OR Books just released a look inside Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today’s New York, edited by John Freeman, illustrations by Molly Crabapple The book is now shipping. Get your copy here.
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I have been working this summer on my memoir, Drawing Blood. Having just sent the latest draft to my editor, I’ve begun working on the interior illustrations of many of my beautiful friends. All drawings are done on Arches paper, … Continue reading
“The world is connected now. Where it breaks, we all break. But it is our world, to love as it burns around us. Jack Gilbert is right. “We must risk delight” in the summer of monsters. Beauty is survival, not … Continue reading
8/26 NYC Benefit for Seth Kushner Seth Kushner is a a brilliant photographer, comic creator, collaborator and long time personal friend. Please join us for an evening of live comix readings, music & comedy to raise funds for the health care costs related … Continue reading
They say Sheikh Zayed built Abu Dhabi, just like Louis XIV built the Louvre. But this is a myth. Vijay built Abu Dhabi more than Sheikh Zayed did. He built it growing deeper in debt each day, his feet sinking … Continue reading
“Also notable, and on the agitprop front, is Molly Crabapple’s ‘Portraits of myself and Lola Montes with things said about us by our contemporaries.’ This outsize painted wood cutout has faces from pulp-fiction illustrations covered with enough written comments to … Continue reading
Imprisonment is erasure. The state locks a person in a cage—without context, without community, without love. He becomes not human but a widget passing through a system of absolute control. The CMU enacts a double erasure: it represents the ultimate … Continue reading
Cover art (and interior illustrations) by Molly Crabapple for Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today’s New York. Click here for a full list of contributors and to preorder your copy.
Molly Crabapple designed the poster for the upcoming documentary “The Hedgehog and the Hare” about Andrew Auernheimer and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Read more on their funded Kickstarter campaign page.
In June, Molly Crabapple was invited by the Karam Foundation to the Salam School in Turkey, a mentorship program for children displaced by the Syrian War. While there, she covered the walls with her drawings and wheat pastes based on many Syrian fables.
Molly appeared on Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon program yesterday, July 11th, to discuss drawing at Guantanamo Bay. See the gallery here, and listen to the interview.
“ISIS are good fighters, but we fucked them,” Yusuf Halap said in fluent English. Journalist Patrick Hilsman and I were sitting with Yusuf and two other young media activists in the Bab al Salam camp for internally displaced Syrians, a … Continue reading
“This is What a Sculpture Looks Like” group show at Postmasters Gallery, featuring Molly Crabapple There are too many painting shows. There aren’t enough sculpture shows. Postmasters is fixing that. Featuring the work of sixteen artists. Postmasters Gallery 54 … Continue reading
Writer after writer took the stage. Silver with passion, they spoke of the Organization’s work in Turkey and China. They showed a film about imprisoned Uighur journalist Ilham Tohti. I cried as his teen daughter spoke. World-renowned authors talked of … Continue reading
In April, Molly Crabapple created a series of murals for the interior of Kitty’s Canteen, a new restaurant in the Lower East Side, NYC. The largest integrated her designs on over thirty feet of decadent gold De Gournay wallpaper. All photos by … Continue reading
Donald Trump’s hair should not be. It sits on his head like a soufflé, both airy and solid, as improbable as any building to which he’s given his name. In Dubai, I get to inspect Trump from all angles. His … Continue reading
Here is Molly’s cover art for Subterranean Press’s limited edition of John Scalzi’s novella, Unlocked. Only 1,500 signed & numbered copies are being produced. Preorder yours here.
A discussion on the migrant labor that built Abu Dhabi, featuring Molly Crabapple
Two weeks ago, Jezebel published un-retouched outtakes of Lady Gaga’s Versace campaign. Without Photoshop, Gaga’s wig was more wig-like, her makeup flat beige, but she was the same skinny, strong-nosed chameleon that Stephani Germanotta has always been. The outtakes were … Continue reading
On Monday, May 5, Occupy Wall Street activist and friend of Dissent Cecily McMillan was unjustly convicted of assaulting a police officer at a demonstration celebrating the six-month anniversary of OWS. She is being held at Rikers Island until sentencing on Monday, … Continue reading
Tucked into the chilly, silvery Financial District, Molly’s home is a whiskeyed oasis and one of the last places in Manhattan you can straight-facedly call “bohemian.” The walls are hung salon-style with her and Fred’s paintings; the bathroom, with its peacock-blue wallpaper, is a selfie haven. Molly occupies … Continue reading
This week, the PEN Ten, PEN America’s biweekly interview series curated by Lauren Cerand talks with Molly Crabapple: What is the responsibility of the writer? The artist? Is it the same? Be honest and brave and try to make the world … Continue reading
On April 18th, I interviewed a Syrian refugee in Istanbul. One year short of getting an advanced degree when arrest attempts forced him to flee Aleppo, the refugee spoke English with a measured intensity. Turkey had opened its borders, he … Continue reading