Sketch o’the Week

August 18th, 2010 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

This week’s sketch: pop star Katy Perry. A lot of people seem to dislike her, thinking she’s extremely vulgar and overtly sexual… but I think she’s doing all that over the top stuff with tongue firmly in cheek (insert “tongue firmly in somewhere joke here”). She’s intentionally being a parody of the Britney Spears/Christina Aguilera school of candy-like sex doll pop singers.


  1. I agree, Tom. And though her music is candy-like also, it’s kinda catchy and fun and harmless. Anyway, really like the drawing, but why not make her hair dark?

  2. VEe! says:

    Cool sketch.
    Many recording artist purposely do that from time to time.

  3. Mark Engblom says:

    Glad I’m not the only one who picked up on the parody aspects of her style. The over-the-top “California Gurls” video (complete with her squirting cupcake bikini top) seems to be mocking the whole concept of pandering, sexed-up videos. But then again…you’re not quite sure. It’s that whole “off-balance” or possibly “smarter than everyone in the room” quality about Perry that’s strangely appealing to an old coot like me.

  4. Steckley says:

    The oddest thing about this girl is she used to be a Christian singer. Her name was Katy Hudson…


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