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Illustrations, Graphic Journalism Create Alternative Narratives and Historical Documents

American illustrator Molly Crabapple’s Scenes from Syria, published in 2015, is the result of a remarkable collaboration and a vivid exchange undertaken clandestinely in 2013 between her in New York, and Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham, in his native Raqqa. The duo later … Continue reading

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New print in the shop: JIBARO SOY PUERTO RICO

Jibaro Soy print, limited edition of 25. Printed in archival ink on heavyweight acid-free fine art paper. 17″x22″ Half the proceeds go towards supporting Proyecto de Apoyo Mutuo Mariana, which provides daily free meals, children’s classes, wifi and a weekly health … Continue reading

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In the Land of Vendettas That Go On Forever

New Article by Amanda Petrusich, Illustrated by Molly in this month’s VQR, online and in print.  Here, justice works like this: When a man is murdered, his family avenges his death by similarly executing either the killer himself or a male … Continue reading

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We Are America. Immigrants Are Us.

Molly, Kim Boekbinder, and Jim Batt partnered with the Human Rights Watch and Samantha Bee in anew animation to explain why deporting immigrants makes America neither greater nor safer. A year after a U.S. election marred by divisive rhetoric, thousands … Continue reading

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No Borders Mural in Phildelphia

Molly has just finished installation of her most recent mural this time in the Fishtown neighnorhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The painting, titled No Borders,  features a woman with monarch butterflies in her hair and flying around her – monarch butterflies … Continue reading

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Words Without Borders 2017 Gala

November 1st at Tribeca Three Sixty at 6pm Molly will be helping host the annual Words Without Borders Globe Trot gala tomorrow and we encourage all who can to buy a ticket and join us in supporting this great organization.  … Continue reading

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Event at Bluestockings Bookstore NYC

Friday October 27th at 7pm  – 172 Allen St NYC Molly will be speaking with Wendy Pearlman, author of the new book We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled: Voices From Syria Friday night at Bluestockings Bookstore.  In this special book … Continue reading

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#NoMuslimBanEver – DC Protest

Today (October 18th 2017) Amplifier, MPower Change, CAIR, ACLU’s People Power, MoveOn, Oxfam, and others, came together along with hundreds of protesters to march upon DC in protest of the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban.  Molly worked with  Amplifier to create … Continue reading

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October Events

Saturday October 14th: The Artist’s Eye Brooklyn Museum of Art, 5th Floor, 2:00–3:00 p.m Part of a series of intimate, in-gallery talks by contemporary artists which illuminate the museum’s special exhibitions with fresh and alternative perspectives. Molly will be responding … Continue reading

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KARAM House Making-Of

Karam House put together this interview with Molly while she was completing the mural. She talks in depth about her vision for the project, what painting these murals means to her, and the importance of the work done by the … Continue reading

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Karam House Murals 2017

For the third year in a row Molly has worked with the Karam Foundation to paint murals in schools in Turkey that serve Syrian refugee children and teenagers. This year Molly completed a series of portraits of influential artists and … Continue reading

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Supporting the Charlottesville Protesters

We’ve made the fight fascism shirt designs temporarily available in the shop again. This time all proceeds after cost go to the medical fund for those injured in the August 13th Charlottesville Virginia protests. All styles are available here. For … Continue reading

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    About Molly:

    Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer in New York. Her memoir, Drawing Blood, was published by HarperCollins in 2015. Brothers of the Gun, her illustrated collaboration with Syrian war journalist Marwan Hisham, will be published by One World/Penguin Random House in May 2018. Her reportage has been published in the New York Times, New York Review of Books, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, VICE, and elsewhere. She has been the recipient of a Yale Poynter Fellowship, a Front Page Award, and a Gold Rush Award, and shortlisted for a Frontline Print Journalism Award. She is often asked to discuss her work chronicling the conflicts of the 21st Century, and has appeared on All In with Chris Hayes, Amanpour, NPR, BBC News, PRI, and more. The New Yorker described her 2017 mural "The Bore of Babylon" as "a terrifying amalgam of Hieronymus Bosch, Honoré Daumier, and Monty Python’s Flying Circus.” Her art is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Rubin Museum of Art and the New York Historical Society.

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