beautiful and burnt out building. Athens

From July 4-9, me and journalist Laurie Penny travelled to Athens to research Discordia, an illustrated ebook on life under the Eurozone crisis.  Random House UK will be releasing it in early fall

my sketchbook

We interviewed striking steelworkers, queer activists, migrant organizers, anarchists, Bangladashi marketing students, and SYRIZA journalists.

memorial for fifteen year old boy murdered by police. Exarcheia

We drank endless frappes in Exarcheia, anarchist stronghold and home of  the finest graffiti in the world.

Graffiti at the base of the Acropolis

Because we’re working on a book, I’m not going to talk too much about the trip, except to say that I was utterly humbled by the generosity we were met with.

Especially that of our fixer, the Greek Spider Jerusalum, Yiannis Baboulias.

Anti-racist festival

But really, of every fucking Greek we met.  Thank you, guys.  We hope we do you proud.

My office

Laurie hiding from the daytime heat

Anti-fascist poster. Exarcheia

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    About Molly:
    Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer in New York. She is the author of two books, Drawing Blood and Brothers of the Gun, (with Marwan Hisham). Her reportage has been published in the New York Times, New York Review of Books, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and elsewhere. She has been the recipient of a Yale Poynter Fellowship, a Front Page Award, and shortlisted for a Frontline Print Journalism Award. She is often asked to discuss her work chronicling the conflicts of the 21st Century, and has appeared on All In with Chris Hayes, Amanpour, NPR, BBC News, and more. Her art is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the United States Library of Congress and the New York Historical Society.


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