Drunk Music Reviews is exactly what it sounds like: Caitlin Behle reviews shows while progressively getting drunker, while illustrator John Sebastian turns the drunken reviews, which could be ridiculous, sloppy or just plain insulting, into a comic.
Part of the charm of SXSW is the people-watching. Austin’s motto is “Keep Austin Weird” and they ain’t shitting you. There are some lovely characters floating around, and like a kid in a candy shop, John wanted to draw all of them. As John put it, “There were a lot of real life caricatures there, it was really hard to not want to draw everybody.”
A sampling (with notes by John):
“Nasty Canasta” is a dude working the door at some bar next to Mugshots. He had a cut off shirt and shoulder hair, and looked like he needed a head tattoo of a sailboat to be riding the sea of head fat.
(Author’s note: Mugshots is an oasis of dirt cheap whiskey with a shady patio. It’s a welcome break from live music if you just need to hang out and get drunk in the quiet of your own shame.).
Some girl I saw. She kind of represented the typical SXSW-ian you’d run into there.
(Author’s Note: Other typical SXSW-ians included Overdressed Hipsters, Confused But Delighted Broes, and for some reason, Topless Ladies Riding Pedicabs.)
Shitty Tommy Lee
Shitty Tommy Lee was some guy in spandex animal print pants, hat, and boa, a leather vest, lots of guyliner, and a mesh tank top. He was stuck in LA in 1986 and looked coked out of his fucking mind.
The Melting Girl
We saw The Melting Girl outside of The Russian Room. She was named as such because it looked like her face was melting.
The Pinstripes Sketcher
Meta-DMR sketching! This nerd was drawing The Pinstripes while they were busking on 6th street. His illustrations weren’t great.
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