Me and seven other artists were invited by the Rubin Museum of Art to reinterpret the Tibetan Wheel of Life. I’m going to be painting hell!
As part of the program, I’ll be speaking with curator Beth Citron this Friday about Tibetan art (I used to practically live at Tibet House when I was in college) and pieces from the Rubin Museum’s collection. Hope I can see you there!
The Wheel of Life is a visual 1-0-1 of Buddhist doctrine; a reminder of our Karmic responsibility to remove ourselves from the world of suffering. In conjunction with the exhibition, Hero, Villain, Yeti: Tibet in Comics, eight contemporary artists have been invited to reinterpret segments of the Wheel of Life based on their own artistic experiences in a three-part series: Karma-Con.
Join the Rubin Museum of Art and the following comic artists and illustrators Molly Crabapple, Sanya Glisic, Ben Granoff, Rodney Greenblat, Steven Guarnaccia, Michael Kupperman, Josh Neufeld and Katie Skelly in taking a new perspective on this ancient religious image.
Friday, March 2nd, 6:15pm
The Rubin Museum
150 W. 17 St., NYC 10011
Please meet at the base of the Spiral Staircase at 6:15 for all tours.
Admission to the museum’s galleries is free every Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m
Basically mash notes to writers I admire
I’m delighted to have illustrated Dangerous Liaisons for The Graphic Cannon. Editor Russ Kick was an old inspiration of mine, whose books were partially responsible for sending me down the path of rebel teenage weirdness
“In what looks to be the graphic publishing literary event of the year, Seven Stories Press will publish the first volume of the Graphic Canon: Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons in April, the first of a three-volume anthology of graphic interpretations of the world’s literary classics created by 130 comics artists and illustrators.”—Calvin Reid, Publisher’s Weekly
one of my illustrations for Dangerous Liaisons
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Friend and renowned editorial photographer Bill Wadman came over and shot these amazing portraits of me. Check out his work at On Taking Pictures
for the Occupy Wall Street General Strike on May Day. Inspired by the London matchgirls’ strike of 1888, and the dual meaning of the verb “to strike”
by me and John Leavitt
Comics Alliance posted an exclusive preview from the Week in Hell book. More pics on their site
Spent twelve days away, in London, Paris, and Angouleme. Returned ridiculously inspired.
In tribute to the “rich kids breaking things for no reason” club at Oxford. Because I have been spending too much time in London.
Drawings of new friends
To commemorate a dinner in Paris that included three beautiful redheads and a game of exquisite corpse
cover photo by Clayton Cubitt
The Art of Molly Crabapple Volume 1: Week in Hell is up for pre-order! The journey of Week in Hell from crazy idea on how to spend my birthday to mad week long art binge to art book put out by IDW is something that fills me with all sorts of butterfly laden joy. And to celebrate, I ran a contest asking you to send me your receipts for pre-ordering from both online sources like Amazon.com and from your local comic book store using its Diamond code, JAN12 0483.
Our winner in the online category is Logan Riley and from the local comic book store it’s Steve Mills!
The winners will receive one 11×13″ cut of the original Week in Hell wall!
Thank you so much for your support! I’ll be signing in a few locations in NYC and London after its release, so keep an eye out for those announcements.
We have 3 remaining prints of our February silkscreen of the month available. Great Valentines gift. Fancy gold ink and gradations and silkscreen coolness by Melissa Dowell
Buy it here.