Wednesday, September 10, 2008


It's finally here! To check out the official website for artist Cory Oberndorfer, head to

The Derby Project will still be posting info on derby/art related things, so check back every once in a while.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Barrelhouse Issue 6 Launch Party

First Ever Roller Derby Themed Barrelhouse Issue 6 Launch and Arm Wrestling Extravaganza!
Brought to you by Scion and The Pink Line Project

To celebrate Roller Derby, a protofeminist wave of bone crushing awesomeness, we bring you a night of amazing roller derby themed stories and poems and one gigantic Roller Derby mural by Cory Oberndorfer, food eating, beer and wine drinking, DJ dancing, and (damn well better!) Barrelhouse buying.

AND, you get to arm wrestle a Roller Derby Girl!! IF YOU DARE!

Friday, July 25
6 - 10 pm
@ Hillyer Art Space
Washington, DC
Behind the Phillips Collection
(on 21st Street, between Q and R)

$10 at the door / Free food and drink!
Barrelhouse Issues available for $5!
And a chance to get your ass (or arm) personally kicked by a roller derby chick.

Jocelyn Foye

Rollergirls Vs. 150 Pounds of Clay

Want to know more?

check it out here and here.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Site for Roller Derby Artists

Whiskey7 of the Sin City Rollergirls has this to say about the new myspace page for Roller Derby Art.
"Finally! A place to appreciate the fine art and culture of Roller Derby Poster Art. Please use the comments section to post your favorite roller derby posters and artwork-anywhere from doodles to tattoos! If you're an artist post your work! If you have an entire portfolio of derby work, please let me know and I'll create an art album for you in our picture section. If you have a favorite artist, harass them to draw you a rollergirl and post it here for the rest of us to see! Thanks!"

This is one of my favorites from the many, many great posters out there.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Hub City Hellrazors roller derby team, in conjunction with Revolver Tattoo, New Brunswick, will be holding an art auction benefit for Teenwolf (Gary Cuddington) in July. As many of you know, Teenwolf broke his leg in 3 places during a March bout in Chicago, and lacking health insurance and unable to work, is now faced with thousands of dollars worth of bills.

We are currently looking for all types of artists willing to donate their art, which will then be sold at the auction, proceeds going directly to Teenwolf.

Here’s how it works:

The artwork will remain on display for 3 weeks in the Revolver Gallery prior to the auction. At the auction, all pieces start at $25, then potential buyers bid up in increments of $5. The person with the highest bid at the end of the evening wins/buys the artwork.

It is recommended that you donate a small piece which is more easily transportable as well as affordable.
We’re aiming to sell as many pieces as possible! This is not only a great chance to show your work, but donate to a worthy cause!

Deadline for submissions is June 1. There is no judging of submissions. All artwork will be accepted (within reason or until the gallery is full). Please feel free to contact Carmen Monoxide at if you are interested in donating your artwork, or with any questions you may have. You can also visit www. revolvertattoo. com for information regarding the gallery.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Derby Artist Whiskey 7 Portrait Fundraiser

One of the highest-profile and most prolific derby poster artists is out to change that, though: Whiskey 7, aka Athena Barbital, skater for Sin City. We recently found this over on Whiskey’s Myspace page:

So I broke my leg and ankle in 3 places playing derby and I’m thousands upon thousands of dollars in the hole. It happened RIGHT after the company I was working for closed and I had a lapse in insurance (of course)!

I can’t walk (or work) until April and I need your help!

Donate $100 and I will create a custom portrait of you, your friend, or teammate!

Your portrait can contain any catchphrase, be in your team colors, or include any particular quirks, character traits, or props that capture who you are!

You will need to:

-submit a high res (300dpi) photo of yourself

-and any other ideas that makes you (or your friend) who you are!

Each portrait includes an 8.5″x11″ and a 4″x6″closeup.

You will get a nice little package to download that includes high res files to print, and also formatted for use on the web.

Help a sista out! If you’re interested please drop me a line. Thanks!

Any donations, of any size are welcome!

Paypal email address is:

Whiskey’s style is among the most recognizable in derby, and you’re a narcissist. So go get yourself immortalized!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Roller Derby Valentine

Dear roller derby,

Hi! Happy Valentine's Day!!! OMG, I can't believe we've been together for almost two years now! I know I was kind of inexperienced when we first met, and my friends kept telling me I was going to get hurt. And I admit, I was kind of afraid of that too. But you were so patient with me and you taught me so much. I'm so much more confident now, I feel stronger and I think I've even lost a little bit of weight! Although sometimes I think you like big girls better! LMAO!

Anyway, I just wanted to tell you how much I love hanging out with you, at least two or three times a week if possible. And I'm glad that you insist that we always use protection -- we sure don't want to have any "accidents"! ;) OMG, remember that time I rode in a van for 10 hours in the middle of the night during a snowstorm with a crazy person at the wheel just to spend a weekend with you? Maybe we can meet up in Las Vegas this summer instead! :)

So, I'm kinda embarrassed to tell you this, but I sometimes I think about you at night when I'm trying to fall asleep, in the morning when I wake up and sometimes even when I'm supposed to be working! Oops! :) Sometimes my friends get mad when I spend too much time hanging out with you or talking about you, but they just don't understand how special our relationship is. Sure, we've been through some tough times, like when I didn't get to see you at all over Christmas. And I don't like when you make me pay you a fee at the beginning of every month or when you make me get up early on Sundays. But for some reason I keep coming back to you. I guess you could say I just don't know how to quit you! LOL! Well, anyway, I guess that's about all I wanted to say. Happy Valentine's Day! Love ya!

Miss Print

Check out Miss Print's ongoing Roller Derby Diva blog.