We’re so proud to announce that this collaboration with Radix Media is available now, and there are still spots available at the live-coloring launch event on October 22nd at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn.
Here is the first look at the cover of Fanning The Flames, A Molly Crabapple Coloring Book. We are so proud to be collaborating with NYC-based, worker-owned, print shop Radix Media. Be sure to follow them to catch the pre-order link that’s coming very soon!
“This cover reflects the collection’s themes out loud: a penchant for political theater and satire, disdain for capitalism and profit, and a critique of voyeurism and entertainment. After all Fanning the Flames is no ordinary coloring book—it’s one that forces the user to reflect in the act of coloring, performance, and its consumption. ” – Radix Media
Molly contributed a chapter to the new book ” Women Refugee Voices from Asia and Africa, Travelling for Safety” which is now available for preorder from ActionAid Association.
The book brings “together first-hand accounts from women refugees and interventions by activists, academics, journalists, filmmakers, humanitarian workers, and international law experts, this book will be a must read for scholars and researchers of migration and diaspora studies, development studies, sociology and social anthropology, and politics and public policy. It will be of special interest to NGOs, policymakers, and think tanks.”
We are so proud to announce that the series of short films “The Zo” has been nominated for two Emmy Awards in the categories “Outstanding Interactive Media: Documentary”, and “Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction: Documentary”.
The Zo is a 3-part animated series illustrated by Molly Crabapple, wirtten and directed by Kim Boekbinder and Jim Batt, and narrated by Michael K. Williams for The Marshall Project and First Look Media’s streaming service, Topic.
Molly’s illustrations are featured in Amnesty International’s reportage of the prosecution of Muslims in Xinjiang, China. Take a look at the extensive report to learn more about the human rights abuses of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang.
Molly contributed animations for the recently released film 100 Years from Mississippi, Best Documentary winner in the Harlem International Film Festival.
“Mamie Lang Kirkland still remembers the night in 1915 when panic filled her home in Ellisville, Mississippi. Her family was forced to flee in darkness from a growing mob of men determined to lynch her father and his friend. Mamie’s family escaped, but her father’s friend, John Hartfield, did not. He suffered one of the most horrific lynchings of the era.
Mamie vowed to never return to Mississippi – until now. After one hundred years, Mamie’s youngest child, filmmaker, Tarabu Betserai Kirkland, takes his mother back to Ellisville to tell her story, honor those who succumbed to the terror of racial violence, and give testimony to the courage and hope epitomized by many of her generation.”
We also wanted to bring to your attention that India is currently dealing with a massive wave of new COVID19 cases, and is struggling to provide adequate care to patients.
In an effort to help, 100% of sales from each personalized copy of Drawing Blood and Brothers of the Gun bought from the shop will be donated toward fundraisers focusing on providing oxygen and medical care in India.
We’ve already donated over $2,000.00 and will continue to donate all of this week.
Each book contains a hand drawn, one-of-a-kind illustration by Molly (spoiler – may contain cats!). And now until May 23rd, if you purchase one of Molly’s books from the shop, you can also get 20% off the print of your choice with code INDIA20
Molly partnered with National Nurses United for a three part animation series “Deadly Shame”, exploring some of the issues addressed in their latest campaign.
‘“Deadly Shame: Redressing the Devaluation of Registered Nurse Labor Through Pandemic Equity” is a new white paper by National Nurses United (NNU) which provides an in-depth analysis of the devaluation of nurses’ care work and resulting inequities, their experiences on the pandemic’s front lines, and ways to redress these issues through collective action.”
Molly installed her latest mural of Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos this week at the new location of Blue Stockings bookstore, now at 116 Suffolk St. Blue Stockings is NYC’s favorite cooperatively owned bookstore, and we are so proud to have this piece there. Stop by the new, bigger, location to see the new work and get some books!
The podcast Kerning Cultures recently took a look at the enduring presence of Arab culture in Mexico and Puerto Rico. Molly was interviewed about the aesthetic influence of Arab culture in San Juan, that you may remember from the 3:AM magazine piece “No Victor But God”. Listen to this episode of Kerning Cultures for more in depth conversations about how Arab influences in Spain found their way to colonized North America.
100% of proceeds from all Puerto Rico prints will be donated to Hurricane Fiona relief