Sixty Six Project

“Portraits of Sixty Six Friends Who Awe Me”

In mid June, I threw a party to celebrate the death of my social life that would result from having to draw a graphic novel. The next morning, picking through the wreckage, I started feeling really lucky to know my guests. Here was this group of extraordinary people: writers and artists and porn stars and firebrand journalists and rockstars. I thought that maybe I should draw them.

Here’s my capsule of some people I adore, who awe me. Check out their work. They’ll probably awe you too.


Laurie Penny
Kim Boekbinder
Laurenn McCubbin
Zoetica Ebb
Susannah Breslin
Katelan Foisy
Yao Xiao
Warren Ellis
Buck Angel
Fred Harper
Gala Darling
Clayton Cubitt
Meredith Yayanos
John Leavitt
Cynthia von Buhler
Neil Gaiman
Melissa Dowell
Frank Miller
Bre Pettis
Jen Dziura
Amber Ray
Colleen Doran
Jim Batt
Shien Lee
Douglas Rushkoff
Margaret Cho
Lauren Goldberg
Travis Louie
Michael Malice
Megan Carpentier
Latoya Peterson
Jo Wheldon
Jiz Lee
Star St. Germain
Ducky Doolittle
Tracy Quan
Annie Nocenti
Ana Finel Honigman
Shahriar Shadab
Sorrel Mocchia Di Coggiola
Sxip Shirey
Samantha Levin
Steve Prue
Lily Burana
Scott Beale
Jeff Newelt



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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 United States Library of Congress and the New York Historical Society.


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