Next Saturday July 10, A and I are paying tribute to one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita. Along with our very own Begemot the demon-cat [portrayed by Nik Sinn], we’ll be posing at the original branch of Doctor Sketchy’s in New York City, hosted by its notorious madam, Molly Crabapple herself.

Begemot and Azazello by Coilhouse 05 featured artist, Chris Conn Askew

In parallel but separate ways, The Master and Margarita acutely affected mine and Ales’ lives when we each read it for the first time years before we met [Nadya and I even had to fight over who got to write about it on Coilhouse back in the day], and Molly is a huge fan of the book as well, so this is a truly unique and momentous opportunity. Also, I’ll be wearing a bejeweled flesh-tone mesh bodysuit in the end. We hope that all you New Yorkers can join us! The cast of characters below, event info here and after the photos.


yours truly

Nik Sinn [the fetching young man, not the kitty]

This session marks the first at Sketchy’s new home, the Parkside Lounge. Please be sure to note the location change!

Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston St
between Clinton and Attorney Sts
$10 online, $15 at the door.

Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door, and can be purchased at or at the door. See you there!