Last week, Jenn revealed her out-of-office alter ego and now it’s my turn to share. Four and a half years ago, I answered a Craigslist ad and showed up at a nondescript warehouse near downtown Los Angeles. Shady as this scene may seem, it was the beginning of my after-hours career as a member of the L.A. Derby Dolls. As a DIY endeavor, everyone has to pitch in and help the league function and I was able to lend my 9-to-5 talents to my 6-to-11-and-weekend hobby as the head of the Art Department. Over the course of two and a half years, I wrangled artists, sent files to print, soothed flustered department heads and massaged production schedules. I even managed to sneak in some of my own flyer art.
If you’d like to see actual real life roller derby, you’re in luck! Saturday, June 16, in an inter-league all-star event, the L.A. Ri-Ettes will take on the Rat City Roller Girls from Seattle, while on Sunday, June 17, our newest recruits get their turn on the track with a “Baby Doll Brawl”, featuring an exhibition Junior Derby Doll game during halftime. Get tickets here. @jes_fuse
Take a look at the flyers, and let me know what you think. >>