A few weeks back I had the pleasure of meeting musician/comic book artist/actor/Canadian and all-around-fun-guy Hank Pine while he was in town. The plan was to do some life drawing but because of my comic book drawing schedule we weren't able to.
Wait! Before you shed a tear for our lost opportunity to draw together...the story has a happy ending.
Instead of life drawing, on Hank's last night in town we hit Remington's - Toronto's classiest Male strip club. There we endured...enjoyed several of Toronto's finest naked male dancers. In fact we enjoyed them through three sets! And we did it because we fell in love with Rex.
Unfortunately for us neither Hank nor I could afford a private dance. Unfortunate for Rex, too, because he spent his valuable time chatting with us and didn't make a dime. (That's not entirely ture...I did give Rex ten bucks during one of his dances. Right in the ol' underpants piggy bank). We learned all about Rex, from his Irish heritage, to his beginnings as a male entertainer. Plus we saw him strip THREE TIMES!
And we also got some life drawing done. Hank had his sketchbook and we oh so discretely sketched some of the fellas while sipping our double vodka/gin/tonics. When I got home I re-created one of my favourite drawings of Rex and that's the drawing you see at the top of this long-winded post.
If you're ever in Toronto with nothing to do in the evening, head over to Remington's and say "Hi" to Rex for us.