Monthly Archives: August 2018

Mystery Box Giveaway!

Starting Today!!!

Any purchase over $100 from Mollycrabapple.com/shop/ enters you to win a fabulous Mystery swag box, valued at over $1000! 

The Mystery Box has books, T-shirts, stickers, autographed rare and retired prints, and many more surprises. A winner will be chosen at random on September 7th and they’ll be sent a brand new collection of artwork and apparel thats no longer available on Mollycrabapple.com, or anywhere else. Shipping on the Mystery Box is complimentary, but this offer is only available to residents of the continental US.

So if you’ve been considering making a purchase from the shop, now is the time. You could end up new collection of artwork, and much more!

Molly in Jakarta and new press

Molly will be in Jakarta, Indonesia next week to participate in The House of the Unsilenced, an art event “bringing together artists, writers, and sexual assault survivors to create new works about survivors’ life and what it means to speak up.”

“We imagine a safe space and strong support for survivors who want to tell their stories, a place where they can explore various possibilities to express themselves”

– Eliza Vitri Handayani, initiator and director of HOUSE OF THE UNSILENCED

Featuring workshops in visual art, performance, writing and creating through various mediums, survivors will be working with participating artists to create work that speaks about their story, and addressing attitudes about sexual assault around the world. Molly will be there creating work about stigma and the ability to safely access reproductive healthcare. You may remember her powerful article in Vice in 2013, speaking up about her own experience with abortion. 

Also this week Vishwajyoti Ghosh gave a wonderful review of Brothers of the Gun for The Wire. He calls the memoir “The account of a real insider, whose stories come to life with the raw, energetic art of Molly Crabapple…This isn’t just a rare book, but also a real one. ..Brothers of the Gun is a heroic effort to weave the tapestry of a saga still unfinished, and yet to be made sense of.”

Book blog Bouxoul also had high praise for the book, saying “It had all the elements that seduce me into reading – History, War, Politics and a Memoir, and to top it with chocolate cream it had stunning Illustrations by Molly Crabapple”

If you haven’t already gotten your copy, its available through amazon, but you can also support Syrian refugees by buying it through the Karam Foundation. 

 

New reviews, and a new way to buy the book and help Syrians!

This week The Cairo Review of Global Affairs described Brothers of the Gun as “an indispensable read that features how ordinary youths change, adapt, and resist, in different forms, in the face of unceasing injustices”. And “a story of hope, fear, devastation, uncertainty, and bravery told through a concise and personal narrative. It is an essential read for anyone who seeks to understand what Raqqa has endured”.

Former US Marine Dewaine Farrina reviewed Brothers of the Gun for The Mantle .He gave an eloquent description of his time in Syria, before and after Arab Spring, and his impressions of the book. Describing Molly as “one of the most influential visual artists of our time” and saying that “(Marwan) demonstrates courage in every sense of the word”. Check out his wonderful piece Sea Stories and Memoirs: A Review of Brothers of the Gun.

There’s also a new way to buy Brothers of the Gun that directly helps Syrians in need…

Buy Brothers of the Gun through the Karam Foundation

The Karam Foundation is a non-profit that began in Chicago in 2007 that provides aid to Syrian refugees. They create education and entrepreneurial opportunities, as well as give direct emergency assistance to recently relocated Syrians. You may remember them from the murals Molly painted at Karam House and in schools in Reyhanli, Turkey in 2015. 

Right now you can buy your copy of Brothers of the Gun directly from the Karam Foundation where proceeds will benefit Syrians in need. While you’re there check out some of the other amazing books about Syria that they carry. Or pick up a set of the Innovative Leaders” series of greeting cards, illustrated by Molly!

Visit KaramFoundation.org to learn more about the incredible work they do.

“Pretty Things” by Virginie Despentes is now available for pre-order!

“Pretty Things” by Virginie Despentes is now available for pre-order! The latest novel by  Despentes features stunning cover art of Rachel Rabbit White illustrated by Molly Crabapple. 

“It’s pulp in every sense: propulsively readable, violent, sexy, with all the satisfaction of an inevitable ending. And yet it’s also a feminist parable, blunt and unrelenting in its wrath, and it feels as fresh now as it would have ten years ago.” The Paris Review

You can order your copy now from Feminist Press, and check out some of the other covers Molly has created for Virginie Despentes’s novels, using her friends as models.

Model – Kim Boekbinder

Model – Chelsea G Summers

Drawings from the trial of Jumaane Williams

City Council member Jumaane Williams was convicted today and sentenced to time served for obstructing emergency services. Williams was arrested for blocking an ambulance that was deporting New Sanctuary leader and immigrants rights activist Ravi Ragbir. He is running for Lieutenant Govorner alongside Cynthia Nixon, and was one of 17 demonstrators arrested while protesting Ravi’s deportation by ICE.