Molly’s most recent piece about the SCOTUS vote to overturn Roe Vs. Wade is live now on the Forever Wars substack.
Join Molly, Sanaa Seif, Rosaline Elbay, and Sharif Abdel Kouddous for a reading of “You Have Not Yet Been Defeated” by Alaa Abd el-Fattah at McNally Jackson Seaport on April 25th.
“A fiercely independent thinker who fuses politics and technology in powerful prose, an activist whose ideas represent a global generation which has only known struggle against a failing system, a public intellectual with the rare courage to offer personal, painful honesty, Alaa’s written voice came to symbolize much of what was fresh, inspiring and revolutionary about the uprisings that have defined the last decade”
LATimes Book Prize Finalist and professor of South Asian history at Emory University Ruby Lal’s TIGER SLAYER, a young reader’s edition of the author’s biography of Mughal empress Nur Jahan, often considered the Cleopatra of South Asia, is to be illustrated by National Book Award-nominated artist and journalist Molly Crabapple, to Simon Boughton at Norton Children’s, in an exclusive submission, by Bridget Wagner Matzie at Aevitas Creative Management for the author, and by Alice Whitwham at The Cheney Agency for the illustrator.
Tickets are still available for this amazing party in support of Illipa Sairitupac’s Assembly campaign, hosted by Molly Crabapple.
Get yours at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mollyhouseparty
Molly’s story “How the Taxi Workers Won” in the Economic Hardship Project won Best in Show from the Society for News Design in the micro newsroom category.
Judges praised the “gorgeous, emotional portraits of the taxi drivers.” saying “Molly Crabapple’s work reminds me how much I have in common with every other human who shares this earth. In these images, she showed struggle and joy in one stroke.”
Starting today all prints are 30% off at mollycrabapple.com/shop
Sale ends 3/11
“Filled with stories of struggle and strength, fear and loss, love and rage, The Work of Living is a deeply human history of one of the defining events of the 21st century told by the people who lived it.”
Molly talks with the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights about her experience covering Guantanamo Bay for ECCHR’s video series “Guantánamo Images and Imaginaries: Engaging With the Prison Through Art”
To see the other four videos in the series check out https://www.ecchr.eu/en/guantanamo20/exhibition/
In the quiet nights before New Years, I like to sit with my notebook and try to remember what I did in the twelve months prior — to pick out moments from the procession of meals cooked and phone calls made, of glasses of whisky emptied, drawings inked, words edited and ink spilled. Most of these memories stay in my notebook, but here is the place for a more professional accounting.
This year I wrote more of my book on the Jewish Labor Bund, which is made slower because I have to do so much for the research in Yiddish (bless you, CYCO books). I wrote less for publication, but here are a few favorite pieces:
“How the Taxi Drivers Won” for The Nation– a cover story on how New York’s cabbies pulled off one of the year’s most inspiring labor victories.
“Occupy Memory” for New York Review of Books – a meditation on Occupy Wall Street, which turned ten this year, and changed both me and the world.
A love letter to New York City for Lithub
I painted murals for Bluestockings Bookstore and the Clemente Soto Velez Center.
My art appeared on walls all over New York.
I made a video about debt for The Intercept with my ever collaborators Kim Boekbinder and Jim Batt. Our video series Welcome to the Zowon an Edward R Murrow award, a gold medal from the Society for News Design, and a bunch of other awards I forgot. It was nominated for two Emmys.
I illustrated a year of covers for Dissent.
I illustrated a massive Amnesty International report on the persecution of Uighars in Xinjiang
My friends at Radix Media released Fanning the Flames, a coloring book of my old school burlesque drawings.
I’ve travelled little since COVID began. To make up for it, I had New York. I cooked for the Chinatown free fridge and left flowers at my great grandparents’ grave, and walked with BombaYo’s annual parranda in Bushwick, warmed by the joy of every old lady who stopped to dance. I went out to Hunts Point for the Teamsters strike. I hung with the taxi drivers since the first night of their sit-in at City Hall. I stayed up till dawn at the Chelsea Hotel, where a few old-school bohemians have held onto their apartments like fortresses. I made a million bottles of coquito. I had my friends, my man, my parents, my city… and though I miss the world terribly, these are enough.
“The 45 days of fierce protest, shrewd organizing, and ferocious solidarity that ended the debt nightmare that had engulfed the taxi industry.”
Molly’s coverage of the recent strike led by the New York Taxi Workers Alliance is out now in The Nation.
Join Molly and cartoonist Ken Krimstein at The Strand in NYC for a conversation about his new book “When I Grow Up; The Lost Autobiographies of Six Yiddish Teens”
The newest video for The Intercept is out now.
“A collaboration between The Intercept; artist Molly Crabapple and her creative partners at Sharp As Knives productions; and writer Astra Taylor, this short film invites us to understand our debt in new ways. Our monthly payments are a source of profit, a form of wealth transfer from struggling borrowers to the well-to-do. These profits are a source of power; debt is never just about money. In the United States, debt has long been used as a form of social control and a tool of white supremacy.”
Bluestockings and The Clemente are putting together an exciting event for Dec. 8th at 6:30pm! Both in-person (vax required) and online. Live musical performances by @chokedupnyc and Claudi of @pinclouds! Remarks from writers, artists, and organizers in our communities including @alokvmenon @ritaindianalamontra @yinq13 & @mollycrabapple! Raffle prizes! Community love!
Free 8.5×11 Mini-print with each print order!
From now until 11/30
We’re also doing another
GIVING TUESDAY GIVEAWAY
If you donate at least 25$ to a local food bank between now and Giving Tuesday, you can enter to win one of five signed copies of “Fanning The Flames, A Molly Crabapple Coloring book” from Radix Media
Just send proof of donation to [email protected]
Five winners will be selected by Dec 1st
Offer only valid for shipping addresses within the US
Molly’s interview with The Floating Magazine is out now!
“I am attracted to people who were born into circumstances that were meant to crush them, but they fought against the bullshit of the world.“
Article by Payal Khandelwal
We’re so proud to announce that this collaboration with Radix Media is available now, and there are still spots available at the live-coloring launch event on October 22nd at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn.
Join Molly on October 22nd for a live coloring and book launch event for the new coloring book, Fanning the Flames, published by Radix Media.
Radix Media is a NYC-based worker owned printer and publisher that we are so proud have collaborated with for this project.
Molly reflects on the Occupy Wall Street Movement on its ten year anniversary in The New York Review.