In the first of a series of posts leading up to the release of Molly’s upcoming memoir, Drawing Blood, we’d like to share with you an image from the book with some of the accompanying text:
We walked through the frozen streets to the Oum Kalsoum Cafe. Over hookahs and sticky sahleb, we decided to catch a bus to the south of France. On a cold Parisian night, whimsy can pass for magic. We found a town too small to have ATMs. The sole hotel had decorated its reception room with butterflies in glass boxes. Above one, the proprietor had written,
“I am sorry. I used to do this but no longer. You’re more beautiful when you are living.”*
–Drawing Blood (Chapter 4) by Molly Crabapple
Butterflies is available in the shop as a 8.5 x 22 giclee print for a limited time.
Drawing Blood will be out December 1st 2015. You can pre-order your copy now through our new Book Page.
*Je suis désolé, Je ne fais plus ça. Vous êtes plus belle lorsque vous êtes en vie
Launched in 2009, Project NIA is an advocacy, organizing, popular education, research, and capacity-building center with the long-term goal of ending youth incarceration.
This week Aug 24-28, anyone who contributes $25 or more to the fundraiser will receive an 11 by 17 poster of the above image depicting women waiting to visit loved ones at Rikers Island.
You can donate and get your Molly print by clicking here:
“Old Hebron is honey-stoned and blue-doored—the sort of charming Mediterranean labyrinth that, in another universe, would be full of obnoxious tour groups. But thanks to the occupation, it’s scarred by gates, concrete barriers, barbed wire, and checkpoints. A souk where gold was once sold lies empty, the doors of its many shops welded shut by the IDF, its merchandise still inside.”
“The Oppresive Architecture of the West Bank” – Molly Crabapple. VICE
Yesterday, the widely read Italian newspaper, La Lettura, republished an open letter Molly had written to Lena Dunham, in response to her signing of a petition against Amnesty Internationals recommendations to decriminalize sex work.
If you haven’t had a chance to read the letter, check it out on Molly’s tumblr
The La Lettura Italian translation of the letter: http://www.corriere.it/la-lettura/il-dibattito-delle-idee/15_agosto_16/amnesty-sex-worker-lena-dunham-molly-crabapple-lettera-e637c604-4432-11e5-9a44-839af1b02c5d.shtml
As a benefit and tribute to the late comic book writer/photographer Seth Kushner, a set of 13 collectors’ cards have been published to benefit Seth’s wife and son. Each card features one of his portraits of top New York City creators like Molly, Neil Gaiman, Art Spiegelman, Scott McCloud, and Chris Ware. The cards retail for $15 a pack, and $25 for a pack with a single creator signature.
For more information on the project: http://www.thedrawnword.com/p/graphic-nyc-trading-cards.html
Official press release: http://www.nycgraphicnovelists.com/2015/08/graphic-nyc-card-prints-to-benefit-seth.html