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MisSa Blue’s Birthday Extravaganza!

MisSa Blue performing in red room for her Birthday Extravaganza by Suzanne Forbes May 18 2020What a joy to draw MisSa Blue again!

MisSa Blue is such a charismatic performer. And she brought in some wonderful folks for her birthday livestream!

Kiki Deville for MisSa Blue Birthday Extravaganza by Suzanne Forbes May 10 2020A marvelous touch from hostess Kiki DeVille was that after each performance, she would check in with the performer about how they were doing.

It was so cool to see the performer shake off their stage persona, catch their breath, and tell us how things are for them.

MisSa Blue for her Birthday Extravaganza by Suzanne Forbes May 10 2020MisSa did go-go dancing during the intermission. Good heavens, she can dance!

Ruby Tuesday NeoBurlesque for MisSa Blue Birthday Extravaganza by Suzanne Forbes May 10 2020Ruby Tuesday is a fabulous drag creature, and gave a sizzling show.

You would not believe how resourceful she was in utilizing living room furniture!

Jo Boobs Weldon for MisSa Blue Birthday Extravaganza by Suzanne Forbes May 10 2020I have been drawing burlesque performers for fifteen years, but this was the first time I drew Jo “Boobs” Weldon, the Headmistress!

I had such fun drawing this legendary pillar of modern burly-q, Mistress of the New York School of Burlesque.

MisSa Blue for her Birthday Extravaganza 2 by Suzanne Forbes May 10 2020Thanks so much to MisSa Blue and Kiki DeVille for an incredible joyful show!

And thanks so much to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support lets me keep documenting performers and releasing the art free to all, while I work safely at home. 

You can see previous drawings of MisSa Blue performing at Berlin Burlesque Week here, and co-hosting the Berlin Burlesque Week Performer’s Panel on Cultural Appropriation here. Her linktree for all info is here!

 

Performers’ Panel Discussion about Cultural Appropriation at Berlin Burlesque Week 2019.

MisSa Blue speaking at Berlin Burlesque Week by Suzanne Forbes July 30 2019This international panel discussion was facilitated by MisSa Blue, from Germany, and co-hosted by Denise “Seven” Bailey, from the US.

MisSa Blue, sword swallower, TEDx speaker and POC activist, above.

Sydni Deveraux speaking at Berlin Burlesque Week by Suzanne Forbes July 30 2019Sydni Deveraux speaking at Berlin Burlesque Week by Suzanne Forbes July 30 2019Sydni Deveraux, the Golden Glamazon, from the USA (International special guest!).Knockout Noire speaking at Berlin Burlesque Week by Suzanne Forbes July 31 2019Knockout Noire – from Norway and the USA.

Luna TikTok speaking at Berlin Burlesque Week by Suzanne Forbes July 31 2019Luna TikTok – a Berlin-based New Yorker!

Viva Lamore speaking at Berlin Burlesque Week by Suzanne Forbes July 31 2019Viva Lamore – another Berlin-based New Yorker.

Misty Lotus speaking at Berlin Burlesque Week by Suzanne Forbes July 31 2019Misty Lotus – based in Switzerland, fire-eater and doyenne of the Swiss Burlesque Academy.

Kim Khaos speaking at Berlin Burlesque Week by Suzanne Forbes July 30 2019And Kim Khaos, the Exotic Ecdysiast – Scotland based, producing and performing internationally.

Funding for the panel and MisSa Blue’s work around the topic is through Paypal. Please feel free to contribute so that the speakers on this discussion are not doing this emotional labour for free.
https://www.paypal.me/MisSaBlue

My own work was funded by my Patrons on Patreon, whose monthly donations allow me to make documentary art of Berlin’s queer, intersectional burlesque scene and release it for free to all.