Comic Book Divas once again does an interview with another model from the Comic Book Divas photo shoot by Riverwalk Sudios. We were happy to sit down with model Shotglass Sally and talk with her about the different aspects of modeling from what she enjoys and what it takes to be a good model, and about comics and cosplay.
Q: For those of us that may not know about Shotglass Sally, tell us a little bit about yourself.
SGS: I am a Chicago based model and performer. I enjoy dark glamor and dystopian imagery. As a performer I specialize in BDSM demonstrations, occasionally burlesque and recently grinder performances. .
Q: How did you get into modeling, and was it always something you wanted to do or did you just stumble into it?
SGS: A photographer friend wanted to take some pictures of me. I didn’t really consider myself a model then, but my desire to create art similar to that of my idols drove me to pursue modeling more seriously.
Q: What are some of the aspects of modeling that you really enjoy and why?
SGS: I enjoy the artistry because it is mentally and visually stimulating.
Q: What is the strangest modeling job you have been on, or what is the oddest modeling pose you have been asked to do.
SGS: I was going through a series of poses with photographer/ photomanipulation artist A.j. Olson for a surreal/ horror shot. I decided to do a backwards crab walk because I wanted to channel the Exorcist.
Q: Some people think that modeling is just about standing in front of a camera and look pretty, but we know it’s more than that. What is the most challenging part of modeling for you?
SGS: Emoting and knowing what your face look like when you emote. Sometimes I feel like I am being expressive, but I am not being expressive enough. I am a robot.
Q: What types of photo shoots are the most fun and challenging to you?
SGS: I like anything creative. I always try to push myself to be better, so I try to make every shoot a challenge.
Q: We read that you are a Go-Go Dancer, are the Go-Go Dancers the same from the 60’s and 70’s?
SGS: Not so much, haha~ I gogo to techno and house as well as Industrial and its contemporary sub-genres. (Ahhh, I can feel the screams of some musical purists already).
Q: We Read a bit about you from Facebook and looking at some of your photos we noticed a fascination with the Orient, what do you like about the culture and fashion?
SGS: You stalked me?? Just kidding ^-^ I find world cultures fascinating. I learned to appreciate traditional Asian cultures through practicing martial arts.
Q: Are you also a fan of anime and/or manga comics or animation? If so what do you enjoy reading and watching?
SGS: I am not a fan of anime or manga. There are some animes that I have enjoyed like Ghost In the Shell and Paprika but I don’t invest in it as an art genre or as a nerd sub-culture. I enjoy Western-style animation such as Archer or Robot Chicken much more.
Q: Cosplay has become very big at comic book conventions but it seems that many photography studios have also caught on, is this something you would like to do in the future, if so what comic book, gaming, or movie character would you like to portray and why?
SGS: My first and last cosplay was as Futaba from Tenchu: Crimson Shadows at Acen… 2005?? (I ferkin’ love Tenchu). If I ever cospayed again, I would cosplay as Alisa from Tekken or as the Sex Robot from The Whitest Kids U Know. (That would count, right)? I think I just want to dress up as a robot. I also wanted to cosplay as a Rockman character such as Crashman for a while, but I lack the skill sets and equipment to recreate the armor with the level of quality it deserves.
Q: Growing up did you read comic books or play video games, if so what caught your interest and what were some of your favorites?
SGS: I played Super Mario, Mega Man and Tekken with the most dedication. (I really enjoy fighting games). I didn’t really get into comics until my mid-late teens. A favorite has been Captain America.
Q: You did a shoot with Riverwalk Studios called “Space Girls” how was the shoot and was it as much fun to be a apart of as it is looking at the photos?
SGS: The shoot was awesome!– super fun, so yes to your second question.
Q: You also did a photo shoot for Comic Book Divas, have you ever wanted to be in a comic book, and if you could design your character what would her personality be and what powers would she have?
SGS: I have thought about creating comics and fantasized about living in universes created by other comic artists, but I have never thought about having my own comic. I want super sweet agility and martial arts prowess as my powers– Bourne style, not waif-fu style…well, maybe there will be some ridiculous antics. I want my own personality I guess, but more stylish as if Quentin Tarantino wrote it. Yeah~
Q: There are many young women out there that want to be models, what advice would give them and what they can do to be a success in the industry?
SGS: Be discerning and use common sense when agreeing to do a shoot. Network, network, network.
Q: Ok, the last question the big question How did you get the name Shotglass Sally?
SGS: My friend designed a saloon girl costume for me for a Western-themed club event. I was wondering what the woman who wore such an outfit would be called. I decided her name would be something like Shotglass Sally.
Q: Where can people follow you and learn more about you?
I’m glad you asked! Be forewarned that some of these links contain adult content. Though it can be filtered, I have designated those links as NSFW.
Shotglass Sally Deviant Art: Page
Shotglass Sally Facebook Page
Shotglass Sally Twitter Account:
Model Mayhem: (NSFW)