Monthly Archives: August 2017

Profile on Molly and the Bore of Babylon in the New Yorker

Crabapple pointed out the delicate flesh beneath the chin of Wilbur Ross, the Secretary of Commerce. “One of the things I was really having fun with was what I call jowl-tentacle-integration problems,” she said. “I wish there were a wild Kushner and Stephen Miller, but one’s hand gets tired.”

– Charles Shafaieh quoting Molly Crabapple, The New Yorker Sept 4 2017 Issue

A Darkly Surreal Mural of Trump in Queens by Charles Shafaieh – link.

 

A reminder – a great way to support Molly and help her keep doing this kind of work is to purchase limited edition prints in the site store. We still have a few Bore of Babylon prints left available and only 4 deluxe hand-colored Bore of Babylon and His Consorts prints remain.

Karam House Murals 2017

For the third year in a row Molly has worked with the Karam Foundation to paint murals in schools in Turkey that serve Syrian refugee children and teenagers. This year Molly completed a series of portraits of influential artists and writers at the Karam House including such luminaries as James BaldwinMahmoud DarwishNizar QabbaniNizak al Malaika, Julia de Burgos, George Orwell, Nazik al-AbidGhassan KanafaniZaha HadidAhmed ZewilNelson Mandela,  and Anthony Shadid

 

Video Walkthrough:

 

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About Karam:

The Karam foundation is a very effective non-profit who we have collaborated with and supported many times in the past. For more info or to donate go to their website at: https://www.karamfoundation.org/

 

Time Marches Forward and So Do We

This new animation is released by the ACLU, drawn by Molly and directed by the wonderful and talented Kim Boekbinder and Jim Batt. Narrated by Emmy award winning actress Laverne Cox.

Only 18 states explicitly and comprehensively protect trans people from discrimination. Many other state lawmakers are focused on targeting us for more discrimination. In 2017, lawmakers in 22 states introduced more than 50 bills restricting the rights of trans people.Even as these lawmakers signal that we are not worthy of protection, we persevere. Most of us have already spent years in dark places wrestling with our truths, feeling ashamed of who we are. But when we manage to survive, and even to love ourselves, we are stronger than ever. Try as they might, these lawmakers cannot erase us. Our rights will be hard won, but we are winning.

Article on the video at TIME.com: http://time.com/4894647/trans-transgender-rights-video/