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Bob The Motherfuckin' Drag Queen!

Aedan Roberts

All my pop-related rantings go in the Pop Bin, of course, and I'll be making a quick post there about this as well, but since this is a rare cross-over between the two worlds I decided to write one here as well!

BEHOLD! Bob The Drag Queen, current contestant of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8, in her NYC Live Premier Runway Look- drawn in the style of my Nüdtendo Series (costume designed by Domino Couture):

For a bit of reference of what it was based on:


Why, you ask?

Well first of all I am a HUGE fan of BtDQ. So far she's had a run on her season about as strong as Bianca Del Rio. Second of all- I was inspired to doodle this little lady up as a prize for Drag Race Bingo (a fun game people play at Eastlands during the Drag Race Viewing Parties I have had the pleasure of attending (hosted by Ariel Italic and Lady Bearica Andrews).

The final piece, shown above, will be given away as the First Place Prize during the Finale of RPDR Season 8. So if you want to snatch up this silly little doodle (gouache, oil pencil, and gold leaf)- you know where you need to be in a few weeks time!

I'll be at 2016 NYC MoCCA Fest!

Aedan Roberts

I'm going to start this post with a quick, sheepish confession: I'm absolutely horrible about remembering to submit applications for art shows and conventions in a timely manner. Even with the addition of Google Alerts, alarms, and really wonderful friends sending me proper reminders I tend to find myself realizing the next day that I needed to do it- and by that point everything is sold out and all space filled. I've also noticed that this has been getting more and more intense as these shows become ever-more mainstream. I was at an event the night Illuxcon tables went on sale and even with the alarms reminding me at the very moment the "doors" were opened I still was too late. And this terrible habit is especially true for MoCCA Fest. I have never- not once- managed to register and reserve a table on time, and this year was no different. Worse than that all my friends were already paired up and all my usual avenues to work around the issue seemed to be unable to help.

Yet for the second year running now it has been through the EXTREME kindness of one friend in particular who has made MoCCA Fest possible for me. And while his or her name will be withheld (unless he or she is alright with me mentioning it here) I am eternally grateful for their generosity and kindness in thinking of me when the opportunity to help arose. It reminds me just how important it is to be there for your fellow artists. We are often the people who get the short end of the stick- which makes it even more important to offer support to each other in our times of need.

I am also making it a life-goal to get better at submitting in a timely fashion so I can stop being such a burden to my generous friends. :-)

With that all being said: I am pleased to announce that I will, in fact, have a table at this year's MoCCA FEST!

While I still don't know where I'll be placed I do know one thing: I will be there, nestled in with all my fellow illustrators, animators, artists and friends. Come find me, say hello, maybe buy a print, an art book, or some Nüdtendo Trading or Playing Cards!

For info on MoCCA Fest (where, when, how, etc.) Go here. And for quick directions see below:

Quick update to the Gallery: Nüdtendo Playing Cards!

Aedan Roberts

I decided that it would be important, just in case I'm able to convince any other media blogs to feature my Nüdtendo Series, to make the final designs for the Special Edition Nüdtendo Playing Cards available to see online.

So if you are interested in how the card faces all turned out head on over here!

And if you are also interested in purchasing a set, try here!

My Interview with Matt Baume on Sewers of Paris has arrived!

Aedan Roberts

I've been meaning to write a long, involved post about Sewers of Paris, a brilliant Podcast created and hosted by the dashing Matt Baume, an activist, writer, podcaster and youtube video maker (he's got a lot of fancy hats) that I've enjoyed for several years now. However every time I attempt it my browser crashes and I lose my progress. Not this time, though! I’m writing this in Notes and will be copy/pasting it right in.


Sewers of Paris is a wonderful Podcast where Matt Baume sits down (sometimes over Skype, sometimes in person) and talks to his guests about the Pop Culture that influenced their lives as Gay Men. It’s often educational, sometimes emotional, and ALWAYS fascinating- in no small part due to Baume’s strength as a host and his ability to ask the right questions.

A little while back, after commenting on several of his posts I finally sent him a friend request- and lo and behold he accepted! And after striking up a conversation he offered to interview me- an opportunity I immediately said yes to. And after a little while (and what was likely a WHOLE lot of editing) my episode has arrived!

GO HERE TO LISTEN (or just go to your Podcast App and search for Sewers Of Paris).

I will openly state here: I was really nervous when we did this interview. I was a little star-struck- having watched his youtube videos and Marriage Watch clips on Towleroad for years. And here he was, interviewing me- about my life, no less! I probably stuttered constantly, lost my train of thought, rambled and spoke way too fast- but regardless he made me feel like I was doing a fantastic job and was extremely personable. Definitely someone I hope to keep in touch with.

Anyways, if you want to hear it click the link. And even if you’d rather not hear me gas on about myself- please give his other episodes a listen- you won’t be disappointed!