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, with Ecoline dye.
John Leavitt, from back in 2002
Occupy Wall Street, with Sarah Jaffe and Laurie Penny
Honoring Derrick Adams, Molly Crabapple, Sarah E. Lewis, Dread Scott, and Hank Willis Thomas.
Featuring music, an open bar, and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. Tickets are $100 and available here, along with more info.
Saturday, September 27th
22 Degraw Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Arrivals at 7pm | Program at 8:30pm
Cover art for the Bronx Defenders’ new report on solitary confinement. Read it here.
“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 distraction. Beauty is a way of fighting. Beauty is a reason to fight.”
-“We Must Risk Delight After This Summer of Monsters.” Molly Crabapple for VICE
Molly’s piece for Temple of Art. Photo by Allan Amato. For information about the film, click here.
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 to his fight with leukemia.
Tuesday, August 26th
Union Hall – Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Doors at 7:30p, show at 8:00p. $15
Purchase tickets online: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/647049-save-our-schmuck-bone-marrow-brooklyn/
Read about Seth’s fight with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in an article in Bleeding Cool by Hannah Means-Shannon:
About SETH KUSHNER http://sethkushner.com/
Seth is a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, NY, where he and his wife, Terra are raising their five year old son. A renowned photographer, his work has appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, L’Uomo Vogue, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker and other publications.
Published books include, The Brooklynites, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics and upcoming New York Comics.
Seth is co-founder of TRIP CITY, home to his CulturePOP photocomix and Schmuck comics. In 2013, Seth co-founded HANG DAI Editions an independent publishing imprint.
Help Seth and others find their match by registering at this event to become a bone marrow donor with Delete Blood Cancer — All it takes is completing a registration form and swabbing the inside of your cheeks. In less than five minutes, you can potentially save a life!
Visit http://deletebloodcancer.org/ to learn more
Tickets & Info: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/647049-save-our-schmuck-bone-marrow-brooklyn/ Facebook Event Page:
Had the great honor of being asked to come along with Zeitouna, a program by the Karam Foundation, to mentor displaced Syrian kids. A few dozen of us came to the Salam School, a school in Southeast Turkey for refugees. Dentists from the Syrian American Medical Society fixed hundreds of kids teeth. Boxers taught little girls to kickbox, and my friend Lina Sergie introduced the kids to the fundaments of architecture. I drew these murals.
The teachers, refugees themselves, were brilliant and inspiring. I’m shy and not particularly great with kids, and my Arabic has faded to a few sentences. But the kids loved watching me draw cats and mice up to no good all over the walls.
Photos by Mohamad Ojjeh.
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 scission of the prisoner from his non-prison self. You are in a box. You are no one. You belong to us.
– “The United States Wants the World to Forget These Prisoners”. Creative Time Reports. by Molly Crabapple
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.
“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.
54 Franklin Street
New York City, 10013
June 14th – August 2nd, 2014
Opening reception Saturday, June 14th 5:30-8pm
Read more at: www.postmastersart.com
Zeitouna is a mentorship program for the children displaced by the Syrian war. The Summer 2014 program will be held June 15-19
at the Salam School in Reyhanli, Turkey
, serving over 800 at-risk children who’ve been denied access to education for the past year.
Molly will be involved in painting art murals on the school walls.
For more information and the option to donate, click here.
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 Najva Sol