loaded with tool goodness. Intergalactic Trash Prince  Alexander answered the Batphone and then proceeded to a gorgeous art-laden altar.

Pansy by Suzanne Forbes July 9 2020Note, I did not draw Pansy on her actual birthday.

She was dressed as an adorable baby, and I do not like children unless they are my friends’ children. So this is a drawing of Pansy from another show, when she was dressed as an adorable diner waitress bunny!

BIG NEWS: Pansy’s Pop-Up Pantry is HAPPENING Aug 2!!!

Pansy has been doing a fantastic series on her Insta stories called Pansy’s Pantry, where she demonstrates the baking of fabulous treats, with recipe, and provides education and tips for activism. Now the Pantry is coming to IRL life for a hot summer day!

You can pre-order her legendary key lime pie for pick-up here!

And always, I am so grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support lets me keep documenting Berlin’s queer, intersectional drag performers while I work safely at home.

The fabulous performers of Drag Syndrome!

Horrora Shebang July 8 2020 by Suzanne ForbesI got to draw the performers of Drag Syndrome at last!

Having to miss the Drag Syndrome show in Berlin last Fall was one of the times I felt most frustrated and saddened by my health problems. The group, described as “highly addictive drag queens & kings with Down-Syndrome”, looked so vivacious and happy! I so wanted to draw Horrora Shebang, above! And luckily I did get to, thanks to online shows!

Gaia Callas of Drag Syndrome July 8 2020 by Suzanne ForbesI am so grateful there was a livestream show of these incredible divas this Spring!

Produced by Culture Device and Queer House Party, the show featured multiple acts and costume changes from each performer. Above, the gorgeous Gaia Callas!

Justin Bond of Drag Syndrome July 8 2020 by Suzanne ForbesThe most wonderful performers, the most charismatic stars!

Justin Bond has incredible moves!! Drag Syndrome and the Friends was one of the best drag shows I’ve ever seen. The House has fantastic dancers!

Horrorchata by Suzanne Forbes May 2 2020 And fabulous Horrorchata started the show off!

A treat to get to draw her again after last summer’s Bushwig Berlin.

Indoor Goblin with Drag Syndrome July 8 2020 by Suzanne ForbesAlso performing was musician Indoor Goblin!

Lovely music! I have a whole bunch more drawings from Drag Syndrome and the Friends, and I will be posting them soon.

Meanwhile, to learn more about these fantastic performers:

I absolutely encourage you to check out the videos, see this new movie by Jess Kohl and read the article in Vogue.

As usual these drawings are licensed Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) for all to share and enjoy!

In addition, I release the copyright on each drawing to the performer shown and they may use the drawings for their own profit and joy in any way they choose.

Made possible by my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support to keep me working and releasing my documentary art as Free Art.