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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!

 

April 11 livestream portraits: The Beige Biitch, GodxNoirphiles and the Velvet Creepers!

The Beige Biitch April 9 2020 by Suzanne ForbesI have been drawing more than one livestream some nights!

Above, The Beige Biitch in a stream put on by radically inclusive performance center Sophiensaele.

Amazing performer GodX Noirphiles was a guest on the show and did a fantastic performance. I want you to know Godxxx, who is an enormously popular performer and Mother of drag house House of Living Colors, has lost all expected show income while they are pregnant so—

GodxNoirphiles for the Beige Biitch April 9 2020 by Suzanne ForbesFor fuck’s sake if you can, donate to the Doula Fund for this single trans boi mama!!

Above, my attempt to capture Godxxx’s piece. It was so beautiful and fascinating to try and draw a piece that had layering and texture and digital glitch, and started black and white and then transformed into color, and I had a great experience! Please check Godxxx’s Drag King Don’t Rush challenge, you will faint. Godxxx aka Adrian Blount is doing a Youtube series on Queer Birthing!

And you can give funds to help their baby have a lush nursery right here.

Nana Schewitz and Fifi Fantome livestreams for Velvet Creepers by Suzanne Forbes April 11 2020Then, I popped over to The Velvet Creepers’ livestream!

Here’s Nana Schewitz guest hosting with Fifi Fantôme of the Velvet Creepers ! Fifi Fantôme is very active during quarantine and you can check out her Insta for when she is teaching and check out her Patreon for performance tips, art and treats! I don’t know why Fifi and Nana had heads on sticks but I liked the heads on sticks.

Muse Dunja von K did spooky hooping!

Dunja von K for Velvet Creepers by Suzanne Forbes April 11 2020Dunja is teaching her famous hula hoop classes online!

You can get moving with her here.

Lilly Mortis for Velvet Creepers by Suzanne Forbes April 11 2020And Lilly Mortis was a poignant, creepy vintage clown.

I am so grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support lets me keep documenting Berlin’s queer performers and release the art free to all, while I work safely at home.