PSFK had a chance to talk to Molly Crabapple, founder of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, an interesting hybrid between art school life drawing classes and a burlesque performance.

PSFK has previously covered Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, an interesting hybrid between art school life drawing classes and a burlesque performance. Molly Crabapple, the illustrator behind Dr. Sketchy’s, is speaking at the upcoming Social Media Art Camp in Manhattan and has offered to share some of her insight with us below:

What projects or ideas are currently inspiring your work?

I’ve always been inspired by the transgressive energy of nightlife. My muses stay up till 4AM singing and contorting and doing splits, covered in glitter and feathers, firmly rejecting a “normal life.” I’ve spent several years chronicling the goings-on at The Box, a notorious club in the Lower East Side. I draw my inspiration from the intersection of sex, ambition and artifice, the places where painted-on beauty meets monied grotesquerie.

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