I've definitely veered towards the burlesque/strip club idea for the "underbelly" of Birmingham. Ok, burlesque is considered a performance art and everything, and has become quite popular recently, but it's still a niche thing (maybe not so much strip clubs though, I don't really know that much about them haha) and most of all, I find the get-up and poses really interesting to draw. So it would definitely end up in a zine, probably to be sold at actual places where they have burlesque performances, or even the various vintage shops and fairs as burlesque and vintage seems to interest a similar genre of people. It might be the link with pinups and that 40s vibe to it all. I've tried drawing a couple of poses, just off photos I found on the internet, they're only in pencil and I'll experiment a little with ink later tonight and hopefully drypoint or silk screen printing in the next few days. I'm thinking about maybe making the figures a lot simpler, I'll definitely have to do that if I use drypoint, but I'm still not sure about that.
(the quality of the photos is actually terrible, and I couldn't seem to toggle the contrast any further. I'll get some better ones up once i've added a bit of ink)